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  1. 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...
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    Hello everyone :).
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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...
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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...
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    Wonder how long it'll be before it feels like my own car!
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
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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. 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...
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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:
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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. 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...
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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. 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...
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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...
  15. 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...
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