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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased my first Passat GLX Trip(2004.5) in March 04. My first weekend wash and wax revealed spots of rust on the back of the trunk and bumper. The dealer was closed so I checked the lot and looked at cars that just came off the truck and my rust spots where everwhere the white plastic...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :cry: I found rust today on my car near the rear window. I went to the dealer to find out how much the part that is rusing is going to be to replace. It is going to be about $64 per side. Of cource I have to replace all 4 pieces don't want them to be miss matched. Ihave pics but my host is...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does VW have a paint warrenty? Click for the full-size photo. I assume they do and will be taking my baby to the stealership for a new rear hatch but wanted to collect some info here first. I'm happy to see that I couldn't find any posts about rust problems. It's a 2002 GLS Variant w/...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 99 passat 1.8t. I bought it used. It currently has about 65k miles. I have been doing some work on the car oil change, fuel filter change. I noticed there are little rust spots on the frame and some of the suspension parts. Is there any way to treat this before it gets worse? I live in...
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    So I have my old car sitting in the garage… starting to rust. How can I stop it from rusting? It’s a 1991 Subaru Legacy turbo (rare car in the US ) with what some people call Subaru’s most reliable engine (2.2L Closed deck, forged crank and rods and cast pistons) AWD w/LSD. The body panels are...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a KW (not Inox) coils, I was wondering what do you guys put on the coils to prevent rust and salt? Got to do this before winter... all the salt on the road is going to kill my coil!
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I don't have any pics yet but I have a new set of ECS drilled and slotted cadmium plated rotors and new Mintex red box pads at all 4 corners that are showing rust at the edge of the "hat" and rotor after 4 weeks. Also, the vented edge is showing some rust as well. Anyone else had this...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    today i had everything ready to put the new suspension setup on and after i got the lower control arm bolt out, i moved up to the upper control arm and got the nut off, but couldn't get the bolt out. There seemed to be a large build-up of rust and road grit. i couldn't even turn the bolt head...
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