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  1. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    hello VW experts , I have a 2012 VW CC with a DSG 7 speed dry clutch gearbox Does DSG7 dry clutch requires oil change at 60000 KM ? i did some search but i couldn't get a clear answer yet. if some one has the same car can he check if such service is mentioned in the maintenance schedule...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did my rear shocks last night (Blau Kit... went okay except the left shock was a bear to get seated in the lower mount point.) and decided to do a long-overdue brake flush. Because of that *bleep!*-ing strainer in the reservoir, I thought I had topped it off when I hadn't, and I emptied the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just did my front brakes for the first time after 12 years and 149k. Nothing of note other than the caliper pins were bone dry. You'd never be able to tell they had grease at all. Needless to say, I ran them in and out of the bushings a bunch to spread the new grease around. I think I...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am getting wet CCM issues (doors unlocking randomly, driver's door accent lights in window buttons blinking, dome light issues, lock/unlock button not working) but i pulled the carpet up and it was quite dry. I let it air out yesterday but i got the symptoms again this morning. I could not see...
  5. Parts For Sale
    SOLD, thanks again Brendan. It was nice meeting you :thumbup:
  6. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just got these tires yesterday to replace my Potenza RE960's and I'm breaking the tires loose on acceleration, especially when turning a corner, where the 960's didn't, or did much less. Is this the way they are? Does anyone else here have them? Once I remember getting new tires a long time...
  7. B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 1.8T Passat wagon with Tiptronic with 60K on it. For reasons too stupid to repeat, the car was driven about 12 miles with no ATF in it. Not surprisingly, it was slipping badly. My local non-VW mechanic says the transmission is "cooked" and needs to be replaced, but does not offer...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I decided to get rid of the squeaking of interior plastics this weekend, by taking things apart and using silicone dry-lube. I could swear the car drove off the lot new, a night and day difference when it comes to interior noise when going over bumps and even closing the doors. If you have not...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so yesterday, went looking for ipod in my car hit the keyfob and it unlocked my car, when i was done i shut the door hit keyfob to shut and nothing happen and now the car wont start niether does the windows go down, i was told to check ccm for water damage, and theres no sign of water damage...
  10. Wax On, Wax Off
    I was using a real chamois.... the thing finally fell apart. I went to K-Mart to buy a new, real chamois...... POS. The thing would not ever rinse well. It was cloudy water coming off the thing for at least two washes. A friend of mine suggested getting microfiber cloths to dry...... what do...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My "poly v belts" were found to be dry rotted after 4 years and 65k mi? Anyone else have this problem?
  12. B5 Garage
    Will take a pic of this tonight. Is there a quick fix for this? Starting to look pretty bad now. Down to the metal at the very top.
  13. B5 Garage
    Today I was driving home from work. I pulled into a store, and when I left the power steering was not working and the driver side was steeming just in front of the windshield.:banghead: I drove stopped and looked at it, but because of how low the damn thing is(and the belly pan) there was no...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    it's below zero outside - and you do not have access to either a garage, or an extension cord. Pulled my battery earlier - cleaned out the water drains, and hopefully that solves the water issue on the drivers side floor. Seem to be having CCM issues because of this. Now - need to get that...
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