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  1. Friend wants new headlight bulbs for his 2002 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have recommendations? He wants "the brightest bulbs available". He had his lenses cleaned by walmart, who apparently does a good job for $30, but that didn't improve things much. I know very little about this area, but curious what you guys think. Is there an LED set he can...
  2. New one with his passat

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    Hello everyone :).
  3. Another Kiwi looses his mind and buys a W8

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    So I just bought my second VW, a 2003 Passat W8 Auto Estate (wagon) from Japan, and figured I'd better join this forum and learn all I can while trying not to look too stupid. Here's the car if you're interested VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT WAGON W8 4MOTION | 2003 | GUN M | 66,112 km | details.- Japanese...
  4. blchandl had a question yesterday about the wire on his 2012 SEL brake pads

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    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...
  5. My dad gave me his Passat

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    Wonder how long it'll be before it feels like my own car!
  6. Pete and the bird in his passat wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  7. Gampi and his new Passat 2015 TDI

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    Hello out there in TDI - Passat land I am glad to finally be included in this forum. my late brother had an older Passat TDI and after 450,000 miles, gave it to out sister's step-son, and he is not at about 600,000 miles and going strong I knew that sooner or later I would get one and now I...
  8. NOOB & his Timing Belt change. That was weird!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 V6. ATQ. 190,000 km So, timing belt was due for a change, so that and all associated parts (wp, thermo, idlers, tensioners, serp belt tensioner) were also changed out. Previous to the change out I had a loud "dieseling" noise coming from the engine. It was difficult to pin-point the...
  9. Newbie here with his first Passat!

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    Hey guys. My second post on the noobtube. Picked up a 1998 VW B5 Passat 1.8T Manual and love it. What a fantastic little car. Love the styling of the older B5's personally. I look forward participating on these forums.:thumbup:
  10. Trying to help a friend with his 99 Passat quite a few issues

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    Ok here we go, so first of all 2 codes came up on obd2 P0411 & P1476. Second... Upon driving it home it started overheating....pulled over let it cool a little before adding water to reservoir tank. When water is added it immediately leaks from lower front of motor. (Guessing from the water...
  11. a boy and his wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello! New member here. The b5 forums on vortex are pretty dead so I figured I'd post up here. This is my daily driver, here's my other cars 1993 Mercedes 190e sportline with full 16v kit. 1993 Mercedes 190e with c36 amg motor swap I have a 2001.5 wagon Lowered on ST coilovers Porsche...
  12. a boy and his wagon

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    Hello! New member here, this is my first post. I have a 2001.5 wagon Lowered on ST coilovers Porsche lobster claw wheels 19x8.5 19x9.5 OEM w8 hood bra DDM tuning hid kit 6000k Awful badgeless grill that I hate. Shot by Nick Minnis in southside, Pittsburgh pa
  13. 2nd list of to-do's for a college bound kid and his Passat. I need some sirius advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is a new thread that continues on from this thread Battery was replaced Front Tie Rods replaced 2 new front tires replaced "New" used Axel with CV boot Air...
  14. Chinese Man Jumps Over Balcony After His Girlfriend Refuses To Stop Shoe Shopping...

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    Harassed boyfriend jumped to his death after his girlfriend insisted on going into another clothes shop ____________________ I think we've all weighed in on the...
  15. ESL Teacher On Reddit Posts Hillarious Misspellings Of His Students

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    I teach English to high school students in Japan, and am curating a gallery of their best misspellings. : funny :rofl: :wrench:
  16. Iowa Man Slams His B5.5 Into The Side Of A Police Cruiser At 140+ MPH!!!

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    Iowa driver killed after plowing into police cruiser at 130 mph, but 5-year-old son miraculously survives Jeremiah Eldon Johnson, 33, was on the run from police and was wanted for evading police in Georgia during a traffic stop. He was also in a custody dispute with his son’s mother and was...
  17. One man’s struggle with his Arch Nemesis......Water

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! - Firstly as cars go my Passat is the best thing in the world, love to drive it. I don’t drive masses as I work from home but I really like my car. It's great. Feels nice, drives amazing, comfortable you name it, I like it. It's nothing ultra-fancy or full of mods and such but it's...
  18. Greetings from the "Old Guy" and his 2001 passat glx 6 cly

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now that I can post, just wanted to say "Hello". I'm retiring my 98bmw 740il and thought since I am experienced in unsolvable problems that I should try a VW. Hehe...or so to speak. It's silver, clean, with lots of records including trans. fluid and filter change, timely oil changes ect...
  19. His,Hers and Ours..

    The Showroom
    Got bored this weekend so wife and I went crusing around :cool:
  20. so Romney has made his VP selection...

    The Black Hole
    ...and talk about polarizing! Paul Ryan? seriously? all I can think of is Romney wants to dump more money down a rathole with very little chance of a return on it. how is this guy a good choice to get Mitt elected? I don't get it, and someone's got to provide some enlightenment here.