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  1. AC Cuts out after an hour or so of Driving

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The past weekend we drove on a 2hr trip out of state then 2 hours back. On the way there the AC worked fine the entire time until about 1 - 1hr and 15 min in and it just turned off. It was still blowing air but it was no longer cold. I shut it off for about 10-15 minutes. Turned it back on and...
  2. 2000 Passat GLS - Must wait about an hour after first try in order to start

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 Passat GLS (ATW) with 167k miles. When I first try to start the vehicle it cranks but does not even attempt to turn over as if it's getting no fire or fuel. Sometimes if I wait for a minute it will start. Most of the time I'll have to wait for about an hour and then it will start...
  3. I've posted three times already within an hour

    New Member Introductions
    I've post three times already
  4. 2000 1.8t Hard start after being parked for an hour or more

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It starts fine in the morning, then after driving it for 15-20 minutes, if you try to start it within 5-10 minutes it starts fine. If it sits for a half an hour or more it won't start. It will turnover, but, not start. If you wait a couple of hours it will turnover then the cranking slows and...
  5. passat turn off and will not start for at least an hour, what's up?

    New Member Introductions
    Having problem with 2004 passat 4 motion. Car turn on normally but 15 minute into my commute car jerks a little and resumes as normal. Once i slow down to stop cars dies and will not turn on. I wait about an hour then car turns on. I've replace the fuel pump relay did not help, can someone help?
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  7. Getttin my wife a 5.5 in about an hour!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So we're on the way, Shes getting a 04' v6 4mo, found one with 78k on it. Same Silver color as my passat! His and Hers euro plates on order! hahaha, I'll take a pic and post it later when its sitting next to mine. She fell in love with mine when I did let her drive it, and we were looking for a...
  8. 4 hour compresion test

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i went to my friends to help him with his battery relocation. that was easy finishing that/ we had some time to kill and so we decided to do a compression test on my car. the first cylinder we got done and so we went to the second. when my friend was cranking the car i noticed a sound that was...
  9. Can I just top off my coolant with water for an upcoming 6 hour drive?

    B5 Garage
    I got a coolant low light today on my B5 2000 Passat 5-speed and the reservoir is below the halfway line. I have a buddy of mine who lives about 6 hours away who is going to change my water pump, thermostat, coolant flush, etc. for me 5 days from now. I currently do have G12 coolant in-hand but...
  10. $35 & 3 hour no heat fix - guaranteed!

    B5 Garage
    OK, now that I have your attention I have to admit. I lied. This repair may cost $40 or $45. I bought the little bits on account, so I don’t know the total price. I do know the heater core cost $25 at Advance Auto Parts. Thanks to 98greendash for showing us what’s wrong with the stock...
  11. 24 hour old Ferrari 458 meets Mr. Tree

    Anything Auto
    What a complete and utter silly bunt!
  12. 5 hour drive with a sight unseen Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I'm picking up my new car on Friday....sight unseen...01 1.8t wagon 60k, I plan on taking my VAG-COM with me to check it over, aside from the normal fluid checks, and air pressure there anything else you would suggest I could/should check without any tools available (I'm flying to...
  13. 9 hour drive, 7 year old 1.8T: Should I do it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a one-way 9 hour drive coming up this weekend. My 2002 1.8T (77,000 mi) has had quite a bit of repairs over the past year. I am trying to decide whether I want to drive it on this trip. Currently it has the "underheating"/erratic temperature gauge issue. Also has some kind of...
  14. Need a Passat for an hour in Bay Area!

    USA - West
    Hello Passat People... I am looking for a B5 or B5.5 Passat in the Bay Area that would be willing to meet me, and let me take some pictures and measurements of your front brakes. Just need to pop a wheel off and check things out; I can bring the jack and tools and meet you. I am currently...
  15. Clock Jumping Forward an Hour?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've gone through the MFD menus and set my clock how I want it... 12 hour format and daylight savings time on (since it is DST now). I set the time and I'm good to go. Then, every morning that I come out to start the car, the clock jumps forward an hour. :confused: Does the clock think it isn't...
  16. Yet another headlight restoration DIY - 3M Edition (56k do a power hour)

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I know there are several guides/diy threads out there, but none pertains to using this specific over the counter kit. So upon seeing our super forum moderator scotty2hottie's :whistle: thread on the kit, i decided to take the plunge and purchase the 3M Headlight restoration system ($22) @ my...
  17. Stonewalling's Finest Hour (To Date)

    The Black Hole
    <With tongue firmly planted in cheek> I love this rationale:
  18. We waunt hour cabel anduh edicashun

    The Black Hole
    Reading this story it made me realize why other countries think America is pathetic. How about this as a concept, don't watch so much damn TV, learn english, and for the parents get a real job. It is hillarious when you see people say that foreign people are lazy because they don't speak...
  19. 6000 dollars an hour?!

    Dealerships and Service
    to make a long story short, my friend has an 03 passat with 50k miles and it is a LEMON. She has been taking the car to carrera motors in Bend, OR and they have been ripping her off. so yesterday her hydrolic hood lift broke. i called the dealer for her and asked if they ha the part in. they...
  20. Top Gear on in less than an hour!!!

    Anything Auto
    New episode at 8pm on the BBC