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  1. 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...
  2. Key replacement - has anyone had success with???

    B5 Garage
    Due to the loss of my spare key I am going through the exercise of replacement. Here in New Zealand, my dealer has quoted me $496 for a new key, and on top another $80 for them to program it. Every time I deal with them I feel they are extorting me for everything they can. I have a 2003 W8...
  3. NO Heat ???? Had Heat before

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had heat until I replaced the alternator and with the car in the service position to remove the alternator I had to disconnect the lower radiator hose. Put everything back to normal, added antifreeze mixture and did the burping procedure as always. No heat and lower radiator hose is warm but...
  4. Has anyone else had smoking problems with your B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1.8T model and was wondering what it is. Has anyone had smoke come from the exhaust. Pretty thick and usually worsens as you drive or give it more gas while driving.
  5. Has anyone here had the following problem with their power steering?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Greetings, Back in February of this year I had the following problem with my '12 2.5l SE and I was wondering if anyone else has, or knows of someone who has had the following problem. Back in February of this year, the steering began whining whenever I made a left turn. An analysis at the...
  6. Outlet of Secondary Air Pump had water, I guess I'm needing combi valve?

    B5 Garage
    Saturday I replaced the SAIP in my 2004 GLS 1.8T AWM engine. The original pump had been generating LOTS of noise and then CEL for incorrect flow detected. Ordered replacement from Ebay for $ 75 USD, arrived from China in less than 3 weeks - not bad at all me thinks. In removal of the old pump...
  7. blchandl had a question yesterday about the wire on his 2012 SEL brake pads

    New Member Introductions
    blchandl blchandl is offline Neutral Join Date Oct 2012 Location Indiana/Texas Posts 24 2012 SEL Brake Pad Replacement I was rotating tires on our 2012 Passat SEL and I always check the brakes while I have the wheel off. When I look up replacement pads, they have one pad with the sensor wire...
  8. Hi (had one VW over a year)

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have a 2007 VW Passat 2.0T manual over a year. Love it so far!
  9. Well friends...i think i've had it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Think it's time to retire the Passy Been 10 years. There were some good times There were some rough ones. To this day people still say the car looks brand new but i've had it with the COOLANT LEAKS. I either gonna trade it in, sell it or even possibly just keep it as a second car. I simply...
  10. As if i had a blowoff valve

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 b5.5 awm motor here, When i let go of the pedal i hear a pshhhhhhh sound as if i had one of those fancy blowoff valves. the car never did this before so im sure something is wrong, where or what should i look for? Im lost since this isnt setting off a CEL so i dont know where to look really...
  11. Mechanic giving me a hard time with the ABS: Had them fix my CV axles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I recently got my CV boot repaired by a local mechanic. This was the second time in 6 months that I have had to take it in. The mechanic messed up my ABS the first time and refused to fix it since he could not scan the car (Aftermarket radio problem) to see where the ABS was acting up. I told...
  12. Has anyone had water pooling in the air plenum tray?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T AWM. I've done a lot of work recently to stop water infiltration. I noticed after a heavy rain this week that there is still a leak, unfortunately. I found a pool of water in the air plenum tray so it's obviously rain water that's somehow escaping the cowl and...
  13. About had it with my VW. Is reliability of newer VW's better? Compared to Toyota?

    Anything Auto
    I purchased a brand new Passat 1.8T in 2001 (it's the 2001.5 model). The problems started appearing at around 4k miles. Little things that the warranty covered. Then, the things got bigger...then the warranty expired. It seems like it's in the shop every 2-3 months on average. $200 here, $300...
  14. Anybody had this issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Ya'll, I own a 2002 Passat 1.8t awm engine. Just need some insight on what what might be the case. I have two codes on my car, P0420 (Catylictic Converter) and P0411 (SAI). Just changed my rear downstream O2 sensor for P0420 and thought that was going to solve that issue. Interestingly...
  15. Anyone had this interior trim problem?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all- There is some separation of the interior trim bead that runs above the passenger door in my car. I've attached a photo. Has anyone else had this problem? How did you fix it?
  16. Had clutch line replaced - Now mechanic says Throttle Body?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK. Took the car to a mechanic because needed to replace the fluid line from the clutch master cylinder to the slave sleeve cylinder. Car was running fine before I took it, except for the clutch not working. Mechanic calls, says it won't start? Calls back and says it started, was "flooded"...
  17. General opinions about a crazy idea I had

    Mobile Electronics
    So I've successfully built a carpc for another car I have, and I like it. It works great, nice UI, etc. I wanted to build one for the passat as well, but I see it becoming so mainstream now it isn't funny... So, on to my crazy idea... I have a Samsung Tab2 10.1, a wallmount bracket, and a dock...
  18. Recently had my valve cover gasket replaced...this looks wrong

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What do u think?
  19. 98 1.8 Misfires and rough under 2k RPM, Had multiple codes...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Passatsters, My 98' Passat 1.8T with 165k miles has been getting misfire #4 codes, coolant temp sensor TOO HIGH codes, a lean condition code and airbag B+ voltage code. It was running rough upon startup, idle seeking RPM's range, sounded like it was missing on at least one cylinder. But...
  20. So I've had my car over a year now..

    The Showroom
    And I have to share with you guys on PassatWorld. Yes, all I have is iPhone shots, but I made them pretty in iPhoto :P And the money shot Auto 1.8t with an APR tune and 163k miles :)