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  1. Check Out These Great Last Minute Prime Day Deals From All Categories!

    Vendor Deals
    Amazon Prime Day is ending at the end of the day, but the deals keep coming. We have seen great deals on everything, including TVs, watches, Roomba vacuums, coffee, watches, you name it! Yes, we know this is off-topic, but we wanted to share some of our favorite deals, because regardless of what...
  2. Impromptu GTG This Saturday in Central Wisconsin!

    Events & Gatherings
    Think of this as an impromptu, un-planned, last minute, mini, midwest, Snork Fest™ ! This Saturday the 26th of September 2015 I will be hosting a get together at a lake house about 30 miles west of Fond du Lac Wisconsin. If you're interested in attending, PM me and I will reply with the...
  3. 2 minute cold start misfire

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05' 1.8t AWM 4motion Auto From a cold start at about 2 minutes 5 seconds the engine gives a slight rev so it seems, then begins to idle ruff. It smooths out after about 10 seconds. Does anyone know what this 2 minute cold start occurrence is on these cars? Been getting misfires in 3 & 4 cylinder.
  4. 2006 2.0T A/C woes... Any last minute fixes before dealership?

    B6 Garage
    Hey guys... My A/C started to act up a bit last summer. It would intermittently just not work; once you turned it off and on a few times, it would kick on. This summer it's worse, and the symptoms are different. If it's below 80 degrees outside, it will blow cool (not cold) until I come to a...
  5. 2009 passat cc 2.0l4 turbo cuts out after a minute or less, 40,000 miles

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The car stalled when driving and just died! I push the key in and out several times with the clutch depressed, cranked but would not start. After about the forth time I could here the fuel pump energize and the car started. this scenario is repeated when the car is started and then dies. No...
  6. Oil pump failure after owning my Passat for 1 minute. Lasting engine damage??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    noob here looking for advice- hows this for some luck... i buy a used 2003 Passat with 2.8l V6 with 130k on Sunday. After taking on a nice long test drive, checking oil, listening to motor up close, etc. Ink the deal at a used dealership for $5k. good deal i think for this car. i am literally...
  7. Finally about to upgrade, Just want last minute Comments

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey folks, Finally got around to getting my HU upgraded I'm looking toward a Pioneer HU Car Selector Most likely will be ordering from Crutchfield.com because of the additional installation hardware included... One thing I noticed is the PAC. PAC Volkswagen Radio Replacement Interface For...
  8. Dropping My Oil Pan. Any Last Minute Tips?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I've decided to drop my oil pan to replace my oil pump due to low oil pressure. I have a few questions. I already have the front of my car apart. Do I Need to remove anything before I start jacking up my engine (besides mounts)? How can I make sure I Allign the subframe correctly...
  9. Any last minute guidance before a pre-buy inspection?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm heading across the border into Pennsylvania tomorrow to go look at an '09 Wagon. We're a fix-what-you-drive kind of family so I plan to crawl around under the car before handing over any cash. Would anyone have any advice as to what specifically would be worth looking at before buying...
  10. One minute you're driving. The next, dead.

    Anything Auto
    LiveLeak.com - Brutal Crash on Icy Highway Truck vs SUV just to let you know it is brutal, no gore but the imagination fills in all the blanks, but it is so sad, a simple skid turns so bad in a second. words just cant describe it.
  11. 2008 Passat - Very Rough Start, MIL light blinking, after a minute totally fine

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    This morning, on my way to work, I experienced a very rough start on my 2008 2.0T (approx 60,000 miles on it). It was about 30 degrees out, and the car had been off for over 12 hours. I turned on the car and immediately the engine was shaking a LOT. I tapped the gas pedal and the MIL light...
  12. erratic idle at start-up for about a minute

    B5 Garage
    Dear All, So I have a 2000 Passat 1.8T that used to have the whistling noise at start-up, which I believe now to have been a vacuum leak related to the secondary air pump plumbing. Now I have an erratic idle at start-up, and the plastic corrugated hose going to the secondary air pump, or...
  13. HID only on for a minute or so.

    Mobile Electronics
    What happens when a HID light bulb is going bad is like a halogen either it works or not? I have a light that will come on for like 30 seconds then flicker off. I replaced the ballast and I got the same exact results I hard wired eliminating the relay same results. So the only thing is left is...
  14. So if you get 300+ misfires per minute on 1 coil...but you replace it and...

    B5 Garage
    Setup. AEB engine/management in a rabbit. Raced it this past weekend and now it misses. Got VAGCOM in today and scanned it. misfire on cyl 1 and random misfire. Block 15 shows cyl 1 missing every pass. It's counting in 4s and 5s! So I swapped the coil...same thing swapped the plug...same...
  15. Intermittent...wait a minute, THICK SMOKE?!?

    B5 Garage
    Had an interesting time last week. Worked all day, got called to a remote office to pick up some parts and then go to another remote office to pull an all-nighter. So at night I get to a construction zone that has a sprinkling of fresh dirt and gravel. So new, that the constant stream of...
  16. ..took me a minute...

    Anything Auto
    ...to understand Passport Jetta
  17. Dec 6 Last Minute Photojam Roll Call

    Events & Gatherings
    Im organizing an event to help with my college thesis, anyone and everyone is invited, starts 1 pm. may stop for pizza. expect great shots in daylight, sunset, night shots. I hope to see some of you there. we need some passat representation, everyone has mkIV's these days...
  18. Last minute WF build (56k go do a TB...)

    The Showroom
    Well, i thought the car would be ready last week, but we've hit some snags and it looks like i'll be calling out of work all next week just to get this baby done in time for WF. i'm not giving you guys a full rundown of the work, cause i'd like it to be a surprise and i want EVERYONE to come see...
  19. Five minute W8 tails

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not until recently I finally notice why the w8 taillights were so classy looking. that little strip of crome at the bottom makes a hell of a difference. since then i was wondering, how can i get w8 tails without buying new ones for hundreds of millions of dollars i dont have. so after a little...
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