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  1. Dealerships and Service
    Just moved to Suffolk County LI, NY. In need of an experienced VW tech or euro mechanic. I own 4 Passats currently, 2000 2.8 5MT FWD Sedan 138k (engine rebuilt at 120) 2003 2.8 4mo Wagon w/ TipTragic 🤣 2003 w8 Wagon AT 2005 1.8t FWD Wagon AT ( purchased for donor interior, didn't fit in my...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My name is Zakotah, i own a 2004 VW passat b5.5 that i bought off offerup for $3000 back last summer. Not sure if it’s 1.8 or 1.6 but it does not have a turbo. I am 19 and this is my very first car. 2 weeks after purchasing it, it was put in the shop for another good 2 weeks. after it was...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My name is Zakotah, i own a 2004 VW passat b5.5 that i bought off offerup for $3000 back last summer. Not sure if it’s 1.8 or 1.6 but it does not have a turbo. I am 19 and this is my very first car. 2 weeks after purchasing it, it was put in the shop for another good 2 weeks. after it was...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All, Can anyone recommend someone that could replace all my control arms/tie rods/sway links in Central PA? I am not very confident doing it myself/never done it before, but have done lots of wrenching on my '02 Passat GLS. I also do not think that the mechanics around here know much about...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need a VW Mechanic to have a look at my Passat 1.8t (128000 miles). It died on the highway while I was driving. My guess is the timing went off most probably. I want someone who can do it for cheaper than the shops as I dont want to put money into the car. Email me at [email protected]
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I do some minor wrench spinning on my 04 B5.5 1.8T, but when things go wrong, or I just can't figure out what is going on, I turn to Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care in Huntington Beach, CA. Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care are the real deal. Period. You don’t find competent service...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic directed me to the dealerships since he can't figure out why all the codes come up, more than 6. Initially I took it in for misfiring codes. Anyone know a good independent VW mechanic in the Baltimore/DC area? Thanks,
  8. Dealerships and Service
    Hi all I'm in need of a good shop in Chicago (need my flex pipe changed, and some vacuum line stuff). I searched around on the site, but can't find any threads that are recent. Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!!!
  9. Dealerships and Service
    Bought a 2007 POS VW Passat Wolfsburg edition a week ago for $3500 + title and insurance came to about 3900. It has lots of issues. I already put about $400 into it. My check engine light is still on my low oil pressure sensor went on over the weekend so I towed it to a mechanic and they don't...
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    Bought a 2007 POS VW Passat Wolfsburg edition a week ago for $3500 + title and insurance came to about 3900. It has lots of issues. I already put about $400 into it. My check engine light is still on my low oil pressure sensor went on over the weekend so I towed it to a mechanic and they don't...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking for a mechanic or shop with experience replacing a timing belt on a V6 Passat. If anyone has a recommendation for a quality mechanic that I can trust in the Twin Cities, that would be great. I'm in Saint Paul so a mechanic on the Saint Paul side of the Metro would be a bonus. Has...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    All right fellow 1.8 T owners, here is where I am at with my car. I recently picked up a B5 Passat at a really good deal that had a few issues, the PCV breather hose was broken along with some coolant lines. I did the necessary repairs and the car is running great. My issue is I was only pushing...
  13. Anything Auto
    Trying to convince my sister she needs to stop paying dealership prices. In searching for labor times for her serpentine belts and tensioners, I ran across these guys. Just wondering if anyone has ever used them. https://www.yourmechanic.com/
  14. USA - Central
    Hey everyone! I have a 2000 VW Passat turbo. I have a few things I need fixed and I'm trying to find someone in the Nashville,Tn area that can do the work on my car. I really am new on here and have no idea where to look for people in my area. Thanks for reading this
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking for personal recommendations for one or more good independent VW Passat mechanic in the Albany and/or Troy NY area. Someone who has worked on these cars for years and knows the nuisances of the car. Thanks
  16. B5 Garage
    Wow..I hope not an issue with the small amount added...but took my Passat in for an oil change. Explicitly advised not to do ANYTHING other than change the oil - but when they were reviewing the bill he noted they "topped" off the coolant. I said....ok.. I guess you carry G12 VW coolant then...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    VW B5: Passat 1.8T AWM Timing Belt Removal <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/snTRn_Rz0oY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  18. Dealerships and Service
    Hi all, Thanks for the advice, instructions, and recommendations over the years. I highly recommend L & M in Brooklyn, NY. Bill Roth is exhaustive in his questioning and analysis, and more than fair in his pricing. In all, I had the timing belt replaced (and all that goes along with that), the...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Everyone, This car is killing me slowly. I have a 2000 passat 1.8 T with 148k miles. Timing belt and all related parts replaced 1000k miles ago. So recently I drove to the store. Came out, tried to start the car, wont start. Tried for like 5 minutes finally started and drove like normal...
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