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  1. 2000 Passat GLS - Must wait about an hour after first try in order to start

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 Passat GLS (ATW) with 167k miles. When I first try to start the vehicle it cranks but does not even attempt to turn over as if it's getting no fire or fuel. Sometimes if I wait for a minute it will start. Most of the time I'll have to wait for about an hour and then it will start...
  2. New to Forum after absence - question about bike rack on 2008 Passat

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Been a while since I've been here. Posting this here as required, but it may actually belong elsewhere. I've got a 2008 Passat that I'm looking to install a hitch and bike rack on. I've looked at bike racks that mount on trunk lids, but really don't like them. So, I'm thinking of...
  3. Found a NEW Genuine B5 OEM Votex Trunk Spoiler. Some questions about this rare item.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this has been discontinued for almost ten years. I have not had any luck finding this new or used in any color, let alone in my color, Black Magic. The only other options that exist are weird Chinese trim things that look a bit weird. The genuine Votex one has an integrated brake light...
  4. Question about wheel fitment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm looking at buying these wheels but concerned about fitment. Just wondering what needs to be done to make them fit or if they will fit as it. They are 17x8 ET30. The car isn't lowered yet, I want to get the wheels before i lower it so i don't run into issues after spending that much for...
  5. New owner, some questions about the RNS 510 - Parking Camera or sensors?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've returned back to the world of VW. Now a pround owner of a 2011 Bluemotion Estate. Having three kids we needed one with leather, which proved more challenging than we imagined, but we found one a few hours away from home. Its quite a strange spec, has lovely heated leather...
  6. FYI about headlight wiring deteriorating

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just some info here. We found the wiring inside the headlight fixture deteriorated to the point it was shorting out and blowing fuses. It effected the turn signals also. It did that before the headlights had a problem. If you are having issues with the turn signals blowing fuse etc. Check the...
  7. Question about PCV hoses

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I mistakenly ordered the PCV breather hose and suction pump for the earlier B5 platform (have a 2002 ATQ). It was listed incorrectly as for my vehicle and once I did the reading and looking around in the engine bay I realized my mistake. In taking a look at the hose that was on there before...
  8. HELP!! Love my car but about to give up on it

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, I have a 2008 Passat 2.0 Turbo. 173,000 miles approx. Automatic About a week ago, all of a sudden it wont shift outta first gear. A few times before that I noticed that couple times when i was driving it did a hard shift but didnt pay much attention to it because it only happened two maybe...
  9. General question about OBD logging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm curious myself how I would handle this for the Passat, but a friend has a 1999 Subaru that has once or twice thrown a blinking CEL, just for a few seconds. I'm assuming all makes/models would log this somewhere, but he says Autozone is unable to find anything with a scan. Is that because...
  10. Googled myself to a old thread about FSI Coil Conversion

    New Member Introductions
    I have a b5 Audi a4 1.8tq with icm delete and FSI coil conversion kit from Integrated Engineering. One coil adapter have started to fail (bad connection, needs to be wiggled every now and then), so I want to fit the 4 point connectors to my 3 wire aeb harness. Which brings me to this thread...
  11. First Time Owner - want to know about the average yearly maintenance costs.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm a student and just like many other students, I'm running on low budget when it comes to luxuries such as fancy cars and other amenities. I got a 2010 Passat with 73K miles on it. Running pretty good apart from a couple things I had changed. I wanted to know what it would cost me on...
  12. I'm new lets talk about my lovely passat

    New Member Introductions
    I've had my passat a little over a year now. 2004 1.8t gls manual. I purchased it with 115,000 miles. As to my knowledge everything original but coilpacks. A lot of work has been done and I haven't even scratched the surface yet :banghead: The very first thing was to drive home from the lot and...
  13. Noob question about my first Passat

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Bought my first ever VW. 2004 Passat GLS 1.8T. Been finding a lot of information while searching for an answer to my issue. I was wondering if someone could tell me what version this car is so I can post in the proper thread. I see there is a section for CC, B's and TDI. Looking at...
  14. A question about blogging

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  15. Introduction and question about dash lighting.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New person here, spent 28 years in the service, retired from the USCG in 1989 afterward working for several mills as an electrician and instrument man then at Hewlett Packard as a tech repairing mfg. equipment. I'm a loafer now. I bought a nice used 2005 GLS 4Motion Wagon last week it's a big...
  16. No main forum to discuss about the new Passat B8

    New Member Introductions
    hi all, there no forum to discuss about the new passat b8. I just ordered one and waiting to register the car.:D
  17. Curious about VW V6 engine lineup in 2004

    Anything Auto
    I've long been curious as to why VW produced two 2.8 v6 engines. In 2004 VW produced and sold the ATQ in the Passat that we all know, and the VR6 24v BDE in the GTI. Isn't this curious? The VR6 was the more powerful engine (200hp vs 190 for the ATQ) and the extra 10hp would have been welcome in...
  18. Question about 1.8T AEB motor and MAF limits for Big Turbo upgrade

    New Member Introductions
    HI so long time stalker, first time poster. I'm looking at buying a 98-99 VW Passat or Audi A4 with the 1.8T AEB motor and I've read a lot about how you can run K04 or Big Turbo on the stock ECU with a tune and add larger injectors/Adjustable Fuel pressure Regulator (along with FMIC/Exhaust...
  19. Question about solenoids under intake attached to it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wel I managed to snap off two of the fittings one on each solenoid. So I assume I need to replace them. Only problem is I don't know what they are called. And they are too rough for me to get numbers off them. I assume they are with emissions so I must leave them on on my state. Any help is...
  20. as a reference, raxles CV boots are good for about 200k miles...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...vice about 100k miles for stock boots. the guy who bought my 99 B5 was working in my garage the other evening, doing brakes all the way around. he noted the CV joint was torn and starting to sling grease. I exchanged emails with Marty, and he said ship it to him and he'd take care of it...
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