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    My 2010 2.0T engine is in need of a water pump replacement. I am looking for recommendations for qualified people that can do the work with going through the Stealership.
  2. B5 Garage
    Hi Everyone, I know this answer is out there, and I tried searching but didn't want to dig through threads to find the answer (I did do my due diligence). What are the recommended NGK plugs for a 2004 Passat 1.8T Wagon. Thank you in advance.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I am about to order a cam chain tensioner for my 2003 AWM engine. A Little bit tight on budget here. I found three items that I can afford. Which one would you recommend? I normally would order Febi brand but it is around $330 as opposed to these being around $120 or less. (Bepmic...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking for a mechanic or shop with experience replacing a timing belt on a V6 Passat. If anyone has a recommendation for a quality mechanic that I can trust in the Twin Cities, that would be great. I'm in Saint Paul so a mechanic on the Saint Paul side of the Metro would be a bonus. Has...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Vehicle is a 2001.5 1.8 T AWM with a crack in the oil cooler. Oil cooler failed around four years ago and the local shop would only use OEM to replace it. Well, same problem again, but this time I have a new shop that will use whichever one I want. So, I could use a recommendation on...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The other week the shaft bearing for the cooling fan exploded in my 04 Passat GLS. The failure was catastrophic as the engine compartment was showered with ball bearings and the shaft had a full inch of play from side to side. The radiator survived intact so I was able to cut off the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've never liked the poor brake feel on our Passat. We'll be replacing pads & probably rotors, and wondering what the favored pads are for street performance. I'm looking for better feel & sense of stopping power (sensation that you have to push very hard on the pedal) I don't care about dust...
  8. Mobile Electronics
    Does anyone have experience with head units and the monsoon system? I have an older GPS head unit that will not send rear audio through the monsoon amp. It's old and 2nd hand so I don't know if the HU is at fault or if the monsoon amp is at fault. Regardless, I want to start with a new head...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HI Guys, Looking for some help with finding a decent shop in Central Mass my daughters 2002 Passat 4 Motion GLX v6 a local shop took a look and said he would recommend bringing it to a VW dealer or sell it. History of the issue many months of the follow P0300 Multi Misfires P0301 Misfire...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello Can someone recommend a good auto repair shop in michigan to rebuild or fix a 2006 VW 2.0T engine? Even if i can order a new rebuilt engine from other states in USA, that is fine too. Thanks Prakash
  11. Mobile Electronics
    Hi all, Fairly new to the forums after just picking up an '08 Passat VR6 4motion with the non-Dynaudio stock setup. I'm looking to upgrade the headunit to a double din unit that has Bluetooth and some modern 'bells and whistles, but I don't necessarily need nav since my iPhone takes care of...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I finally (through extensive searching here) found a vendor that sells a dual steering column mounted gauge pod. I am going to get a boost/vac gauge and an oil pressure gauge, that is set in stone, what isn't is what brand I should get. I'm looking to match the factory lighting, and as...
  13. B5 Garage
    Alright, before you tell me to search, this isn't the typical what plugs for my bone stock application. The car: 2004 1.8T, AWM R8 Coil Packs (longer, delivering more juice, allowing for wider gapped plugs, hotter spark) APR 93 I installed these coil packs in December with NGK BKR6E-11...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sons 2004 GLX alternator died (We think) - he's in residency so limited amount of time to dork with it....anyone have a good recommendation or is he due for a dealership visit?
  15. Mobile Electronics
    I know that I am so late in this. My 2001 B5 is 13 year / 145K old and I still have the original monsoon single DIN with tape & in-truck CD changer. I soon need to tear into dash for the dread heater core leak so I am thinking maybe it is time to get a new deck OR some sort of bluetooth/phone...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Owner of a 2002 Passat that I bought new and its time for a different car. I've been open to other makes and models but have finally decided I want a 2010 Passat. Since I'm a Passat owner I want a pre-owned certified car if I'm going to buy another Passat. Well now that I've decided all the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for K.C. A/C specialist recommendation I purchased a 2003 Passat wagon 1.8t. Actually I traded my car even up for it from a local VW dealer. I come to find out that it has a possible A/C leak. I took it to the dealer today and the service writer says they haven't been able to find a...
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