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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    anyone ever purchase those pre pay care program before? new 2018 models are now dropped 3/36k miles free schedule maintenance because now it is 6/72k mile warranty. now they try to sell me off 10k~30k / 40k~50k /70k~80k and so on~ those pre pay package. is this really worth it? I think all...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Yo, it's ya boi from Da South. Gotta 08 VW B6 VR6 Passat.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had the car for about 5 years. Only maintenance I remember doing was.... Brake pads + rotors, changed oil + filter twice a year. Planning on getting my timing belt + water pump replaced in the near future/long past due? I would really like to get this car to 250-300K miles guide me...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, My car has done 245,000 KMs. Oils were changed on schedule but, to my knowledge, the dealer has never done any transmission oil flushes over the past 9 years. I recall at 1 engine oil flush was done few years ago. Would you recommend it is about time to do an engine oil flush and a...
  5. New Member Introductions
    It's winter and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on taking care of the nitro engine in my Passat.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am not having fun with my first vw Bought it wrecked but it was sitting for a while Changed gas got it running smooth but wouldn't idle Came back two days later and the passengers floor was wet and we all know what that means ccm Took it apart and the whole computer was submerged in water...
  7. New Member Introductions
    One thing I noticed and learned a long time ago, if you keep your tires clean, black, and shining, it makes your whole car look clean even if it's not. A neat idea I got with a little inspirationfrom the wife. In the home cleaning section of most stores you can find this little palm brush that...
  8. Vendor Marketplace
    BLAU® Vw Shock and Strut Replacement Kits $30 Off + Free Shipping + Free Car Care Package Everything you need in 1 kit! Improve driving pleasure and upgrade your suspension. BLAU® shocks are specifically engineered and developed for your specific model. Advanced shock design results in...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently picked up some barely used Vmaxx coilovers with less than 5k on them. Should get them by wednesday of next week. Will install them that night. Is there anything special I need to do? Is there anything else that I should check out? Tips on installing them? car is an 04 v6 fwd
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a 2002 1.8T Passat(original owner). Bought in March 2002 and has 106K miles on it. Oil has been changed every 5K religiously and I have all the documentation. Recently got the STOP - Oil Pressure message on the dash. Mechanic told me that it was sludge. OK, so I called VW Customer...
  11. Canada
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  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Passat group, I have this headache called an 04 Passat 1.8T AWM. :thumbdown Nearing the 100k mile mark Ive been dealing with a set of problems. My car has been acting sluggish, idles normally at around 800rpms at a stop but really acts funny when i take my foot off the accelerator. It...
  13. Canada
    Hi everybody, This is my first time dealing with VWC customer care since purchasing my car . My experience has been extremely poor with neglect, inexperience and excuses. Has anybody else experienced a frustrating customer service experience. My next course of action is a letter to the...
  14. B5 Garage
    EnzoB5 and I installed this on thursday. didn't end up too bad. Can't seem to get it aligned quite right yet =( yes, its an ebay kit, and no, i feel no difference. lol questions for other fmic owners... I have K03, and I was wondering if you guys just used normal clamps or t-bolt clamps?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, as a new Passat owner and a new member here at PW (I'll hopefully get some pics of my car and an "introduction" thread up tonight!), I've read a little bit about Passats having a problem with oil sludge. But I've only read a little bit. About enough to know that Passats have a problem, and...
  16. B5 Garage
    I have finally found the cause of my oil seep originating at the oil filter assy. The engine had the dreaded "oil sludge" issue when I purchased it a few weeks ago, low oil pressure and tons of noise from the top of the engine. I dropped the pan and cleaned the pan and pick up. The engine runs...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, my first post here. I saw a 2002 Passat GLS for sale and I'm considering buying it. I would love to hear your opinions on it since it is the first car I'll own so I don't have much experience in buying used cars. I love Passats by the way. It is a 1.8 Turbo, stick shift and has 130K...
  18. Wax On, Wax Off
    Are a lot of cracked leather seats you see in cars more due to normal wear, or because many people don't treat the leather occasionally? That being said (asked), what's the best cleaner and conditioner for my leather seats in my newly-acquired '01? Thanks!
  19. Wax On, Wax Off
    i recently had the front and rear bumpers on my 04 silverstone gray passat GLS completely repainted? what should i be doing to care for the new paint? i'll assume no protective wax has yet been applied to the paint so i should do so as soon as the paint cures. how long should i wait before...
  20. Anything Auto
    A month ago, I let some "kid" drive SNKVNNM. It's ok, he's a race-car driver (Skip Barber Formula V series) and was going to start racing Porsche cup cars when the recession forced the team to skip the season. In any event, most people know the seats in this car are bolted down and very little...
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