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  1. New Member Introductions
    This is my second VW, when I was young the first car I ever owned was a Jetta. I hardly did anything and it ran for years. Now that I’m older and have had a couple of cars I’ve returned to VW and I’m ready to take good care of my Passat.
  2. New Member Introductions
    Time to learn new stuff about my passat :D Hi from Norway btw :)
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! :) I have a 2002 2.8 V6 Passat, and I really want to know more about my car! I've seen how beneficial forums like these can be for others, so I wanted to try myself! Hope I can learn a lot! :thumbup:
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    I live in the Virginia area for work. I bought my 2008 Passat Turbo because it was good on gas and safe for my kids. Just replaced rear tires because my alignment was bad. I was told yesterday that brake pads are almost metal to metal BUT only the dealer can do it. After joining here I find out...
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    All shall be reviled
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    like what I see here on this forum. I don't have a Passat myself but a friend does and looking to help
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello my friends from passat world My name is joe Hopefully you guys can help me with any questions And gain knowledge and tips from you guys Thank you for checking out my post
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone. My name is Josh, I just turned 17 yesterday. Im really just doing this to warn everyone out there about western union scams. I just got scammed out of $300 trying to buy coilovers for my b5.5 passat. He got me with western union and a text free app. I just want to let everyone out...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello, all! I'm samurai65. I just bought a 2003 Passat GLS with the 1.8T engine. It was well-cared for mechanically. I am typically a Japanese fan (nineties Mitsubishi, mainly). I just sold my 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 (insanely fast car, for those that don't know), but I really enjoy this...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hey fellas, I don't own a Passat just yet, or any car for that matter. But am leaning towards an older 5.5 for my first vehicle. Coming here with genuine intrigue and hoping to engage discussion with those who are passionate about these cars.
  11. New Member Introductions
    I've spent hours reading the many threads concerning the lack of cabin heat on a b5. Time to start joining the conversation. I wonder if there is a BEST thread concerning heat that I should start with? I've flushed the coolant to rule out a clogged heater core, and I've pulled a few codes...
  12. B5 Garage
    two weekends ago, I replaced all the brakes on my 99. the original factory calipers had torn boots, were rusted all to hell, and at least one was stuck in an odd position that caused a wobble at speed. on my way home from work today, I heard an odd mechanical clank. I was coasting just as I...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Is there anything I should be looking out for when I go to look at the car? Year2002 Mileage64,931 MakeVolkswagen InteriorBlack ModelPassat ExteriorInk Blue ENGINE 2.8L DOHC SMPI 30-valve V6 engine STOCK NUMBER 359995 VIN NUMBER WVWTH63B22P359995
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    after dropping a grand on oil pump problem...I decided to do any work I can even if i am new to working on cars. So far: * change hood strut * flushed power steering fluid * changed air filter (most difficult air filter change ever) Next: * Brakes * Spark plugs * Coolant leak repair Drive...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, This is the great forum that I have learned a lot from you guys. However, without a good knowledge of the automobile, sometimes, it is hard for me to understand/follow some threads. So, how to start to learn about the car? I do not expect myself to become an expert as most of you...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My friend told me his 2001 A4 learns and adapts itself according to the way he drives ? Is it true ? True with the Passat ?
  17. Anything Auto
    General interest question for the DIY mechanics - at age 40 I'm just starting to learn how to work on my car. For those of you who've been at this a while longer, I'm curious to know: What motivated you? How did you get started? What did you find most helpful as you were learning and...
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