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  1. New around these parts, used to have a Squareback..

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I bought a 2001 Passat V6 4motion that needed work. Now I am fixing the coolant pipe seals but any tips suggestions greetings, apocalyptic visions of doom, etc would be readily accepted and greatly appreciated. Thanks to the admins and contributors who have already given access to this...
  2. Replacing the turbo diverter valve and available options around Go Fast Bits

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi - not sure if anyone has run into this for their Passat B6, but I had a question about turbo boost expectations, the updated rev "D" diverter from VW, and the Go Fast Bits diverter upgrade and some alternatives I found. Last year, I had an issue where I was losing boost and power and it...
  3. Brake Fluid leak around rear caliper

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat wagon Noticing fluid leaking from the rear caliper and I'm guessing it's brake fluid. We're planning to replace this vehicle soon, so I'm wondering if it's OK to just regularly check the fluid levels and refill rather than have this fixed. Thoughts?
  4. Finally Getting Around to Doing This!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. My name is Skip and I'm the 4th owner of a 1997 Passat GLX sedan that goes by the name of "Bernard". Unfortunately, he's been parked in front of my apt for most of the year due to engine overheating issues. After months of troubleshooting by process of elimination, I have found that...
  5. ATQ emission TSB ECM reflash get around? ECM swap?

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, So my ATQ 2000 passat 5spd has been throwing the p0431 p0421 codes for a while, no gas mileage and power loss as far as I can tell. It does also show pre cat o2 sensor resistance too high, but if I test it using vag-com and it passes fine with aging value around 0.99, I am thinking the...
  6. Poked my head around for a while, Figure its time to contribute

    New Member Introductions
    B5.5 GLX 4Motion Wagon is my daily. Sadly might need to move on shortly....
  7. 2016 Passat - Coin rolling around in drivers side defrost vent

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Just purchased a new 2016 Passat S a couple weeks ago and there is, what I believe to be, a coin rolling around in the front drivers side defrost vent. Any idea if the vent can come out and/or how to get the coin out??
  8. Anybody got $5500 lying around?

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    How About This Dashing 1977 VW Dasher For $5,500?
  9. button blanks around gear shifter??

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    so, i've been looking around now for a couple days. was there EVER any switches or buttons for the shifter center base on the NMS (usa) b7 passats? even the etka online parts references point that there are only blanks, not ever buttons. can anyone confirm this? did vw think about future use...
  10. Fixing back/recline on a power seat - Get around Airbag/Battery How?

    B5 Garage
    1999 2.8GLX passenger power back/recline control is bad. I assume, please correct me if I am wrong, that the motor is probably bad. To change the motor, I know I need to remove the seat from the car. I found a great video on pulling a power seat from an Audi A4 b5 (I couldn't find anything on a...
  11. Anyone have. Badgeless b5.5 grille laying around?

    WTB/WTT Section
    Anyone have. Badgeless b5.5 grille laying around?
  12. I'm new around here and I have a question about a B5 engine and trans bolt-up.

    New Member Introductions
    I'm new around here and I have a 2003 B5.5 30v M/Trans Passat with 240xxx miles on it and was running great until recently. About 20xxx miles ago I replaced the timing belt with a quality kit and it ran without an issue until now. The engine quit running not long after starting it and to my...
  13. oil on outside of diverter valve and all over the hoses around it.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I put a brand new diverter valve on about 5k miles ago and notice i have been losing oil. About a quart every 1000-1500 or so miles. So today I was looking under car and notices their is alot of oil all over the hoses and the diverter valve area. Does anyone know where I should start looking for...
  14. lets help around and do a good deed!!! Edge Motors discounts!!! Eurodyne flashes $280

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello fellows passat worlders. a friend of mine is in a very big trouble. we are running a fundraiser to help her out. here is a facebook link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518355265053470/ please help out a good person in trouble .... she does have a gofundme fund. so if...
  15. I've looked around, but cant seem to find any definitive answer. please help?

    New Member Introductions
    So I just bought my 2000 Passat Wagon 1.8t 5sp. I changed the spark plugs and used auto lites (probably a bad move but I didn't have enough for anything else). I pulled out the old plugs and they looked horrid. I replace and the car performed better than before. However, I have an intermittent...
  16. New to the site, but been around for a while.

    New Member Introductions
    Hey All, been on this site for ages, but have a couple things to post that might benefit some other members. Cheers Colin
  17. I'm still kicking around here and back in a B5... kinda

    New Member Introductions
    So, my Colorado Red B5.5 got rear-ended and totaled last year. From there, I inherited a tC from family for a short-term A to B. I'm now driving a 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T and pretty happy with it. I've done a few basic mods, but I'm sure more will come. However, We also moved from NYC up to...
  18. Got a 1.8T engine layin' around? B5 Variant with blown motor on CL

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We don't have a FOTD thread on this forum, but perhaps we should. I wonder if this might spur any project minded B5ers out there to take it up and bring it back to glory. $500 takes it! 1999 VW Passat Wagon It's autotragic, but if you're swapping the powerplant, why stop there. I REALLY...
  19. 1.8t cranks but doesn't start - looked around and haven't found anything to fix it.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was driving and the engine quit as if I turned the key off. Let sit for an hour and all it does is crank normal but doesn't fire up. Thought for sure it was the fuel pump and as I went to remove the fuel lines there was pressure there. There is also a strong smell of gas as if it's flooding...
  20. Axle replacement fixed intermittent ABS activation around 60mph

    B5 Garage
    Since I purchased my '03 GLX wagon nearly 4 years ago, the ABS would activate at speeds around 60mph. The activation would pull the car to the left but was controllable if alert. (For 4 years, I would try not to drive 60mph by either decelerating or accelerating through this threshold.) Due...
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