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  1. Dealerships and Service
    Can anybody recommend a VW shop in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis / Saint Paul metro area? The closer to Saint Paul, the better.
  2. Vehicles For Sale
    1999 Passat GLS 1.8t 5spd 175k $2000 DC metro SOLD Good Condition, always synthetic oil, runs great. Sunroof, forest green, black cloth, interior, tow hitch central locks: not so great. local pick up 22042 oh yea and the Bentley paper manual.
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I'm a fresh Passat wagon owner and joined the forums to continue gathering information about this wonderful vehicle! I got it to haul around my drums and guitar stuff. I've owned a total of 17 vehicles including the Passat and 4 different Motorcycles. I'm 25 years old and I'm a diehard...
  4. B5 Garage
    I'm looking for some advice, a 'point in the right direction', or someone who would be willing to meet with me and work on my VW. First, the car is a 2005 Passat, 1.8T 4cyl fwd automatic, 115k miles. (one of) The issues: For a few years I've randomly gotten the System Bank 1 running lean...
  5. Dealerships and Service
    Anyone have any recommendations for a dealership in MD near the DC metro region? Thanks.
  6. Dealerships and Service
    Does anybody know of any independent mobile mechanics who can work with me on working the front end of my wagon. I am in the metro NYC area and have access to a lift and some tools.
  7. Dealerships and Service
    Just bought a new to me 05 1.8T 4Motion w/56k on the clock. Wanna find a good long term mechanic to keep this baby on the road. Any suggestions? I am in Lakewood but work in Lafayette.
  8. Parts For Sale
    FS: 4 16x7 BBS RX1s w/tires(sort of), STL METRO area **SOLD** 16x7 BBS RX1s 5x112 Bolt pattern, ET42, fits 98 passat, and b5 etc. The Good: BBS' DAWG, 16x7 good for autocross...or something. The Bad: Some pitting, pictures show the worst of it, can't see it from 3 feet away. 2 tires have a...
  9. B5 Garage
    So i just got this 98 1.8t 5 speed 4 days ago. 2 days ago started smoking on cold start. SOme people say it could be the intake leaking into the turbo and it burning off. The turbo has 26k on it. Well today it seems to have picked up a knock. Sounds like in the oil pan area. Its up top but when...
  10. USA - East
    I need to have a new key coded to my car. Can someone recommend a VW dealership in the DC metro area, preferable in VA? Does anyone have recent experience with this? Wondering what the expected cost is. I've read on this forum .5 to 1 hour. Thanks.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not sure if this is the correct section, but I'm looking for someone to install new pads (mintex red box) and 4 new rotors (meyle). Ordered from autohaus today, so should arrive in 5 days or so. If anyone can help out at a fair $ rate, would be greatly appreciated. Having trouble finding...
  12. USA - East
    Unfortunately I let inspection pass, but didn't have the funds til recently. I need brake pads installed and rotors machined. One day I hope to do this stuff by myself but for now, need it done - VA State troopers are no joke. I live in Northern VA. '05 Passat 1.8T, everythings stock. A...
  13. B5 Garage
    Edit: So as it turns out the hood latch support rod was rubbing on one of the pullies causing the noise. When the car was in P, R or nuetral it was flexed into the support rod but when in D it flexed the other direction and away from the rod. Scared the heck out of me though! I got the fluid...
  14. Events & Gatherings
    I live in Suffolk Co. on L.I., just wondering if anything goes on around my area?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Spotted a B6 at the metro this morning. I have seen it a couple times from a far, but saw you parked up on the curb this morning. Black, Chrome 19s, maybe 18s. Blacked out windows and tails. Car looks really good!!!
  16. Anything Auto
    Coworker has a 4cyl with a rusted downpipe. Muffler shop told here the downpipe/cat must be replaced together. Does this sound right?
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    looking to get my door locks and dome lights fixed on the side. thanks steve
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