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  1. Heavy Coolant Odor from Engine Bay

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I apologize for all these threads I'm starting. It just seems my car is liking to fall apart this week. This definitely has to do with my heater core because I looked at the pipes and they are covered in coolant. Would you guys suggest removing the hoses and doing a small reverse flush with...
  2. B5 Panzer Plate Heavy Duty Aluminum Skid Plate for 1998-2005 Passat Sedans or Wagons

    Parts For Sale
    Tragically, my Passat 4Motion GLX Wagon met its maker last week. I removed the Panzer Plate that I bought in February 2014. In memory and honor of the departed Passat, I am offering it here cheap. It is still in great shape, just some scrapes and road grime. I am including some fresh...
  3. Passat B5.5 1.9TDI - Heavy vibration after knock.

    New Member Introductions
    Evening All, I own a Passat B5.5 1.9TDI Highline (130) with around 170K (Miles) on the clock. I purchased the car around a month ago, and all has been great. I have blanked the EGR as well as giving it a clean for good measure and have had a nice little remap on the car pushing around 160 BHP...
  4. Cutting out problem - High RPMs only under heavy load

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I got a problem. I run a 98 V6 manual trans. I was getting on the highway to day and about to hit 4th Gear ~3.5K RPM and my car started cutting out. It felt like it was about to stall out. I thought it was a fluke and while driving in 5th started putting more on the pedal and around...
  5. G2 Install (B5.5) (Somewhat Pic Heavy)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    G2 Install and Build (Pics) Here is a quick list of mods and changes so far.. Engine: Snub Mount Timing Belt Timing Belt Pulleys Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioner Water Pump Thermostat Spark Plugs Washable Air Filter Custom Heat Sheild Replaced valve cover gasket and a few cam parts G2...
  6. My 1999 Passat B5 1.8T (PIC HEAVY!)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
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  7. My 1999 Passat B5 1.8T (PIC HEAVY!)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys not sure if this is the right place to post this but i thought i might just post my progress on my b5. Main mods: Boser hood extension Custom stock headlights+smoked tails and markers 19" Falken koblenz wheels FK tuning lowering springs 2.2 in the front 1.6 in the back S5 LED...
  8. heavy car much?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took my car to the highway port truck scales the other day and with me in it, fishing poles and tackle, and with less than a half tank of fuel, 3,900lbs :confused::banghead: I had no idea it would come close to that. I have weighed all my cars on the same scale and its been pretty legitimate...
  9. FS Heavy duty cargo mat for a B5/B5.5 wagon.

    Parts For Sale
    I have for sale the pictured cargo mat in great shape, it's molded for a B5/B5.5 Passat wagon. Asking $50.00 plus shipping for it. Paypal preferred. I can also be reached at [email protected]
  10. very heavy power steering

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone 02 glx atq wagon i changed the power steering pump for new one in the summer and all seemed ok not as light to steer as prior to pump failing in the front bearing. now recently i had a dead car from a starter going south and had to push and steer car with the engine
  11. steering heavy

    New Member Introductions
    Just acquired an '05 1.8t for my daughter. I've been driving it around and unlike my Honda mini-van, the steering feels heavy. Is this a Passat thing of is this a " I'd better get the car to a mechanic thing" ( tire inflation is fine ) Thx!!
  12. With a heavy heart: 2001 Passat GLX 4Motion for sale

    Vehicles For Sale
    For Sale: 2001 Passat GLX (B5) 4Motion 156K Miles Good: • Control arms replaced • Timing belt, water pump, tensioners, idlers, serpentine belt replaced at 140K • Newly repaired ABS module • Full PCV service Done • Full Tune-up done • New Front Brakes • Both exhaust flex joints replaced • Both...
  13. 2008 Wagon pulling during heavy acceleration

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, I recently traded in my 2002 Passat sedan for a 2008 Wagon 2.0L FWD. I also have the 2004 Wagon 1.8L FWD. I have noticed that during heavy acceleration like when passing someone on the highway, steering becomes erratic. I'm not sure if this is from crossing over the crest of the...
  14. Small Update - Not low enough? (Pic Heavy)

    The Showroom
    I bought some used Nex coil-overs off of a fellow forum member and I have to say I am pleased with them. They may not be the best quality coil-overs out there but they do the job and they were a fun project too say the least (First time installing coil-overs). I don't have a skid plate currently...
  15. Here’s my latest garage work (pic heavy wheel revival)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    and just for bordom viewing pleasure..heres another piece of work i did recently. This is my little project that has been keeping me busy for the last few weeks. I bought a car in September with these Lorinser RSK-2 true 3pc wheels on it. When I took them off for winter I noticed a ton of axle...
  16. no acceleration / check engine light on / white heavy smoke

    New Member Introductions
    I am new to I joined to see if I can get some answers to some trouble I have been having with my 2004 Passat. First, when the car is turned on in the morning I have to hold the key 10 and 15 seconds. I hear the car cranking but if I let go of the key it will not turn on...
  17. What may cause the RPM to oscillate under heavy throttle?

    B5 Garage
    2000 Passat 1.8T ATW Automatic (117K miles) I apologize if this is a re-post of a common problem, but my search queries involving the keywords "struggling, hesitating, power loss" yield common results that don't quite match the problem I am experiencing. At times that I need extra...
  18. "CLUNK" noise under heavy accleration from semi-slow speed

    B5 Garage
    Car is a 2000 Passat 1.8t ATW. Ok, so I've done some basic maintenance on the car over the past two months with the much needed help of Passat World. Thought I had everything good to go. Replaced the front control arms and complete tie rod assemblies. Just finished the PCV system and after much...
  19. european spec tdi picture heavy good & bad feed back appreciated

    The Showroom
    just wanted to follow the trend & create my own build thread & see the before & after shots , also receive some great feedback good & bad ofcourse ;) well it started in 2009 when we decided to look for a 2nd car , after wanting something different from our usual vauxhalls & fords we decided to...
  20. Went to the mountains this weekend (PICTURE HEAVY!)

    The Showroom
    Whats up ladies and gents, went to the mountains for the first time in my little passat and had a fantastic time. Car handles corners amazing cant wait to get some coilovers for it and new wheels of course! :) But anyways on with the pictures Enjoy! :D And one I...