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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    before the flat black plastic parts on the SEL turn a nasty faded-out gray color, from exposure to the sun. Have any of you considered painting over the plastic to *hide* the plastic from the sun?? The flat black plastic on our own SEL Premium has already started to fade. I have noticed that...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok... I am working on a 2002 Passat, 1.8T. Car runs fine. Good boost. No major drive-ability issues except for 1. On the first start, (and only the first start), the engine will start but stumbles and wants to die. Idle fluctuates and accelerator pedal is non responsive. Once the car starts...
  3. New Member Introductions
    im new to this and im hoping this has been on here before (even though i cant find it) so that someone can help... i have a 1998 passat aeb 1.8t... and after i owned it for a month the coolant flange cracked, no big deal put in a new one right? well thats wrong ive been having coolant flanges...
  4. B5 Garage
    I am in the process of replacing my valve cover gasket, cam shaft seal and cap. I was investigating the inside of my breather hose connection behind the engine and noticed this yellow matter custard collecting at the top of the tube. See picture. What is that and is it bad? My other question is...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1999 passat with a 1.8t and I was driving today ans I heard a weird sound coming from the engine. I looked and the CTS wasnt even connected. Its the blue one and the whole gold part wasn't even on it so it wasn't even tight and it was basically just hanging. I ordered a new green one...
  6. New Member Introductions
    We're looking into buying a Passat wagon. We've found a 2009 in black and a 2010 in silver. We like the touchscreen head unit of the 2010 model, but we like the color of the 2009 model. Any opinions which model we should go for? Mileage is comparable. The 2009 is about $2k more, but it's...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm considering doing this swap in my 07 B6 Wagon. Has anyone swapped a 160 MPH to 200 MPH with a Color+ MFD? It's highline and I have the latest Q revision gateway already. I also already have Mk VI steering with AH SWCM. Everything is working flawlessly with the exception of Mk VI buttons...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got the b5 v6 and need to replace the maf sensor so....does it matter if I get a maf sensor for an automatic or manual? Mine is manual so idk if it makes a difference to get a maf sensor from a automatic car?
  9. B5 Garage
    Oil pressure light "STOP" - doesn't matter if pressure switch is disconnected or not? Before I drop the pan for the infamous sludging/coking problem on my 1.8t, will somebody please give me a second look at the following observation. I have removed the pressure switch and replaced it with my...
  10. The Showroom
    Can't wait for spring to come around and get the car out of storage! Until then 1 picture from last summer Photo credits go to cezah ;)
  11. WTB/WTT Section
    All Need a B5.5 hood and front bumper color. Both will be painted so I don't care about color. Both need to be in excellent shape (as I know how bumper covers can be). NO AFTERMARKET bumper covers....OEM only. PM me with what you have, price and how I can get it to me. :thumbup:
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just changed the cabin filter on my 2001.5 Passat, which I bought very recently. It clearly hadn't been changed for quite a while. I bought one of the charcoal treated filters, and it fit perfectly. I followed these instructions linked here, but these instructions mention/show a cover for...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, try not to flame me too bad for this one....I am new to working on cars....I did my first oil change on my own today. After surfing PW for a few months I have gained the confidence to begin doing the routine maintenance at home and save some $$. I am wondering though if my choice in oil...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ~deep breath~ I've been battling misfires for the last 2 weeks. START: on the way home I felt a loss in power then the engine light starts blinking. I immediately shut the engine off and coast to the side of the road. Check the coilpacks/plugs as best I could at 9PM, dark and freezing out. Get...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know modern engines have knock sensors and all that, but I heard it's still "bad" to use that as a band-aid for low octane fuel. My question is if octane (91 versus, say, 89) matters in light driving, meaning low-RPMs and gradual acceleration. I'm not concerned about losing power, but rather...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have about 53K miles on my 02 and plan to let the timing belt change. Although the mileage is not high but given I own th ecar almost 7 years, I think it would be better to change it rather than taking the risk. After searching, I found a wide range of prices for the kit (belt, tensioner...
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