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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I am new to the site but not new to passats, I have owned passats exclusively since 2000... ALL OF THEM FWD!!! last year I almost accidentally (was not advertised as 4wd) bought a 4motion wagon... I have been extremely satisfied with the handling of FWD for as long as I have owned...
  2. New Member Introductions
    So I've wanted a Passat for a long time, as it happened my wife and I were looking for a second car and found a nice 2003 5 speed auto Passat with 158,000miles. It has the obligatory hard downshift from 5th to 4th which I could live with until I replace the N91 solenoid. I didn't expect the...
  3. B5 Garage
    I drove from Florida to Kentucky last week and headed back yesterday. About 1000 miles each way. I noticed about 100 miles into my trip home, a horrible noise started within a small, low-end rpm range. It sounds like it's inside the valve cover. I uploaded a small video to YouTube instead of...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Got brand new 2015 Passat 1.8T... After first 600 miles my average MPG is 15.6 MPG. What gives? Any ideas, suggestions?? I'm conservative driver, with my previous vehicle I was averaging 20MPG (labeled 21MPG). Quick note: 100% of my miles are city. Any help GREATLY appreciated!
  5. New Member Introductions
    Just went through a huge ordeal when they lost/misplaced my clutch plate trying to have it lined to hold more clamp force. They lost the pressure plate and after almost two months of trying to send the wrong ones to me I finally got them to LISTEN to there customer and take the time to find...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 Passat 1.8T Auto. So i put on new cleaned rotors and Bosh quiet cast pad. On the front . Left caliper felt a lil funny when compressing the pistion. Pads were not that worn but did not seem to stop the car well. Also pulsed through the pedal. So i thought just replace pads and rotors...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi i'm Rick I sometimes work as a smaller how do you semi driver but I do have the licence & i come from that wet & horrible small island England, I am new to Passatworld although I have been reading it since having a 1987 MK2 Golf GTI something like 10 years & now I have thought maybe I can...
  8. B5 Garage
    Today my car, 2000 Passat GLS w/manual transmission starts making this horrible thumping, bouncing noise/vibration feeling in the front that you can feel in the steering wheel. I take it to my best friends house and put it up on his hydraulic lift to inspect the cv axles, boots look great but...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's a 99 1.8T Automatic with 136K and a worn out turbo waste gate busing. I just took a 200 mile turnpike trip and only got 23 mpg. No cells or vacuum leaks. Also, the plugs and CTS were recently changed. What's going on. Could the turbo be causing this problem? Because of the worn...
  10. B5 Garage
    The car: 1999 Passat with the AEB 1.8l engine and a manual 5-speed. About 150k miles on it. We have owned this car since it was new. The problem: Originally, this was a very intermittent problem that started when we moved to Austin last summer when Texas was busy setting records for days above...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Me and sktrdan15 replaced my passenger side CV axle today. I do not have a job at the moment so I had to go cheap for now (Autozone). After we got everything back together we took it for a test drive and the entire car was vibrating and literally bouncing up and down a little bit, and that was...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got this 2001 b5.5 passat, STOCK and automatic and I'm getting around 16 mpg according to the onboard computer! It seems like it too from the trip meter. I looked on the forum and I just found people with chipped cars. When I'm at a stop the car sometimes vibrates and the rpms are one...
  13. B5 Garage
    I took a video of what is happening Also, if I try to drive it, i can only do about 1/8th throttle or it stumbles. Any ideas? no CEL...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi This is my second post. Does anyone have any info regarding the above. It all started last week when during 5 days of rain I had to use the a/c to clear the fog on the inside of the windshield. The weather cleared and I'm getting this horrible rotten smell coming from the vents. Any help...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    anyone have any experience with the hella triple air horns? I was thinking about buying 2 sets. Anyone like them? Anyone have serious problems with them? Any better horn out there that is super loud that blows the hella triple horns out of the water?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After my blackberry died, and my laptops screen deciding to aquire lots of horizontal lines... my car has now decided to make my day even better...and probably more expensive.. :mad: I just went for a drive to the shops, and noticed my car (2000 1.8t) making a really disturbing grinding noise...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    K guys i have 2005 passat 1.8l. 4 cylinder. Between highway and city driving i get 260 miles to a full tank of gas. When i drive most highway ill get up to around 315 miles. Im not flooring the pedal im driving 5 or 10 over the speed limit thats it, no crushing the pedal, no excessive braking...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ok so I've owned many cars before and the 2008 Passat which we have owned since day one is the most annoying ever whenever you have the windows open, whether all the way down or just a tiny bit. It's extremely loud and it gets very very windy inside the car and it's as if there are 40 MPH gusty...
  19. B5 Garage
    High vacuum reading on my boost gauge. Is that horrible for my car? I just installed a forge blow off valve on my car and the boost gauge is reading high vacuum (like below 30), does ne one know why?, I have a B5 1.8t with borla exhaust and a new k03-s with APR.
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