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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic just did a timing belt and water pump replacement on my 2000 1.8T. He said that it would be better to replace the serpentine belts for the alternator and a/c because the car is old. I tried looking for OEM belts but couldn't find any. Are 3rd party belts by Dayco or Duralast fine?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 08 Passat 2.0T AC works intermittently. On Highway it can be middle of 50s to 70F. On local road it can be 80s, 90s or even above 100 F. I am in Florida. Last year a shop check it with pressure gauge and told me they found nothing wrong with AC. One VW dealer told me (AC control?) valve was...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all nice to meet you all and hope to get some answers that no mechanic willing to share with me :) good to be on board peace
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Any Thoughts on using aftermarket/3rd party Engine Speed Sensor? There is quite a price difference between the different manufactures/Brands on ECS Tuning. OEM / Performance Parts for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Porsche & Volkswagen - ECS Tuning My nearby dealer charges $82 but...
  5. New Member Introductions
    What's up, my name is Adrian and I got my B5.5 a week ago and I'm already in love. I look forward to my morning commute because its just so much fun to drive. It's a 1.8t with a 5MT and she loves the highway. I look forward to learning about our lovely cars with all you guys.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, My B5.5 is currently on limp mode. My mechanic told me it's due to bad turbo and a valve next to it (I forgot what it's called). The previous owner put a B5 turbo from a junkyard. I don't know if it's caused by incompatibility or just plain bad turbo. When the car is under heavy load...
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    Speed & Mischief, RSVPatl, Wild Bills....invites you to: 1 Night = Fast & Furious Fast Five Movie Release Party + Car show/meet + Movie cars + Giveaways (Thanks to Universal Studios) + Hot Crowd + Hot Music + Hot Party. Can you handle it? Oh forgot the good part, it's FREE (for 21+, $5 for...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a 3rd party manufacturer for a replacement oil pan ('02 V6). All I need is the lower pan and gasket (are there any issues with using the existing sensor?). Thanks!
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Everyone. We have a B5.5 V6 5 speed. My dad received a letter from I guess a 3rd party warranty program confirming that our passat is not under warranty anymore. We've been looking into it, due that our passat needs a water pump and axles etc. I thought I would run it past everyone here on...
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