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  1. pre pay care program

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    anyone ever purchase those pre pay care program before? new 2018 models are now dropped 3/36k miles free schedule maintenance because now it is 6/72k mile warranty. now they try to sell me off 10k~30k / 40k~50k /70k~80k and so on~ those pre pay package. is this really worth it? I think all...
  2. Pre cat O2 sensor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a couple weeks ago I swapped my stock down pipe with a full 2.5" one from TT. Durring the swap I removed my cat to make the swap easier. When I was removing the cat I first removed the pre cat O2 to see how it looked. It had a good amount of white deposits around it but also some gray. I had...
  3. O2 Oxygen Sensor Passengers Side Bank 1 Upstream Pre Cat Replacement

    B5 Garage
    Attached are some pictures of how to access this sensor for replacement. The access is very tight, but doable. Before I took the pics, I already removed the airbox. The additional items that have to be moved out of the way are shown in these pics. This also allows access to the top nut...
  4. Warning about pre throttle body meth injection (Story)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So today I was driving my 2000 1.8t and all of a sudden the epc light came on. I assume throttle body issues due to the loss of power, I was 100 miles from my house and the car had no power I was only able to do 15-20 mph uphill. So i turned around and start heading home and about 20miles from...
  5. Passat B5 Front seats different between pre and post 1999 models?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any difference between front seats between Passat B5 pre 1999 vs post 2000. I know the difference in the heating/air bag switch between B5 and B5.5. Basically, I found 1999 Passat B5 front seats at a scrapyard, however, the guy there told me that according to his system those seats are...
  6. Pre winter gtg?

    Canada
    Hey guys, I'm back in maple all friday and saturday, possibly even sunday morning. Anyone up for a gtg?!
  7. Schedule A Pre production Test Drive Of The B7 Passat!

    Anything Auto
    Volkswagen of America I will report back with pics and a review once I test drive one. :D
  8. Passat 2001 GLS V6 Sensor install Pre CAT

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I could not find a thread about installing a O2 sensor in Passat World or didn't look hard enough or not looking in the right place. I need to replace the 4 wire O2 Sensor pre CAT and trying to figure out if I should get the plug and play sensor OR get the one that you splice. Are these...
  9. Pre and post turbine EGT measurements on GTRS elim

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So now that I installed my pre-turbine EGT probe I thought I'd post some quick figures. 20 PSI at redline I'm seeing 1500-1550 pre-turbine at the inlet and about 1400 post turbine by the cat flange. I'm pretty happy with these temps. I was expecting to see a little over 1600 under full boost...
  10. "Updated" control arm brackets / clamps for pre 2000 B5's ????

    B5 Garage
    I've lifted a question I asked in another thread and dropped it here with a more content-appropriate thread title. Please read on...
  11. Pre compressor water meth injection

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been doing some research on the idea and wanted to know if anyone else here has attempted it. Better yet, I'm wondering if anyone has some hard data as to the difference it makes. From what I've gathered it makes a substantial difference in compressor efficiency. To the point where...
  12. Certified pre owned Passat owner ,please help.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am in Quebec Canada, bought a 2004 Passat V6 wagan on Feb 2008, I have so many problems after I bought it, I just post a thread few days ago for the weird noise from the engine. I did the carfax report two days ago, no problems. But when I reopen it today, it shows a collision...
  13. Pre ignition BAD! HElp..is our turbo working?

    B5 Garage
    OK, its a 01 1.8t its started having pre ignition bad we put Lucas injector cleaner in it and high octane gas, still pinging.. also should we be able to hear the turbo? We just bought this car and know nothing about it..we put a new impulse sender on it and that's when the pinging started..the...
  14. Pre programmed stations in RCD300 radio.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello people, I own a Passat 1.6FSI bought in June 2007. It is equiped with the RCD300 radio-CD system. Also, I have the multifunction steering wheel which can controll the radio-CD. As far as I am informed, there are some (24 in my case) radio stations pre-programmed in the memory of the...
  15. Is Certified Pre Loved not all it's cracked up to be?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For instance, I was looking at a Certified Pre Loved 2002 Passat GLS with like 49,000 miles. I was under the impression that the bumper to bumper warranty would be from the date/milage at Certified Pre Loved purchase to the next 2 years or 24,000 miles whichever comes first. I was SHOCKED and I...
  16. Pyrometer, pre or post turbo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am going to be installing a pyrometer real soon, and was wondering if anyone knows the difference in temperatures before and after the turbo. The reason why I am asking is because the probe which came with VDO gauge is too long to be mounted in the exhaust manifold, and it seems that the only...
  17. Pre Auto-RX mild confusion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi I am a little confused with the auto-rx prcedure. Some guys seem to recommend dino or part dino oil, others don't, and all the while (for you guys stateside) must use 502 meaning synthetic in order to keep up your warranty. Also the auto-rx site does specifically mention using standard...
  18. Pre Purchase Question - Clutch

    Europe
    Hi all, I'm looking forward to becoming a Passat owner! I've taken a look at a 2000 1.8 20v Passat today, had a test drive, everything about the car seems really good. Apart from the clutch... from what I can see/find out from the search feature on these forums the clutch has been something...
  19. Warranty work pre 36k ?? advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm a little over 33k on my 05 passat. I bought it Aug 2005. :( Is that lotta mileage in lil over a year? Anyone recommend extended warranty? We typically hold onto our cars for a long time. 99 Pathfinder with 189,000 miles What should I have looked at/changed prior to 36,000 mile warranty...
  20. FS: B5 Wood Dash Trim - Pre Facelift!

    Classified Archive
    I'm looking to add wood trim to my B5.5 (2005) Passat GLS. I bought some wood trim from someone, not realizing it was from a B5, and the B5 has a different center stack arrangement than my B5.5 ....... I'm offering it up for sale........ It is from a '98 Passat GLS, dark OEM wood...
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