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  1. 50,000 mile service. Dealer wants to change trans fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I'm coming up on 50,000 miles on my 2012 Passat 5-speed MT. I've been doing the regular 10k service intervals at the dealer (only had the car for two years, bought it used directly from another person), but now the dealer is telling me that the trans fluid should be changed at the 50k...
  2. 2.5 mile tow of Passat 4-motion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A question regarding the towing of a B5.5 with 4-Motion. A brothers son rear ended another vehicle with their 2005 1.8 4-motion. Insurance totaled the B5 but the can buy the B5 cheap. Everything from the radiator forward needs to be replaced, rest is good. The tow truck operator towed the...
  3. 65K mile maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi. First time poster. I recently bought a 2009 Passat with 2.0T engine. The dashboard says it is coming up due for a 65,000 mile maintenence, but the manual only has maintenance scheduled at 50, 60, and 70 K. I'd like to do as much as possible myself, so my question is: 1) what needs done...
  4. Flashing CEL on 50K mile B7....cylinder misfire!?!?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Today I started up my 2013 Passat SEL up and it started shaking and idling very strange. A few seconds later I had a flashing CEL so I decided to turn her off. I waited about 5 minutes (after cursing for about 4.5 if those minutes) and tried again. This time the car started and everything was...
  5. Koni FSDs 40k mile follow up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I installed some Koni FSD's about 40k miles or so ago. I paired them with Eibach Pro Kit Springs for a lowering of around 30mm all round. Initially I was very pleased with the set up. Dampening was satisfactory over rough roads, yet the car felt stable and well balanced through corners. Fast...
  6. What would you do?? The 20 K mile check up and oil change..

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Help... just got the car back and all of the paperwork says it was a job done as a 30 K check up NOT a 20K check up WTF?? Did we just lose out on 10K miles of Warranty protection?? S.E....ON edit: No we are good. The Tech wrote down the actual mileage on the paperwork. I do not know why...
  7. FS: (4) 500 mile or less, Used 'Denso' Iridium IK22 (hotter) Spark Plugs

    Parts For Sale
    Ran this set of 4 plugs way less than 500 miles in my 1.8T. Very slight normal patina, but absolutely no wear. $12 + ship.
  8. The 300.000 Mile Club!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    At last, she made it! Today the odometer turned 300.000! And I should give a big credit to the Passatworld members from whom I have received a lot of help! I have performed all the work needed by myself with the help of you guys, a lot of youtube videos and Haynes manual. Those with more than...
  9. The HIGH MILE Club! This club feels almost as good as the other one when u hit it!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Post your mileage here! Engine & Tranny never been touched other than routine maintenance. Still runs smooth.
  10. Noob here. Just got a low mile 01 Passat.

    New Member Introductions
    Noob here. Just got a low mile 01 B5 Passat. Hi everyone. Long time lurker. I picked up a black 2001 B5 v6 GLX with only 41k mikes. It was a garaged vacation car which is common in South Florida. The paint is near perfect. I have a couple of fixer uppers and mods I wish to do. I currently...
  11. FS: 45-50k Mile OE 1.8t Motor Mounts

    Parts For Sale
    I hate to see good things just sitting around. I've got a pair of OEM Avon Motor mounts from an 03 1.8t with about 45-50k miles on them. I got about 190k miles out of my originals then bought these as replacements. Rubber is in good condition, no barney blood except a touch from my old original...
  12. Any interest in a 40k mile service DIY?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Just crossed 40k, going to be doing the scheduled service soon. Any interest in a write up?
  13. Fastest k03 1/4 Mile time??

    Amateur Motorsports
    Just curious, what kind of times are you guys getting with k03 setups? I am going to head to the track in the spring once I get my Limited slip diff and new tires on and see if I can't beat my previous best of a 14.6008 @92 mph.
  14. Dash displays minutes instead of mile range?

    New Member Introductions
    My 2001 needed a new battery. Ever since it was installed the LED on the dash has read minutes instead of the miles left to the tank. I tried cycling through and resetting with the button on the wiper switch but it did not give me the miles option. Just minutes driven today or minutes driven...
  15. 120,000 mile service

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just curious as to what some people are getting done at 120,000 miles. I am trying to get a specific list of things that should be done and an approximate price. This is a 2001.5 Passsat that is having no issues at this time. Thanks for any insight.
  16. Porsche 996 turbo Brembo Calipers!!! 2000K mile take offs, must sell Bills are due

    Parts For Sale
    SERIOUS PRICE DROP NEED THESE GONE Brackets are located here I have a set of Brembo Calipers off of a Porsche that I am looking to sell as I will not be using them as I thought I would. The paint is perfect and has no imperfections. Pictures will be up after work today, I am...
  17. 100k Mile Recommendations?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am almost at 100k miles (97k right now) Just want every ones opinion on what I should do. I realize the timing belt,serpentine belt and water pump should be changed around this time. Just want to know if any of these things NEED to be done or are just for safety. I just flushed the coolant in...
  18. My 11yr 145,000 mile maintenance cost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yikes!!! NOT including tires, oil changes, filters, brake fluid changes. Except for the oil and filter changes all maint was performed at VW dealer. Better sit down......... $13,734.00 !!!! Is this a worst case scenario or just normal for a German car? Obviously I LOVE it or I would have got...
  19. 1000 mile report...

    New Member Introductions
    I finally convinced my wife to get rid of our frigging Prius which she only loved because of the gas mileage and the statement it made on the road. A real thrill every time we pulled out into traffic getting it up to speed (NOT). Every time I drove or rode in it, I felt there was a total...
  20. 450 mile per tank club...who's in?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    452 miles on 13.255 gallons for 34.1 mpg. My best tank by a long shot since owning this car. (2002 AWM 1.8t 5spd. 120k miles.) I'm sure many of you have done similar, right? :D