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  1. It's been 10 yrs, getting that itch...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for a new to me car. Looked up pricing on my '04 4Mo, 1.8T stick, sedan and oh man, kinda depressing. :P
  2. Thanks PW, it has been a great place. My 2004 is total loss :o(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As I mentioned earlier this week, my youngest son crashed into the back of a bus with the old Passat. He's fine, nobody injured at all. Just found out this morning that the insurance company declared the Passat a total loss. I don't have the value of settlement as yet. The Canadian Black...
  3. Its been a while - got a B6 for the kid.

    The Showroom
    First time with the TSI engine. Should be fine for the kid. I'm still rocking the A6 3.0T Prestige w/Stage 1 Unitronic
  4. What actions to take when Passat ATQ has been run with the wrong coolant?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm finally finishing up all the needed maintenance on the Passat (full timing belt job, valve cover gaskets, PCV system) and I'm wondering what I can do before filling with G12. The previous owner ran the car with green coolant for who knows how long. Is it enough just to fill the...
  5. Hopefully this has been contained better than the Vortex

    New Member Introductions
    How about a little about myself and the dubs I've owned, first was a 20th Jazz Blue GTI No. 0354. My favorite still to this day. and a MK3 white Jetta GL. After those two came and went, I went to a MK3 Golf 2.0 a little better than the jetta but by no means the GTI. 3rd and Second favorite...
  6. Haven't been on in a bit.. A few road trip pics..

    Anything Auto
    From June. A close friend got married. She didn't want to have her 70-something dad fly out here so she decided she wanted to do the wedding in Newport Beach. We wanted to something big this year since I was turning 50 and my other half, 40. We decided to make it a road trip. "Oh you guys are...
  7. what has been your experience with rust warranty

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, I just realized there is a 12 year corrosion warranty. Stupid me started some sanding and touchup paint on the front fender at the top of the wheel well on my wifes 06 wagon last year. was way overdue for a wash so I washed it and found many places rusting. door seams.. around the light...
  8. Is there any way to tell if the timing belt has been replaced?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any way to tell if a timing belt for a 2002 Passat V6 (ATQ engine) has been replaced at some point? Any clues or things to look for that might indicate that the timing belt has been replaced? Is it possible to get started on the replacement job and determine whether or not the timing...
  9. upgrading my 2003 passat soundsystem has been a nightmare

    Mobile Electronics
    I also have the monsoon sound system !! . i replaced the factory head unit with a kenwood KMM - BT315U now i am not happy with how this sounds with the factory speakers . like a fool i went to best buy for speakers upgrade advice and the salesperson recommended some polk audio dxi 651 coaxil's...
  10. Newb 1.8 trouble. Been ALH guy til now

    New Member Introductions
    So new here will do some research. I have an ALH diesel great car. Got this 200 Passat and all the sudden wham rough idle PO4011, and miss fire codes on cyl 1 n 3. I will go see what I can find. Nice site RSD
  11. I am Amodave and I am a noob, I've been a noob for about 2 months...

    New Member Introductions
    I have inherited/traded/or lost my ass however you want to put it but I am now the proud new owner of a 98 Passat B5 (I think) It has lots of life left so I wanted to join a group and forum full of folks that know a Passat like the back of their hands. I try to be a one at a time guy and...
  12. Thank you all - have always been a big help

    New Member Introductions
    have lurked for years and benefitted from this great group's knowledge ... thanks for that ... now i really need some help with a 1999 VW passat B5 5 spd turbo not starting issue after alternator install wheres the best place to post this best J.
  13. Not a newbie, but been off forums for awhile....lot's of catching up to do!

    New Member Introductions
    Back checking the forums...yesterday my beloved B5 met the front end of a careless driver as she pulled in front of me...
  14. Newly registered, been reading for over a year

    New Member Introductions
    About a year ago, I picked up an 02 Passat that ran and drove, but had a long list of issues. Almost all of the useful info that I got off the web to fix it, came from here. I replaced the radiator, engine mount, brake pads, oil changes, ABS module, and a few other things. Awesome forum, but all...
  15. Been a while...

    New Member Introductions
    but I'd really appreciate some info on an '05 B5.5 door swap. And now, I must make 2 posts in the "noob" section before posting real questions's 1
  16. Been Watching The Forums, Now finally a member!

    New Member Introductions
    I recently joined the Passat family with my 2003 Passat AWM 1.8T.
  17. Was finally able to record the mysterious sound I've been hearing!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have no idea what this is. I'm recording it from unde the steering wheel to the left near the gas/trunk release switches. It's almost like it's coming from the steering wheel itself. Or maybe from the wheels? The right side is starting to do it too I think? But perhaps it's the glove box. But...
  18. I've been busy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So quite a few months back I had decided to part out my wagon because I was just tired of fixing it. I'm not sure what happened but I caught a second wind and decided to rebuild. Here's a few photos to catch everyone up to where I am now. I'll try to post updates as I go along, but if you want...
  19. Been a long time since I have been on here. Need help confirming repair costs.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am out of the loop on how much things cost to get fixed and this is a big chunk that the repair place has told me. It seems right but I just want someone to tell me it is worth it. Vacuum Leak: replace Upper vacuum system $190 Oil Leak: Lower Dipstick, originally thought it would be not so...
  20. Heater core? I know, I have been reading posts for days

    B5 Garage
    (Hi all, I am a noobie to the Vdubs, well newer ones anyway) and something I have not read is people using some type of cleaner degreaser to remove the sludge build up... am I wrong that the build up is a oil based product and that using simple green, or purple power to remove the sludge might...