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  1. Clutch takeup or feel can change during the same drive

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 Passat GLX V6 5spd. One thing I have noticed lately is that the engagement point of the clutch can vary, sometimes during the same drive. Normally, the clutch starts engaging 1.5-2 inches from the floor. But occasionally I notice it engaging much faster - like within .75-1 inch...
  2. Interior Door Handle Feel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 B5 GLS, 96K miles. Instead of smooth and easy operation (as on the other three doors), the driver's door interior door handle has become rough, and requires a bit more "pull" to operate. I wouldn't say it feels gritty, but it isn't as smooth as it used to be. I presume something in the...
  3. B4 ( 1994-1996 ) Handling and Steering feel... ?

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Test drove an B4 yesterday and the car was in excellent/mint condition so I'm interested to buy this car. BUT... one thing that hit me was that the steering was extremely light and vague so the car handling was very BAD and nervous on the road. :thumbdown The steering felt unresponsive and...
  4. Brake pad recommendation for improved feel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've never liked the poor brake feel on our Passat. We'll be replacing pads & probably rotors, and wondering what the favored pads are for street performance. I'm looking for better feel & sense of stopping power (sensation that you have to push very hard on the pedal) I don't care about dust...
  5. V6 Stock Clutch and Pedal Feel

    B5 Garage
    Caveat: I'm newly registered here but I'm a long-time lurker of the forums and I think I've read just about every clutch thread there is. I think my question(s) are unique but apologies if I've missed anything obvious. I've got an 01 Passat B5 with a V6 30v that I've owned since it was new...
  6. Outer tie rods replaced, feel uneven wobble, seems slightly pulling right

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys. I had my tie rods replaced back in June. I don't drive the car very often, so I've put very little freeway miles on it since then. Yesterday, I was on the freeway and it felt like the wheel(s) was/were riding uneven - there seemed like a wobble at higher speeds (>50), and it was...
  7. How to not flush your cooler. Help me please! And feel free laugh =D

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok I did it. Its Sunday and its raining in Sweden and I think I need to do a small brain scan soon :angel: ..... See the picture! I took the garden hose and put it straight in the engine! Don't ask me how I can be this stupid but WHAT shall I do now?? I'm totally lost.... I drained the...
  8. I feel like I have searched to all end of the interwebs...

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    If I have missed something so blatantly obvious than please feel free to flame away. My passat wagon is on some 19" HRE's and kW V2's. With the 19's I have plenty of clearance to go lower. Problem is the rear is as flush as it gets and I cant go any lower without somehow adding a little negative...
  9. B6 Passenger Seat Lumbar Support - Should Feel Like What?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Friends, Help me with some advice. I purchased my 2009 Passat 2 years ago as a CPO vehicle. For the entire time that I have owned the vehicle the front passenger seat manual lumbar control knob does not seem to do much when rotated. You can feel only the slightest difference in your back...
  10. Need opinions for headlights, feel free to share pictures!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright guys so I want some either angel eye or halo headlights for my B5.5 and going to convert them to HID. So feel free to say what you guys prefer for headlights or show some pictures! And yes I have researched alot i just figured coming to you guys would help me the most. Thanks guys :salute:
  11. Can't figure this one out: rough feel (trans, or engine?) between 40-50mph

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Have a 2008 Passat 2.0T with 76k. From a cold start (morning), starts fine and drives ok, but when i got to about 45-55 cruising speed it was really rough. Cant really tell if its transmission or engine. When the car warms up 10-15 min, it rides smooth. Had a few different check engine...
  12. New Recession? How do you feel?

    The Black Hole
    Are we already in a new recession? What say you? What are you seeing?
  13. i can feel a little pulsing/hesitation and shifts a teeny bit hard 4-3

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 b5 1.8t Upon acceleration, i feel a tiny shake / flutter / hesiation/ pulsing in the seat, pedal etc. All the time, if i settle into a sweet spot it mostly goes away, happens at all speeds. Also seems to be downshifting a little hard, no bangs or clunks but a tiny tiny hard downshift, kinda...
  14. Something clutch doesn't feel right

    B5 Garage
    So after my ignition problems I've been noticing a problem with the clutch. It has about 30,000 miles on it to date. When I start from a stop the bite point feels very high and if I'm trying to get going decently quickly I can have my foot completely off the pedal before it has fully bitten and...
  15. anyone missfiring when running or feel roughly bumping?

    New Member Introductions
    My 1998 b5 aeb got really weird recently, I could feel rough bumping and shocking when idle or driving then misfired or just keep this crazy bumping. I stopped and start again without any problem. but this happened again every 3-400 kms. any idea?
  16. When i accelerate, some times i feel a hard kick.

    New Member Introductions
    I have a b6 passat 2.0t when im going 40 or so and if i accelerate (punch it) some time i feel a hard kick and the car cont. running fine. it doesnt do it every time i only own the car for a 1yr . 75k miles What can this be? Thanks in advance
  17. How's everyone feel about G-Oil 5w-30?

    B5 Garage
    G-oil high viscosity at 150C - Bob Is The Oil Guy Green Earth Technologies Yep that's right, BEEF TALLOW! I'm not one to go too crazy on save-the-earth gimmicks, but I have run biodiesel in my TDIs because it's better for the environment and better for the car. This G-oil seems promising...
  18. Advise - dead on centre steering feel w/toyota

    Anything Auto
    Yesterday, we got our first winter storm and I got a call from the wife that the steering felt really weird when transitioning from the icy packed sections to bare pavement. When I got home, I drove it and found a serious dead band of steering on ice, but lots of stopping/starting traction...
  19. steering feel reall loose and car shakes in drive at stop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for some reason my steering wheel feel really loose. idk what it can be. also my tranny was just replaced and all my mounts were changed. both engine mounts, snub and tranny mounts. what can it be?
  20. Will my car feel violated here?

    New Member Introductions
    I wonder if my car will feel violated because I will share all of its health issues with the world. Will it feel betrayed, or will it understand I am trying to prolong its life, despite all of its attempts to get a new family?