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  1. Didn't think it would ever happen 310k

    B5 Garage
    Wow everyone! Never thought it would have happened. Hit 310,000 miles today. Very proud of her sticking by my side all this time. 2000 Passat V6 Tip-Tronic ATQ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Does this happen in other parts of the world?

    New Member Introductions
    Wondering if all the leaves that mulched under the hood beneath the battery section cover and behind my front fenderliners is due to the kinds of trees I park under? They have smaller leaves, possibly unique to the Sacramento Valley. :confused:
  3. Engine/tranny mount issues: how difficult and how did it happen?

    B5 Garage
    First off, 2005 1.8T SW 84k miles. In my youth I turned many a wrench attempting to get a variety of VW Beetles to do things they are not supposed to do. Bought the Passat used in 2007- has been a magnificent car...until now. Bottom Line: Mechanic claims that I need two engine mounts, a...
  4. I lost my Passat....unfortunate things happen in life

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my Passat for about a month now and I loved it unbelievably much. I took care of it morning and night. Cleaned every little spot on it. Did everything to maintain it in excellent condition. My mother gifted it to me after graduation for being a good student. After getting the car I got a...
  5. something new happen today

    B5 Garage
    When I got off work got in car but had the door open and put key in ignition turned nothing happened lights came on dash but. Nothing new other than battery icon epc and Cel which been on for while then tried few more times nothing. Then I closed the door then it started !! What s going on...
  6. POTM - Im interested in bringing it back.. anyone wanna help make it happen?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I dont know about everyone on here, But I love my car and Im pretty sure alot of you guys and girls do too. lets get this going again. :):wrench::thumbup:
  7. This ever happen to you?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife and I were out in my wagon yesterday. While driving the temp and gas gauge were normal. We parked, went into a store and came out then started driving again when I noticed that the temp gauge was past 190 into the 200 range. Not only that, my gas gauge, which had been on empty and in the...
  8. Blown slave cylinder - what else could happen?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son's 2002 1.8T 5sp wagon has a blown slave cylinder and is at VW dealership for repairs. Unfortunately, the car is over 350 miles away and I have to trust what the dealer is telling me about the car as I have no way to verify their statements. The only think I do know for sure is that the...
  9. My fuel line broke, anyone else have this happen?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My fuel line cracked right above the CAT, and sprayed a lot of gas everywhere. It's amazing that I didn't die in a fireball. I was wondering if this had happened to anyone else, the breaking part, as I assume if you died in a fireball you wouldn't be on the forums. Thanks!
  10. what do you think has to happen for a passat wagon?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    originally i thought this would be a short post. but ahhh, i got involved...... i think it is like anything else that gets sold. if the initial product meets with success and the company thinks there is a potential to make some additional dollars the accountants will sharpen their pencils, make...
  11. Let me tell you what happen to my Passat B6

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    ok well i just purchased my passat alittle over a month ago, i had not even hit 3000 miles my first oil change when i got CEL on my dash. Ok so I noticed while on my drive home with the CEL on, a lost of power, I would rev while in motion and it would not just go. :confused:, so I start down...
  12. Something weird happen to my trunk lid today - stuck shut

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We were loading our 2001 B5 Passat sedan this morning before heading off to airport. After we put all the luggage into trunk, my wife shut the lid. There was an unusual clunk sound, the next thing we know was that the trunk lid would not open any more. If we use keyfob or the switch on the...
  13. What would happen......

    Anything Auto
    What would happen if I put some custom headers that went through the hood of my car, pretty much just pipe from the engine up?
  14. Sooo..... Does this happen usually or often???? Broken downpipe? *(picture inside)*

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This happened to my Passat on the way home from work :( I'll just keep it simple and say I was mad and powershifted 2 to 3 and this is what resulted. I never beat the car since its my daily either but, the one time I decide to powershift it... So I'm wondering what my options? lol Get a new...
  15. P0432 Catalyst dead...need to be sure it doesn't happen to the replacement

    B5 Garage
    Hey all, '98 V6 engine here. I didn't get many replies in the following thread, which has more detail. Please take a quick look--I've basically ruled out the SAIP: Now that I have a VAG-com, the only code I'm showing...
  16. What will happen if I clean the TB without realigning it?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys I bought a new TB gasket and I just want to clean the dam TB and be done with it but obviously on these German cars that's impossible to do and has to be aligned with a VAG COM (how stupid is this...really). I can have access to a VAG COM but it would be extremely difficult to get...
  17. But They were licensed gun owners how could this happen!

    The Black Hole
    Meleanie Hain, 31, made national headlines last year as the mother who carried a loaded, holstered handgun to her 5-year-old daughter's soccer game. Another example of how packing heat can't save your life. :poke: And Why...
  18. accident waiting to happen!!!

    New Member Introductions
    so i have had my passat for quite a while now the lights really bother me they dont light up anything!i cant see anything i hit two pot holes and im afraid i will cause damage to the suspension in the future so my questions is what should i upgrade to?? hid???new light bulbs???led's?????and how...
  19. Does anything happen if Cruis is on and you drive manually

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yesterday I let a friend of mine borrow my car he had to go to NY, for some reason dumb ass had the cruise control on and was driving manually I think he did it all way to and from NYC. When he came back he was telling me of some green light on the dash board. I never use the Cruise but does it...
  20. It Can't Happen Here

    The Black Hole
    This book by Sinclair Lewis popped up last weekend in the WSJ's book list. It Can't Happen Here I haven't found a copy to read yet, but it was interesting to read the synopsis and compare it to today's situation. Any comments from readers?