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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet Pulled these NGK spark plugs from a 2001 VW Passat 1.8T with 120k miles. Do these plugs look like they need to be replaced? The look relatively fine to me for having around 60k miles on them. Do they appear to indicate anything off about the...
  2. B5 Garage
    New-to-me car, but recently did the overheating thing....and was difficult to diagnose. Lots of great posts here on diagnosing, but I'll just add that you can easily check the impeller for looseness by accessing it through the drain plug near the thermostat. Just insert a thin hex key, or...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wish me luck ... I went through a long list of updates with our 2002 Passat and now we are heading on a 2k mile road trip and I hope I won't have to call AAA for anything. I just: - replaced the timing belt /water pump - new accessory belts - new Behr thermostat - new brakes & rotors front and...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car just hit 217K oil light is flashing am I eligible can't seems it states 120k from original owner purchase...THX in advance
  5. B5 Garage
    Hello yall, I just bought my first VW on Wednesday and changed the oil Sunday. As I was filling up the last of the quarts of oil I noticed some sludge on the cap and then some in the engine as I looked down the opening. I just put in Synthetic 10W30 and a new filter. After looking at the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had my passat for a couple years now. She's been a trooper and has run great even tho I bought her with over 100k miles. She's now at 120k and I can sense something slight when it comes to shifting. It's just not as crisp or sometimes lags a bit. It's an automatic and I assume the fluid has...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I'm looking to but a Passat wagon and was looking at these two. The 1.8T has 120k and the V6 has 110k. I know 1.8T is a good car and is cheap to fix but the glx is darn hot too. WHat is the bottom line? Is the V6 too expensive to fix in the future? Both owners say they took care of the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey i was wondering your thoughts on doing a unitronics stage 1+ software on a 1.8t auto at 120k. and if i should be worried about the tranny.
  9. B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 GLX 2.8L Tiptronic with 119K miles. Never had a tranny fluid/filter change, because dealer said it is not necessary...? I asked this question at every major service interval. I never worried much, because I planned to get rid of it at about 120K. Well, have decided to drive...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, Out of everything that dealer and VW suggest for the 120K service actually a must do? thx, Mohammad Yamin north andover, MA
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, My B5.5 1.8T is sick.. Looks like the head gasket is on its way out because I am loosing water and oil and its coming out the exhaust.. So I am going to have to get the head gasket replaced.. Its just coming up to 120k miles.. Since I am spending money on the car now I plan to keep it for...
  12. B5 Garage
    Hi there, I have a 99 B5 2.8V6 (Automatic) with about 125K Miles. All is working fine; the question is should I replace the filter and fluid at this point. ( it has never been changed) I've heard horror stories about transmissions going bad simply by replacing the fluid. Others say that the...
  13. New Member Introductions
    :confused: Advise needed. a 99 v6 for sale with 120k miles. Just got new timing belt, water pump and tires. mint condition...good compression. what's the longevity of this car in your opinion and would you trade your newer Honda for this car? Please advise..thanks in advance
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Finally! I just hit the big 120K milestone. So I decided to try on my K04. Big difference!!! I love the way it sounds. The K03 sound was like eeeiiiiiiiiiii. The K04 is more like weeee-you. :lol: I got all my belts changed, including the big TB, a brand new water pump (the first one since...
  15. Europe
    well iv got 117k at mo but money is tight is it too much of a risk getting it done at say 122k? if it is ill obviously have to get the cash from somewhere but ill relax a bit more knowing i could do another 1000 miles. i drive like a granny however i cant speak about the previous owners driving
  16. Rest of the World
    I guess the title says it all. I got a V6 B5.5 2001 model Passat sedan closing in on 120k kms fast. And want to know what I should expect for the belt / major service to cost. I got a quote of $1300 from VW dealer in Penrith and seemed fairly high. Is there a better / cheaper place to do...
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