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  1. pre pay care program

    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. Since you could care less

    New Member Introductions
    Yo, it's ya boi from Da South. Gotta 08 VW B6 VR6 Passat.
  3. 2003 Passat 1.8T 180XXX miles. What maintenance should i take care of?

    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. Car care recommendations for a 2008 V6 3.2cc 4Motion Passat

    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. 2004 VW Passat - Nitro Engine Care

    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. I want some gas and a lighter to take care of this car

    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. Tire Care Tip

    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. Blauparts: $30 Off BLAU Vw Shocks + Free Shipping + Free Car Care Package

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    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. Bought some Vmaxx coilovers, anything to go over or take care during install?

    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. Sludge and VW Customer Care

    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. Win a $5000 Canadian Tire gift card from 3M™ Car Care

    3M Car Care and Bondo want to help one lucky winner become the Garage King by helping to create your dream garage! You could win a $5,000 Canadian Tire gift card to transform your garage into the ultimate pit stop. There are also 10 prize packs of 3M™ Car Care and Bondo® products up for grabs...
  12. Thought I took care of the P0171, now ive got a P0411

    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. Does VWC Care About Its Customers

    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. FMIC installed: pics inside if you care to see

    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. 9/11 Responders Health Care shot down

    The Black Hole Something to be proud of :(
  16. Oil Sludge: should I care?...

    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...
  17. New Health care bill....honest discussion here.

    The Black Hole
    Okay....this is really NOT meant to be a Black Hole thread....I really need some input here, as I just don't get it. Got a couple things pulled out from the bill that I honestly don't understand. I don't grasp health care in general that well, so this is like programming my immobilizer 3 in...
  18. Battle with oil seep finally taken care of...

    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...
  19. Would you buy a 130K miles 2002 Passat, well taken care of, one owner?

    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...
  20. C-SPAN: Health care talks should be televised

    The Black Hole So... Barry O said he was going to put the Health Care debate on C-SPAN during the elections. He hasn't yet. That being said, is it now too late?