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  1. B5 Garage
    My normally reliable '96 A4 has me a little concerned since last Friday. I know this is an Audi-forum topic, but the drive trains are basically identical to the Passat and there tends to be more activity at PassatWorld. Anyway, after a fill up (A clue? Don't know) and on the freeway, it began...
  2. B5 Garage
    My teen daughter left yesterday in her 1999 1.8L GLS (~158K miles,auto) on a 200 mile trip and stopped for gas half way...in very rural Georgia. After filling up the tank, the car acted exactly like Christian P's http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308303 problem...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First time today: Started my 2000 1.8T (ATW). Ran fine for a few seconds, then one cylinder cut out for about several seconds. I could tell it was only one due to the steady engine rhythm. Just after the CEL came on (blinking), the engine smoothed out, and the CEL disappeared shortly thereafter...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just spent all day Sunday doing my CV boots both were torn and Wow what a major PITA to replace. This is a 2000 V6 FWD wagon. The upper control arms were not wanting to leave their homes. It took about 2 hours of persuading to get them free. The write ups for the job were very helpful...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is a brief shudder and drop in rpm's normal when turning on the a/c? I own a 2001.5. I'm guessing it is, but this is my first Passat and want to make sure. It has 82k on it. I did some searching and couldn't find info on it. I'm pretty busy and didn't read the manual thoroughly a year and a half...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I received an Alpha Driver test drive in August. Here was the feedback I posted to VW: Personally, I think the front-end styling is a success. The issues I have with the exterior styling are the overhangs, and especially the rear overhang. Overall, the rear of this car announces itself too...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Emotion and Perfection Down to the Last Detail Technology: Body and chassis cross class boundaries Design: Greatest evolutionary jump since birth of the series Wolfsburg / Hamburg, 16. February 2005 - World Premiere. The new Passat is on its way. It is entirely new and looks different, but it...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, besides a 1981 MB 300TD, we have never really had a turbocharged engine in the home (besides, that was my parent's car and I was real young). Now that I have an '02 1.8T, I'm curious as to what I need to know about turbos. Also, I've read some places that when I finish driving, I should...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently drove from Lake Tahoe Nevada to Sacramento returning from a weekend of debauchery and fun...those of you who have been to Tahoe for the fourth know what I'm talking about. Those of you who have made the trek also then know about the miles of twisting highway through the mountainous...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife's 2001 1.8 T B5 has recently generated a wee bit o' blue smoke at the first start of the morning. It certaibly smells and looks like oil burning, and it lasts maybe 5 s, then ceases. Her car has about 40k mi on it. We don't see this every morning and it's only recently begun, exah...
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