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  1. B5.5 Lowering Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I found these Neuspeed coils at the junkyard dirt cheap. I believe the shocks are not any good. (By the way the bump stops look disintegrated) Initially I was planning to sell them but I have gradually developed the itch to use them on my 2003, AWM sedan, bone stock. I have zero...
  2. Aftermarket External Transmission Cooler Recommendations?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Although, I replaced the o rings on the transmission cooling lines at the radiator connection, a bit of fluid is still leaking. I believe it is the radiator side that has the problem. So, I decided to install an external transmission cooler, bypassing the radiator. Does anyone...
  3. Bluetooth OBD Recommendations for B5, B 5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Have you had experience with Bluetooth OBD devices? I want to buy one that I can do instant monitoring values, see fault codes (thank God I am code free the last two months) and make little adjustments (throttle body etc.) using my iPhone. I envisaged to install a small laptop...
  4. 2000 1.8t 20v APU service recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi folks I have just bought this estate as our daily run around now we are living in Spain. I have already found a crack in the crankcase breather elbow and have been reading up a bit about sludge issues. What would you recommend in terms of oil, distance between changes and whether it's worth...
  5. brake pad recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am going to buy new front and rear brake pads for a 2002 GLX 4Motion sedan. I am overwhelmed with all the various options which look very similar to each other. I would prefer to buy ceramic. Is it ok to use ceramic with my car? Do I need to measure the diameter of the rear rotor to...
  6. Urban grey metallic / Silverstone / ld7w touch up paint recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone recently bought/used a touch up paint that actually matches our color? Did some searching and saw that apparently the OEM VW touch up paint doesn't come close to matching. Saw a post on the forums that said matched perfectly, but that was from 2013. Sent from my...
  7. Gauge package recommendations?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, 98, 1.8t Automatic I want to install a three-gauge pod on the A pillar. Would it be cheaper if I get a package or buy one by one? The only place i could find is the link below but it fits Jetta. Also, besides the oil pressure and the boost gauge, what would you pick for the third...
  8. Recommendations for oil

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello, i have Passat 2003. b5.5 tdi 130ps i now using Liqui Moly Top Tec 4100 and i plan to replace this oil with LM Diesel High Tech (both are 505.01) Do you have better recommendation? :)
  9. Tool Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If you could recommend a few tools to start doing general maintenance and repair what would your toolbox look like? I'll start with a few obvious ones. Ratchet 3/8 & 1/2 drive 19mm socket (oil) drainage pan flat head (prying shit away) Phillips head
  10. Lowering/Suspension Questions and recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm looking to lower my 04 Passat Wagon 1.8T and need some advise as it's been a long (long-long) time since I've done any "tuning" and modifying cars. :( I'd like to get a pretty good drop, but don't want it "slammed" where it's hard to get up driveways, etc... I'd like to keep the stock...
  11. Car care recommendations for a 2008 V6 3.2cc 4Motion Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, My car has done 245,000 KMs. Oils were changed on schedule but, to my knowledge, the dealer has never done any transmission oil flushes over the past 9 years. I recall at 1 engine oil flush was done few years ago. Would you recommend it is about time to do an engine oil flush and a...
  12. Brake Pad and Rotor Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking to install my "last set of pads and rotors". Not concerned with aesthetics or price(within reason). Also not looking to upgrade to a bigger system. I am hoping to eliminate or reduce; rainy weekend rust buildups and premature warping. The car is a DD with heavy use, city and freeway, no...
  13. Split CV Boot, rebuild or go with Raxles, 2003 with 150k, your recommendations...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am the 2nd owner of a 2003 Passat wgn, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, 150k miles, my daily driver. While rotating tires yesterday I found the driver's side outer CV boot has split in two. Outer CV boots were replaced 72k miles back, inner boots have never been replaced. No clicking while turning, so I...
  14. Bluetooth stereo recommendations

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, just bought a black 2008 Passat lux wagon 2.0 T and am wondering what recommendations y'all have for a touchscreen unit with bluetooth. Would like something that does not look like it does not belong in this style car.
  15. Tint recommendations in CT

    USA - East
    I'm looking to get my Passat windows tinted along with my boyfriend's 06 WRX wagon. A lot of the places I've looked at seem to be pretty sketchy. Any recommendations from anyone in CT??
  16. Read the search recommendations.

    New Member Introductions
    Looking forward to finding out more on the W8. Seems this car has nothing in common with the non W8's except the VW emblem.
  17. 2003 Passat v6 - Little to no heat - repair shop recommendations?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, My 2003 v6 Passat has little to no heat in the winter. So far I've had a new reservoir tank put in and the system flushed since the old coolant looked brownish in color, leading me to believe coolant types were improperly mixed together. The thermostat comes up to normal temperature...
  18. Rotor/Pads Replacement Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi All: I have a 2012 TDI SEL with 47K miles and my front rotors are warped and need replacement. Can others please suggest whether to replace with OEM equipment or go with aftermarket brands with drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads like Power Stop? Any cons to the ceramic pads? Also...
  19. B5.5 Headlight Replacement Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat Wagon V6 GLX 4mo- My headlights are dingy but more importantly the adjustments are busted beyond repair. So, I'm looking for recommendations on what replacement headlight assemblies I should look for or avoid. Far as I can tell DEPO is a safe bet? What about ones claiming to be...
  20. Tire recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, guys, what tires do you like? I am currently using Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s, but they seem to wear pretty fast. I do mostly city driving in my 2001 GLX 5-speed manual. They grip like crazy!