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  1. Wheel corrosion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows the best way to remove and repair wheel corrosion on a machined lip. I've had these wheels for about 4 years and due to the salty winters, they've started to show spidering corosion on the lip. I know it's not a simple cleaning job and I wonder if it's...
  2. Battery corrosion with pictures.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    FIXED: Battery corrosion with pictures. Hey PW. I got a new battery in December time because my old one went out. I installed my new one and I have kept regular checks on it. But lately I've been noticing it to corrode the underneath where it sits. I sprayed some anti corrosion but it still...
  3. Too much corrosion on crankshaft pulley?

    B5 Garage
    Just did a timing belt job ('02 1.8t AWM) and noticed that my crankshaft pulley has quite a bit of corrosion. I'm not experiencing any problems yet, but I'm just wondering if anyone has a bench mark for determining when the pulley may be out of balance (because of the corrosion/rust). thanks...
  4. Clicking CCM, not starting, new fuses, No water or corrosion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat wagen v6 5-spd, no mods, factory stereo. Okay. Years ago, sparked something in the cigarette lighter, causing the dome light to flash and a clicking noise from under the floor somewhere. No mechanic ever could figure out why it blinked. No other problems otherwise. Fast...
  5. Corrosion warranty

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 Passat Wagon with the factory installed roof rails. I was waxing it the other day and noticed that the paint on the roof around the base of four of the contact points is starting to bubble. It appears to be coming out from under the rack mounts. As of yet, no visible rust...
  6. DIY alloy wheel corrosion repair?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I wasn't sure if this belonged in the Wheel forum or here but I'm wondering if anyone here is practiced at reconditioning alloy wheels that could offer some advice? While these aren't VW wheels, I figured anything we talk about would apply to most any alloy wheel. In addition to the Passat, I...
  7. Battery Corrosion Stripping Paint

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I spent a couple hours yesterday cleaning some corrosion off my battery. The removable "shelf", battery bracket, and some small areas of the firewall facing the battery have had paint stripped away from the acid. The battery shelf was the worst. What can I do to prevent rusting? Are these areas...
  8. worm-track corrosion under clearcoat

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I searched but was surprised to find no one had run into this before. I have aluminum rims which are clearcoated and have a heavy worm-track-like corrosion UNDER the clearcoat, and I am planning to embark on the arduous process of cleaning them up. I have a fifth damaged wheel that I have been...
  9. Salt corrosion prevention? Recommendations?

    B5 Garage
    I'm relatively new to the cold. Just wondering if there is anything I can really do to prevent corrosion from road salt?
  10. Battery Cable Corrosion

    B5 Garage
    The starter ran a little slow at times so, I checked the battery. Negative terminal was badly corroded so, I replaced the terminal end and cleaned the cable and battery with baking soda. Now a month later the new terminal is corroded. What's up? Is the battery vent hose clogged, causing...
  11. NEWBIE !!! & Corrosion Question.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey there Guys... I am new to the group as we have just purchased a 2002 V6 4Motion Wagon... yeehaa, we can not believe how much we have been missing out on. It is very much stock standard from factory but was specced by the local dealer with alot of options as it was a showroom demonstrator for...
  12. Corrosion claim!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Remember a while back, I posted looking for people in a VIN range to check their driver's doors? Well, go check them again. Mine is being replaced at the grand old age of 7 years. Now, granted this repair will eventually be footed by my employer, and is very unusual, it is still completely...
  13. Corrosion under battery

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While changing the cabin air filter I noticed some corrosion from the battery on the painted surface under it. Has anyone else had problems with this? I'm glad I checked out this site. I saved some $ on the filter and who knows if the dealer would have spotted the problem with the battery or...
  14. Corrosion!

    New Member Introductions
    I was just wondering if anyone knew of any products for electronics that would clean up corrosion, i have quite a bit of it on some of the conections leading to the CCM and on the CCM itself and I wanted to know if there was any products that could help remove all the Corrosion
  15. corrosion on my wheels !!!! advice please

    hi i recently bought my passat used from a vw dealer in stoke on trent(2 weeks ago today) and i have just cleaned my wheels for the first time and noticed that they all have this worm type of corrosion on them ,one is qutie bad. now this is on a car just over 2 years old and done 23000miles ...
  16. How to clean battery corrosion?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently replaced my old battery and already there is a quite a visible amount of corrosion on the cable terminal connector. It's so bad that at times my car won't even start. What's the easiest way to clean the corrosion? Can I just open the hood and remove the battery cap and pour some coke...
  17. Corrosion? This bad?? In a 4 month old car???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, under the hood yesterday, checking for a path to run something through the firewall, and I popped open the battery cover to look around. Everything seemed good at first glance: But then I looked down the passenger's side of the battery: Holy S&*()!! :shock: Looks like the...