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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The car only dives in tiptronic mode!?! Other than that, for $800 i would get Passat wagon, 4motion, V6, 113K miles. I have been doing some research and cant find anyone with this exact issue, of if they did not remedy was discussed.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My youngest ran the 2004 GLS Wagon into the back of a city bus today, he was driving into the sunshine and didn't notice quick enough that the bus had stopped. :banghead: The Passat is almost certainly totalled. Hood, bumper, Right side fender, R headlight, airbox, AC condenser, drier, SAIP...
  3. 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...
  4. B5 Garage
    I am having an issue with my 99 Passat. The car has 200+k miles on it and it has been a great car until the last few months. Several months ago had a water leak that turned out to be the water pump. Had the mechanic replace everything on the front end: Timing belt tensioners, water pump...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    so, i currently own a b7 TDI, and due to the settlements, i very likely will be taking the money and walking away from the car. i do love it, but the $20k they'll give me for the $15 i payed for it is TOO convincing. that said, i still want a passat, and for the most part it seems that the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Double triple checking advice from a shop visit today. They told me that the fill hole on the passenger side of the car was an ATF fill hole and so that kind of worried me. It seems to be a 70/30 split on the forums with 70% saying replace the fluid and/or filter gradually. The transmission...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hoping for a quick answer .... 1999 Passat V6 with manual transmission. Wanting to avoid draining the battery, I disconnected it while the car sat idle for ~2 weeks. A day ago, I decided to move it into the garage. I attached the positive terminal first, then the negative, but did not...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So driving around in Ocean City , md heavy traffic yesterday . My car started to refuse to go into 1st , 2nd , 3rd, or 4th, fifth gear has no issues. Shut the car off let it sit , cool down , got back on the road, started shifting with no issues again. The issues then started again after about...
  9. New Member Introductions
    So i lately got my first car, a B6 Passat. I bought it used and crashed, too. It had minor problems so i figured i'll save money fixing them. Now there is one very odd problem and i have no idea how to fix it, and so i ended up here. Hello! :)
  10. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I'm considering on chipping my car with the APR stage 1 chip and I have some questions I can't seem to find answers to. First I have just a very commonly asked question, Is the stage 1 chip really as greatas people claim it is? Ok now for the questions I can't seem to find the answers...
  11. B5 Garage
    Ok guys so I'm looking to do a few small things to my 04 passat. One of the things I'm thinking of doing is a boost gauge. When it comes to installing the boost gauge how challenging is it? Are there any cons to using a boost gauge? Also I'm not looking to chip my car but I'm going to reset my...
  12. Vehicles For Sale
    Editing for posterity. Thanks for the interest Andreas, but I've decided to keep the car. My new commute is less than one mile from the house, which means lots more mountain biking and a lot less commuting. Plus, I've been driving my daughter's "new" 99 V6 Accord coupe automatic and I just...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I have been around the block a few times with Japanese imports but I bought my wife a 2002 Passat last month. It was from the original owner telling me that it had run rough in the winter when it was really cold, and that they were ready to let it go. I barely looked at the thing...
  14. The Showroom
    Got my hands on these pictures not so long ago and think they are worth sharing, enjoy.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I decided to by a 99 Passat and i have not owned a VW since the 60s. It seems the Passat has a lot of problems but I thought I would give it a shot. We wanted a wagon and it fit the need. Lot of great info on this forum. It will take a while to sort through all of it. It has a 116,000 miles and...
  16. The Showroom
    Some more pics........
  17. Anything Auto
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a 01 2.8 fwd passat misfiring issuses so i began to remove my coil pack from the car to replace it u know that weird looking little transistor (atleast looks like a transistor) well make a long story short that thing broke and i cant find out what exactly it is much less where to find...
  19. New Member Introductions
    I just bought my first passat today and i love it, but i noticed that there's a green light with a foot symbol that comes on every time i turn on the car; when when to look at the car this morning i do not remember see that light. Is that normal? it goes way when i put the car in drive. also i...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This question might be answered already but I have read multiple posts and looks like no one even mentioned this. I am new but am going to ask even it might be a dummy question. I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T and got the "Oil pressure" light on now. I changed the oil about two weeks ago with Mobile 1...
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