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  1. B5 Garage
    Hey there all. I am a noob, but a relatively fast learner and pretty handy. This is my intro post: https://www.passatworld.com/forums/new-member-introductions/450697-noobs-all-must-read-first-post-make-entry-thread-v2-117.html#post4510377 That gives a good intro to why I am here without...
  2. Vehicles For Sale
    Nice car, new tires, timing belt done less than 10k ago. Solid and still quick with the chipped ECU. PM for details and arranging to see the car.
  3. B5 Garage
    Well, it'll probably end up being related to (FLAME SUIT ON) the new $13 ICM from Hans Parts I put in last week, but I didn't hear it then and now after ~60 miles later there's a very noticeable buzz which varies with RPM between songs on the CD and on radio. I also installed a $6 antenna mast...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys. New user here, new to VW world. (or soon to be) I have found a great deal on a 2004 Passat 1.8T manual with 125k miles. I need some suggestions and feedback: How expensive is it to maintain this car? I do most of the maintenance on my other cars by myself. What is the reliability on...
  5. Vehicles For Sale
    posting this for another member here - his contact info is below, so please don't contact me. I've asked for amplifying info, and will post it as soon as he gives it to me. FS: 2004 W8 Wagon Auto/Tip, Pacific Blue/Grey, 125K — $4K/obo My W8 wagon, Old Blue, is now out to pasture, being stored...
  6. B5 Garage
    alright, its time to stop lurkin and post... I just got my 1.8t a couple of months ago, with intentions of it being a daily driver, to last at least 2 yrs...while looking for minor cosmetic replacement parts, I stumbled upon PW and now I'm looking to get a GIAC flash (forge dv too)... The...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to get at least a couple more years out of my chipped 98 1.8t 5spd. What things should I be checking, servicing or replacing at this point? There's the obvious: - spark plugs - air filter and slush screen - oil and filter - fuel filter - coolant - brake fluid - transmission fluid...
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