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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have this rust spot that has gotten bigger over the past year and I need to take care of it now so it doesn't get bigger. Any suggestions on what to do would be appreciated. Maybe a step by step process that someone may have experience with. Thanks, here's some pics - it's located by the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone ever replace one of those things? I'm assuming it'll be more than just the bulb with the rust on the lens. Just wondering about parts cost. thanks
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 Passat TDI. Bought brought new in Early December of 2005. Car now has a tad over 141000km. The car has therefore been through 3 harsh Canadian/Quebec style winters. Road salt and all. But the car would be washed at least 2wice a week, and sometimes(I know some of you will cringe at this) at...
  4. Wax On, Wax Off
    while cleaning my car today i noticed some chips in my hood that had exposed metal and that metal has started to rust... is there anything i can do to fix this or am i screwed?:confused: there is also a small spot where the clear coat is completely gone on another part of the hood. do i need a...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys I have a busted muffler I think or some pipe in the exhaust is probably rusted out, not sure what but it sounds quite loud. I have 1999 V6, original owner. Is the muffler covered by the rust warranty if its rusted? I dont think its covered by the powertrian 100k warranty. If not whats a...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wondering if there is passat members that have just as much rusted nuts and bolts on their rides? This will apply to passat owners living in the snow belts. It seems most of you guys do not have this rust problem that I see everyday.:confused:
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A couple of weeks ago, I went to a dealer and asked them to check the rust under the hood and to see if its covered under the warranty. They gave me a bunch of bla, bla, bla, and it's not covered. This weekend, I decided to clean the rust and protect the area when all started falling apart. A...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i replaced my radiator and thermostat over the weekend and noticed alot of rust residue behind the thermostat and down the hard plastic coolant pipe that leaves the thermostat. By the way, this is an '02 1.8T. What I wanted to know is if anyone else has noticed this and if it is normal...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My coolant sort of resembles this guys, though it doesn't look as bad. My car doesn't run hot, but when the car comes to a stop and idles sometimes one of the fans will start to turn so fast its get real loud. (sort of annoying at Micki D's) I'm fairly sure the fan isn't the problem. It runs...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey gang - Got a question how to fix something... My Passat ('99 GLS 1.8T 5-speed) has developed a crack or hole or something between the unibody fender well and the reinforcement plate between the UCA and the unibody. Looking from the outside of the car with the car on jacks, there is a plate...
  11. Anything Auto
    I'm doing it. After getting ditched by Eddie (almighty) Alterman, I jumped teams and signed on with two friends from Detroit racing a 1989 Dodge Conversion Van. Yes, it's no Passat. It is, however, very roomy and kind of like a rolling motel room. It's also painted urban camo and very very very...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday while opening my trunk to my 01 passat i found rust around the vanity lights for the liscense plate.......i cleaned it up using emory cloth then went out and bought 2 paints that autozone sells in those pell like container........(you can brush or use the pen) i coated it once with...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took my 98 1.8T wagon to the dealer to show him rust around the rear window of the hatch. They denied it. I checked the manuel and it has a 11 year warrenty on rust. The catch seemed to be it has to be perforated. Right now my rust shows through the paint and new bubbles are forming. Its real...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My valet key is beginning to rust. Is there a possibility that it will short out the lock system or something? Or do I just have to pay attention to the extent of the rust, and get a new one before it starts to break up?:nervous: I take it in the ocean when I'm surfing.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 VW Passat is in beautiful condition. There is no rust anywhere on the car except the chassis part that supports the engine and front end. All of the welds on chassis are rusting. Is this a defect in the manufacture? Is the welding poorly done? Any suggestions?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I saw a spot on the side of the roof (right about the driver side rear door window) which is rusting underneath - I bet I can peel it off if I want to just to find the ugly rust unnderneath!!!! Called VW and learned that it is under warranty againts rust for 10 years. It is 99 1.8, silver. Is...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I live in the rust capital of North America and I have seen Mk4 Jettas and Golfs with actual rust holes. However, I have yet to see a B5 with an actual rust hole. A bit of surface rust be no penetration. Am I simply not looking closely enough or do B5s have better rust protection?
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed some rust on my front rotors washing my car this weekend. 1) Is there a way to get it off? 2) Will it effect my braking ability?
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