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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After months of searching I finally found the 'one'. Trying multiple times with ECS and coming up empty handed I finally broke down and called the stealership. To my utter amazement, they had them in stock and were giving them away at only $50 :icon_eek: Early models with round brake reservoir...
  2. Parts For Sale
    Selling my old Neuspeed short shifter that I had on my 98 Passat. It's for the early year Passat or A4 with the push down reverse. This will eliminate the push down and make reverse like the newer style. I've been holding out hope of picking up a B5 A4 or another AEB wagon but doesn't look like...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've had my 2008 VR6 4MO Wagon for 4 months now and it recently has started to shift into 5-6 gear at 30-35mph. Then when there is light pressure on the accelerator it lugs the engine at around 1000-1500 rpms instead of downshifting. It basically feels like its in one gear too high for these...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Few starter pictures Changed out headlights Blacked out tail lights and side markers Badgeless grill 17" wheels arriving Wednesday Much more to go
  5. B5 Garage
    Hi, I've had a Canadian market 4motion early 2001 Passat for a few years. It's been a painful car to own at times, but I've finally gotten everything sorted out (except bad abs computer) and even put a set of KW V3 coilovers on it. Everything else it stock except the aftermarket front debaged...
  6. Parts For Sale
    Have a early beige (98-01) leather handbrake. $55 shipped in the continental US
  7. Parts For Sale
    End of the road for my 01 passat, son backed out of my drive and put a hole in the oil pan, replaced the oil pan and took it for a drive and the trans fluid sprayed out. Have no idea it its a line or the trans is gone, not fixing it, getting rid of it. Placing a feeler on here for parts to see...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    End of the road for my 01 passat, son backed out of my drive and put a hole in the oil pan, replaced the oil pan and took it for a drive and the trans fluid sprayed out. Have no idea it its a line or the trans is gone, not fixing it, getting rid of it. Placing a feeler on here for parts to see...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, My 99 aeb maf just started acting funky abd throwing a maf code. Cleaning did not change anything and runs 99% perfect unplugged. The yard had probably 10 1.8ts and all were the later style harness connector (rounded, early is rectangle with a metal lock pin). Now, i could buy one for...
  10. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I'm new to the place, and new to Volkswagens in general. I had been driving Subaru's for most of my life. Though there is a ton of info here I'm wondering if the early model forums are still populated? I am planing a few large jobs to get the Passat I bought at a level I am happy with; but am...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Approx. 3 days ago my wife had borrowed my car. On her way home from work she heard a chime from the dash, and a light popped up that looked like an overheat condition. I have owned many General Motors, and Mopar cars in my lifetime, and worked on everything imaginable, however not much...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Approx. 3 days ago my wife had borrowed my car. On her way home from work she heard a chime from the dash, and a light popped up that looked like an overheat condition. I have owned many General Motors, and Mopar cars in my lifetime, and worked on everything imaginable, however not much...
  13. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I acquired a '96 Passat TDI almost two weeks ago. There are a few niggling issues I hope someone can give me a pointer in the right direction for resolving them. I have tried searching for resolutions for these issues. When it comes to things mechanical, I have ten thumbs. 1) The owner's...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Mostly a great car, save a TSB on the front suspension bearings and a heater core replacement.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I came across this with a friend's car. The symptom was that they couldn't fill up the car as the gas pump keeps clicking off. After several attempts to fix this mostly involving fuel and evap system diagnosis, he was ready to give up. Running output tests on the instrument cluster showed that...
  16. Vendor Marketplace
    The time of year when we give back to you is right around the corner. Click HERE to order or for more information. Worried about that really bad storm? The mother of all blizzards where your all seasons tires don't get it done, and there are more cars in the ditch than on the road? Rest...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I know I have the early VIN switch, but if I were to order a late VIN panel and switch, would it still work? I seem to only be able to find my color in the late VIN, and I'd hate for it to end up being a waste of money if it doesn't work. Thanks in advance.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone knows if you can get the front brake pad sensor wire harness separately. VW is telling me that it is part of the ABS sensor wire harness. I believe that to be true for later 2001s, but when I google the early ABS sensor harness they DO NOT appear to have the front...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Long story short: Tree branch kills drivers side turn signal mirror. Turn signal mirror acquired from 06 mkv Jetta. I've done a quick search and seen that the swap has been done on b5s not sure about late turn signal equipped b5.5s. Anyone have any input into what needs to be done and how the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just posted this in another thread but just in case some people might have missed it. 034motorsports.com have came out with a kit that completely replaces the old leaky PCV system; from the o-ring all the way to the Pressure regulating valve, which I ordered from ECStuning.com because it was a...
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