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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lady at church knows I mess with cars and asked me to look at her Passat with a CEL light. I do a quick scan with my Carista ap and get this: OBD2 - confirmed: P0411 - Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected P0130 - O2 Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1 P0030 - HO2S Heater Control...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I'm helping a lady at church with a 2002 Passat. She has a CEL. She took it to a shop that I would have thought knows what they are doing cause they work almost exclusively on VWs. they scanned her car and said "not to worry about it". they also said the CEL isn't bad unless it's blinking red...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been a while since I've visited, anyway in the morning I'm going to check out a B5 A4 for my friend who isn't car savvy. It's a 2001 (facelifted and extra HP I believe), 1.8t with 86k miles. Guy is asking $3500, says he bought used from a stealership and has no maintenance records previous to...
  4. Parts For Sale
    Please Post parts needed - for availability and pricing http://www.passatworld.com/forums/104-vehicles-sale/359918-fs-2002-5-b5-5-passat-sedan-selling-family.html
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a frozen front caliper so time for a front end brake job (rotors, pads, calipers). While at it, I plan to replace the right rear caliper. It was a bit suspect when I had my mechanic do the back brakes mid-Winter; it was just too cold for me to work in the garage. The pads and rotor...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to buy a diesel passat cause I commute to college and its getting pricey driving a 1.6 petrol. I went to see a passat today, a 1997 1.9 TDI 90HP. It was maroon with a few marks on the body which i dont mind cause im handy at fixing scuffs, respraying etc and engine in gneral but the car...
  7. B5 Garage
    At the beginning of 2012 this was pretty much a stock K03 setup albeit with an Austrian Stage 1 chip I bought off eBay for about $120 and installed by soldering a socket adapter in place of the stock EPROM. Yes I can hear the jeering condemnation and assertions that a chip off eBay couldn't be...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Have a 1999 Passat GLS 1.8T that i just picked up w 115,000 mi . My background w VWs is coming from a 1988 Porsche 944 that i loved dearly and worked on for 6 years, changing the timing belt was a rite of passage on my old car. Since i just acquired this car im planning on Timing...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Fellow B6ers, Thought I would promote myself and let you know that my B6 has made POTM for May, 2011. Here is the link! http://www.passatworld.com/forums/79-passat-month/329604-passat-month-may-2011-bleser.html And some teaser images... Thanks for looking!
  10. Anything Auto
    MUST HAVES: <$15,000 <80k 3rd row PREFER: Pretty good MPG Leather would be nice AWD/4x4 They don't care about "driving" or "premium brands" (currently have a pontiac vibe and a 2wd ford ranger if that gives you an idea ;) )but obviously want this next vehicle to be nicer than what they...
  11. Canada
    Hello, I live in cambridge. Car is still a work in progress. Anyone with any technical know how interested in coming and taking a swing at my 2003 1.8t this weekend? I'm tired of waiting for my car. :puke: If you don't get it running, i'll buy a beer.. if you do get it running.. 100$...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys im helping my dad buy a 2003 passat wagon v6 auto with tip and 56k on it. The dealer he is buying it from is where he used to work and he is giving my dad a deal on it. the guy is telling my dad he will give it to him for $8,350 + tax and licenencing fees. now my questions are is the...
  13. B5 Garage
    when i accelerate, its rumbly and has failed the emissions test at the mot, can any1 offer ANY info, im stumped here. ANY! info may be of use!!!!! I live in a rural area, and cant get hold of a workshop manual, dont have friends in the trade, and cant afford to get the car looked at. There's...
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