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  1. Car Maintenance: 10 Things Every Car Owner Should Know – The Short List

    Volkswagen News
    It’s OK if you’re not an automotive engineer. Of course, if you are, this probably isn’t for you because here are 10 basic things every motorist should be able to do. How many of them are you capable of? Read more >>
  2. Cant find a service manual, 2012 Passat SE

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Chilton and Haynes do not have a service manual for my vehicle. Was wondering where some of you guys have gone to get one. I've seen a few digital manuals but don't know which would be the best. What do you guys recommend ????????
  3. Major Maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Gentlemen, 2001.5, B5.5 ,AWM 1.8T 190K, Wagon, Have been doing necessary and preventative maintenance over past four years, car is very dependable and in super shape! BIG THANKS to all on this FORUM it still running like a champ!!!!!, uses hardly any oil (well it did), despite the "usual...
  4. Drive shaft maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, Is there any maintenance required on the drive shaft? U-joints, vibration pads or anything? I am not finding anything on the inter-web and I don't see anything in the Bentley manual. I rebuilt the front end (shocks, axles, ball joints, bushings, steering rods/ends) and I am working...
  5. Un-Scheduled Maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted this in another thread yesterday and I thought I would add to it I'm going to go back in time a bit here. So, for those who know about this bear with me. I purchased this car in July 2006 from my then sister-in-law with a severely ailing engine. The valve train had serious issues...
  6. 2003 Passat 1.8T 180XXX miles. What maintenance should i take care of?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had the car for about 5 years. Only maintenance I remember doing was.... Brake pads + rotors, changed oil + filter twice a year. Planning on getting my timing belt + water pump replaced in the near future/long past due? I would really like to get this car to 250-300K miles guide me...
  7. Maintenance schedule

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi I own a 2012 Passat S 2.5 Where can I find a maintenance schedule for this model. Something that tells me what I need to do, at what millage or time interval. Thanks
  8. First Time Owner - want to know about the average yearly maintenance costs.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm a student and just like many other students, I'm running on low budget when it comes to luxuries such as fancy cars and other amenities. I got a 2010 Passat with 73K miles on it. Running pretty good apart from a couple things I had changed. I wanted to know what it would cost me on...
  9. Maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a customer bring in a 2004 Passat to us yesterday for a full used car inspection. 120K on the clock. It was a nice looking car but it had a loud rattle on start up and new clean oil in the crankcase. Once on the rack it became clear that this car had been neglected for a long time. Both...
  10. Maintenance options for my Passat

    New Member Introductions
    I have got a general automotive query to ask. I have bought a 2007 model Passat. I bought it before 3 months. I need to find a solution for its regular service. A few days back, I read a blog related to this...
  11. maintenance monster

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I thought people here would get a kick out of this. I bought my Passat (2002 1.8t, 5spd wagon) in late 2013 from a woman who had owned since 2003 when she purchased it used. From the day she purchased it she saved every maintenance receipt for any work she ever had done. Always had it serviced...
  12. OCD preventive maintenance

    B5 Garage
    Hey so I'm probably going to have my timing belt fixed if anyone followed my last forum post. And really the only major two things that will stop my car in the middle of the free way without warning is fuel pump and timing belt. My fuel pump is 222k miles old so I'm thinking as a preventative...
  13. Advice on Preventative Maintenance - Problem Areas - things that wouldnt cause Code

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will apologize in advance for the lengthy post :bowdown: I have some questions about any areas that might need preventative maintenance attention on my 03 GLX 4Motion Variant (Wagon). I am particularly interested in any engine related items that would not initiate a fault or trouble code for...
  14. FS: Maintenance parts for W8

    Parts For Sale
    I'm cleaning out my garage and here is what I've found to date. More will be coming I'm sure. These are all new and in the original box. Shipping cost not included. 2 spark plugs NGK BKR6EKUE - $2.50 each 1 D2S 35 W Hella HID capsule - $35 1 Mann air filter 626168 - $8 1 Mann oil...
  15. Scheduled maintenance - 4 years/28K miles

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I traded my old Passat for CPO 2012 Passat last year. I'm bringing it in for a recall repair, and it's been one year (4K miles) so at minimum, oil and filter change. It has had the 30k service. One dealer suggested the 40K service which added up to $1,100. Another dealer ticked off a shorter...
  16. 65K mile maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi. First time poster. I recently bought a 2009 Passat with 2.0T engine. The dashboard says it is coming up due for a 65,000 mile maintenence, but the manual only has maintenance scheduled at 50, 60, and 70 K. I'd like to do as much as possible myself, so my question is: 1) what needs done...
  17. What is a fair price? 2000 V6 GLS - Manual Transmission with lots of maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is posted in the for sale section, but I haven't had any takers or even nibbles at this point. Considering the maintenance that has already been done, I think it is a very fair price, but I want a sanity check. I started by asking $2,800 and have dropped the price to $2,500. What are...
  18. 08 Passat 2.0T FSI Maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I recently went over 200K and I'm wondering what kind of maintenance I should have done. I plan on getting the timing belt / water pump changed soon, and also have the HPFP cam follower inspected. There is a fault code for an under boost turbo and misfire (cylinder 1 I think), and when I get...
  19. Moonroof regular maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wondering if I need to do anything to the moon roof to keep it operating good. No issues at all now, opens, and closes and all operations with the switch seem to work, just want to know should I add some grease or anything to the components?
  20. How is the reliability and cost of maintenance above 70k miles on a 2.0T B6?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Good evening everyone. We have a 2007 Passat 2.0T Wagon Value Edition. Our car now has 68k miles and quite frankly we are worried about the car's reliability. We have been very meticulous with maintenance and the latest major work we have done is an oil change, transmission fluid change, timing...
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