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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi, wonder how many people are like me. I loved my 1.8t Passat and its great features compared to other cars I could have bought in 2002...However I wish I got rid of it before it started to have high priced repairs constantly...then you find out how vw makes repairs difficult and expensive. I...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If I recall correctly, it's supposed to run at 190. I assume this is a bad thermostat.?.. Of course, there's little heat inside the car... kinda like driving an old Beetle. I flushed my coolant... 14x, so that's good. And I flushed my heater core until clear.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone. I have a 2005 Passat 1.8T. A few weeks back I performed a head gasket change at home. After closeup, everything worked and ran fine minus my cam timing chain tensioner the dealership informed me needed to be changed. Last week I took the valve cover off, displaced the intake cam...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I spent hours under the car replacing all the control arms, and I couldn't help noticing all the grease coming out around the CV boot on my axle. This is an axle I picked up from Autozone about a year ago. It is not torn, there are no holes. But it seems way to much grease is getting out and...
  5. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Im looking to pick up a set of audi rims for my B5.5 passat 4motion. I found a set of stock number# 58770 rims for cheap, would they fit and ride correctly? Thanks
  6. B5 Garage
    My 2.8 V6 (A4) is now on the far side of a quarter million miles. Except for routine TB service items, and a set of injectors, the engine hasn't required any attention. Same with the ZF 5-speed auto box, just fluid changes. I just hope it keeps this up- I don't need car payments; wife and I...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there, I recently purchased a 1999 Passat with about 193000 miles. The car was had been sitting for a couple of months according to the previous owner because of the power steering pump not working. I inspected( to the best of my ability) and drove the car approx. 1/2 mile to my home. Car...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I was doing some driving today, and during a pass, I noticed something strange with my accelerator pedal. Normally, the pedal can be pressed to the "floor" where it cannot extend any further, correct? However, today, I pressed it to the floor, and it pressed past the stopper about...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a t3/t4 setup on the aeb 1.8. i try to boost past 10 but not matter how much i crank my MBC, it wont go past 10psi. Im starting to think that i have a 10psi spring in my wastegate and thats whats keeping it there. any input?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    If you have owned a B5.5 1.8T in the past, especially a manual one, how would you compare it to your new B7? Handling, ride, noise, acceleration, just general driving feel, roominess, interior quality, etc.? What do you prefer over your old B5.5 and what do you miss? Thanks.
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello- I have had a 2003 Passat GLX Manual Transmission for the last 6 years. It has almost 110K on it. I love it!!
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 1.8T Passat Wagon:confused: :confused: I left my lights on yesterday and killed my battery. Unfortunately I ended up having to buy a new battery. Now, it seems to idle much lower than normal and when I went to just drive it around the parking lot it would only rev up to about 1200 RPM then...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My '08 B6 door pillars act as a cup for air when the front windows (or even the back) are down and shoot air (the slipstream air) at about 90 degs right at the head.....Anyone have a fix for this? I've got other vehicles that don't do this. Maybe there's an insert for the door pillar to smooth...
  14. B5 Garage
    my passat has started doing this recently . i have checked all hoses and there all there and conected. ive changed the fuel filter and maf sensor . can someome please give me some idea on what the problem could be. when i start it in the morning it fires then cuts out a thew times before...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all... I have a 99 B5 Passat V6 with a Tiptronic auto trans. The car will not shift past neutral. The shifter assembly has been replaced because, well... for lack of a better desription, it imploded. Even with the shifter disconnected I can only get 3 "Clicks" (P-R-N) out of the cable...
  16. Anything Auto
    I actually like a lot of these. Also to put the Enzo on this list is:crazy: if you ask me. You be the judge. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/10/1028_50_ugliest_cars_of_past_50_years/1.htm
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    No no not my GF :D haha My poor Passat! In the last few months her electrical has been giving me some problem along with little things hear and there. Any help on these issues would be great. When I steer to do a u turn or something a big rubbing noise comes out of my front left wheel well...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the past year how much on repairs, not preventative or scheduled maintenance? List your repairs if you wish. List your car's year, mileage, engine, tranny, etc. Also, state about how many miles you've put on it in the past year. $700 in repairs: CV Boot Valvecover Gasket / misc. seals...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey I am thinking of making an adaptor to "reverse flush" past the oil pump and through the pickup mesh. Would it be even possible to push fluids past the oil pump gears at any sort of rate to affect the pick up?.. I'm kinda thinking no.. but wanna try it anyway, because I like to make a mess...
  20. Ikariam
    Im on the top, hes got 40% wall, I figured this to be done ASAP.....:crazy: Slinger 100 Swordsman 10 Phalanx 30 Cook 1 Doctor 1 Archer 10 -------------------------------------------- defender Slinger 10 Swordsman 14 Phalanx 10
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