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  1. It's been 10 yrs, getting that itch...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for a new to me car. Looked up pricing on my '04 4Mo, 1.8T stick, sedan and oh man, kinda depressing. :P
  2. Replaced Secondary Air Injection Pump... still getting code!

    B5 Garage
    Yesterday I replaced the secondary air injection pump with a new (used) one. I worked too -- I could hear it running when I started the car. Yet this morning when I started the car up to go get it smogged, I got the EMISSIONS WORKSHOP warning again, and when I pulled the code with my VAG-COM...
  3. Recently removed cat - getting P1176 code for 02 sensor

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I had a clogged catalytic converter on my 2005 GLS wagon, so I removed it and put in a delete pipe. Now it drives alright, but I'm getting the P1176 code. I put in a bent spacer on the back 02 sensor, but the code came back after driving for an hour. I'm wondering now if I just need...
  4. getting started 2

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    second post
  5. getting started

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    getting the process done
  6. bought a used 2014 passat 2.5l, Not getting good MPG

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I just bought used 2014 vw passat 2.5l with 60k miles. So far I have been getting pretty bad fuel mileage, well at least in my opinion. I have been averaging about 24 mpg according to the MFD, most of my driving is on the hwy to get to school. for ex today i had a little over 1/4 of gas so I...
  7. Finally Getting Around to Doing This!

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    Hello. My name is Skip and I'm the 4th owner of a 1997 Passat GLX sedan that goes by the name of "Bernard". Unfortunately, he's been parked in front of my apt for most of the year due to engine overheating issues. After months of troubleshooting by process of elimination, I have found that...
  8. Grocery getter getting new heart

    The Showroom
    Most of you know the car in question but in case you dont its this thing... It started its life as Big Turbo using Garrett T3 turbocharged in my Blue sedan 4-5 years ago. It ran flawlessly and still does but it was time to step it up from here. As everyone says you get used to power and...
  9. Getting a b5 soon

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all I am hopefully getting a b5 wagon 1.8t manual. Had quite a few vw and I'm trading a mk2 for it
  10. getting the ol' A/C running

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok guys, its time to get the A/C working. it hasnt worked in 5 years that i know. ive got access to the tools needed and heres what i got so far. start the car, turn on A/C and fan full. (non climatronic) pressures in the low side around 90 auxiliary fan running compressor not running. how...
  11. Getting a B5 need some experts advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks just joined and I used the search feature here to get up to speed, I am adding a 02 GLX AWD V6 auto wagon to the fleet, my fist Passat but we have had several VW's and I have a TDI wagon now ( well unless VW gives me a great offer in a few weeks) this car will replace my daughters 01...
  12. Knocking sound at start up, getting worse, mechanics clueless.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - My poor girl (2003 1.8t Passat wagon - manual) has been making this noise for a while now (at least 3). Initially, it only occurred right when I started her up, and then only when I was accelerating between 1st and 3rd gear (and THEN only if I was accelerating kinda hard, almost enough...
  13. oil getting into coolant

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks. 1.8T 2003 Any ideas where to look for oil getting into the coolant? Typically the water pressure is higher than oil pressure in the system and the coolant will find it's way into the oil. In my case there is fresh oil (recently changed) being seen in the expansion bottle. Drained...
  14. i just changed my camshaft chain tensioner in my 02 passat car still getting po 118

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    i just changed my left camshaft and chain tensioner and most of 300 codes went off but the 118 and 341 code is still on and my check engine light is still flashing and still running slugish and i did change the camshaft sensor whats next im lost could it be the timing
  15. 2002 Passat V6 starter not getting power?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Place the key in the ignition turn it nothing. All dash lights look fine, I have power to the windows, headlights interior lights every seems fine but when I turn the key no sound from the starter. I pulled the cover under the steering column to gain access to the relays I can feel at least one...
  16. Dealership getting rid of service records

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know if this is a normal thing dealerships do?
  17. ASR keeps flashing for 300 miles drive and visor garage open no longer getting power.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Guys, 2002 1.8t passat FWD with monsoon radio system. 64k miles 1. Visor Garage Opener doesn't work after stereo (aftermarket with all the wires supplied by crutchfield) install. (The visor opener worked before the installation with and without the factory radio plugged in.) After I...
  18. Still 8-9 months from getting a car and changed my mind a dozen times already...

    Anything Auto
    It's taken me a few years to get back on my feet. Four years cancer free now and almost as long without my own car. Been sharing the hubby's Forte. It's been a great little car and with the previous 2008 Sonata making it 2 for 2 with Hyundai/Kia reliability, I'm thinking of one for myself. First...
  19. Getting some exhaust work done

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. So later later this week I'm going to get some exhaust work done. I currently have the TT exhaust with 2 borla mufflers. I'm going to get the center muffler removed and only run it with the rear borla muffler. Will doing this make my car sound ricey? I know their aluminized exhaust has...
  20. just getting started

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    first time on the site, was just wondering what else I have to do to get started? Thank You to anybody that can give me a hand.