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  1. New Member Introductions
    I now need a new oil pan..
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi there folks! New guy here. Looking at buying a Passat and doing my research. Looking at the 2012 SE. Getting my feet under me so to speak and looking forward to reading some great info. Forums like this are so awesomely helpful for DIY wrenchheads like myself. I know I really appreciate...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello and Happy Mothers Day to everyone! Unfortunately my morning has not been so good, i currently own 2004 Passat 1.8T with 134,000 miles on it. This morning i noticed some light pink watery fluid coming from the bottom of my car, i know it could either be coolant or transmission fluid, but i...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello and Happy Mothers Day to everyone! Unfortunately my morning has not been so good, i currently own 2004 Passat 1.8T with 134,000 miles on it. This morning i noticed some light pink watery fluid coming from the bottom of my car, i know it could either be coolant or transmission fluid, but i...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    -18 degrees Fahrenheit according to the news and the temperature gauge:icon_eek:. started the car this morning and it took a little to get the ol' V6 awake. pressed the clutch to start (as usual) and it took almost 2 seconds to return to its home position. had to let it warm up for about ten...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, So it was -22C(-8F) this morning in Ames , Iowa and I just couldnt get my car to start. I turn the key in the ignition and all i get are three cranks and then the dash lights start flickering. I try again and this time get only clicks, like the battery is dead. However the fan and blower...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Morning folks, just wanted to introduce myself as a new 2004 Passat wagon owner. -A few issues with the car that I need to address but I will get to that soon. _never owned a vw before and really dig the looks of the audi's too. -I'm a motorcycle mechanic and builder as my hobby -I'm an...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello guys, please excuse the stupid question, but what is a Bentley book. I have seen a couple of people mention this, but still don't know what exactly this is. Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  9. New Member Introductions
    Just bought my first Passat.. 98 2.8 V6.. black with Tan leather interior. Enjoying the drive.. but keen to get down to business
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've had this issue with starting my Passat now since I got back from the shop I deal with. It was in the shop because it didn't want to turn over at all, after a new fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pump relay and a new ecu, the car starts and runs. My issue now is the car will not start first...
  11. B5 Garage
    Well I decided to try my heater this morning, well it works in hi mode but not in any other temp setting up to 82 or 83 degrees it was the same warmth but when I went to the hi mode lot of heat came thru. what your take on this >? thanks for any imputs on this in advance. it s v6 30 v 2.8...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I woke up this morning on my birthday to find a huge wet spot under my car. I look at the coolant resevior and its empty. I drove the car all yesterday with no problems. It must be a leak somewhere underneath the car I would assume.
  13. B5 Garage
    Have a 99 1.8T aeb engine that has a new battery from auto zone in early January and they also checked the alternator and said it was charging correctly. The battery light on the dash lights up when I start her up in the am, but hangs on for a few extra seconds than what it should, or so I...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got back from a drive. Parked the car out. 40 seconds later I decided it should be inside the garage since there was a hail possibility. Well forget hail, hell broke loose. Car did not crank at all. I literally just parked the car and changed my mind. What could have happened in that...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Experts/ VW lovers, My car dies within a minute in the morning when cold. RPM keeps fluctuating between 300 and 600 and then dies. Tried couple of time. This started all of a sudden from Monday morning. Scanned code is P0102 Model: 2002 VW Passat V6 ATQ 4Motion, About 147K miles. I add 100...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1999 Passat 2.8L takes 15-20 cranks to get started every morning. After it does start, it runs rough for a few minutes then it's fine. Once it is started and turned back off, it will start up fine the rest of the day until the morning. However, if it is really cold it won't last overnight, it...
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