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  1. HELP!! Love my car but about to give up on it

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, I have a 2008 Passat 2.0 Turbo. 173,000 miles approx. Automatic About a week ago, all of a sudden it wont shift outta first gear. A few times before that I noticed that couple times when i was driving it did a hard shift but didnt pay much attention to it because it only happened two maybe...
  2. Want to give feedback on B5.5 Wagon tail lights purchased from Latvia

    New Member Introductions
    I want to give feedback on B5.5 Wagon tail lights purchased from Latvia via eBay but cannot post in the proper forum. Hopefully this 2nd new thread in this section will allow me to do it.
  3. My 2000 GLS needed some love, so I'm gonna give it..

    New Member Introductions
    So about 3 weeks ago I came across a guy who was selling a 2000 Passat. After some talks and a lot of haggling I got the car for a 1k. IMO the car needs love and the problems it does have seem reasonably easy to take care of. I always wanted a car I could put some work into and this seems like a...
  4. If you give a Passat a cookie....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's going to want a new turbo. If you give it a new turbo, it's going to want a new intercooler. If you give it a new intercooler, it's going to want some programming. If you give it some programming, it's going to want new injectors(and fpr). If you give it new injectors, it's going to want...
  5. Debating if I should give up on my B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had my B5 for almost two years and it has been a great car. I've invested a lot of money and time into fixing it and making it a better car, but I have also had nagging issues with it that we just cannot seem to fix. In August I start Nursing school so I will need a dependable car and my...
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  7. Can anyone give me a diagram of B6 vacuum line? Thanks.

    New Member Introductions
    I have B6 2.0T. It gave an error code P0456: small EVAP leakage. I found two black hard tubing connecting toward one small black plastic device at right side engine are broken. Can anyone help identify them or they are associated with this problem? Thanks.
  8. Give me some ideas please

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi people The car in question is a Passat 2001 1.9 Tdi Automat Transsmision 135Hp. The problem is that it has a very bad fuel mileage. According to the users manual catalog it is supposed to have about 10.2 L per 100 Km Urban. I am currently having 15.5 L per 100 Km. I have just changed Oil and...
  9. Give a warm WELCOME TO WHITE0920

    New Member Introductions
    iM on a mission to fix this car and ive got some help ....GUESS WHO.....?????:salute::salute:
  10. What if Service Station Wont Give Timing Belt Estimate? Ardsley Motors, Ardsley, NY

    Dealerships and Service
    Hi. I'm still trying to figure out when/where I can get my timing belt replaced. I called Sergei at Edge Motors -- $700 but inconvenient. There's a place called Ardsley Motors, which is very convenient. However, he wont give an estimate on replacing the Timing Belt without inspecting the...
  11. 05 Passat advice needed. About to give up and walk away

    New Member Introductions
    Howdy, Been surfing the boards for the past few months and have gotten some great info. Here is my dilemma....My worst fear of the BSM and oil pump going out has happened.(good news is that the engine is ok) TDI has 210k miles on it and have already replaced vacuum pump, water pump, coolant leak...
  12. Very little power when A/C is on or when I give it gas while turning

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, My 1.8T 4Mo Automatic feels so sluggish when Im stopped and give it gas when my A/C is on. When I say sluggish I mean I can push the gas and it feels like it doesnt want to go for about 2 seconds. (This doesnt help when I need to turn to a road where there may be alot of cars) Any ideas? I...
  13. stumbling on acceleration.I give up

    B5 Garage
    I have real bad stumbling on acceleration. Iv checked for vacuum leaks with spraying brake clean on hoses found no leaks. I checked fuel pressure found it was at 49psi which is in speck. I have no codes as usual. I never have codes. Which that would totally help. I am so frustrated any help...
  14. I am ready to give up on this car.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 Passat 1.8T brief history: I bought this care from a salvage yard with front end damage. the core support was not damaged. the belt driven fan was broken. so I replace it. went a month without any issues. was leaking coolant and couldnt figure out where it was leaking from. took it to...
  15. Hope to get info and give it

    New Member Introductions
    I bought this passat for my daughter's 1st car will clue in what I did to it so far in my 2nd post
  16. Full FIS LCD Replacement, I'm going to give it a try

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know everyone says it's impossible, you have to have super special skills, you must have very precise surgery skills etc etc etc. As shown on another thread here I retro fitted a W8 cluster to my car and to my disappointment the LCD fades out just like my wife's B5.5. I ordered a new...
  17. Do you have a OEM or Monsoon double din to give away?

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi everyone, I was wonder if anyone here has a OEM or Monsoon double din that is not functional and that is willing to give away. I am located locally in the bay area and more than willing to pick it up and bring a 6 pack to show my gratitude. Reason for this is because, i was hoping to make...
  18. I give up - replacing my transmission - where is 3 letter transmission code located?

    B5 Garage
    I am looking at replacing my 2000 tiptronic transmission. These transmissions have a 3 letter code that I would like to match exactly when purchasing a replacement. Can someone please post help on locating this information? Transmission codes possible include DDP, EFP and possibly others...
  19. swore i never give up on the passat, my baby. but.......

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    how much can i really get out of it....? 180k, 1.8T k04, rebuilt auto. Right now it's running great and its fast as hell. The brakes are stock, i hate the Auto Trans, it needs control arms (again), timing belt work (Again), and the stock suspension is shot. so I'm at a turning point...
  20. Would Stock Passat Speakers give the same Sound in another vehicle?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a question i have a 99 passat non-monsoon stero and i love the way the speakers sound great bass and sound. I was wondering if i bought a second set of OEM 6 3/4 speakers that is from this car and install them in my 2000 dodge dakota will they sound as good in my truck as they do in the...