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  1. Is my auto tranny gonna die?????!!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    hey guys i have a 06 2.0T Passat. car was driving mint and everything nice and all. then outta nowhere it started slagging, when the gears are changing up from 1st to 5th and when it is down shifting, the car shakes forward and jerks every time a gear changes. At times i would be pushing the...
  2. 2000 Passat Will start and then die, Crank, no Start

    B5 Garage
    Hey there everyone, i have used this site for reference forever and have finally decided to join and participate. So ESPN version i have an 2000 1.8t i believe the atw. So i was driving it all day yesterday and everything seemed to be just fine and working normally, one detail i believe i should...
  3. Do key FOB's just randomly die?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I've got an 05 Passat and one of our key FOB's just all of a sudden stopped working. We had just chalked it up to a dead battery so we just didn't use it for a long time. It still starts the car fine, it just doesn't work the locks with the buttons. So today I swapped the battery and...
  4. Die cast B5.5 Models.

    Anything Auto
    Been looking around on the web for a model/ kit for the B5.5, found an assembled one. Anyone know of sites to get ones you can build yourself? Seems like it'd be a fun little project. This site has assembled B5.5/ B5s sedans & variants, kinda cool. Welly Die Casting Factory Limited...
  5. 94 vr6 passat runs and seems to idle alright but will randomly die after driving

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    i have 94 vr6 passat that i have had very few problems with but have no history on it. a couple weeks ago it lost most of its power andthe cat started glowing red so i replaced the cat and that didn't fix it. i then found the coil pack was broken and replaced it with a used one and it ran great...
  6. Barney Must Die!

    New Member Introductions
    Once upon a time I had money but no time. Now it's the other way around. Thanks to this forum I was able to identify a leaking motor mount ("Barney Blood" on the floor of my garage) and repair it (the 13mm stubby is a must --- really!). Yesterday I discovered that my (now former) repair shop...
  7. Can a short on MAF cause car to die?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Maf Nightmare and Turbo Oil Leak I've had my B5 1.8T for around a year now, always battled with the oil leakage causing my Maf sensor to fail all the time. So I managed to still drive my car and fix it every so often, driveable.. Just recently about a month or so ago, the car started to die...
  8. OMG!!!!!!!!! im gonna die !!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    just went out in dark for first time, in my 2.0 TDI, are the dipped beam lights supposed to be so crap ???
  9. GM lets Saab die

    Anything Auto
    Well I guess it's official. No buyers. Wonder if they'll still make jets?
  10. The mystery vibration thread that won't die

    B5 Garage
    I'm sure the regulars here are sick of hearing from me by this point but I've got a new clue that may get to the bottom of this. To review: excessive vibration in gear, reverse or drive at a stop under braking. Bonus symptom: high frequency vibration around 60mph under acceleration. New...
  11. The roach that won't die... (35/50)

    Alright I've outdone myself this time.... I just created a fully functioning Attack Time Calculator made in EXCEL. You key in your transit time, it tells you when you have to leave to make the pillage right down to the exact day and date - no more difficult calculations. Thanasi, how can I...
  12. "STOP" (or die) Message

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So while driving to work today I received, MUCH to my surprise the STOP(or die) as I like to call it, message. It alerted me to something of oil pressure. But when I drove home from work I couldn't for the life of me get the message to come back on to read it fully. Anyone know what that message...
  13. Top Seven Best Cars To Die In

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  14. Is my Turbo starting to die?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For a couple weeks I've started to notice a chirp/ticking when the car is cold and I accelerate. The chirp seem to increase with the amount of acceleration. After a mile or so it goes away and I don't seem to lose any power. Idles fine and throttling in idle doesn't produce sound. Now at...
  15. New Piaa fog bulbs die randomly?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i installed new piaa ion h3 fogs. they are 55 watt and i know other members had success running these. i've swapped fog bulbs plenty of times and before i put the grills back on, i tested to make sure they were working... and they were. this morning, get up for work, raining real bad and...
  16. HELP!! Did my turbo die???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was cleaning our '99 Passat GLS 1.8t (110K miles). I started it up to drive into the garage and it started to run rough, then the check engine light came on. I opended the hood and could hear a clicking noise coming from what sounded like the turbo. Is it gone? I've been running the Neuspeed...
  17. Abdul Rahman should die

    The Black Hole Abdul Rahman is the Afghani Christian who could face the death penalty. In case you didn't know, Afghanistan is a country in Asia which we "liberated" a few years ago. They are now a free, democratic nation with their own...
  18. Should Tookie live or die?

    The Black Hole
    I don't buy Tookie's latest PR campaign by portraying himself as a "redeemed" former gang member by writing children's books against the gang mentality. Pity that his victims never got a chance to read it to their children. Did I mentioned he killed 4 more people while behind bars?
  19. Doctors helping sick kids die

    The Black Hole
    Doctors May Be Helping Sick Kids Die By CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 5, 4:00 PM ET CHICAGO - Researchers in the Netherlands, the first country to legalize euthanasia for terminally ill people, have found that doctors are helping hasten the deaths of sick children in a...
  20. Right To Die ...

    The Black Hole
    ... Just wondering if anyone else finds it ironic that it seems primarily to be Christians who are opposed to a person being able to choose to stop living. I say ironic, since Christians generally hold to the belief that God gave us free will. The choice to live or die seems to be a very basic...