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  1. The Splice of Life

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 AWM, GLS Wagon ,auto. have read many posts regarding water ingress ,TCM, CCM etc. , every once in awile cruising 65-75 mph the car has this "jolt" like I hit black ice's a jolt, like tranny went out of TC or one of the trans. solenoids briefly went out and then back on,regardless...
  2. B5 B5.5 Passat Coolant \ Heater Hoses Life Expectancy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Question? What kind of life are you all getting from your coolant/heater hoses? My 2005 TDI BHW engine code has over 200,000 miles and all the hoses (except elbow hose for the rear flange, it's 5 years old and 70,000 miles), are original. They all appear to physically look good. Given the...
  3. 2nd Passat in my life.

    New Member Introductions
    Just bought 2018 Passat R-Line, previously owned a 2002.5 manual Glad to joined again. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. Passat life

    New Member Introductions
    I'm a owner of a 2005 passat and working on it is driving me crazy
  5. AC Compressor life extension

    B5 Garage
    I apologize if there's already a topic about it, but i just finished this, and as I still am still in the garage wanted to share the "finding" with the fellow VW afficionados. My compressor was dirty as hell from the previous owner and was the last thing to be cleaned on the freshly reinstalled...
  6. May this Post be my life. B7 passat talk

    New Member Introductions
    For anyone who has a b7 passat 2.5 auto please lets talk about mods and stuff we have done to our cars. and things that have happened. After the first 6 months of me having the car I got tboned. Story of my life HAHA. But I get it fixed and I love the car. Had to bring it back due to the door...
  7. New to the Euro Life

    New Member Introductions
    Hey whats up? I now officially own a VW Passat. Just here to see if any mods can be done (which I haven't found yet) and possibly buy some parts from others. Oh and learn my car inside and out.
  8. Clutch Life

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2001 1.8 B5 Wagon has 212,000 miles on it and the original clutch is still fine. I am pretty good to my car and don't horse it around, slamming through the gears and such, but I feel that one of these days its bound to give up the ghost. Is this an anomaly, or do these clutches last...
  9. Mobil1 - 301 Oil filter life (need advice)

    New Member Introductions
    Hello passatworld! 2003 1.8T manual (Odo - 201,000 Km or 124,500 miles) Cliffs (need advice on changing filter) last oil change - Castrol FS 0W-40 and Mobil1-301 filter. Drove 12,000 Km (7500 miles), Want to change oil but not sure about the filter, since the filter says its good for...
  10. VAG is taking over my life

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I just picked up a B5.5 Wagon FWD 1.8T 5spd to go along with the stage 3 B5S4. Picked the car up from a kid who only drove it when he wasn't on his Harley. He bought it off of an older lady and she kept it in the garage. at 188K miles there isn't a spot of rust on this thing. INterior...
  11. Hello i am happy to be a part of the VW life.

    New Member Introductions
    I own a 09 passat 2.0 I am finally going to start modding it and if anyone has any tips for beginners i would really appreciate it. Also anyone parting anything out im your guy lol
  12. So what car next? Mid life crisis maybe.

    Anything Auto
    Thinking ahead towards the end of this year and my next ride. I love the wagon by miss my old GTI. Thinking about a complete change in direction. Porsche air cooled. Early 80's A/C a must in N Florida. 911 , 930 budget about 30K (Is that even possible) I guess not for the 930 but one can...
  13. NGK plug life on V6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I bought the car in December of 2013 I replaced the plugs with OEM NGK's. I read that they don't last long and should be replaced every 10k miles. I hit the 10k mark last week and changed them yesterday along with putting on a new set of NGK wires. The plugs that came out still looked like...
  14. What is the typical engine life expectancy for a Passat Turbo 1.8?

    New Member Introductions
    New owner of a 2003 Passat Turbo 1.8 we bought it as a first car for our youngest. Wish I'd known more about what to look for turns out the recommended 105,000 mile timing belt service wasn't completed before we bought it. I sure like the car & think it will be worth it. Otherwise a tough lesson.
  15. Clutch life with V6 GLX

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had to replace the clutch in my 2001 Passat GLX V6. Car has 115K miles on it. Is this normal?
  16. Cam chain wear pads replacement life

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all I'm new to site but have been coming here for tech info for a while great info here thanks to all ( p s love my Thor skid plate or under nose plate ) thanks to discussions on this site great product ! Anyway I here a lot of people talking about timing belt replacement intervals and I...
  17. Can't for the life of me find a driver side sun visor!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've looked every where and have found tons of replacement passenger side sun visors but unfortunately not a single driver side one that I need, anyone know where I could find one?
  18. 2003 Passat GLS Sedan - end of life advice needed!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've owned a 2003 Passat GLS Sedan for about 11 years and I think our time together is nearing an end. I wanted the car to get me through the Winter and here we are on the first day of Spring with the alternator giving out. I am looking for some advice on what I should do with the's...
  19. :: ECS Tuning :: The Dynamic Vehicle Selector - Making Life Easier !!!

    Vendor Marketplace
    A favorite feature of the ECS Tuning website is the Previous Vehicle Menu. Here, registered users can create a drop down list of favorite vehicles for fast access to parts and accessories for a given make and model. This lets them bypass the normal drill-down selection process and choose a car...
  20. how does going stage 2 or 3 effect engine life?

    Anything Auto
    i have been looking for the perfect 1.8T or 2.0T as my next ride, and i plan to keep this one for a long time. and when i do, i plan to upgrade with a k04 kit at least. does upgrading the turbo, and adding some performance boosting mods effect the long term engine life of the car? i know the...