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  1. Just bought my first car, v6 4motion 2003. its doing 8.4mpg and coolant overflows

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just bought it as my first car, just had it 2 weeks and its been a nightmare so far. i got it off of facebook for 2k, my brother checked it and it was fine when he drove it. then later that afternoon the coolant started to overflow and it leaked out of the hole in the reservoir. All of it...
  2. RockAuto: Bought Timken, Received F.A.G.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Fellow DIY'ers, I ordered a Timken rear wheel bearing from Rock Auto and was shocked to see a F.A.G. wheel bearing in the Timken box. Does this sound right? Rock is saying that they have no control over what parts Timken puts in their box. I also noticed that it did not spin freely like the...
  3. Just bought a, new to me, 2008 Passat

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought a 2008 Passat with the 3.6 V6, 4motion. It replaced a 1998 Volvo V70 T5. I wanted another wagon, not an SUV. I have always done all my own wrenching and I need a resource like this site to learn about this car, I'll be lurking until I find my feet and am able to contribute. Dave
  4. Stupid me, bought the wrong tire size, would they still fit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I made a mistake yesterday and bought 4 225-55-17 tires to replace the ones I have on my B5. I do realize I should have bought 225-45 instead but I screwed it up. Should I still try to mount them and try them on the car or is it a waste of time or even dangerous? My car currently has 3...
  5. Opinion on newly bought 2013 Passat 2.5L

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    Hello all! VW virgin here and I need an opinion from long time users. Just got a 2013 Passat 2.5L S about a month ago. Got it used with about 10,000 miles on it and last week the throttle body died on my way to work and left me high and dry. I had it towed to the dealer who fixed it for free...
  6. Noob just bought a 1998 B5 Wagon for $1800

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    Hello forum :P I just bought a 1998 B5 ATW Wagon for a song but I have some work ahead. 5 speed manual, all original with 140K miles. Very clean car on the outside. Only thing I know is that it has been a Jiffy Lube car all its life and had a new clutch installed at 120K. It had not been...
  7. Just bought 3.6 4 motion

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    Great forum, looking for help my cigarette lighter is out all fuses look ok, and my right side parking light won't go on either replaced bulb but nothing. This is my second 3.6 wagon and just love it I am 3rd owner 92k miles looking to keep It for awhile. Had Haldex serviced, tranny serviced...
  8. Hey, I bought a Passat

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    I just bought a 2005 Passat GLX.
  9. After many many cars I bought my first VW. 2000 Passat GLS wagon 1.8t manual with 40k

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    I will have many many questions to come so dont flame to hard
  10. bought a used 2014 passat 2.5l, Not getting good MPG

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I just bought used 2014 vw passat 2.5l with 60k miles. So far I have been getting pretty bad fuel mileage, well at least in my opinion. I have been averaging about 24 mpg according to the MFD, most of my driving is on the hwy to get to school. for ex today i had a little over 1/4 of gas so I...
  11. Need a new throttle body - already bought the wrong part

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi everyone - first post here. I'm hoping to get another 6 months or so out of my 58 plate 2.0 litre diesel Passat highline. The car needs a new throttle body. I am trying to source it as cheap as possible as the car only has a while left. However I can't find the part - I've already bought...
  12. Bought my first VW.

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    Purchased a 2004 Passat Wagon v6 2.8l FWDautomatic with 200k miles yesterday for $500, towed it home today. I believe it is the GLS package as it has leather interior, heated seats, climate control but I am not sure. Exterior is in great condition, Interior is in good condition with the...
  13. Bought a 4th Passat.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had this towed over, a 2001.5 V6 5sp manual Passat GLX with only 57K on it. Needs a water pump, tires (dry rot), maybe a battery and the RR sunroof drain repaired. It's been sitting for the past year while the owner decided if he wanted to repair the car or sell it. Jump started and it ran...
  14. Question about city light replacement bulb I bought

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    I read somewhere that I was going to be able to use these bulbs as city lights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00WVLNJ54/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I'm pretty sure there's no way to fit those in that tiny hole. Am I wrong? If so, is there anywhere else I can put these? I don't feel like...
  15. First passat I bought

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    Hello, I am new to this forum to find some answers for my passat b5.5. I am german and moved to the us because of my job. Obviously I had to get a german car here in the U.S. Unfortunately it brought bunch of problems with itself. :wrench::wrench:
  16. just bought 01 wagon

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    liking it so far. has some hiccups but thats why im here :)
  17. Hi im Portuguy .Just bought a 2001 and got a few little things to sort out .

    New Member Introductions
    Hi from Portugal Ive just bought my first Passat 1.6 petrol Sportline 2001,after selling my Sharan 1.8 T .1998 . I shall need some clues to sort out a few problems with door locks and air con and a smell of oil inside . Theres time before the summer sun comes along .Second hand cars are...
  18. Why I bought a PRIUS

    Anything Auto
    18 vs 53 MPG. On the left you will see the city MPG of the Passat. On the right you will see the city MPG of the Prius. I am now a confirmed hyper-miler. Know anybody who needs a set of B5 Bentley manuals?
  19. Hi, Just Bought Passat Wagon

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    Hello, I am new to the forum. I just bought a 2008 Passat 2.0T, 6 speed manual. It's in decent shape, but needs minor body work, and maybe a few mechanical maintenance items. My experience with Volkswagens is limited to old Beetles and buses that I have worked on. :)
  20. Hi, Just Bought Passat Wagon

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am new to the forum. I just bought a 2008 Passat 2.0T, 6 speed manual. It's in decent shape, but needs minor body work, and maybe a few mechanical maintenance items.
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