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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, before anyone chimes in... I've read tons of articles, blogs, and threads till my eyeballs have fallen out. And I've tested and tried to fix my water leak 3 times now. So now I'm resorting to this thread. I have an 02 Wagon with water infiltration in to the rear passenger floorboard...
  2. B5 Garage
    I took my rear door panel off to fix my window regulator and now I'm trying to put it all back together but I'm having a hard time reinstalling the outside door pull wire mechanism thing Lol. Anyone with any experience. I've done my front doors before but the rear is weird
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I understand vw's sold in any country outside North America have a switch in their door locks called safe/unsafe. Does anyone out there know what this is for?
  4. New Member Introductions
    The door locks on European vw's have a safe/unsafe switch that we don't have on North American vw's. Does anyone know what that means?
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 v6 wagon, manual and the previous owner put the cheapest, thin-walled cats on it possible. After welding in new flex joints a couple of years ago and recently doing some creative patchwork it's time to replace them. The final straw was the driver's side pipe cracking at the end of...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone! A week or so ago I posted on here that my daughter's 01 Passat GLS 1.8t (AUG) lost all of its coolant, again. I found the source, and it was a rupture in the coolant return line from the turbocharger. So, I have pulled the entire front end off the car to make for slightly...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to change my air filter and I noticed the wires for the mass airflow had five wires but the plug only had four. You can tell the black wire was cut.
  8. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hey everyone, my turbo has 155,000 miles on it and is leaking; local Autozone says $1000 for new one. Is there any place I could get a refurbished turbo or have mine rebuilt for less?
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I like to know what types of wear and tear for the model. Do share with me what are the MUST KNOW STUFFS ie engine oil, cooler, gearbox (6 or 7 speed) etc
  10. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    My 15 year old daughter came home last month and said she found the car that she wants for her 18th birthday. OK what is it and where. she said it is a VW, Thank god for that, Beetle and it is blue. OK lets go see it, nope not blue but it is blue, with a purple in it, OK I like that. So I go...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Does anyone know if anyone makes or sells the HID kit for a 2014 Passat? I have been to numerous shops and they were unable to find a kit that would be compatible. I do not want to splice into any wires or anything. If there is no kits, are there any very bright bulbs that would give that HID...
  12. Anything Auto
    The last few years have been hell. As I posted in Off Topic, I'm on 4 years cancer free. During the same time, I had a three solid year battle with the IRS over Identity Theft / Tax Refund Fraud. It also turned out, the fraudster did the same with my New Jersey state tax returns. All told...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And my dirty car (who just got a new CV shaft after 2 days of cursing at 2 of 6 bolts, and victory pics got weird)
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been reading a lot on here and vortex about different tunes for our cars. I own a 2002 GLX 2.8 FWD manual. I was thinking about a Unitronic tune, but then realized there is a GIAC dealer in my city. I did some reading up and even went in to see what they had to say. I asked how much it...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my buddy owns a yard. And he had an 02 Passat/1.8t/auto. He gave me the VIN I called, VW and they told me it was an AWM engine there. So I drove up and pulled the motor myself. everything went smoothly... So I get home, put it in my 02 passat/auto/1.8t. Get everything in...
  16. B5 Garage
    (Hi all, I am a noobie to the Vdubs, well newer ones anyway) and something I have not read is people using some type of cleaner degreaser to remove the sludge build up... am I wrong that the build up is a oil based product and that using simple green, or purple power to remove the sludge might...
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey guys, new member here and I'm already seeking guidance. Actually, I've been getting DIY stuff from this site for a little while now but just made an account today. Anyways, I've decided on these rims i saw on this guys W8. He posted this on VWvortex. Seriously wanna get his car pregnant. I...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was on a Audi b5 forum and they were talking about FTG modified billet KO4 s for 1.8ts. A guy claims they out perform frankenturbos and are nearly half the price. I did a search and found little information on the company and specs. Anybody work with these guys. Thanks for you input
  19. New Member Introductions
    What's everyone?! New member to Passatworld but not a new Passat owner. I own a 2003 VW Passat 1.8t, 5 spd Manual. with 59k Miles on it (i know! super low! and all original) I bought the car last year for 47k miles off a little old lady that had it sitting in her garage, original owner. Its my...
  20. New Member Introductions
    I have a 03 vw passat 1.8t AWM I'm having a coolant leek from the front of the motor. Ok last week on the way to work the low coolant light came on. I added some coolant and before I drove 10 miles it was over heating luckily I was at work. So the next day I got it home it was the flange on the...
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