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  1. Oops

    New Member Introductions
    I guess I failed to read the directions correctly, Owner of a nice 2005 Passat TDI. I love the car until the electrical issues came out.
  2. Oh, it takes premium? Oops.. HELP! [FOLLOW UP]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is an extension to the closed thread HERE. Well just wanted to give an update to the thread which basically discussed the implications of filling up my '99 Passat with regular gas (87) versus premium gas (91-94) which it normally runs on. After reading through the thread I figured it was...
  3. Oops!

    New Member Introductions
    Sorry guys for posting troubleshooting probs in the noobie section. I was just looking for a solution to the prob its driving me nuts driving around with no no sounds!!
  4. Oh, it takes premium? Oops.. HELP!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i've recently put my '99 Passat on the road and i've only stopped for gas 3 times. After my last gas stop, i realized that i've been putting in regular unleaded gas, when i was explicitly informed at the time of purchase that she must only run on premium gas. My first fill, i ran the car...
  5. cam and tensioners, oops

    B5 Garage
    I bought the kit to replace everything under the valve covers.marked everything put all the new caps and seals in. What a chore. I couldnt believe everything that had to come off just to change a few sealas and caps. My wife freaked when she saw the front of the passat in the driveway. Anyway...
  6. New B5 owner with an oops!

    New Member Introductions
    I just purchased a 2000 B5 and I love it! I got gas today and without thinking I put regular 87 in it. Almost immediately after leaving the gas station the check engine light came on. I assume its because I put the wrong grade gas in it. My question is what are my options. 1. Should I...
  7. Oops 1.8 20V Head replacement ..Timing off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat with AUG 1.8L Turbo. No start, appears to be pre-igniting after rebuild.. Car 'failed to proceed' while running hot, stripped water pump, blew head, sludged / blocked water ways. We removed head, shaved and rebuilt unit with 100% new hoses, flushed out and tensioner/ belt...
  8. Timing belt oops 2001.5 V6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was pretensioning the tensioner by applying 15 nm tension counterclockwise using a 10-100 ft lb clicker type torque wrench as per the blauparts instructions. For some reason the torque wrench decided not to click but the 8mm allen driver started to twist out of its base. Stupidly, instead...
  9. Oops=(

    The Showroom
    Had an accident yesterday.. girl in front was not paying attention and slammed on her brakes n i did the same.. i turned to the left as fast as i could but my brakes had me slide right into the back of her Pontiac sunfire. And yeah broke some stuff headlights grill bent my hood=( ughhh got some...
  10. Oops - broke the wiring harness

    B5 Garage
    Just changed the oil over the weekend and I broke one of the two wires on the plug to the low coolant sensor (plugs into the bottom of the reservoir tank). This is NOT the coolant temp sensor. How hard is that to replace? I sautered it back together temporarily but I know it won't last. Any...
  11. Oops! McCain asks Russian envoy for money

    The Black Hole
    So, McCain said that Obama doesn't do enough to screen for illegal contributors, and yet he himself solicits from a source that he's not supposed to get money from
  12. Oops

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
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  13. Oops.

    The Showroom
    Before: After: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
  14. OOPS I Messed up Badly - Spongy Brakes - After replacing all rotors and pads

    B5 Garage
    OK, I KNOW I did something wrong.... but I need some quick advice to narrow it down. I have replaced the rotors and pads a few times in my 1999 1.8t - I always used the instructions I got from audiworld years ago. There is no mention about bleeding when doing pads and rotors. So this time all...
  15. Oops I messed something Up. Tell me what it is.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 1.8T ATW So my car is lowered on coils and the belly pan is long gone. I noticed that now there are two metal lines that hang down underneath the engine, passenger side right in front of the sway bar and they are now bent against the sway bar. They didnt used to be. They dont seem to be...
  16. uhh oops!!

    The Showroom
    so i lowered the passat back down tonight and yea i turned down the coils to low the car is almost im possiable to drive :banghead: heres some bad night shots ill get some beter day shots tom heres more pics from today
  17. Oops, I did it again.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I dropped my car off at the shop for a VCG replacement and to look as a suspension clunk (again), and a few hours later they call to ask if I can come in to look at the car, up on a lift. When the mechanic wants you to come in and see the problem for yourself so you'll believe him, that's never...
  18. Oops.. Turbo question..

    B5 Garage
    I'm currently in the middle of doing my timing belt. ECS kit should arrive today, so I started tearing down yesterday. Got to a dead end and couldn't do anymore, so I started poking around. I've had a rattle, rattles as the rpm's drop and when I shut the car off. After searching sounds like...
  19. Oops.. Turbo question..

    B5 Garage
    database error.. multiple post #3
  20. Oops! Broken Oil Dipstick Housing Pieces-Down The Tube

    B5 Garage
    The plastic oil dipstick housing broke on my 99 AEB. I thought I managed to pop off the remnants fairly easily, but when I looked into the dipstick tube, it's inside was lined with plastic. I tried to pinch the top of the plastic liner and pull, only to have it disintegrate into pieces. Now...
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