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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi, just new to the forum. I just recently bought a 04 Passat 4-motion wagon with manual transmission. I lucked out on getting it, not many around. A few things I had to fix, but in great shape. The car had before this was an Audi 4000Q which I could no longer get parts for.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys I am new here and my first thread is about handrest install. Soo my Passat came from factory without handrest and couple days ago i saw a Passat on scrapyard that had handrest i asked people can i remove my actual console to install the console with handrest. They said yes, but then...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello. Elliot is here. Driving my 2012 passat for a year. This is my first and only car yet. I am very happy with my car! Glad to be part of the community
  4. WTB/WTT Section
    I did not like the look of the wood trim on the dash on my 2014 TDI SEL with the dark interior , so swapped it with the brushed aluminum.. So I am selling the dash pieces I took off. ( Piece to left of steering wheel with the dimmer control included, and the radio surround piece which goes all...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I have an 2003 Wagon 2.8 that I purchased last year with 71K. Car was owned by an older couple and well cared for. Right now it is in the shop and this is what lead me here. Not getting any compression or vary little. I am hoping it is the cam tensioner. Not sure yet, but from what I have...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. i have been reading these forums for awhile, and just purchased my 1st Passat. a 2003 GLX 2.8 wagon. i like it. a few things to go over. but great car. i have had a few Jettas and even a scirocco in the past. my other cars are 914's which is a blend of porsche and VW... :)
  7. New Member Introductions
    My name is brandon i have a 99 passat with the 1.8t has the k04 turbo and im look at front mount intercoolers i dont know the diff between a 800 dollar intercooler and a 200 dollar intercooler could use some help
  8. The Showroom
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I just recently purchased a '98 Passat. I needed a daily driver and I couldn't pass up the deal ($650) It needs a new turbo, and when I got it, the interior looked as though a person was living in it for he past 9 months, dirty doesn't even begin to describe it. Here are a couple...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all My wife and I just got a 01 passot wagon 1.8t about 3 weeks ago and right now in south fla it has been raining nonstop for 2 days. This moring she when to put the kids in there car seats and noticed tha there seats were very wet. I went out and looked and the roof liner was wet from...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    does any one know if its a clean swap the knee panel form b5.5 to b5 i would like to gain more storage room did any one do that thanks
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. I drove 1000 miles this weekend, and average about 80 Mph all the way, with the occasional 100 Mph when passing trucks etc. I notice that my engine is running a little louder now. I had a dealer 40K service done about 2000 miles ago. Is there any good oil additive that I can use in...
  13. New Member Introductions
    hello iam new to the form. i own a 94 passat glx working to get her all dolled up.:lol:
  14. The Showroom
    I put my winter wheels on....and they make the car look like poo. Atleast i think they do. Its just too much flat black, makes the car look cheap. but either way here r the pix. And a pic of my trunk setup that is liek 90% done. I just need to add a border around the top so u dont see the...
  15. Classified Archive
    As some of you may know, I recently had some work done with my stock intake and exhaust manifolds. I brought them to a local shop, a one man crew, called Form and Function Performance. He was used to doing jobs on SRT-4s and a few other types of cars. Mine was his first VW. I originally just...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good show with lots of amazing sports cars. VW is doing some interesting things with some sporty new models. As far as sedans go, I hadn't realized that the Passat is no longer offered in V6 with a manual transmission. Unfortunately for me that means I will not be buying another one. The...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have a copy or pdf of the TSB or whatever mandating that 1.8T Passat engines are now required to have synthetic oils? I want it for my records.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    For those interested, here is the dealer PDI form from my 07 gti. It applies to the B6 Passat too.
  19. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just cleaned my car and noticed this: passenger rear passenegr front (out of focus, sorry) I dont remember hitting any curbs, and my wife drives my B5 a bit and she sucks at me thinks maybe she caught a curb. Any way to touch these up?
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have several real small things to paint and need to get exact match paint, but need it in spray can form (along with clear coat). Can I get this from the dealer, do I need to get it off the internet where I just enter in my color code, what? I think several of you have done the same, so I'm...