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  1. can the engine oil be added through the dipstick hole?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am about to do the 1st ever oil change using an oil extractor through the dipstick hole. Then I thought, why can't the oil be added through the dipstick hole? By the same token, can the oil be extracted through the fill hole?
  2. Added an aftermarket steering wheel control for my Android head unit

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I know there are a lot of purists on this site that would not let anything like this near their Passats, but when I got a great deal on my Passat, I was too excited about the manual transmission and turbo to realize some of the finer driving aspects didn't come with the car. So I went ahead a...
  3. Easily added shift paddles to my Passat B6 Comfort

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have always been happy with my DSG transmission, and love the sport mode. I was somewhat upset to find that the Passats with the DSG's did not come equipped with the Steering Wheel Shift Paddles and have always wanted to add them. For years I have search for an aftermarket kit but could...
  4. Anyone added driving lights to UPPER grille (B5)? Need MO BRIGHTness

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting so spoiled by the A8's self-leveling HIDs that I am considering adding a set of driving lights to the B5. I saw a newish Mustang with what appeared to be those black Hellas in the center grille and I wondered if anyone remembers any PWers adding any lights to the center grille? The...
  5. Added To The Addiction...

    New Member Introductions
    So the last 15 or so years there's always been an Audi or VW in my possession. Well the addiction has grown finally to include a 2003 Passat GLX wagon that I picked up yesterday for my daughter. I'd post pics but wouldn't you know I'm stuck at work. It needs a few interior parts but other than...
  6. Finally added a Passat to my VW collection

    New Member Introductions
    Been a VW guy for a while now and I finally added a B5.5 Passat to my collection. I started with a 2000 GLX Jetta then added a 2002 Eurovan (my favorite VW), then a 1992 Mk2 Jetta 8V, then a 2004 Turbo Beetle and now finally a 2005 Passat V6. I work at a VW dealer here outside of Chicago and I...
  7. Not G12 added, system not bled, heater core damaged yet?

    B5 Garage
    1.8 B5 here with a coolant system question/ in need of advice. My passat was overheating and it turns out the coolant flange was cracked and leaking out coolant The mechanic I took my car to (highly recommend by a "friend" of mine) said he had trouble finding the part (BS because I found online...
  8. Question --- Can these Factory Options be Added?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Bought my first Passat (2014 SE with Sunroof & Nav). After I got it home I realized that it was missing two options that I'll really miss from the Accord that it replaced. First are the memory seats. I see that it was possible to get memory seats (I thought the SE with Sunroof & Nav came with...
  9. Added HID's and Rear Lip Spoiler

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Title is self explanatory, I added 35W 6000K HID's from DDM tuning today and ordered a lip spoiler from the VW factory, painted that and installed it today as well. Just wanted to post the pictures and see if people would like them. I'm installing some Bosch horns this coming week or so, that'll...
  10. Eeeeeek!! I accidentally added brake fluid to the power steering reservoir!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 1.8 liter Passat- The brake light came on on my dashboard this morning. My little Christmas miracle this morning (and the result of the hangover I was experiencing from last night) was that I checked the power steering fluid instead of the brake fluid. It was really low so I walked to the...
  11. Springs, Struts, Shocks, Side Markers plus more added ASAP

    Parts For Sale
    Bentley manual, Springs, Struts, Shocks, Side Markers plus more added ASAP PRICES ARE ALL OBO. I am not sure what the OEM suspension is worth so I'm marking at 150. I have no problems sending better pictures if interested. I just snapped a couple really quick Best way to get a hold of me is...
  12. Pleeez help!! Transmission acting crazy after fluid added & now car barely moves!

    B5 Garage
    Hi Everyone! I have a very big problem and am beside myself. Anyone who may have any idea or advice, I thank you for reading in advance! Have a 2002 Passat 1.8T, 118,000 miles. About a year ago (at 100,00 mi.), I had a bunch of work done at the VW dealer (timing belt, water pump...
  13. Can memory function be added to B7 pwer seats?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi everyone, just curious about this... We just purchased a 2013 Passat SE w/sunroof (power driver's seat only) and was wondering if anyone has added the memory function (it looks like the SEL's come standard with that)?
  14. Too MUCH oil added to Engine. Looking for advise & suggestions.

    New Member Introductions
    I just successfully replaced the rear brakes, calipers, etc, Before taking the car for a test drive I changed the oil for the first time on this car. I misread the Haynes manual for the amount of oil capacity. Instead of 4.1 qts I put in 6.1 qts which seemed like way too much. I drove the car...
  15. Added slotted rotors and Akebono pads

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A while back, I replaced the corroding front rotors on my 158k V6. The biggest difference I've noticed is that braking under wet conditions is improved since I don't feel that floating feeling as the rotors dry when brakes are first applied. I can't say it stops quicker but when the brakes are...
  16. Drained 3 qts added 4 - now its overfilled - whats goin on

    B5 Garage
    Just changed the oil in my daughters 1.8 and everything went fine until I got home and poured the waste oil in an empty 5 qt contained and noticed there was only 3 qts. I added 4 qts of oil but only drained 3. I let the oil drain about 20 minutes and the engine was warm when it was draining...
  17. Added Marvels Oil Additive at 200,000 miles. Now I have a light lifter tap

    B5 Garage
    I have an early model 2001 Passat 2.8L V6 ATQ Engine just reached 200K miles. I want to change over to full synthetic mobil 1 high mileage 10W-40. It is due for an oil change soon (500 miles), but before hand I wanted to clean up the engine a bit. I drained the oil a qt and replaced the oil...
  18. GreenPeace Apparently Has Added The Passat and VW To Their S$%tlist...

    Anything Auto
    Apparently VW has opposed regulation requiring stricter emissions, so they are now starting a smear campaign against VW. Greepeace ad^ Original Ad (Which I'm sure everyone and their grandmother has already seen) ______________ Ironic that GP decided to rail against one of the greenest...
  19. added plasti-dipped votex sides. love it!

    The Showroom
    In case anyone was considering doing this... I could not be happier with the end results. the color match and texture are dang near perfect even up close. That said, I know not everyone may like the black sides or just having the sides and not the rest of the kit or the fact that I just used...
  20. Need some advice/info in lights (pics added)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just picked up my B6 last week. The light output is very low. I've had cars that had DRLs that were at half power then when you turn on your lights, it goes to full power or switches over to the other bulbs (not sure, cant remember). It seems like my lights are stuck at half power and the...
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