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  1. Another coolant leak thread - How likely the flange?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the first ~5000 miles the low coolant warning came on twice. Since then in the past ~1500 miles I've topped up the coolant from min to max twice (just before the warning came on) To add, sometimes when I shut the car off and pop the hood, there is smoke/steam coming up from the back of the...
  2. Help needed, most likely ECM problems on 1999 Passat Wagon

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    Hello friends, I was reading a lot about my issue and since I haven't solve my problem, decided to post it here. First and foremost, I own a 1999 Passat Wagon, 4 cylinder 1.8T. Made in Germany, it is the higher end with leather, heated seats, sunroof etc. I own the car for about two years...
  3. 2nd-most likely source of PCV issues? (Not jet pump)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've blown the 2nd VCG in 40k, so I figure I have a PCV issue. ('04 AWM.) Well, in the course of disassembling to find the problem, I managed to break the Suction Jet Pump in two. Apart from the fact that it had all the appearance of being press-fit together due to some truly inadequate...
  4. My 2004, wagon 1.8t 150hk using to much oil, what is most likely the problem?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys The title kinda says it all, but my 2004 wagon 1.8t 150hk (original) is using to much oil, it uses about 0.5 liters per 1500km. I think that is way to much, it is not leaking anywhere, sweat a littlebit on the oil cooler and some other places around the engine but that just normal for...
  5. most likely places for coolant leak

    B5 Garage
    'Check Coolant" warning came on a few weeks ago no temp spike. Coolant was below min line and so I refilled. All was fine. Wife was on the way to work this morning and the warning came on again with a temp spike. She refilled and was fine. She checked it again at lunch time and it was down...
  6. How likely am I to blow the amp?

    Mobile Electronics
    I have some subs I would really like to put in my b5.5. We have the premium monsoon sound system, and I've heard that it's easy to blow the amp if you hook up subs. I've also heard that the monsoon systems are very finicky. I found the thread explaining how to hook it up using the amp that is...
  7. in the garage now, leaking diff seal most likely

    B5 Garage
    Just finished up replacing the fluid and filter in the trans (01 glx 4 mo w/tip)(by the way it was shifting so much better given my situation I say replace it to all the naysayers) so I've been looking around under the vehicle as I just bought it. Looking at the passenger side, and for...
  8. lights went out behind climate control... What's the most likely suspect.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '04 Passat Waggie, lights went out behind climate control dials. All the other dash lights are fine. I figure if the light behind one dial died, it'd be a bad bulb, but all three dials at once? :confused: Or am I just smoking crack and there is only one bulb for all three dials? Help me out...
  9. Most likely cause of DTCs P0507 and P0171?

    B5 Garage
    Guys, I'm a CEL with DTCs P0507 and P0171 on my 01 1.8T GLS w/ MT. I have also noticed a very high pitched whine on start up and corresponding high rpms. When the whine stops, the RPM drops down to normal range (about 900-950 rpm on my car). Driveability and MPG seem normal. I know this...
  10. CEL, P0456, What's the Most Likely Cause?

    USA - East
    I just purchased my first VW. Its a 2003 Passat 1.8T WAGON (5SPD. MANUAL). It run very smoothly and quietly, but has a CEL and Code P0456 going on. (I have a friend with a VAG-COM). I have just replaced the gas cap. What's next if that doesn't work, Purge Valve? Need an answer soon, need to...
  11. Most likely place PO installed remote start in B5.5?

    Mobile Electronics
    This is probably an off the wall question, but I just purchased a 2002 V6 Variant and the power steering cover says it has a DEI remote start system installed (which the seller neglected to mention or provide fobs for.) :mad: I'd like to identify the unit and either make it operational by...
  12. Volkswagen Likely to Drop the Passat in the United States When New Sedan Debuts

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  13. Sports suspension and things likely to break

    B5 Garage
    Two dumbass noob questions that I can't quite find the answers to with google. First is, how do I check if my passat has the sports suspension installed? Second, what are the first things to go on a stock passat from pushing it into a corners to the point of sliding? I know this is a really dumb...
  14. Small oil leak spotted from back of engine, What are likely sources?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just found a small oil spot on the garage floor that I hadn't seen before. It would be coming from the pass side rear of the engine. What are the most likely sources of this on a 1.8t Passat?
  15. Had you not bought that Passat of yours.. what would you most likely be driving?

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    Take us back to the days right before you purchased your Passat.. Like most car buying experiences, you find two or three cars that you really like, and are then forced to pick, just one. Had you not bought the Passat, what would you most likely be driving..? Any regrets?
  16. Likely parting out my beloved '02 B5.5; GIAC Chip, anyone?

    Classified Archive
    Well, due to change in marital status, I need to sell a car. I have had very little response on the A4, so am considering moving the B5.5 instead. I will post a list in a few days if that is the decision, but would like to move my chip either way, so... I have a GIAC chipped and socketed ECU...
  17. '98 1.8T oil leak - likely culprits?

    B5 Garage
    In the last month I've noticed substantial oil on the driveway and last week the oil light flickered on a long sweeping offramp (was slightly below the low mark in less than 3k since oil change). I haven't had a chance to get under there and look yet, but thought perhaps there's a list of...
  18. Car won't start . . . CCM likely culprit

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I got in my car this evening to drive home and when turning the key (to engage the starter), all of my electrical instruments turn off. Crappy :( My car won't start :( I am quite certain that it is my CCM crapping out on me. I have been losing convenince features at an alarming rate...
  19. Mechanic left off vacuum hose clamps - is this likely to be a problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently took my 2002 Passat (still under warranty) to the VW dealer because I was getting a 17544 CEL. The receipt says the mechanic replaced the following parts: - Crankcase breather hose and 'Y' pipe - Vacuum lines (from fuel pressure regulator to intake, from Kombi valve to...
  20. Most Likely a Repost...

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    But if it's not . . . :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: What's wrong with Japanese people?!