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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A nice black TDI Passat wagon is the only B5 VW I've seen so far when riding around in a taxi. Some very nice new VWs though, which I've never seen, including some delivery trucks!
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    G'day guys, I've been a member here for a while but not had to use it in anger, so I guess I've been lucky!:whistle: Have had my B6 3.2 V6 since new (2006) and it's starting to cause me some issues. About 6 months ago, got the dreaded CEL and MIL, car went into limp home mode. The garage I get...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I picked up my 1st vw about a year ago got a 99 b5wagon for 1200$ it's got 280k miles on it So far I've done the timing chain , oil pan , front and rear shocks . It's a commuter for me and at the moment I am thinking I need to rebuild/replace the turbo it has no power going up the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8t awm. while doing a timing belt change, i measured 8 mm between roller arm and tensioner rod then i turned the roller with the an 8mm in the roller extending the rod too far. I took the tensioner off the car and I'm trying to push the hydraulic arm back down to insert the locking pin...
  5. B5 Garage
    Original Question: Replacing the snub mount on my 2003 AWM Passat. Can't place car into half service position because of a stuck bolt on the lock carrier. Decided to raise the engine using a jack and a plank of wood. Can't get enough clearance to fit snub mount back in without raising the...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Because of this forum I have eliminated the bulb, the fuse, the ignition switch and the headlight switch as the reason why my passenger side lowbeam headlight doesn't work. I'm not sure if it's the wiring harness because the high beam does get power at the terminals where the bulb plugs in...
  7. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hello to the CC crowd. I have been coming to this site for over a year now. Most of it was for help getting a oil pressure problem solved on my 2001 Passat V-6, 4mo wagon. (We still own that car and it is running fantastic) I find this site to be one fantastic place. So I thought I'd let the...
  8. New Member Introductions
    1999 1.8t wagon on Mercedes wheels:)
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I've been watching craigslist looking for a wagon, and recently someone posted a 2001 Passat for $1000 in good shape except the transmission is in limp mode and the seller said it needs to be replaced. The catch is that it's 150 miles away (I live in a more rural area and there just aren't...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wasn't really planning on getting a Passat, but I saw a 'mechanic special' 2001.5 GLS 1.4t on craigslist and decided to go for it. I paid what the local salvage yard would pay, so I always have that backup plan. The car came with a hard downshifting problem, which I think was caused by oil...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've owned my B5 1998 Passat for a year and 9 months since 4/20/2012 and have made a lot of repairs.I and also used any chance I could get to upgrade parts. I planned on upgrading turbo, so I searched till I found a nice Passat for cheap that had a known turbo problem that I could use to talk...
  12. B5 Garage
    Greetings, I own a 2001 VW Passat V6 with approximately 180k miles on it. I've been having an electrical issue for about 4 months that has cost me a small fortune and I still haven't been able to resolve the issue. In August, I had a new radio installed in the vehicle by Best Buy, which is...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    MAF code and reading less than 1 g/s So, as per this thread: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/42-volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/358039-my-1-8t-oil-leak.html#post2973021 I just did the PCV valve and a gasket change in my 1.8T (2001 model, engine code AUG). Once I finished that job I had a MAF...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I bought my 2001 1.8t sedan about two weeks ago. everything seems to be running fine and now that I'm getting the chance to look it over I'm finding a few things that are giving me headaches. A few pics of the car 1st is the aftermarket HU which I have already posted about in the other...
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