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  1. Can't get this dang V6 to bleed...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Finished up doing the timing belt/thermostat/waterpump and a hand full of other maintenance items on this 2000 Passat 4motion I bought for $300. I flushed the heater core and did a full flush including the block, and now I'm trying to bleed the system but having big problems. I found some other...
  2. Love my car but Dang

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    I have 99 Passat!!! It's been great but wow I'm spent. I'm a single Mom and I hate going to the dealership or any shops. I feel they take advantage of me. I as charged almost 40 bucks to put oil in my car. I'm a girl, but I'm NOT stupid. I know how to check my oil, change tire, battery...
  3. Dang that Cupholder!

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    Ok this is extremely embarrasing. I can't get my cupholder to open. Any Ideas? See the thing is, I don't have 2001 Passat 1.8T Owners Manual. And It's taking trial and error to figure things out. So cut me some slack here :D
  4. well dang....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i am about to deploy and just did my wifes TB. when tensioning the setup i rolled the tensioner back until it let up the pressure on the plunger. i didnt put a 10mm spacer in there. is this a cause for concern?
  5. dang trunk thingy.. any one got one of these?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this thing broke.. It's the lil Electronic Doohicky that pulls my trunk latch release when i hit my key fob.. I think i need a new one.. cuz it just makes a crappy noise and does not work. Thanks This next pic is just funny.. my trunk filled with all the motorcycle parts i'm throwing away...
  6. Dang, Rearended (the car)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had to have the rear hatch replaced. Lost the "20V" and "Turbo" badges on my 2001.5 varient 1.8T. Where can I get replacements? Thanks.
  7. my dang shifter

    B5 Garage
    i have a 99 automatic passat, i want a new shifter but have no clue how to take the stock one off. ive tried twisting it and pulling it but nothing works. i cannot see any screws connecting it either. any tips
  8. God Dang Racoons

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK guys...........I just hit a freaking racoon on the highway :banghead: :banghead: ...and the bottom right lower that encases the fog light came off... theres nothing cracked, the light is fine, but it looks as if the lowers come in pieces, ,if only i could find where to get that one piece to...
  9. That dang 3rd brake light...PLEASE HELP CLUB B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So just over a month ago I had my 3rd brake light replaced, as it was working intermittently and sometimes only partially lit. Well, 40 days and a new light later, it has again become intermittent or completely out. Since it does appear that Shady VW in Mt. Pleasant changed the light, I'm...
  10. dang, coolant leak...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking for a loose wife for aidnlee and I discovered my coolant was below min. I looked at the hoses and found it's leaking at the water pump. Anyone know what size clamps those are down there ? 1.25" ? There goes my Sat. :(
  11. Dang A-Frame

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to put up a nice lookin boost gauge. But I have about 357 airbags in my stock B5.5. How would i go about disabling the left A-Frame airbag so i could out up my boost gauge? -Keith
  12. Dang! Sunroof is stuck open!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My sunroof made some weird noise and slowly opened yesterday and then it would not close. It is STUCK in the FULLY OPENED mode. Now the car cannot be secured (fortunatley I have a garage). I read all the posts regarding sunroofs, and found that there is a manual over-ride crank inside the...