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  1. Engine starts then shuts off almost immediately

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2003 VW Passat 1.8 starts but then shuts off almost immediately.The car sat for about 3 months without being started or driven. First couple tries after replacing battery it would start and stay going but car couldn't be moved into gear. After starting I push on accelerator and it doesn't...
  2. 1,9 tdi BLS Engine damaged at almost 300.000 km

    New Member Introductions
    What is the expected lifetime of a Passat 1,9 tdi 77 kW engine ? Nobody knows :) I made it to 296.000, and just 500 km after replacing timing belt and water pump ... my enginne blow a piston rod throughout the engine block :confused: This happened at just 80 Mph - so my thoughts went immediately...
  3. Passat 1.8T -00 APU - rough acceleration, almost dies

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my old faithfull passat has all of a sudden started to running really bad. It idles OK and in lower gears but if i try to accelerate in 4th or 5th gear going 50-60 it almost dies on me. Bought a cheap cable and invested in VCDS lite but there's NO error codes apart from a faulty heated...
  4. The HIGH MILE Club! This club feels almost as good as the other one when u hit it!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Post your mileage here! Engine & Tranny never been touched other than routine maintenance. Still runs smooth.
  5. FS: W8 left rear light wagon .. almost new

    Parts For Sale
    Hi guys, i got a barely used left W8 rear light for a wagon. I attached it to my car, saw that it is an US rear light (not EU, as i ordered it) an detached it the next morning. So it's just one night old. Unfortunately i can't send it back to the dealer. I payed 130€ for it, but i'm willing to...
  6. Almost there, one last thing the damn sun roof won't close.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it's been a while. My passenger side cylinder head took a dive during a tensioner failure. Replaced the cylinder head and associated components, timing belt, water pump, tensioners and pulleys.. you all know the deal. So I crank it up, it purrs like a kitten. Rides really nice on the road. So...
  7. Corvette Stingray Track Test - Almost as Fast an An Audi R8!

    Car Reviews & Videos
    Read the complete Corvette Stingray Review at AutoGuide.com Link to Fastest Lap Times
  8. Custom Intake project almost finished

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Custom Intake project almost finished - V6 Speed Tuning USA chip I ampologice for not putting this in the exhaust project. Since these are 2 separate projects, I just decided to create a new thread. Now the ongoing battle between stock air box and CAI has been going on for a decade. I myself...
  9. Almost didn't make it home -- both CV axle boots ripped apart.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, been a long time lurker since I bought a 2003 VW Passat 1.8L Turbo for my wife. We bought the car for $2,700 in 2013 knowing that the car will need some work on it. Lurking around here, I know that you guys are knowledgeable and just great. I wish I had posted earlier to introduce...
  10. TB (ALMOST) ripped v6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sitting on the side of interstate 35 with a semi ripped TB. Waiting on a friend to bring new TB and tools. Cant do WP right now. Heard some snapping and thought my serpentine was about to go but a quick peak under TB covers revealed a TB with dangling pice of the belt hitting the engine...
  11. Bought another Passat. Almost twins...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought a 2000 Passat wagon for my son. 147k, one owner and all work done at dealer since new (with full records). Spotless inside and out apart from one minor ding on the side. Another V6 Blue Anthracite, but with black cloth, FWD and heated seats. Only $2300! Still doing plenty of work. New...
  12. I Almost Committed Adultery

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a B5.5 1.8T 4motion sedan (auto) w/78K lightly modded. Lately I've been looking for another potential daily driver. My first mental affair was with an 08 Audi A4 Quattro S-package with a manual transmission and 50K. The second was an 06 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited with 73K. After ten Hail Mary...
  13. 04 Passat Rear Fog Install - Almost Understand - Help?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am ready get the rear fog installed on the 04 Passat. I found a local tuner that is willing to do the work for me. Unless I have a ton of encouragement that its super easy, I just don't want to bother with it. On the other hand it does not look like rocket-science. The diode thing is...
  14. So, these wheels have been sitting unused for almost 2 years now..

    The Showroom
    Never really pulled the trigger on using them, but I've had them for quite some time. They would need taller tires installed (45's) and the current ones to be sold (40 sidewall). They are 17" Work wheels, forged I believe and polished like a mirror. I may sell them. My only other choice in...
  15. 2003 TDI Passat battery drain reason almost identified

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The 2003 TDI has an intermittent battery drain. I have managed to track it down to the last two fuses but could not identify what circuit are these guys on. (Haynes manual or this resourceful forum). The car is a RHD saloon. The fuses are on the bottom of the very small relay panel right in the...
  16. I've done almost everything B3 2.8l

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Its a 94 passat glx to start off the cooling fans are only turning on when the car is completely off I have replaced the fallowing parts. 1. Coolant temp sensor (new) 2. Fans (used) 3. Coolant flange (new) 4. Auxiliary water pump (new) 5. Thermostat (new) 6. Cooling fan switch (new) 7. Fan...
  17. P0171 Code, tried almost everything I can think of, thought?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been getting a P0171 intermittent Bank 1 lean code on my 1.8T,(AWM) looking it up on here I replaced the L shaped vacuum tube, code came back, replaced the other 4 common vacuum hoses, code came back, cleaned the MAF, code came back. I am left with thinking that the MAF is bad since that...
  18. FS: Almost Perfect Gray Sunroof Console

    Parts For Sale
    Thought the one light wouldn't work, turns out it was a dead bulb. Realized after I bought a new one. Durp. It's in perfect visual condition, the only reason it's "almost perfect" is because the push switch for the passenger side doesn't work. That light will still turn on with the center...
  19. Passat Venting Air Out (Almost like a BOV)

    B5 Garage
    Hello Everyone, I know this description might be a little bit short, but I honestly have no way to describe it. I have noticed lately that when I shift my car to another gear at medium to high boost (sorry, I haven't installed my boost gauge yet, NewSouth Performance is investigating where it...
  20. (almost) a new-to-me Passat owner - 03 GTX 4mo wagon - squeee!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I put a deposit on an 03 GTX 4mo wagon this weekend with 109K miles - purchase price through a private party: $5500. It's silver with grey leather inside. The private party is a now-retired mechanic who buys VWs, gives 'em what they need, and sells them. He put in a new timing belt, put on...
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