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  1. B5 Garage
    2003 Passat 1.8T (AWM) 5spd. Manual 177,000 miles. I just bought the car, so I have no prior knowledge of its mechanical history. It starts up and will run "very rough and will only barely idle" if I hold accelerator down a bit but slowly dies when accelerator is released. It will rev up and...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I go by South Side Psycho, I live in Illinois, I drive a 2007 Wolfsburg, white with tan leather interior, 2.0T. I figured I better join the site since I'm reading post from it all the time. I really enjoy the info everyone provides & many of you have really helped me out in certain...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Enlighten your engine with new LIQUI MOLY Molygen motor oil, exclusively available in the United States through ECS. Using revolutionary molecular friction control, Molygen will provide the quality protection your German car deserves. Molygen is specifically engineered to preserve, cool, and...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so, this $500 wagon did it's job masterfully in this time when i needed a car, and now i've settled for what will be the long-term daily driver. managed to find a blue b5.5 pd130 diesel in the local area with super low miles. on to the 4th passat :) andreaspassat, i'm still not as bad as you...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    162K miles on the original clutch, no slipping, no chatter, smooth engagement. GIAC-X since ~40k. Again, no issues with driveability and I've never been a clutch dragger like some folks I've ridden with, LOL. Recently I've noted that as I release the clutch pedal while engaging the next gear, I...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I have a 2001 B5 Aug. I've done all basically maintenance. Plus cone filter and resonator delete. Not sure what to do next. Update suspension, chip, etc. I'll have about 200 max to spend this time. So it'd be pick n pull for most other mods and springs only if I do suspension. I.really...
  7. Anything Auto
    Hey, so my B5.5 is still running well but it's getting up there and i have been thinking new Passat or CC but I am also looking hard at used A5 or A4 AWD so I have been trolling the Audi forms. I figured a lot of stuff I would know about already but was curious if the 2010-2015 had Timing belts...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I own a 2002 Passat GLS since new. It is a fun car and is getting old now. It always puzzles me what will be the next "B5". I paid 23k including tax for the B5 14 years ago. Today what can you buy with that budget? I tried few other cars A4 is the closest one according to ride feeling, it is...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last night, my left turn signal went nuts when signaling, in the fashion that indicates a burned out bulb. When I went to pull the bulb (through the wheel well access panel), I discovered that a large bundle of wires and/or tubing had pressed against the "wing" you grip to remove the bulb and...
  10. Anything Auto
    Thinking ahead towards the end of this year and my next ride. I love the wagon by miss my old GTI. Thinking about a complete change in direction. Porsche air cooled. Early 80's A/C a must in N Florida. 911 , 930 budget about 30K (Is that even possible) I guess not for the 930 but one can...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have an 04 Passat 1.8t 4motion and I doubt I will ever get rid of it so I'm ready to spend money to improve it. First project done and now I want to move onto the headlights....I could just clean and restore but I like the look of the xenon...not to mention the added safety....I have read...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, it's like as soon as one problem is finally fixed ... I mean, the next minute ... the next problem happens. It's been like this for months and I think I'm cursed. :hmmm: So, I just went for an alignment to finally put my new tire adventure to rest, and I noticed after about 5 miles that...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my car is mostly stock. I have a GIAC tune and a new apr R1 diverted valve. And the mid muffler deleted. Also just ordered a cat delete pipe, and a 90degree elbow for the O2 sensor that should fix the check engine light problem. Where should I go next?
  14. New Member Introductions
    Live in Sylmar, CA On our 3rd Passat, first real issue we're having
  15. New Member Introductions
    I've browsed this site, successfully gleaning info to keep me on the road. That is to say, I'm no mechanic and wanted info for discussion with dealerships and indy shops...thanks much and good luck to all. Now I need to post a farewell sales notice....
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello [Passat]World! First of all a big thank you to this great community! :bowdown: I have really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of this platform from this forum. I haven't posted much because most of my questions and problems have been addressed in previous threads. (and I use the search...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i've changed my valve cover gasket, sparkplugs and coilpacks on my '02-1.8T and I did that because, after my check engine light appearing and the engine struggling to stay live. I found oil sitting in the top part of the all 4 cylinders where the sparkplugs sit. P0300 P0302 P0303 P0304...
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