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  1. Friend's Passat has issues

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I recently had a friend ask me about his 2006 2.0 Passat. He loaned the car out to his niece and brought it home on a flatbed. Apparently she said it gave a warning message to "stop driving" which she of course ignored, followed quickly by the car dying on the side of the road. I pulled the...
  2. Friend's 1.8T recurring on/off whine sound after WP, TB, Serp, Alternator work

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my friend has been back and forth with this mechanic (not a VW specialist) like five times, because the problem never seems completely fixed. I don't know much about it, and I'm totally unfamiliar with the 1.8T, other than it also has an accessory belt (unlike my V6). So after all this...
  3. Good Bye my friend

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I said good bye to my old V6 2000 GLX B5 Wagon two weeks ago. I had an exhaust leak and brought it in and found out there were a ton of issues, from suspension to breaks which added up to 3k. It was my first car and my (now departed) Grandparents helped me buy it. It's funny how an object can...
  4. Had to say goodbye to an old friend ..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I sold my 2002 Passat a few weeks ago. 465,000 miles and still going strong it was time for something different. I found a 2004 V6 4motion wagon with 120K on the clock. Original owners, full service receipts, a well kept car. As luck would have it a week after I bought it we had a snow storm...
  5. Friend wants new headlight bulbs for his 2002 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have recommendations? He wants "the brightest bulbs available". He had his lenses cleaned by walmart, who apparently does a good job for $30, but that didn't improve things much. I know very little about this area, but curious what you guys think. Is there an LED set he can...
  6. Said goodbye to an old friend the other day

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After about 16 years of driving pleasure, I finally bid farewell to my '99 Passat 1.8T (I bought it used in 2001). The car had about 205K miles on it and things were starting to go up on it left and right. In the past year I've replaced the downpipe, catalytic converter, turbo, engine mounts...
  7. Guess who's back...back again. AJ's back....tell a friend.

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Yep. Back on the forum....sold the '03 Passat to a great new owner and then needed to get a car. So....quick trip to the interwebs and I found this at the local CarMax:. 2010 CC Sport 2.0T 6MT in Shadow Blue Metallic. Wow, is this car nice! And yes...I got the extended warranty. :lol...
  8. 2002 1.8t auto. for a friend. Transmission trouble

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    She states that it will drive in reverse and hesitates and does not move forward. aprox 120000 on car. driver said she drove car 2-4 miles after start up came to a 4 way stop then car would not move. any ideas? Friend in a tight situation money wise. \ Thanks
  9. Trying to help a friend with his 99 Passat quite a few issues

    New Member Introductions
    Ok here we go, so first of all 2 codes came up on obd2 P0411 & P1476. Second... Upon driving it home it started overheating....pulled over let it cool a little before adding water to reservoir tank. When water is added it immediately leaks from lower front of motor. (Guessing from the water...
  10. Friend scrapped oil pan TWICE!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am all asleep enjoying my day off when all of the sudden this phone call wakes me up. "Dude I heard some noise after driving over a bump and I think my car is leaking something." First thing I say: " park on the next closest parking lot and shut the car off" I get there 30 minutes later and...
  11. Here to read, learn and help a friend

    New Member Introductions
    like what I see here on this forum. I don't have a Passat myself but a friend does and looking to help
  12. Friend switched from Drive to Reverse

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Passat world! My friend has a 2003 Passat 1.8t. I was in the the car with him when we were on our way to the mall and he was coasting in the neutral gear at about 25mph and he accidently switched to reverse instead of drive and pushed lightly on the gas pedal (I think he noticed the engine...
  13. Please Welcome my friend!

    New Member Introductions
    I would like to welcome my newbie friend Alan Jackson to Passat World.
  14. Goodbye Old Friend

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's been a good run with this car, but it's off at its new owner. :(
  15. Thank you for being a friend....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hope you just sang the Golden Girls song cause I did when I typed it! So, I just traded my B5.5 for a 2011 Honda CR-V. Thanks everyone for all the help the last couple if years. The Passat surely wouldn't have lasted this long without you... I managed to save a few things that I'll put into...
  16. Friend in Delaware Needs helps with MkIV GTI Airride Setup

    USA - East
    Hello all, I was just in DE over the weekend and I have a friend that had a bad airride install on his MkIV GTI. Specifically, one of the fronts is not holding pressures for more than a few minutes. He thinks it might be a bad compressor or maybe just a shady install with a leak in that part...
  17. So this friend found this.

    Anything Auto
  18. Green Bean photo shoot with a fellow PW friend...

    The Showroom
    disclosure: I've only had this passat a couple months and I know it needs a lot more work. If you want to see how it started check out my project thread in the club b5 section. IMG_7249 by randomquickness, on Flickr IMG_7250 by randomquickness, on Flickr IMG_7251 by randomquickness, on...
  19. cool article on a good friend's M series

    Anything Auto
    Humility is a virtue! l MFEST FULL FEATURE l - MFest Forums I know what he has been through and its cool to see where he is at today.
  20. Friend woes...

    Anything Auto
    What do you say to somebody who wants to repaint their 1988 735i with Krylon spraypaint? :icon_eek: