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  1. So much goodness here - two problems, two solves

    New Member Introductions
    Not sure if this is my first post, but just have to say how much I appreciate the knowledgeable Passat guys here. Two days ago my 2000 Passat wagon turn signals quit working completely. I came here this morning (took me a day to figure out password) and boom, search found others with the issue...
  2. Why do I like these B5.5s so much?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Feels like I’m a Passat addict. It’s a long story over many years and cars. But for now I’m driving these. 04 1.8t Variant 4motion 5 speed 04 W8 4motion 6 speed Makes driving fun most days. Feeling very fortunate.
  3. VCDS-Lite (unregistered) - much better than generic OBD reader?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saw a reference to VCDS-Lite in the other thread. I didn't know a free version of the software existed. So, I'm curious, can someone clarify the additional capabilities/features that VCDS-Lite (with a 3rd-party OBDII-to-USB cable) will have AS COMPARED to a generic OBDII reader (which I...
  4. how much is a totaled b6 worth?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    daughter totaled b6. blew both front airbags, front end damage, tires flat, right rear damage. can't open hood, trunk, or right rear passenger door. how much is the going rate for scrap? lol ( l laugh because my wallet makes me sad )
  5. Can you use too much Techron/seafom

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6 I guess this is where my OCD comes in. Is there such thing as too much in one full tank? I totally forgot that I added a bottle the day before. Then yesterday I added another. Each bottle treats 12 gallons. I also added some Seafoam to the tank about a month ago and have filled up...
  6. Too much oil, much too much!

    B6 Garage
    Greetings. My daughter thought that the air cleaner was an oil reservoir and went ahead and added a gallon of oil. I have no idea how much was in the crankcase already. She drove about four b!come from the auto parts store and when she got home the engine was running very rough. When she shut it...
  7. Volkswagen Owners: Here’s How Much VW Will Give You for Your TDI

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  8. Chasing an Oil leak, so much fun!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so here is the background on the car, purchased this car for a heck of a deal about 6 months or so ago from nice gentlemen, its a 2002 Passat GLX 4Motion 2.8, I recently installed a PES G2 system. when I purchased the car it needed the following: Timing belt Alternator Water pump...
  9. How much truth to this...?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Decided to test out my new Foxwell VAG-COM by attempting to reconnect both of my key fobs (which did work at one time) to my 2002 Passat. I was successfully able to clear channel 00, but when it came to setting 01 for two keys, it didn't work. I looked in my Bentley manual to see if any...
  10. Is it worth that much?

    New Member Introductions
    Hey Volkswagen Forum, I currently own a 2005 tan volkswagen passat 1.8t engine. The car used to be painless, but now it so painful and heavily annoying like carrying unnecessary luggage on your back. Recently, the front tire became flat; that was changed and fixed. The coolant system went...
  11. how much coolant I need to buy for my 02 passat glx 2.8 v6

    New Member Introductions
    I am planning to flush the coolant on my car and flush the brake fluid
  12. How much transmission fluid do I need?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am swapping differentials in my 03 Passat 1.8T FWD and was wondering how much fluid I need to put in once reassembled. Need this answered quick. Thanks
  13. too much white?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. this is my b5, it was originally navy in colour and accident damaged pretty much everywhere, especially the passenger side. im a panel beater by trade, and I didn't want to use our good car a 2011 r line b6 for work, cause every evening im covered in dust! so this popped up. I resprayed...
  14. heavy car much?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took my car to the highway port truck scales the other day and with me in it, fishing poles and tackle, and with less than a half tank of fuel, 3,900lbs :confused::banghead: I had no idea it would come close to that. I have weighed all my cars on the same scale and its been pretty legitimate...
  15. How much should I worry?

    B5 Garage
    I just bought my '02 1.8t AWM Passat. I knew that they had cleaned out sludge once, but after buying it I notice from their reciepts that they cleaned out the oil pan/lower end of the engine, but no mention of cleaning out the valve cover or anything else. I opened it up and found this...
  16. How much do you own in tools?

    Off-Topic Forum
    just curious to see what everyone has in tools. Thought I would ask because I am starting at a dealership and bought $3600 in tools. With all of my tools for both home and work I have about $5k in tools. For hand tools I have Silver eagle, Matco, and Snap-on. For torque wrenches I use Armstrong...
  17. How much oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm about to do my first oil change since I got my Passat a couple of weeks ago. Seems to me I read in another post (that I can't seem to find now) that I need to put more than the recommended amount of oil in but I cant remember how much. Also I've always used Fram triple guard on all my other...
  18. Door damage - scraped a building. How much to fix?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I plan on seeing a body shop for an estimate. Just wondering if anyone has an ideas as to what kind of body work I should expect. I was backing out of a parking lot and scraped the corner of a brick building. Can they knock the dents out? Replace the skin, or do I need a whole new door...
  19. Hoow much oil

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I searched in the forum, but found nothing about. Does anyone know how much oil is used in the B7 Passat 2.0 TSI 211 hp engine? Thanks
  20. Paid too much for my Passat

    New Member Introductions
    When I went to buy a car, I got caught up in the fantastic mileage for the diesel Passat and did not do a good job of negotiating. They only offered me $8,800 for a Honda Minivan that I later learned should have 'traded in' at over $10,000. I feel like they took advantage of me.