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  1. Ive got a ton of Liqui Moly 5w40 Diesel. Can I use it in my 1.8T?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a lot of Liqui Moly 5w40 Diesel synthetic left from when my 2005 Jetta TDI was working. Long story short, it was the worst cat I've ever owned. Liqui Moly is expensive stuff and I don't want to waste it. Will it work in my 2003 Passat 1.8T? What is different about the diesel 5w40...
  2. I've already posted twice....

    New Member Introductions
    I've posted twice already, will this be the one that works for me?
  3. I've searched everywhere for this particular gremlin.. Electric windows woes..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I promise I've searched every corner of this site for my particular problem, but I've come up with nothing. I had the usual electrical problems, so I replaced the CCM and plugs/wiring. Everything now works, except the windows. I've replaced fuses 14 and 9, and checked the two underneath...
  4. Third Passat I've looked at, advice please...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just finished looking at a 2003 v6 Passat-130k miles. According to the owner it has sat since March, inspection expired. Body and interior were good, here's my concerns: -Engine was warm when I got there. -Coolant is muddy, not pink. -Found evidence of oil leaks under engine. -Declared cat or...
  5. Power Window Issues (Yes i've searched) S.O.S.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so i totaled my 03 B5.5, Picked up an 02 with 90k Identical car aside from heated seats and its silverstone grey. Ive been looking all over the internet, including here and Vortex. So my issue is i have no power windows, when i got the car i pulled the door panel off and the plug into the...
  6. Tire belt broken? I've never heard of this!!!! Some insight please

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my car aligned and aligned good. Steering wheel angle programmed and what not. I take the car for a drive, steering wheel is straight, not shaking, and no pulling. I was a happy camper, well I took it on the highway and going over 60mph it was pulling to the left. Weird pulling too, but at...
  7. I am Amodave and I am a noob, I've been a noob for about 2 months...

    New Member Introductions
    I have inherited/traded/or lost my ass however you want to put it but I am now the proud new owner of a 98 Passat B5 (I think) It has lots of life left so I wanted to join a group and forum full of folks that know a Passat like the back of their hands. I try to be a one at a time guy and...
  8. A few little changes I've already made

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I took delivery of my 2015 Passat TDI on May 31st. These are some things I've done already. Got my VCDS cable on Thursday. All interior lights changed to 194 LED bulbs Vanity visor bulbs changed to 36mm LED bulbs Adjusted voltage to headlights and tail lights to 13.2 volt Adjusted the...
  9. Swapping an 1.8T, what to replace whilst I've got easy access?

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, I am in the process of converting the engine and transmission in an old east-German Van (Barkas) from a crappy 2-stroke to the 1.8T from a VW Passat. I've got the donor car sitting ready to be slaughtered, it's from 1998 and travelled 250k kilometers. Since I'll have the block...
  10. I've posted three times already within an hour

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    I've post three times already
  11. Well friends...i think i've had it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Think it's time to retire the Passy Been 10 years. There were some good times There were some rough ones. To this day people still say the car looks brand new but i've had it with the COOLANT LEAKS. I either gonna trade it in, sell it or even possibly just keep it as a second car. I simply...
  12. Well, I've "re-committed"

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was sorely tempted by the recent "cash on the hood" offered by VW for the new Golf Sportwagen. However I couldn't find the exact one I wanted (an SE not in Black/White/Grey, with the "Driver Assistance" package) at the time, and my Choice #2, the CX-5, only offered the features I wanted...
  13. 3rd quickest car i've owned, new guy

    New Member Introductions
    Evening all, New guy here, just picked up a black MK4 Passat for my DD, 98, AEB/Tip, 1.8T... 81k miles, yup, 81k... lady of 70 bought and owned since day 1, oil changed every 3k with service records since the day it was picked up. Only thing's ive done so far, new plugs/pads/rotors, only a...
  14. TDI emissions scandal - I've always wanted to own one

    New Member Introductions
    I've always wanted to own a TDI diesel but the price seemed steep and where I live in New England a nice clean used one is rare. Does anyone here think the TDI emissions scandal might result in good deals on them? What are the drawbacks to buying one of the affected cars?
  15. Was finally able to record the mysterious sound I've been hearing!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have no idea what this is. I'm recording it from unde the steering wheel to the left near the gas/trunk release switches. It's almost like it's coming from the steering wheel itself. Or maybe from the wheels? The right side is starting to do it too I think? But perhaps it's the glove box. But...
  16. I've been busy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So quite a few months back I had decided to part out my wagon because I was just tired of fixing it. I'm not sure what happened but I caught a second wind and decided to rebuild. Here's a few photos to catch everyone up to where I am now. I'll try to post updates as I go along, but if you want...
  17. Yes I've read it

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    Yes I read it
  18. I've joined the engine misfire club

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Couple of days ago driving home, engine started missing at highway speeds. Then got worse and CEL came on and flashed too. Seemed to get worse if I slightly let up on the throttle. I got her back home and scanned the codes with a handheld scanner (reads VW codes). Car is a 2004 , 1.8T AWM...
  19. B5 AWM, Flashing CEL, Ive done the Basics, Car not Running

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I own a 2003 b5.5 AWM w/90k I recently did an oil change and added a bit of injector cleaner into my next fillup. I installed a boost gauge the other day and during the test drive my CEL started flashing. So I changed the Coil Packs and Plugs (which were fried). Some of the plugs...
  20. I've always loved Ferarris...

    Anything Auto
    ...but they've outdone themselves with this gorgeous ass. yes, I know the pix is big, don't care.
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