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  1. Valid concern, or STFU and drive?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I must make a confession. Although my 2001 B5.5 1.8t has never left me stranded, I have had to do some work due to the previous owners apparent lack of maintenance. I have brought the wagon mechanically up to date so I should be driving with peace of mind knowing that all is well...but I'm not...
  2. Possible oil leak? Concern?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While doing a weekly inspection underneath my 05 1.8t AWM Passat today I noticed some odd sludge around a unknown line on the drivers side. See photo. Is this an oil line? I didn't see any breaks in the line and the line seemed rigid with the one-time-use clamp. I've been checking my oil...
  3. going to buy a cc, one main concern

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    hello looking to buy 2009-2008 cc tdi , my concern is the doors opening in winter, live in scotland start work at 6 am leave at 5.30am, do the doors open when it is freezing cold? i know the windows have to drop down, anyone had problems with this? regards thedoc
  4. passat 1.8t timing belt concern

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I started working on my timing belt change today and the timing belt fell off before I marked the belt placement and put the engine in TDC. I planned to do so after removing the v-belts and loosening the crank pulley, but we forgot to do so before taking the pulley off. I remembered right after...
  5. Cause for concern?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi! Had something happen to me this morning that's bugging me. It all started when I turned off the ESP on my way home from work because of the icy and slushy roads. Got home and left the car in idle while I was scraping ice out from wife's car. Car was idling for about 20mins with ESP still...
  6. Oil Pressure Concern

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 01 Passat that has a 142000 miles on her. If you have read my post before you will know that I went to NY for the summer on work and left my car sitting for 2.5 months when I got back to NH I found my car wouldnt start, I ended up replacing the starter and the altanator to the sum of...
  7. Fluke or Cause for concern

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I had my oil cooler go out a couple of months ago. I replaced it and flushed for three days straight. Everything worked perfectly. This morning the Temperature was 17 below, probably 20+ below over night. The car started fine, a little drain on the battery which is to be expected. As...
  8. concern for new autobody paint in freezing weather?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just had my rear bumper repainted (actually fixed from the first botched attempt) just in time for the first inclement weather of the season. it snowed here in chicago the day i took it in to the shop and hasn't stopped since. now that i have the car back it has to sit outside in a parking...
  9. 500 miles left on extended warranty - Transmission/Valve body concern opinions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ever since I bought my 2001.5 Passat GLX in late 2007 I have had a serious concern with the automatic transmission operation. I will describe the situation and associated symptoms to the best of my abilities below: Engine movements 1. When the car is first started and in "warm-up" mode (RPMs...
  10. timing belt concern

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, I bought a 2003 V6 passat and the check engine light is on, I read the code and its P0346. I also noticed the timing belt isnt as tight compared to the 1.8t. Now I'm not sure if the V6 timing belt has more play since its longer or if it might be caused by something else. any insights...
  11. Several Items of concern

    New Member Introductions
    First, I am new and think this is a great site. I have a 04 Passat 60k on it. Take a look below, I would really appreciate your insight on some of these. 1. Coolant is below the min marker. Talked to the dealer and he wants to flush it all. He claims its contaminated, but for me it still...
  12. Stalling Concern any Ideas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    problem Im having is this. After I start the car it runs fine but at some point it just stalls. No warning no hesitation, Nothing just notice idle drop than stalls. Starts right back up but sometimes stalls again. Does it mostly when cold. Pull up to a light stalls. Once it stalled while...
  13. Bit of a concern...

    Ikariam
    In researching the islands around me, I've come to find out the following... 1. TAG - They have a STRONG presence in the cluster of islands just to the West of me. 2. SNSD - They have a STRONG presence in the cluster of islands just to the South of me. 3. CHAOS - They have a STRONG presence...
  14. Concern about SINGLE DIN

    Mobile Electronics
    i have a B5, and currently its a SINGLE DIN, i was wondering if its possible to install a DVD Player where the SINGLE DIN pocket is?
  15. should this concern me?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    it was 19 degrees out tonight. i turn on car, turn on lights, turn on heat. wait a sec, the climatronic isnt lit up. i check light switch, redo lights, still nothing. used flash light and saw heat is working. the display is there except for the outside temp is --C. celcius? weird. i...
  16. Accidentally left my interior lights on, is this of major concern to my battery?

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2001.5 Passat 1.8T, purchased brand new in 2001 with 60,100 miles on it. I am not sure if I have ever had the battery replaced in the car's lifespan. Last evening, I accidentally left the interior lights on (the lights directly above the rear view mirror). When I got in my car this...
  17. TPMS concern

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I had the TPMS disabled with VAGCOM last spring when I mounted the Audi Alloys/Toyo T1Rs (no TPMS sensors in wheels) on my VE. No problem, no warning for over 10,000 miles. This morning during my commute a "tire pressure too low" warning appears on the MFD. If the system is indeed off, how...
  18. '98 GLS v6, TB replaced at 45k-cause for concern ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm now looking at a '98 GLS with all upgrades but power seats. Full maintenance records and always at dealer or VW Indy. Prior owner had TB done at 45k. No explanation for why it was done at 45k as it was prior owner and a few years ago. Current owner has had car for 2 years and has put on...
  19. 2 bad Control Arms - should I be concern about the rest?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic found the ball joints on two of my control arms are loose. These are the driver side lower control arms. But he said the other control arm ball joints and bushings are fine and there is no reason why they wouldn't last me awhile. The car already has 93K on it and I'm concern about...
  20. Gas Mileage Concern on 2002 GLX V6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had my GLX V6 2002 for about 2 weeks, now. It has approximately 25,800 miles on it and I've done a highway trip from Maryland - Boston, MA. When traveling on the highway, I was getting approximately 300 - 320 mi/tank - not ideal at all. In Boston (90% city driving) I recently refueld...
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