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  1. Do I post 2 here or in response to those above?

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  2. 02 Passat 1.8T No power when temp above 80 degrees

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hows it going guys? This is my first post here. Awhile back I bought an 02 1.8T Passat from a coworker for cheap. I needed wheels & he had too many cars. The car has 431K on the clock but it seemed pretty sound so I bought it. The work I have done on it so far has kept me pretty busy. Unplugged...
  3. Buying a 2012 Passat. Seller wants $2k above blue book. Need advice from experts

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi folks. A 2015 Golf TDI owner here who is looking for an additional car for my family. I just test-drove a 2012 Passat today, but I need some help deciding whether to move forward with an offer or not. The seller is asking for $2,000 above the Blue Book value. Here's the car description...
  4. How is the reliability and cost of maintenance above 70k miles on a 2.0T B6?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Good evening everyone. We have a 2007 Passat 2.0T Wagon Value Edition. Our car now has 68k miles and quite frankly we are worried about the car's reliability. We have been very meticulous with maintenance and the latest major work we have done is an oil change, transmission fluid change, timing...
  5. Knocking noise at idle and above - 2007 2.0T Wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm considering a used 2007 2.0 Wagon with 82k miles at a non-VW dealership. There is a knocking sound that is synced up to the RPM, most audible at idle but continues as RPM climbs. Coming from the front end. Coil pack on the #1 cylinder has been changed. Is this a big red flag? Anyone want...
  6. my 1999 passat is gushing coolant out behind the engine/ above the transmission.

    B5 Garage
    how do i find this leak? its a 1.8t. i have coolant temperature sensor out right now. i can't see a bad hose from above or below.seals seem ok on sensor.coolant is clean. so is oil. never overheated before it bursted somewhere while driving. the red cooling system warning light started...
  7. 2001 B5.5 AWM - diagnostic help: oil dripping from right above ac compressor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have recently used these forums to replace my head gasket and turbocharger, however I have found another leak after reassembling the engine and I cannot place my finger on it. I am hoping someone can just give me an idea where to look. I spotted an oil leak dripping from right above the...
  8. [Solved] Coolant or mystery leak above transmission and behind firewall

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    I went under my car today (2003 1.8T AWM auto triptronic) to inspect the transmission range switch (I have code P0706 -- that thread is here) and found dripping around the transmission pan but I don't think it's transmission fluid. It has a slightly sweet smell and I believe it's coolant leaking...
  9. Entering stations ABOVE 200 on Sirius radio

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    2014 Passat SEL Tsi I just renewed my Sirius subscription, and while looking at all the channels that are available I see that there are channels all the way up to the 700s. I have "updated" my subscription, resent the signal, etc. to no avail. when I try entering any number higher than 200...
  10. Help! No power steering at idle, but works fine at 1800rpm and above.

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2001 Passat 4motion V6 and there was a good snow storm here in knoxville,TN the other night. Well, of course I had to take the passat AWD out since it hardly ever snows as much as it did here. I had fun on a bunch of backroads and saw many cars in ditches and the only other vehicles on...
  11. What am I looking at? Looking above wheel in rear wheel well.

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    There is what looks like a strut or or shock behind the top of my rear wheels. One has metal exposed, and the other has what seems like corroded protective boot around it. Sorry for the noob question, but what am I looking at, and is this a safety hazard?
  12. Vibration - front end only when coasting or off the gas at speed above 40mph

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car: 99 V6 GLX FWD, with 100k miles Problem: vibration coming from front end only when coasting or off the gas at speed above 40mph. If I apply very slight amount of gas, the vibration goes away. It feels like the wheel or something is wobbling. I can feel it on the steering wheel as well...
  13. Misses on #3 at lower rpm above 2,200 is just fine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 passat with a 1.8T. It misses terribly at lower rpms. But runs great at above 2,200 rpm. I pulled the coil and plug wire off #3 and no difference, its like you didn't even remove it. You can hold the wire just a few cm off of plug top and hear the spark inside. I also pulled...
  14. Above 1300 in repairs O.o

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took my car in to get it diagnosed on all the noise in the suspension I was getting and... "needs all upper and lower control arms" "for all ft end repairs with alignment...above 1300" He listed -upper -front link 3.5hrs -right $132 -left $132 -lower link...
  15. Later 02 and above V6 ATQ PCV System - with Puck

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    So the PCV system on my 02 is clogged up. Symptoms are the unending leaking of oil and the occasional message from VAG-COM about a brake booster failure (which is the lack of vacuum the booster is seeing). I've been looking for a good write up, there is a ton out there on the AHA/early ATQ...
  16. Light "Fluttering" or "Ticking" above 2-3k rpms?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and have been searching and reading through here for hours now about these cars. I recently bought a 2004 Passat (B5.5) and I really love how quite and smooth it is. I have one question for you guys that hopefully someone can answer: When accelerating...
  17. Oil Light comes on exactly at 1500rpm. Goes off below or above!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, 1998, AEB. The oil check engine light comes on, buzzing, exactly at 1500rpm. When I hit the gas, it stops blinking. P.S: The car tends to shift up too quickly. ( For example, shifts up all the 5 gears at 35-40 mph. And, as slows down, the gear remain at 5th untill the speed is down to...
  18. You say you like to camp above the bears?

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    1990 VW Transporter Double Cab Syncro 4×4 for sale out in the Great Northwest. Green Machine: 1990 Volkswagen DOKA 16" Syncro For Sale
  19. Replaced K03 with K04, engine cuts out above 6k

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    Apparently FPR is too short for forum search, as it yields no results. Will get boost guage working by the weekend, no CELs as of yet. Old K03 had shaft play, burning oil. CEL for about 6 months. Bought K04-015 and test pipe. Installed both, had to replace the damn flex pipe as well. 98...
  20. Question: Chrome trim above windows on wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Just picked up a used 2001.5 Passat Wagon GLX, and I have a semi-random question... The chrome strip that runs from the edge of the hood/windshield all the way along the top of the windows to the back of the wagon... On mine, it is nicely flush all the way at the back of the wagon, but...