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  1. New Member Introductions
    Managed to get my hands on a one owner 04 2.8L V6 for 4k.. 5 speed too! Thing is in great shape, will post pictures soon! My first car was a 2001 GLX with the v6 and 5 speed.. loved that car to death.. so I bought another one. Anyways have a few questions.. did some searching, no great...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    any advice would be appreciated as some folk believe it is over the "age" limit, but not necessarily the miles...thanks again!
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    How much longer would this one have gone? This is my second one in 110k miles. This was my first time doing this job, and including the removal of the engine cover, it barely took one hour. The dealer charged me 2.6 hours of labor the first time.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am planning on buying the ECS Tuning Timing Belt Kit - Ultimate for the ATW 1.8T engine. Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD 1.8T > Engine > Timing > ES#1342 ECS Tuning Timing Belt Kit - Ultimate - 058198479 V2 Just wanted to see how many people have used this kit and made it to the next 60k miles...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought my 2004 4Mo, stick back in May '08 with all of 10,727 miles on her, currently at 60,000 miles. Unscheduled maintenance to date: leaky cam adjuster , one ripped CV boot.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey about how much would a dealer 60k miles service cost for a 2003 Passat GLX? Also, any clue how much installation of a Euro tag is?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i will hit 60k pretty soon so i called vw dealers for price. from one dealer i got $300, from another $500. not sure why they would charge so much if it is mostly just checking , not replacing. i did my own oil change recently, so i will not need oil changed again. what do you guys think the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, I am coming up on the 60k Serivce that needs to be done on my car. How much does it cost. I am finding people that are saying around 700-900 and what they do, but I thought that the timing belt needs to be changed also and that is not included in the 700-800 costs. When does it need to...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2001.5 1.8T has finally hit 57k miles, and its almost time for that 60k maintenance. I know that the timing belt should be replaced, especially since my car is 9+ years old. What else do I need to do or should I do exactly at 60,000 miles? My car is running power above stock, so take in...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T with 63K miles. I am due for an oil change soon and was wondering about the whole 60k recommended service procedure. Is it a good idea to have them change the fluid in the trans and the power steering like suggested? I am aware that the timing belt, water...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so my car has 95k on it right now. The engine was reconditioned by my VW dealer because of a coolant/oil issue that they couldnt fix. (At their cost). My question is how long will this car last me (average) if I have done all the preventative maintenance. I know I'm late on the TB but am...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i called the VW Dealer to ask how much is the 60K Mi. Tune-Up and the Service Advisor said $510.00 is base cost and if there are any additional parts they will let know. Oh... this would help: i just bought (2 months ago) a 2006 Passat 2.0T with 52K Mi. (i drive 4K-5K Mi. every month... so it...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to decide whether to keep my 05 wagon around a few more years or buy a new wagon. Bought the car used with 33k miles on it, now have 64k miles. So far, other than normal maintenance, have had f&r brakes, and now need outer CVs. My question is, what have you experienced with your B5 Passat...
  14. B5 Garage
    I have heard timing belt and water pump should be replaced. Since its still under the CPO, should I try doing the work or will the dealer handle this?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey i recently got 2003 W8 with 57k miles and factory waranty until 72k miles. Now it has 61.7k miles and i wonder about 60k service. What needs to be done and would factory waranty cover it all, if not how much will that run me? thanx!
  16. Dealerships and Service
    Hey, i got W8 that i just got about 4 weeks ago. Car has 61.7k miles now and 60k service wasnt done yet. I do have factory waranty until 72k milis and defenetly will try to get as much stuff done as posible before it runs out. Does anyone know what has to be done at 60 k? and will factory...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey there, i realize theres prolly a lotta posts already about this. but i figured this would be a good way to meet/talk to a lotta you guys. I jus got my passat in november of 07, as foolish as i was, i bought it without records(greed got me, i saved 8000 on the car). Its at 57k miles right...
  18. Anything Auto
    I can't be this busy with work and school that I totally missed this.. I saw one at UCSD and I couldn't tell what the hell it was. When did Audi start making an A5? I have seen no ads or anything, is there no hype about this car. Is it not as nice looking as I think it is?
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Being paranoid, I hard an indy changed my TB at 60k. The mechanic showed me the TB and told me the belt is not in good shape and I am lucky that it was changed in time. Here are the pictures: Just a reminder to fellow PWers that passat's TB can indeed go bad early.
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