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  1. After many many cars I bought my first VW. 2000 Passat GLS wagon 1.8t manual with 40k

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    I will have many many questions to come so dont flame to hard
  2. Koni FSDs 40k mile follow up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I installed some Koni FSD's about 40k miles or so ago. I paired them with Eibach Pro Kit Springs for a lowering of around 30mm all round. Initially I was very pleased with the set up. Dampening was satisfactory over rough roads, yet the car felt stable and well balanced through corners. Fast...
  3. Difference in 40k Maintenance Service

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey guys, so I'm about to do the 40k Service for my 2012 VW Passat SE (Automatic) and I have quoted on 5 different places: Place 1: $619 + tax Place 2: $609 tax included Place 3: $459 + tax Place 4: $459 + tax Place 5: $450 + tax They are all VW dealerships in the South Florida area and they...
  4. :: ECS Tuning :: VW 2.5L 40k & 60k Service Kits - DIY !!!

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    Click HERE to order or for more information. VW 2.5L 40k & 60k Service Kits - The experts at ECS Tuning have developed a series of kits for your VW 2.5L to take the guesswork out of the 40k or 60k mile Audi/VW-recommended service intervals. While there can be a great deal of confusion...
  5. non-synthetic used for first 40K miles then switched to synthetic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My other post started going in this direction, so started a new thread in case. I got this engine, my mechanic thinks its good, i am worried cause many people said it looked so horrible, and it has the low pressure thing happening. No i didnt install the pressure gauge yet, but would if i...
  6. Should i bother? 2003 1.8T warenteed engine 40k worth fixing?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am starting a new thread as i had it ealier under passat help cct. I have a 2001 1.8T i got for really cheap but needed new engine cause last one was toast- due to oil sludge. The new engine is a 2003 with 40k so i was hoping it would last me for a long time. i bought that in august and it has...
  7. Front brakes warped at 40k

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Anyone reach 40k miles without warped rotors? My 2012 SE has reached a point where the brake vibration is really bad. I voted against re-surfacing/tru'ing them since I'm nearing 50k anyway (probably too thin)... so I've got a set of Powerstop OEM's rotors and ceramic pads on order. I'm assuming...
  8. 40K maintance HELP

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm getting ready to do the 40K service and would like help finding the parts at a good price. Do I need to buy the Vag-Com from Ross. Trying to save some money on this since the dealer wants almost a grand to do the work and I can do every thing they can for less. Well take any help here in...
  9. Any interest in a 40k mile service DIY?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Just crossed 40k, going to be doing the scheduled service soon. Any interest in a write up?
  10. Jetta Sportwagen TDI 2012 40k Service

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    I called my local dealer to schedule a 40k oil change to my 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI and the service desk person told me that I also will need a DSG service at 40k. What exactly does need to be done to my car at 40K besides the oil and filter change? I the future would you recommend to have...
  11. 40k servicing help

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Greetings, I'm not sure if this is the place for this thread, if not I do apologize. The odometer is about to turn 40k and I got a call from the dealership this week inquiring about when I'd like to bring the car in. The warranty has expired and so I asked how much it would cost out of...
  12. 40K service

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    We are rapidly approaching the 40K service on our 2012 Passat SE. Would like to see if some of this can be done at home. Does anybody have a list of what needs attention at this mileage? Also, what is the experience with synthetic oil changes at non VW service locations. It seems that the VW oil...
  13. 99 B5 Passat GLS, 40k miles. Rear end damage. (Driveable as-is)

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    1999 Passat 1.8t GLS tiptronic. (B5) 40,000 miles (Yes, NOT 140!) Perfect condition, other than rear-end damage. Clean title. Yep, I got rear-ended. The car is totally driveable, but the insurance company says "no dice," and I must make a decision whether to keep it or walk away. It's in...
  14. Complete '99 B5 w/ rear-end damage. Otherwise PERFECT & only 40k!

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    1999 Passat 1.8t GLS tiptronic. (B5) 40,000 miles (Yes, NOT 140!) Perfect condition, other than rear-end damage. Clean title. Yep, I got rear-ended. The car is totally driveable, but the insurance company says "no dice," and I must make a decision whether to keep it or walk away. It's in...
  15. 40k Service DIY Planned.

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    Hey Guys, It's that time, 40K service time. I'm planning on DIY this one. Plugs, Air Filter, Cabin Filter, and doing the belt checks. Everything else should be good. Just had the oil changed a little while ago, and supposedly everything else is hunky-dory. Will probably ask for more help later...
  16. 40k maintenance at dealership

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, I have a passat 2.0t fsi and 42,000 miles on it. I was trying to have a 40k routine maintenance at a local VW dealership but they quoted me $750 which is too expensive. As you imagine, it included replacing air filter, oil filter/ oil change, replacing spark plugs, brake fluid, pollen...
  17. FS: Stock springs/shocks from 2001 B5 w/ 40k miles

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    These are the original springs/shocks (all 4 corners) from my 2001 B5 (Sedan manual trans, 1.8t, 2001 (not 2001.5))- they have approx 40k miles (I replaced them with H&R + Bilsteins many years ago and then sold the passat several years ago) How about $50 local pickup preferred -- 90278. I can...
  18. Spark plugs every 40K miles? Really?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The maintenance schedule calls for spark plugs every 40K miles, which seems overkill, no?!? The plug is the NGK PFR6Q, which is a platinum, "extreme life" plug. How long do you keep them before replacement?
  19. 40K mile cream puff, and already has problems...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm new here. Been on the Vortex for years, so I may know some of you. We recently upgraded to a 38K mile '05 Passat GLX 4motion. It is one sweet ride, let me tell ya! So I've been reading up a little on the forums here to learn what I can. The car's maintenance history was...