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  1. B5 Garage
    I looked and searched but couldn't find the answers to the following questions: (1) Will B6 wheels fit a B5? :confused: I have a set of Monte Carlos from a 2008? Passat I'd like to put on a 2001 wagon with 15s. The Montys are 17x7.5" with 225/45R17s on them. Or maybe they are 235s? I will try...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting a clunking sound from my Passat when: 1) I make a hard turn 2) go over a bump with just my left wheel 3) Come to a hard stop I thought it might be the control arm, because I had to have one replaced a while ago. I took it to a mechanic to get it diagnosed, but the only thing he...
  3. The Showroom
    I ended up selling my passat a few years ago to try and "expand my horizons" which included a ford escape (big mistake) and an is300. I won't even discuss the escape but the is was alright just didn't have the feel I was looking for. In the end of all this I picked up an 03 a4 avant.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1.8 t ATW. I tried and tried no luck. I gave up. Is this bolt absolutey essential??? I had it almost all the way in, but it definitely felt cross threaded so I backed it out. The bracket itself has a lot of bolts holding it down. Someone make me feel better.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read somewhere, that 50/50 mix of antifreeze and gear oil works fine for VW transmissions. Is that true? Just kidding!:lol: Which ATF beside VW can be used? thanks. Here is Castrol ATF specs, page 4 for VW Castrol Import Multi-vehicle (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was less than a quarter full and went to fill up but the pump stopped at around 8 gal / $32 which was less than I expected. pulled the pump again and it stops again. I figured that's about it and got in to leave. but the gauge said 3/4 full so I drove to another pump thinking the first pump...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Went into a local dealership last week in hopes of finding a '12, but they only had 2 used ones. After test driving a '12 my wife and I were informed of a '13 that happened to be sitting in back... apparently someone decided they didn't want it after ordering it... wife liked the color and the...
  8. B5 Garage
    I have 2005 VW passat 1.8t and I always thought it was a B5 or 5.5 but now i'm wondering if it's a B6. I looking for part numbers on the OEM VW Part Numbers (ETKA)! post (SAIP specifically) and the diagrams don't seem to match my configuration for B5 or B5.5...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, so I recently purchased a 2000 vw passat and the axles were bad so I had to replace them. On the left side of the car the spindle around the pinch bolt that secured the control arms was already cut and that bolt came out with no problem. But on the other side the bolt wouldn't come out so...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2008 passat fan going nuts I have a 2008 passat 2.0t and recently it overheated when stopped in traffic. I tried the a/c to see if the fan would come on and sometimes it did but sometimes it didn't. There are no codes showing up to indicate the problem. The car can heat up to over 200 and...
  11. Anything Auto
    Does that count as cheating? My head is still reeling from a blissful encounter and an equally enjoyable back door finale, but I am whacked. So I'll fill in the details tomorrow. It will be worth the wait. ;) Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone 4S
  12. New Member Introductions
    Check out my new 06 B6 Passat 2.0T FSI. Photo Album - Imgur
  13. Events & Gatherings
    THis is a POLL only thread and please only post a vote for the number you choose for our GTG starting point and day, here are the combinations: 1) Ceasars Bay Wednesday (will have other VWs there) 2) Ceasars Bay Thursday 3) Erskine Target Wednesday (can cruise over to Ceasars bay for meet) 4)...
  14. B6 Garage
    Hey I'm new to VW and this forum. I hope you guys can help me out. I have a 2006 2.0T with leather, large info screen on the dash but no steering wheel controls. I was hoping to see if I have more than just the MFD features in my car computer. The dealer guy said that mine is early 2006 so I...
  15. Mobile Electronics
    i just ordered keys to take out my factory radio. and im putting a aftermarket double din inside. will the keys work to take out the double din later? or will i have to dissasemble the dash somehow later
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