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  1. B5 Garage
    Hi all, I just completed fixing the front coolant pipe o-ring leak (and all other coolant o-rings). Twas a PITA but I have accounted for all hoses and connectors and don't have any left over bolts ;-). While there I replaced a valve cover gasket, injector o-rings, drivers side cam position...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 passat Wagon V6 manual - 209,000 miles In August went to drive it & it started fine & then 5 seconds later it ran like shit. Since some loosened the lug nuts on sons 86 GLI - I assume something was put in gas tank - (would be 3rd time that's happened COWARDS). So I drained the tank using...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I'm Morgan and I recently purchased a new (to me) Passat for a steal. So cheap because the dude before me didn't know anything about the engine and couldn't drive jt to a mechanic so it sat. I'm new to this engine setup but hopefully you guys can help me out. Thanks a bunch!
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Reposting this from the Vortex, where I received virtually no help: This is a friend's car. She was driving on the interstate and lost power to the point where it gradually slowed to a near stop. She was able to nurse it into a parking lot and it quit on her. I went to look at it and was able...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, rarely ever post here, but have found passat world to be a great resource and have used the forums to fix a lot of problems. Just cant find anything related to my current problem, which I'm slightly baffled at. First the car: 1998 V6 std , I believe a GLX (has a slightly weird variety...
  6. B5 Garage
    Platform: 2002 Passat 1.8t AWM History: I just recently had a bad overheating issue where the STOP coolant warning light came on while driving and I had to drive on a pretty hot engine for a small period (< 5 miles). In any event, I replaced the water pump, thermostat, oil cooler (gasket had...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone! I moved this post here. Hope this is right. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 passat wagon v6 2.8 liter. Yesterday i changed the bulbs because they were burnt out. They seemed positioned wrong so i started messing with them and later on throughout the night we noticed the passenger side lights werent working, so we thought. The dims were working but barely...
  10. Parts For Sale
    Used B5 axles from raxles.com Hey guys, I recently got into an accident in my 2000 b5 passat 1.8t, manual transmission and I'm selling my axles from raxles.com. They are barely used with about 150 miles on them. I'm asking $265 OBO for them. Please feel free to email me at...
  11. Misc for Sale
    I've got a barely used ludwig epic drumset with a 7 piece sabian cymbol pack. Shipping will be a major pain in the ass so i'd rather meet up to off it, or pick up. Here's a few pics i'd like to get $1000 lmk!
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey I'm desperate for some help! My 2002 1.8T passat has no power when it drives and idles rough. First, on a cool engine the car idles rough when it's over 10 rpm, when it drops under it runs smoother and does rumble. Second, when I drive it, the car's rpms go up high, but the car does not...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone else have this problem? My street has no street lights so when it is pitch black I turn my foglights on just to see how good they are and they only cover a good 5-10 feet at the most, i this normal? I replaced my bulbs and it's still the same thing .
  14. Misc for Sale
    Title says it all. I bought this to use as my bordercross board and then only used it in a couple races. Almost new. Asking 125 + shipping obo
  15. Anything Auto
    Hey gents and ladies, just curious how many of us on this fine site follow Autoblog. As a mechanical engineering student who intends to venture into the automotive sector I have started to follow this thing like a religion. The last couple years have been craaaazzzzyyyy. There is just so much...
  16. B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 1.8t ATW, 5 speed manual, APR chipped (stage 1) with about 155k on it. I've been pretty rough on the car and driven it hard. The original clutch has been on it's last legs for probably 40k miles and has been engaging at the bottom for a couple years now. Probably 15k ago, I noticed...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I’m having a strange problem with my 1997 TDI Passat. When outside temperature is high (like past few days) I’m having problems to start the car. This issue does not relate to the engine temperature but the outside air temperature. So in the morning when air is fresh the car starts...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Haven't been to these forums in a LONG time... but you guys have always helped me when I needed it. Alright.. here's my problem! B5.5 (2004 1.8T Passat Auto) Car worked fine yesterday, no issues. Went out to car this morning, and it would barely turn over. Drove 20 minutes to work, parked...
  19. Anything Auto
    Other members can find their way into car mags, too. They printed my letter to the editor in the Sep. edition. I had no advance notice, and just happened to see it as I was reading the magazine. I nearly missed it. It pertains to a sensitive medical issue. :)
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