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  1. Not reaching full boost potential

    New Member Introductions
    Need help, having trouble diagnosing this. I have a custom car with a 2003 1.8t passat motor. Just installed 550 injectors and Motoza tune. The car runs good and I would not Know it wasn't getting to full boost without Motoza telling me. Motoza is telling me the boost is only getting to 15 psi...
  2. Potential B5 Purchase - Should I run away?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. Looking for some purchase advice. I am looking for a safe flexible vehicle for my youngest son (new driver). Probably will go 2 to 4K a year. I have an opportunity to purchase a 2004 Passat Wagon with 175K for $1000. It is in nice shape physically but has a bit of a rough idle and of...
  3. First oil change - see a potential problem?

    B5 Garage
    Hello - I am a noobie with car maintenance and would appreciate some advice. After having owned a 2000 VW Passat 2.8 L V6 for over 17 years, I decided to do my first DIY oil change. I struggled some with an over tightened oil drain pug and oil filter, but thankfully both are out now after much...
  4. Potential B5.5 Purchase

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! Looking at purchasing a 2003 2.8L V6 4Motion GLX with 178k on the clock. I know the miles are high which is why I will get it relatively cheap if I pull the trigger, but I wanted to put the feelers out to see what to look for on this dude. To start off, I am in no way new to...
  5. Potential new b5.5!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, checking in from Seattle! Looking to buy a B5.5 and have a few questions to post in the B5 Forum!
  6. 2009 Jetta 2.5L Potential Purchase Questions

    Anything Auto
    Car is a 2009 Jetta 2.5L, five cylinder, manual 5-speed transmission. 75k miles. Leather seats, aluminum rims, very good condition. Private seller. Southern car ice/salt roads. Price $6500 Owned (2nd owner) by a german mechanic that specializes in European vehicles. Dual mass flywheel...
  7. Greetings! Potential New Passat Owner Here!

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings! Just thought Id stop by and make an account here incase I do buy a 2004 Passat Wagon GLS with a 1.8t and 5 speed tommorow. Shes a one owner 139k car for 1900 bucks. Hopefully shell either be new daily or a complete replacement to my 2001 525i 5 speed. Well I guess ill be reading...
  8. Potential owner

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, just joining the forum to get some good info these places normally provide. We're looking into a passat that is throwing a lot of CEL codes: 171, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304 and 507. Looks like a misfire on all cylinders and running lean. Not sure if that is an easy fix or if that is a...
  9. Re-fitting External Passenger Door Handle and Potential Lock Issue

    B6 Garage
    My passenger door was not opening from the outside (looks like a common fault on these forums) and all the simple fixes I found online did not work. Next step was to dismantle the door (using my trusty Haynes manual and guides on this forum although there were slight differences). After this I...
  10. Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge Wideband O2 sensor Failure and Potential Solution?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I installed the Innovative Motorsports MTX-L wideband air/fuel ratio gauge about two years ago. MTX-L Wideband O2 Digital Air/fuel Ratio Gauge It's been great up till a little while ago. Then I started getting error 08 which is usually a bad O2 sensor. I got a new sensor but not wanting to...
  11. How does this B5 look? Potential?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My first car was a 1999 Passat GLX 2.8L V6 and I loved her dearly. Unfortunately her time has passed... I currently drive my cousins old 93 civic coupe but I simply cannot do it any longer. I have custom aftermarket headlights and side markers for a B5 Passat as well further making my choice...
  12. Potential Replacement for Conti ExtremeContact DWS

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    A couple weeks ago I took my car into Discount Tire for it's 5k mile rotation, and was informed the wear bars are getting close and if I replace them relatively soon, they'll work out a deal with me at roughly half off a new set of tires (pro-rated, of course). They told me I could stick with...
  13. Advice sought for non-running project car with potential timing issue (head rebuild?)

    B5 Garage
    2001 1.8T AUG wagon automatic with 174,100 miles and unknown maintenance history. At least some of the oil changes were with non-502 spec oil but there is very little sludge buildup in the head (not entirely sure about down below). I purchased this as a project car to get running for fun and...
  14. Potential Diverter valve replacement - hoses too?

    B5 Garage
    2005 passat automatic 1.8t 120k miles all stock. I havent checked for sure, but might need to replace my Diverter valve, car is making a funny short grunting/farting noise when putting on moderate to heavy acceleration once the car is warmed up. Only happens when starting and car is in lower...
  15. New Member! what's the potential for the b5.5 1.8T?

    New Member Introductions
    I have recently decided I may mod my passat. I have $12,000 I can put towards modifications. What power/times can that get me on a 2002 b5.5 1.8t tiptronic? Also how much money in mods would get me a 6 second 0-60?
  16. B5 Potential

    New Member Introductions
    I might be able to come up on a 2001 Passat for 'free'. Here's the downfall - it's been sitting for approximately 3 years and not properly stored. The front passenger side of the car has been in a fender bender. After the accident, the CEL's made my girlfriend's family keep it in the garage...
  17. What potential repairs should I plan for at 143,000 miles and beyond??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So now that I've overcome my dilemma on whether I should keep my 2001.5 Passat 5-speed with 143,000k or sell it, (I'm keeping it!), what potential repairs should I keep in mind or be ready for at that kind of mileage? I plan on driving this car into the ground so I will be tackling each issue...
  18. Potential Passat owner

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I am looking into buying a 2000 Passat and look forward to contributing and using information from this site. Thanks to everyone for sharing your years of experience on this car.
  19. Advice on a potential purchase please.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm off to view a 2003 2.0 SE Passat tonight. It has 58000 on the clock, 1 previous owner and has a full service history (not all by VW). It's just had a major service/CAM belt and new discs and pads all round.. Anyone got any advice on things I need to look for? Any opinions on the model? What...
  20. Potential first car/VW--help?

    New Member Introductions
    URGENT! Potential first car/VW--help?! Hi! I'm new here, and I have to decide if I want this car within the next 2 hours because I have work. It's a 2003 VW Passat GLX wagon 4motion just had timing belt replaced new tires couple dents can be taken out for this price, but if not it's ~$300 off...