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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read in the forum about the oil cooler seal/gasket/o-ring failing during cold weather. My 2000 Passat V6 leaked last winter when it was really cold in Minnesota but then it warmed up and the engine didn't leak again until this winter when it got very cold again. I'm planning to replace the...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I bought a brand new battery 2 months ago and still has 100% health on it. My battery's charge is only at 63%. Here is the problem, After not starting the car for periods of longer than 12 straight hours, my car has immense trouble starting especially if the weather is -20 degrees...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I own a Passat 2000 1.8 T GLS and yesterday (very cold day in Western MA) got a warning message to STOP the car: temp gauge was almost to the red zone, coolant light was flashing! At the time I drove the car it was 16F outside. My garage was 48 degrees, and never had freezing issues, always...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i hav a 2000 1.8 t with a annoying problem of cold starting whenever the temp goes down below 60 degres the car wont start unless i pop the clutch.. i went here and there i even changed the temp sensor nothing is working and no one can figure it out.. if any one can help me out here i heard...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the other day I install a new to me ABS module in my W8, do some other running around and on my way home I notice there is no heat and my windows are fogging up. Now yesterday I check all the fuses for Climatronic and they're but on one longer trip with my wife ( about 30 min or so) the heat...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have an 03 passat 1.8 turbo. lately it has been idling poorly, but the engine will run better at speed. it's lacking a little power, so i assume this is most likely a vacuum leak. i have spent considerable time trying to locate the leak and have been unable to do so. this problem started...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, so this is the second time trying to solve the problem with my passat. I have problems with the car starting in cold weather and if i give it gas when i first start it it'll shut off after a struggle to stay alive. The only way to drive the car is to let it warm up for about 6 minutes till...
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