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  1. Do you keep the belly pan on your car? (under car shield) (engine protection shield)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Do you have a belly pan for your car? If you have a belly pan, do you keep it on? Sometimes after changing the oil I question whether I should replace the belly pan or leave it off.
  2. To keep or not to keep?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm here for the suggestion or your opinion on what would you do in my situation. I have a '99 V6 GLS passat, rust free, with 170k miles that I absolutely love to drive. It has been through a lot of repairs, including CCTs, AC compressor (new put in at 150k), all of the...
  3. To Keep Or Sell Before Winter...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat AWD 4motion with 163,XXX miles on it that has been an overall great car for many years now. I just had lots of work done on it hoping to keep it running for years to come, but am now experiencing some issues with the transmission :/ Just recently, among other work, I had...
  4. Persistent Oil Leaks from Valve Cover Head/ Keep blowing seals/different ones

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all; My 2000 V6 is driving me nuts. I keep springing oil leaks, but they are moving around from place to place. Background. Last winter the car skipped timing and I had to rebuild the p/s (passenger side, not power steering) head. When I did that I used a cheap Chinese CCT. Shortly after...
  5. Keep it or Sell it?

    New Member Introductions
    I am Dianne T. with an 02 passat with only 135000 miles. just had 2nd oil cooler put in,
  6. 2002 Passat 4mo V6 to keep or move up?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 Passat Wagon now has 154,000 miles on it. It has very little rust and runs great, couple of quirks like the o2 heater circuit and the dash display that fades as it warms up. It is coming up on its second timing belt change, and it will need the cam tensioner gaskets done as well. My...
  7. Another reason to keep your B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    One of our company's fleet vehicles is a 2014 Audi A6 that the driver dropped off at the dealer for service. I got a call to approve the work which was over $5K for normal 35K service plus tires and front brakes. I called BS and got the details: $2K for tires and brakes (OK, 20" tires and big...
  8. Another reason to keep your B5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B6 explodes whiles driving: Berlin car explosion: Driver of car killed - Could this be yet another VW scandal? ;)
  9. How to keep the driveshaft from spinning while separating CV from shaft?

    B5 Garage
    Manual transmission. I'm trying the bolt method where you use the axle bolt to tighten down until the CV joint pops off the axle shaft. The right driver side worked great. I have the joint out of the hub. How do I keep the axle from turning? Obviously having someone step on the brakes doesn't...
  10. Coming out of lease Aug 2015 - 2013 Passat TDI should I keep?

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello I picked a VW TDI in 2013 for lease with the intention to buy. It is coming off lease Aug 2015. With the TDI scandal in news, i am on the fence if it will impact any performance or resale value? Should I keep the car beyond the lease? What does the community think?
  11. Can i keep steering wheel controls on a B6

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I want to upgrade from the stock 6 cd changer head unit in my B6 to a touchscreen nav unit. I want to know if i can keep the Steering wheel controls if i do this. i know they interfaces for maintaining them, but i noticed on the B6 you select what you want the steering wheel buttons to...
  12. fuses 22 and 23 keep blowing

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I could use some help. both 22 and 23 fuses keep blowing everytime I turn on the lights. I know that the are the fuses for both sides of the tail lights and parking lights as well. none of these are lighting up. any suggestions? thank you
  13. Keep The RS4 Stock? Nonsense!

    Anything Auto
    When I the car, I didn't think there was anything I could do to it...I was wrong and so it began with humble beginnings... Interior monitoring, glove box cooler, Euro plate holder up front LED plate, city and DRL's; ECS H-pipe; oCarbon B-pillars, de-tangoed corners (pics to come) R8...
  14. Car wont idle it keeps shutting off unless I keep my foot on the gas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've just about had it with this car. My car was sitting in a tow yard for 6 days and they didn't start it up at all so it was dead when I went to go get it out. He jump started it but it wont stay on unless you keep your foot on the gas. I just put $700 in it last month for a new battery...
  15. Squirrel! (how do you keep critters away from your ride?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone else have issues with little critters trying to nest in your car or chewing through stuff? I've removed a load of nut shells and other debris from beneath the hood several times, and had my fuel line burst apart yesterday, thanks to something having bitten several chunks out of the bit...
  16. Would you keep this 95K '04 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been researching possible handling improvements for our Passat wagon, and you may have seen a few of my queries about some of these. Let me give you the full deal. We've had this car for 7 years. All in all, it hasn't exactly been a lemon, but it's had it's share of repair bills - about...
  17. Big Wheels Keep On Turnin

    New Member Introductions
    So I rock some staggered 20's and need to get lower but I've destroyed my liners and I'm within a 1/4inch of my front fenders hittin rubber when I turn. Any big wheeled lowered advise would be nice. Thanks guys Oh to be specific on my whip it's a B6 Passat sedan on MRR HR3's 20x8.5f et35...
  18. A little help to keep her running for years to come

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2005.5 Passat 1.8t. Initially when I bought the car the first two years cost me ~4k (CAN) in repairs ranging from dirty throttle bodies, blown head gaskets (timing belt and plugs replaced as a result @ 72,000km), SAIP codes galore, torn serpentine belts (my own fault) and the ever so...
  19. Hard to keep running at start up, runs and drives perfect after. No codes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1998 Passat AEB. Ever since I bought the car like 3 years ago if I fill the gas tank up completely when I go to start it the first time I would have to kinda hold the gas to keep it running but within about 20 seconds it would be fine and never have to worry about it unless i topped off the tank...
  20. How long does brake fluid keep?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on how long an opened bottle of brake fluid will be good for. It's the VW stuff that comes in a cylindrical metal bottle. I've had mine since February this year. I tried searching, but perhaps I wasn't creative enough with my search terms... Thanks...