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  1. Is this a reasonable quote for my Timing belt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 V6 167.000 miles. Unknown when this was previously completed. The car appears to have been serviced as required by the PO Is there anything not listed that should be done? Timing Belt,Tensioner Pulley, Timing Belt Tensioner Damper, Timing Belt Idler Pulley, Water Pump (with upgraded Metal...
  2. Outlandish alternator quote?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I'm currently stranded in Las Vegas on a road trip, with the dreaded "alternator workshop" message. Got towed to a dealership today and was given a pretty wild quote for getting the alternator replaced. They hit me with 7 hours of labor totaling over $1000, plus another $570 for the oem...
  3. 2004 B5.5 Serpentine belt tensioner quote

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2004 B5.5 that needs a serpentine belt tensioner. I have had my cars worked on my the same mechanic for 20 years, but sadly he moved out of state. The indy shop that was recommended to me is saying $290 to replace. $80 parts and the rest labor. Does anyone have any opinions on...
  4. 99 Passat v6 2.8L - garage quote on water pump replacement, Advice Please!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, So we just got our quote on needed / recommended repairs on my 1999 VW Passat... Kinda feeling a little overwhelmed with what I was told so am looking for advice on what to do here. Background on the car. Just purchased about a month ago for my son for $3000.00. It is a 1999...
  5. Timing Belt Quote (2000 4mo Passat)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes yes it is a lot cheaper if you do it yourself so no need to tell me. Just wanted to see what you guys thought on this quote i just got. Also he said he would quote high just because he doesn't know if I need some of the extra parts or not.. Total cost (after tax) $1,258.68 which is a lot...
  6. B5 Window Fix Quote: $700 WTH?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 1.8t AWM wagon. Last week my rear driver side window stopped operating. The motor still works, and the regulator does too. It will roll up, from a lowered position, but the glass has to be pushed down by hand to get it to open from a closed position. So this weekend, the passenger side...
  7. Dent Repair Quote

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I visited my old fraternity at Purdue in September, some *sshole walking back from the bars must have walked by my car in the parking lot and decided they didn't like. They left a dent behind the fuel door, that is exactly the size of someone's shoe, roughly size 11 or 12. It seriously...
  8. Shop Quote: Front suspension install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im looking for some advice on the proper amount of time and price for a indy shop to install my front coilovers. Both pinch bolts are seized and one twisted off. Mechanic said 1.5 hours per side to install and replacing hardware. Which is $230. 3 Hours total to me seem like alot for a...
  9. 2 motor mounts and 2 transmission mounts need replacing - is this garage quote fair?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all - new to the forum altho I've lurked for a while to glean info for a while now. I took my 2005 VW Passat, 1.8T GLS sedan, 83k miles, to a local garage that is good with Vdubs, according to my cousin. I had the 2 front axles replaced, and I know there were other things that needed to...
  10. * Report this post * Reply with quote Passat Dilemma - Do I swap for an au

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, Have posted up recently on the UK Passat forum with some questions about changing to an automatic transmisson Passat but wanted to get some more feedback on what you guys think? I currently own a 2001 TDi B5.5 saloon with about 150,000 miles on the clock. I am very happy with it and...
  11. Dealer Quote for TB service

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I had Crosby VW in Kitchener do my oil change, I also asked them to inspect my timing belt. My 2004.5 Passat has only 60,600km on it, but I know that rubber will degrade with time and this car was built December 2003. I have no real intention of going ahead with this service right now...
  12. Flex Pipes Perforated - $2400 quote?!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I was pretty much devastated before learning that there might be another solution. I have a B5.5 Passat 2001.5 V6, 2.8 About a month ago, the check engine light lit up and there was a weird noise coming from underneath the driver's seat - It wasn't hard to see that there was an...
  13. New tires -- is this quote reasonable?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi- I have a 2000 Passat, and I need 4 new tires. My local mechanic quoted me $477.42 for the tires (Dunlop, all-season, he said), balancing, etc. I commute 100 miles a day, and I need tires that will handle snow and ice conditions. Does that sound like a reasonable price, and are Dunlops a...
  14. Catalytic converter replacement... dealer + indy shop quote $1050???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thought that'd get your attention. You probably saw a related thread earlier this week on test pipes, but I'll leave that thread to that subject. I've decided for the time being, until I look at a full exhaust system replacement, that I probably just need to replace the bad...
  15. A/C...nope..is diagnosis and quote legit?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 99 passat V6 GLX daily driver with 110,000 miles that the A/C is starting to malfunction. In recent months, the A/C would not blow cold (all other functions are fine) randomly. What seemed like normal outside air temp was being blown out the vents. Now the A/C is not blowing cold...
  16. How's this quote look?

    B5 Garage
    I took my 01 Passat V6 in to the mechanic for the problems discussed in here and here. Basically oil and coolant leaks (plus my AC system had a leak). I just heard back from him. He said the radiator is leaking and so are the valve cover gaskets. Here's the quote he gave me: - Replace radiator...
  17. Dealier quote for repair... your thoughts?

    B5 Garage
    My wife's Passat (2003 1.8t automatic fwd) is in the shop for 70K service (my oil and filter, their labor). The service adviser just called to inform me that the driver's side out CV boot is torn and there is no grease left inside. I know from experience that the CV boots rip because I've...
  18. got a quote

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    got a quote for some work that needs done on my car. its a local shop that specializes in European cars. its an '01 b5 v6 tiptronic Timing Belt - Replace Labor $540.00 Timing Belt $69.30 Water Pump $90.96 Timing Belt Tensioner $120.24 Multi V-Groove Belt $51.08...
  19. Dealer Quote for Rack and Pinion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I just got my 01 back from the local dealer and they said I need 1. new rack and pinion: $1430 2. outer tie rod ends: $475 3. an alignment: $170 4. 2-one way valves: $85 Total $2160 All these prices include labor. Does this seem like a fair quote?
  20. Quote on DV Installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting my car chipped Wed at Yarrow Sports in Providence RI and I decided to call and get a quote on getting a Diverter Valve installed at the same time. He quoted me 159.99 for the DV (Stratmosphere Hyperboost quoted for 139.99 on their site) and 76 for labor. Does this sound...
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