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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My 2015 is already hitting 50k miles and needs some new pads. So I called two shops today and both of them told me they had to change the rotors out when the brake pads are changed. Something about not being able to turn them and something else about a wire. Both shops quoted me around 350.00...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2004 1.8T now has 239,539 miles on it. It was purchased back in 2005 with 9,500 miles on it. At 40,000 miles the OEM water pump was leaking and fixed under warranty. Since then, the timing belt service has been done three times at 60,000-70,000 mile intervals with the ECS timing belt kit and...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok... I am working on a 2002 Passat, 1.8T. Car runs fine. Good boost. No major drive-ability issues except for 1. On the first start, (and only the first start), the engine will start but stumbles and wants to die. Idle fluctuates and accelerator pedal is non responsive. Once the car starts...
  4. New Member Introductions
    My name is Alex Rodriguez I picked up a 2000 Volkwagen Passat GLS Turbo. I got it super cheap in hopes of building it into a chump car later down the road. Unfortunately that was a vision and not set in stone. So now i am researching again to try troubleshoot the car and get her up and...
  5. New Member Introductions
    need advice on Passat tdi hesitation at 2000 revs :
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As stated . Oil is clean . Reservoir is clean ( and usually empty ) . No codes , no lights , runs good . Slight ruff idle but the dip stick is loose . I pray it's not the head gasket .. The cam belt needs changing but if I have to pull the head and replace it ??? I'm not sure if it's worth it ...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a puzzler as the old car talk guys would say...2002 Passat Wagon 2.8L Auto. Starts in every gear...replaced neutral safety switch (wow what a job this was) and TCU (mucho easy and mucho dolleros) and still starts in every gear. Can anyone or everyone please help put me out of my...
  8. New Member Introductions
    hi every one, as you can see im new to the site. and new to the vw scene, and im very impressed, untill this morning. i got in the car and the passenger footwell has a big puddle in it. so took the battery out to make sure the drainage holes was clear, yes there were clear and very dry,but if i...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I was driving around today enjoying my exhaust drone and my thoughts began to ponder about my emissions when suddenly I realized that after like a year when I had changed my vacuum lines to silicone ones. I remembered that one line that runs behind the intake manifold which was torn...
  10. New Member Introductions
    New to this site. Don't know very much about this car I bought for my son. 1999 VW Passat. Engine is getting very hot and oil light keeps coming on. Not leaking oil and level seems to be fine. Any help with this would be great.
  11. New Member Introductions
    Okay guys time for my second post / question. My '03 1.8t is having issues starting. It runs, and Idles just fine with the exception of one sound when it shifts from first to second (It sounds a lot like a AC clutch / pulley squealing, but it's VERY short, maybe a second or two.). My guess to...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have this symptom - Every morning I go out and start the car and head to work my car holds the 1st to 2nd shift to like 3,000 RPM's before shifting into 2nd? It's annoying more than anything. The car's been doing this for 3+ years now. I am accustomed to this now and usually...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am new to Passat's so I am hearing some key things after digging through various threads. Hoping some of you could post your top 10 things that HAVE to be done or you will be sorry! I'll start with what I have learned and maybe you can clarify some of this. 1. Use synthetic oil. seafoam is...
  14. New Member Introductions
    My brake, ASR, check engine, and ABS light are all on all the time. Also the display say STOP, Brake Fault, Service Manual and beeps 3 times. I still drive the car all the time, 40mi a day, but i have no abs,(I tried slamming them on the highway, they locked up) I have been reading some of the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I use full synthetic in my 2002 Passat GLX V6 and I just got it changed today and they want me to come back in 3k. I know it's probably obviously not that short of a time I need to get it changed but how often should I get it changed? Thanks
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1999 Passat 2.8L takes 15-20 cranks to get started every morning. After it does start, it runs rough for a few minutes then it's fine. Once it is started and turned back off, it will start up fine the rest of the day until the morning. However, if it is really cold it won't last overnight, it...
  17. B5 Garage
    I did find several hoses that were suspect (very soft and mushy). Ive replaced every hose I could find on this car. I was reading that a faulty MAF could cause the same code. Right after I bought the car I got a code for MAF. So instead of spending $100 on one from the local parts store I found...
  18. B5 Garage
    Hello, B5, 1.8t After I top it off with G12 to the MAX level sign, it takes about a month to drop about half an inch. Is it normal or is there a leak? Best, Alex
  19. New Member Introductions
    hi guys i guess its time i finally introduce my self & my car ....... im mike from the uk been a member for the past 6 month i own a vw passat tdi heres a picture of how she looks today mods so far are .... remapp sport shocks apex 40mm springs fk de-badged front grill de-badged rear end...
  20. B5 Garage
    since i bought the car in the rear of the engine bay on the fire wall or on rear sides i see white smoke every morning after 5 mins of driving. I looked and saw a bunch of caked on oil around the valve cover gaskets and some residue leaking onto the exhaust manifold. figured that was the issue...
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