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  1. 2.8 - valve covers leaking, just replaced gaskets a few months ago

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2005 Passat with the 2.8 V6, only has about 80,000 miles on it. At about 75,000 miles, I did a timing belt job on it using a kit from Blauparts. This included valve cover gaskets, timing chain tensioner gaskets, etc. I followed the instructions precisely and only used RTV in the...
  2. 12 months and 15,000 miles in....

    Anything Auto
    So I obviously haven't owned a VW since the W8. I get my fill of VW quirks with my sister's 2005 Mk V Jetta lol. Since the W8 I've had: a 1995 Mercury Villager mini van (bought it from my best friend as a temporary ride), a 1983 Mercedes 300SD purchased in 2007 with 250K. I drove it to Texas and...
  3. I am Amodave and I am a noob, I've been a noob for about 2 months...

    New Member Introductions
    I have inherited/traded/or lost my ass however you want to put it but I am now the proud new owner of a 98 Passat B5 (I think) It has lots of life left so I wanted to join a group and forum full of folks that know a Passat like the back of their hands. I try to be a one at a time guy and...
  4. new brake pads and rotors two months ago, but now 'check brake pads' light?..:(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    warning light coming on every once and awhile, and pretty annoying....any ideas?...thanks in advance!:)
  5. 2 months in with my 2014 SE 1.8t 5 speed, and pretty happy with how it turned out

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Pretty much done with what I plan to do with this car (besides pile on the miles) Small mod list -> tint, wheels, 93 octane tune, suspension I do plan to add the ESC/TCS defeat sometime this year. Eibach ProKit springs for 2010 CC Koni FSD for 2010 Passat (had an interesting conversation with...
  6. I know I said 8 or 9 months...

    Anything Auto
    Thursday started like any other day lately. Coffee. Walk the dog. Surf car and other forums. Even finally back to hitting the gym after many many, months. Also looked at the Word document I created containing a list of dealers and certain cars in inventory that interested me. I decided since I...
  7. Ten months till a presidential election and no political rhetoric?

    The Black Hole
    What's up with you guys?!? Cruz, Trump, Rubio, Rand Paul, O'Malley, Sanders, Hillary????? I know you have your opinions! :lol:
  8. Still 8-9 months from getting a car and changed my mind a dozen times already...

    Anything Auto
    It's taken me a few years to get back on my feet. Four years cancer free now and almost as long without my own car. Been sharing the hubby's Forte. It's been a great little car and with the previous 2008 Sonata making it 2 for 2 with Hyundai/Kia reliability, I'm thinking of one for myself. First...
  9. First Passat, 4 months later, get my 2nd

    New Member Introductions
    This is my first VW, or even a German car. Bought a beat up 2004. It was abused. Cigarette burns and bullet dings. After just a little work and very little money, it started to run fine. The handling is great. I have never had suspension like this. Soft as a family car, firm as a sports car. I...
  10. FT21 kit (used for 4 months)

    Parts For Sale
    Hey Guys and Gals, I bought my FT21 new in June/2014. Installed Dec/14, ran for about 4 months, then took the whole engine/trans out 3 weekends ago to get it ready to replace with the 2L stroker/3071 setup I'm building here -...
  11. Purchased a 2001 GLX 4motion wagon a couple months ago...

    New Member Introductions
    We have been enjoying this car for a couple of months now and I'm trying to look into fixing some of the issues that we've come up with. Looking forward to learning more!
  12. Cannot solve this problem for 3 months now

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    car: 2001 passat, GLS 4, 1.8T So I have again this problem but now symptoms are little changed. Ok so on cold engine it was impossible to start car on first attempt. Second attempt started car fine. Hot engine was OK. Now it is little different on very cold engine car starts fine (like if...
  13. 50,000 miles and 21 months with the Forte

    Anything Auto
    Still a nice driving car. Fit and finish still like new other than a few stone chips. Replaced a couple of brake light bulbs and the OE Goodyears at 38K. Nothing is broken, rattling or squeaking. Averages 30-32 on the highway. Trans shifts nicely. Brakes probably have another 25K on them...
  14. I severely dislike this car in just 2 months of ownership

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just driving along and the stop low oil pressure light comes on . 117,000 miles and so much wrong with it . Car doesn't sound any different than it did before . No knock or valve tap . The coolant flange leaks like a sieve . The front end shakes , the horn just blows for no reason .. Junk ...
  15. Thermostat failed again, 9.5 months and 12k miles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was on a long weekend trip up to the mountains and drove the Passat 1.8T 4Motion 5 speed up Mount Washington. It did great and was a very casual ride. On the way down, I noticed the temp drop, which I expected because I was primarily off the throttle so the engine was turning but not firing...
  16. the shutdown of the Federal government was months and months in the planning...

    The Black Hole
    from here, a good description of how the Republican Party activists have planned and schemed to shut down the Federal government in order to discredit Obama and defund the ACA. do you think Cruz's wannabe filibuster was adhoc? do you like being held hostage to the whims of a small faction bent...
  17. Dead battery in 8 months

    Anything Auto
    Put a new battery (from Advance Auto) in the GTI in January. Battery died this past week, and I had it replaced for free under warranty. Question is this- was it just a bad battery, or is my alternator slowly going tits up?
  18. New engine mount shot after 3 months

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Noticed the leaking when I first purchased, drivers side. Replaced with a mount from Napa, that I had laying from my old V6 project last year. Car has been very shakey in 1st and 2nd gear, been driving stick since I was 14 so I knew I wasn't shifting poorly. Decided to let off the clutch...
  19. I'm fairly new on the forum, 10 months or so, and I have used and enjoyed the site a

    New Member Introductions
    My son and I have owned VWs and Audis for several years now but I haven't done any extensive work until last October when I bought a totaled '99 Passat GLS 1.8T. I fixed it myself. After working on mostly American cars for 4 or 5 decades, I found this to be a new experience but I suceeded in...
  20. Vibrations Solved after 18 long, expensive months!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well after about 18 months of vibrating the problem is finally solved, and boy is it stupid! I have replace brakes, rotors, tires, rims, Raxle Axles to no avail, I was ready to replace the engine, tranny and snub mounts when I went to go get my tires rotated and balanced. Come to find out, my...
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