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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    literally seconds away from taking it directly at 90k :( I was on the parkway and noticed and was like omg need to pull over, but as I was pulling over it went to 90,001 :(
  2. New Member Introductions
    Approx. 3 days ago my wife had borrowed my car. On her way home from work she heard a chime from the dash, and a light popped up that looked like an overheat condition. I have owned many General Motors, and Mopar cars in my lifetime, and worked on everything imaginable, however not much...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car hit 90 thousand on the way to work yesterday morning, and as I was leaving the house.today, the check engine light came on at 90070. the car has been running fine, the only thing I noticed was a very quiet whistle for the first 30 seconds of startup ...which I guess could be the SAIC? but I...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have an 02 Passat GLX 4motion. I am coming up on 90K and was wondering what should be done.. I know the timing belt needs to get done before 100K, and I will schedule an appointment for that here very soon. I was wondering if there is any other maintenance thing that should also get done...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I am new to this forum. We have had the stop engine oil light come on in the past and taken it to VW dealer. Either nothing was found or the light stopped going on for them (twice) a few years ago. January 2, 2013, we got the stop engine light and drove straight to Houston (out of town)...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Welp, 90k on thee clock, and I just passed my 3rd year of owning it. All is good, need wheel barrings though. Did I mention LOOVE the frankenturbooo. Hope everyone is doing well. It's been many months since I've been on PW.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If so around what mileage should I sell. I was looking to get a new car in january but my 02 b5.5 is about to hit 90k. I know i NEED the timing belt and am planning to get it done at 90 k. The hoses were already looked at. Changed my cabin air filter and the other AC filter. Changed out spark...
  8. B5 Garage
    I had the TB, Water pump, Thermostat, and belts replaced. They also said I had some seepage around the VC gasket and Tens Seal so those were done too. And of course I had a tear on one of the my 2 year old CV boots, put I'm going to have to sit on that for a while longer. I'm also holding off on...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hello All- I have an '02 GLS sedan with 90k miles. I just got back from vacation and my car felt strange. The steering is a bit loose and it feels like my tires are in a groove on the street when I drive but the street is well paved. It is as if I have to fight the steering a bit when...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 B5 wagon GLX V6 just hit 90k miles, and I need someone to check it to confirm what to replace So that I can have a rough budget to prepare for this big maintanence I know I have to get the TB and related parts replaced, And I feel the control arm should be changed. Also the coolant...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, After performing the 80K miles maintenance service (at 88K) I have started seeing about a half a cup of coolant under the front of the car every morning. The reserve tank is now on Min. I took this 2001.5 passat to my favorite mechanic and he couldn't find anything but said it...
  12. B5 Garage
    my passat has had a syndrome where when the tranny shifts from 3-4 and 4-5 gear the rpms jump up about 200rpm (depending on how much im stomping the gas) before it drops back to where it was, and catches the next gear. before the "syndrome" the rpms would drop between shifts. under normal...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am thinkin of getting this car. But all I have ownd in the past were hondas. Is there anything I should look out for? I can not find many 4 mot. What kind of miles should I expect out of the v6? Thanks for the help.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was wondering if most Passats start to have problems once they hit around 80K miles? I've only owned my '99 for a little over 2 years. I actually like the vehicle, but it's been a constant hassle. To list a few issues...New turbo just after I got it with around 65K miles (thankfully covered...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wanted to know what could be damaged if I decide to chip at 90K on a '98 1.8T. I already have a new Audi TT valve and N75J installed along with new vacuum hoses. Am I risking turbo damage?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last month my oil pump and turbo failed. This month the timing belt. Good thing VW has a 100K warenty or I'd be out 5 grand. :nervous:
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    would this combo still make the handling better. Or what would happen if i did this
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