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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 37k on my car and forgot to have the dealer replace the brake fluid before the 2yr 24k mark. I was wondering if anyone has any idea of what this might run me at the dealer? Any comments would be great. Thanks everyone! Michael
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm selling my house and buying a new one, the kids are heading back to school, and works a [email protected]#$. No time. I've got a check engine light and a frayed vacumm hose. At some point I'll replace 'em all with silicon, but no time for that now, so I'm gonna have the dealer--Dwight Harrison--fix it...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I think I may have an A/C problem that is due to a faulty or intermittant A/C relay. Has anyone replaced it? If so, where is it located? Thanks, -Mark
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When picking up our new Indigo/beige 4-Mo wagon on May 31, I noticed a hazy patch right in the middle of the hood. Apparently, there were some of the notorious VW paint spots and the prep boys tried to 'buff it out'. Not a good idea with the dark blue paint. Being at the end of the month, the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What did you replace with? And how is it holding up? I know several of you did this, and where very happy with it at the time. A year has gone by, are you still happy? Hows the noise? I'll be in a Muffler shop tomorrow, as a plus I may have this done.... Thanks!
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking to replace the plugs in my car next weekend, and started reading up on it. The manuals I've been reading say the computer loses the settings for idle and what not and you have to take it into the dealer afterwards. I would have thought those settings would get put into something a...
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    My Boyfriend's GTI had it's first coil pack failure at about 11,500k. The dealership replaced all 4! :thumbup: I guess they know better and figure they would kill 4 birds with one stone :wink:
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Where in SoCal is there the cheapest place to have my timing belt replaced?? Also what(or how mant belts and "what-nots") need to be replaced. Hope everybody can understand my mechanical terms!! :lol: P.S. It's for a 98 1.8T! Spank Ya!!
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's my first step of VW logo debadge mod. Next step is either Bonrath or Matting VW debadged grill. Which one is better? Anyone know where I could find a chrome debadged front grill?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I love having a fuel pressure gauge... Two weeks ago I replaced my fuel filter. It was the original filter, with 69K miles. Before replacement, fuel pressure was 34 idle, 38 normal (non-boost). After replacement, it is now 38 idle, 42 normal. ??? Seems like the old filter would have to...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I sent a nice e-mail to VW on their website last Friday inquiring when they plan on replacing the defective coilpacks. Told them that I was hesitant on taking any long trips with the chance of being stranded in the middle of nowhere. Also stated that I've already had one defective coilpack...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How long have the pollen filters lasted for everyone? Seems to me like it ought to be longer than 5 months! I took it out and it smells really moldy and it is making the whole car stink. Isn't the filter supposed to stay dry where it is situated? Mine must have gotten wet. IF I decide to...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took my car in to the dealer last week becuase (among other things) I noticed a pink crusty build-up around the ends of the hoses that are connected to the oil cooler. To my surprise, the dealer replaced the oil cooler under the powertrain warranty! So, if yours is not looking to good, go...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm still waiting for a letter notifying me that I can bring in my car and have all coil packs replaced by VW under warranty. Has anyone here recv'd the infamous letter from VW yet?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was wondering how difficult it is.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And the battery is only warranted for 12K with VW, can you believe this crud? I went with the Sears Diehard International ($110 installed).
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive got a 98 passat, and was wondering do i qualify for this? and does the window maitence extend to the Passat? My windows wont come down, even though i hear the motors goin. And last, does anyone have the number for the VW if you have maitence questions?
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is it easy? Can I do it in like, 5 minutes without disassembling everything? On my 7 hr drive to Pittsburgh, it finally got annoying enough that I want to change it...but I don't have the greatest number of tools here. Will I be spilling any coolant to do this? Is there an updated part...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Chrome Window Surrounds replaced under Anti-corrosion warranty??? My car is in the dealers at the moment having the misfire sorted (possible Ignition Coil - don't know yet haven't spoken to them). Anyway, as you may or may not know, a jet wash messed up (kind words), my paint work and chrome...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    **UPDATE.PLEASE HELP...Has anyone had their turbo replaced under the powertrain Guys: I have a 98 passat with a blown turbo. Stealership is giving me a hard time about replacing the turbo under the warranty. My car has 58k miles on it. They asked me for receipts of every oil change I have...
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