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  1. B5 Garage
    So, I recently bought a beautiful 2003 GLX V6 Wagon FWD. It's in pretty amazing condition and has been fantastic to me. Unfortunately it had a slow coolant leak. After some reading here I found that it was possibly the CTS and went to buy one. I didn't realize I should have bought a new CTS...
  2. New Member Introductions
    So, I recently bought a beautiful 2003 GLX V6 Wagon FWD. It's in pretty amazing condition and has been fantastic to me. Unfortunately it had a slow coolant leak. After some reading here I found that it was possibly the CTS and went to buy one. I didn't realize I should have bought a new CTS...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking to buy a timing belt tensioner damper for my 2000 1.8T and I can only find NTN ones. there's got to be others. the back story: my damper failed shortly after I replaced it. it was from blauparts. some reported that the replacement NTN also failed. what brand did you use and where...
  4. B5 Garage
    I got a major issue with my 1999 VW Passat 1.8L and after spending a lot of money with no results, I come here. The problem started when I noticed I had a leaking reservoir. I bought numerous bottle of G-12 before getting it fixed. Then, I just added water to the container and left it in there...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am a newbie from UK, recently got a few problems with my passat and hope you all can kindly give me some suggestions... So I have been owning a 06 B6 2.0 TDI DSG passat since October last year, it is a used car which has done 80k miles. It is a good car, comfortable with good...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wife complained of the 2002 passat 1.8T making some bad noise for the last few days. I finally looked at it and realized that the pulley for the timing belt was or has come apart. The car has sit for the last week until I had time to start on it this afternoon. Looking dead center of the pic...
  7. B5 Garage
    Well just got home a ride from a friend, I made a left turn and avoided 2 potholes in a ripped up road zone here like all over the f-ing place here in new york. Staten Island.. and was silly enough to go over a manhole cover when it was between my 2 tires and I heard a horrible scrape started to...
  8. B5 Garage
    I think i'm going to vomit, me and me dad havent cursed and yelled at one another like this in so LONG or ever. The said "running good motor,80K" from Abso German was a bust for a 1,500$ . After 1 month of putting it in and peicing it together, spending 400 $ from the stealership for new engine...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    well i was putting yesterday a new blow off valve and i was trying to make sure that i did a good job so i put the car on (P) and then i asked my wife to press the gas while i was trying to spot a leak in the BOV well it was good until she pressed so hard and all the way that when she put the...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yeah. Read my most recent post in the "Samco Hoses are here" thread. Grab a tissue first. Another let down for B5.5 owners. -SM
  11. New Member Introductions
    How do you screw up an oil and filter change. Not really sure but my local dealer managed to do it. Long story short, I brought my 2004 1.8T in for a 6 month oil and filter change with 3K on the odometer. I was told by the dealer that no appointment was necessary, just drive in and wait. And...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i read the "worse mod youve ever done" and a lot of you messed up your tails....but is the damage just done or can they be fixed with some serious sanding or something ,anything....they were fine untill i tried to clearcoat them and thats where it all went blah
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, as some of you may have known, I was flying to Ottawa today to pick up my first 1999 Black Magic Passat 1.8T. Wow! What a car!! I absolutely LOVE the way it drives! Anyways, as of about 12 hours ago, I am now the proud owner of a B5! 8) Well, I made the 5-hour drive to my brother...
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