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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Driving home in the -10 degree weather of Iowa, my drivers side cam cap blew out sometime on my 40 minute interstate drive. Didn't notice the smoke billowing up until I stopped at my exit. Found somewhere to park and found the massive hole in the back of my engine bleeding. I originally...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    White smoke everywhere and oil everywhere. It was barely moving when I finally got it into a parking lot.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I left town for a few days and my B5 was feeling lonely, because my wife took it out for a drive (she hit a deer for minor damage the previous day), and it went into misfire when she tried to come home. (Shaking, blinking CEL, you know the drill...) I've had trouble finding a good indy, so I...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems like every time I do something nice for my Passat, it repays me by tossing some silly gremlin my way, just to test my dedication to further B5 ownership! I just put in a new battery, did new brakes all around, just put on new tires, and I'll be getting shocks (and all the assoc. bits...
  5. B5 Garage
    Bought car 2 years ago for $500, its a 99 silver 1.8t wagon 5 speed with black leather. It had 140k on it and now has 182k. Ever since I bought it, it just seemed like it had hardly any power. My mother in laws 02 civic automatic can run circles around it. Thats sad.... so today my exhaust got...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, first off, understand my car has 376k miles, and has its fair share of problems. I was driving through town yesterday, in pretty heavy traffic, stop n go, and when I got to where I was going, I turned my car off, and immediately the coolant bottle lid blew off, and steam and coolant was...
  7. B5 Garage
    Electrical fire on the way to work at 5am. Was already late for major meeting and it became one of those sh*t days... one thing after another. When the electrical was shorting it was blinking the instrument panel lights, gauges, and even caused the car to stall. I located the melted headlight...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I swapped the exhaust with the V6 techtonics one and found this in the muffler
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I guess I am not getting a break haha! After fixing my engine lights (gas cap and bad MAF were the problem) and my battery problem I now have another "problem". Not really a problem but an annoyance. I got out of the car at the gas station and the moment I open the door the wind blows EXTRA HARD...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Glorious! Haha Driving on the freeway when all of the sudden a wild rock of ice appears. notice it's too late and blow both right front and rear tires and pull over instantly. this happened one mile away from my house and I decided to drive with Chu right side blown tires back home took me about...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Dealer : VW of Annarbor, 2575 S State St, Annarbor, MI Car : 2006 VW Passat 2.0T Miles : 83,000 Changed VW 50X approved oil every 3000 or 3 mths at VW dealership whichever is earliest : I have receipts to prove I get oil pressure low light, immediately tow it to dealership. They drive the...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 B5 V6 ATQ As the title states, my voltage regulator just let go. I know I can buy this separately, but is it worth it? Has anyone ever just replaced the regulator and not the entire alternator? Any advice/help greatly appreciated. Part number of original alternator: 078 903 016 F This...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I Have had this car 99 passat for about to weeks so im still getting to know it. While changing the cabin air filter j moved the battery over to te right a bit nd it raised about half an inch or so. While at the gas station filling up the tabk with gas, while the car was powered off, someone at...
  14. B5 Garage
    I replaced the timing belt, water pump, thermostat and dual sensor (green one on the head). I put 550 highway miles on and the STOP low coolant warning showed up. I popped the hood and found that I apparently hadn't put the factory spring clamp back on the hose. The hose was still on the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    blew a fuse & replaced, lighting/windows/trunk & gas release still not working. help Ive spent six or so hours over the last couple days searching the forums (here and vwvortex) and looking into electrical diagrams trying to figure out what's wrong. I believe I have a bad relay, but am not sure...
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  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was on my way home from work and notice that my rpm going way way up toward 4 5000 range and I thought it was my foot slipping uhhhh no it s my clutch saying it s on it s way out guess what after I made a schedule stop on way home and got back in car and it would not move so no clutch and a...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    M42 northbound, 08:15 Tuesday morning. Oh joy! £1000 later and mobile again.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello! So it was any other day in dry colorado and one of my tires exploded luckily by my place of residence due to wear, specifically chords on the inside of the tires due to crazy camber. This isnt the problem as I have already replaced all four tires and re aligned the vehicle so its driving...
  20. B5 Garage
    Two nights ago my g/f's Passat started overheating and I told her to pull over right way. When I got there and popped the hood "chocolate milk" had sprayed out the back of the cylinder head and it was still hissing. Rewind two days and she had a coolant light come on. When I checked it seemed...
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