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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '03 1.8T 5M, w/Giac 1.3 bar ECU since ~40k, now has 180k. No barney blood. No excessive engine vibration at idle, but its not like new either. Shifts are a bit clunky and hard to make smoothly (which I was convinced was DMF failure since that's original also), especially in low gears. I...
  2. Vehicles For Sale
    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV FS: 2005 VW PASSAT WAGON 1.8T 5-Speed with 180k !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GOODS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER Euroswitch Rear fog (with cluster illumination) Forge 007 DV EVOMS CAI w/K&N tapered cone Electric Cooling Fan...
  3. B5 Garage
    2002V6 Passat GLX 180K I'm having a 2nd Timing Belt service done soon. 1st was done at 80K. I would welcome any advice or suggestions. Can I expect a smoother quieter ride? The ride right now is very nice...so I wish I didn't have to tamper with it but I know it's the cautious thing to do. Also...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Anyone else take the plunge with a used high mileage Passat? I just bought a 2 owner high mileage wagon after spending a few weeks reading posts a common problems with the B5 and the V6. I am more than happy with my $3500 car. Just installed the LATCH car seat system (22lbs torque on the...
  5. B5 Garage
    I've got 180,000 miles on this 2001 B5.5 that has never had its ATF changed. The transmission is starting to slip on hard stop/start. Would you do nothing? Or drop the pan and change the fluid/filter/gasket? Or simply drain and fill? The rest of the car runs like new.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just wanted to show my 1999 Passat. It's all stock except for the corner lights. I try to keep it really clean since it's not really a head turner or anything; although people are usually surprised when I tell them the year and mileage. I have a friend who is a VW master technician so this car...
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