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  1. B5 Garage
    Basically my question is in the title. Is there a set interval based on milage, time or do you just service it when it's not functioning properly?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Car seems fine, I don't notice anything obvious (perhaps a little shaky in idle when in gear, but I read this is pretty common for this car). Car gets much winter use (salt?) But, I have been through 2 flex pipes in the last 3 years, last one is now gone after a year (Walker Exhaust...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I've recently had some work done on my car in regards to the left engine valve gasket which was leaking and this code seemed to appear afterwards . I am getting this P0441 CEL light quite often of which I reset with a CAN OBD2 scan tool , but I do have to bring it in to my mechanic...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So once you've replaced your timing belt and tensioner once (or it's been done once), how often after that should you do it? Still 100,000kms? Less? More? Thanks again all!
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went out and warmed up the car this AM and got the dreaded STOP warning with a blinking coolant light. Checked under the hood and it was indeed low....about 3/4" below MIN. Stopped...re-started and no problems (probably because the coolant had expanded due to heat). Anywho...the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Anyone got any info on how often this should be changed? Mine have been changed at about 40000 km, the car now has about 58000 on the meter and are due to have a service around 60 K. I sendt in a request for what they plan on doing on the service - and get a price. They told me the DSG oil...
  7. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have 2006 Passat value edition 2.0T. recently i replaced 2 tires and i got " tire pressure is too low" sign. i went back to the tire shop and they ordered a new sensor, installed it, didn't work......to make long story short, currently i have a rubber valve for one tire and one TPMS on other...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car is at 136k mi. About to order some spring maintenance items, and on that list is the oil cooler o ring, after reading all the posts here about mixing coolant. Got to thinking, for $2.50 I can prevent an abrupt loss of oil. For $75 and $2.50 I can prevent coolant and oil mixing and a loss...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a major leak of oil this morning while my car was warming up in the driveway and I emptied my entire tank of 230km old oil :cry: Luckily the oil pressure light came on while I was driving and I only managed to go about 100m from home next to a gas station. Came back home and it turns out...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I just wanted to drop a quick post and find out if there are any downsides to driving in 'S' more often than 'D' (besides the gas mileage). While driving in S, the RPMS are considerably higher but not even close to being in the red. 4,000-6,000. I've looked through the manual and...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have a 1.8cc 20V (1999) Passat How often do we need to change the Pollen Filter? :wrench: I had a look at mine today and it was gray, dusty and full of leafs! I wonder whether vacuuming/washing it would be a good idea or should I just go ahead and buy a new one?:confused:
  12. B5 Garage
    1999 Passat V6 GLX. VW Maintenance Schedule is silent on this topic. Two months ago my car was consuming about a quart of oil between changes (3500mi). I had the timing belt/water pump/thermostat/camshaft seals replaced 2 months ago, and so far (knock wood) no oil consumption noted. Is this...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This happened to my Passat on the way home from work :( I'll just keep it simple and say I was mad and powershifted 2 to 3 and this is what resulted. I never beat the car since its my daily either but, the one time I decide to powershift it... So I'm wondering what my options? lol Get a new...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The manual just says to do it every 5,000 mi, but doesn't give a maximum amount of time to wait between changes. Is there a time limit for synthetic oil like there is for regular oil?
  15. B5 Garage
    I read a lot of posts where someone decides to replace their MAF because they get a too lean or too rich mixture trim and accompanying CEL. And, the various parts outlets say that they may need replacing every couple of years -- of course, they have a stake in selling them. But, still... My...
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    How often do you check pressure in your tires? I have noticed next things: When I dont check the tire pressure every month or even every three weeks I feel uncomfortable driving my car. Also if my car came back from any repair shop after repair I always feel that my tire pressures suck and also...
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