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  1. 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...
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    I've been thinking about replacing my 01.5 passat with something a little newer for a few years now - yes years :crazy:. Specifically I've been seriously thinking about getting another 2 door wrangler and surprisingly I'm very impressed with the information I've read about the brand new jl...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 Passat GLS, AEB 1.8T Automatic Front*wheel*drive So, here I am with the dreaded NO start when cold.... by cold I mean below zero Celsius.... so in plus temperatures the passat fired up no problem.... then it got below zero and wham! Haaaaaaaaard start.... so here goes, you get in the car...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My step daughter's 1.8t Pasat Wagen has a major coolant leak at the back of the engine. It is so large a leak that the pump pushes all the coolant out of the system within minutes. Looking at the illustrations (pictures and such) of the cooling system, the likely cause is a busted or...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Had a major issue this past week, cracked a hole in my oil pan which resulted in all the oil draining from the engine. Was only a mile from home so even though I was only a mile from home, I thought I could limp home(regret that now). Low oil light came on and major loss of power, wouldn't climb...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    With the exception of a fuel pump that died instantly and completely (stranding the wife, not me :) ) my Passat has been stone cold reliable over the past 12 years and 160,000 miles. Almost too much so. I am on a number of original parts that I am worried will come home to hit me with a stream...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I've got a 2002 1.8t passat tiptronic, awm code. Located in Southern California. I've only owned the car for the last month however in that time I've got a apr stage 2 reflash & just recently installed a boost gauge. Recently its ran into some issues though. A hole in the "l hose" that...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When it rains, it pours...our 01.5 GLX has had more problems in the past year than in the 12 years before that. It's piling up so much, we're weighing our options on selling it to Carmax rather than continue to deal with the hassles (after 14 years of B5ownership, no less). About 3 weeks ago, I...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    after 034 installed my turbo back into the car that i just had rebuilt with brand new CHRA, car still drove like crap but boost was a little better. now its driving like crap again. does this look like it could be causing the boosting restriction? and cutting my boost off at high rpm? looks...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
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  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    MAJOR PASSAT PROJECT..Any Advice on Tearing apart is appretiated.. Please Look So my project here is that i own a 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX sedan . Its been my baby for 48 hours before someone through or poured a flamable liquid that burned it down into the interior from the passenger side...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so now that the electrical issues are fixed for the most part, she decides to blow up a radiator hose. Here's the thing, I dont know what hose it is. it looks like its coming off the water pump, but I cant find the part listed in any technical manuels. I can upload a pic when I get out of...
  13. B5 Garage
    hey guys a bit of back story for ya.....i have a aeb tipauto with 180kms no modifications,just changed oil filter n75 dv and lines from wastegate and comp housing to the n75 as there were previously connected to each other(comp housing to wastegate not connected to n75 at all). now i get around...
  14. B5 Garage
    I have a b5 aeb 1.8t passat. I recently replaced clutch master cylinder. Once I got it back on the road it started misfiring. Took it to get code read. Misfire in cylinder #2. . The break down : it has no power in the lower rpms. I have to rev up to 3500 to take off or it dies out. And it...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Having issues with this 01.5 sedan that I recently bought. The car had a blown, oil starved and severely sludged engine when I bought it, and I pulled a good, running engine from an Audi A4 as a replacement. While I had the good engine out of the car, I replaced all the gaskets, seals, etc...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys I just did a major tune up over the pass weeks on my B5 Wagon. I replace all the spark plugs, timing belts, acc belts, also all other belts, water pump, thermostat replace with the housing, coolant, oil, oil filters, clean kn airfilter, torque converter replace with leveltens', clean out...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New to this site but hope to learn lots. Here is a real head scratcher that hopefully someone can help me out with. I own a 2004 volkswagen passat 1.8t with 240000km and has always ran very well until recently. I was driving home from work and the car felt as if something was holding it back and...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As is typical for the tiptronic W8, the torque converter crapped out and ran $3300 at the dealer to fix. I also had the main radiator spring a leak to the tune of $1400. I'm also aware of the potential valve issue where an oil galley can get plugged and they have to dismantle the motor to fix...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I striaght piped my car yesterday and it sounded AMAZING, but today i gunned it from FNL meet and i got major backfire.. now everytime i even halfthrottle it i get backfire. i was thinking its my MAP sensor.. any suggestions guys? :/ Really need some help Its a 2002 passat 1.8t
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a new to me 2004 Passat and after some very heavy rain last night found that I have a major leak that ended up causing my passenger side front and rear floor mats to be soaked (there are literally puddles). I'm hoping I've found the issue but wanted to get some feedback from the experts...
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