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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seeking comments from those who have installed either Westfalia or Bosal hitches. My vehicle: 2005, B5.5, TDI, Wagon, FWD. I’ve been doing some looking – would like to add a hitch, and like the invisibility of the “euro” hitches. (There are a number of less-expensive hitches which end up with...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 1.8T Manual Wagon. I've replaced the Suction Jet Pump. I've replaced all the check valves I could find in the PCV system, using some standard Kynar ones from US plastics for the standard check valves s well as a replacement 3-way valve and puck valve. I've replaced the Valve Cover Gasket and...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I am a new owner of a used 2006 2.0T Passat (FSI). Has about 145K miles. I just had to replace the camshaft and fuel pump - from what I understand this is a known issue with these models with the original camshaft design being soft and wearing. It runs fine now. The mechanic that did the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi All, Am considering buying a 2007 Passat Wagon, 2.0 T, auto, 59K miles, a one owner veh with pretty detailed service records from VW dealer via carfax. My question, are there any specific issues I should be looking for during the pre-purchase inspection? I have owned numerous VWs (old skool...
  5. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I am well underway with the heater core replacement on my newly acquired Passat VR6. I have everything (and I mean everything) extracted, so I would like to say the hard part is over now. Looks like the problem was the heater hose barb (plastic) on the core broke to pieces, which caused...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, Seems my HID's are finally nearing the end of their life after a solid 2 years, they were from DTM tuning. Was curious if anyone has had any success with any other brands? Would love to hear some recommendations!
  7. New Member Introductions
    2001 Passat 1.8T Car only starts after 2-3 cranks ODB fault code P0341 Replaced the Camshaft Position Sensor as suggested and problem still continues. Once running, the performance doesn't seem any different than before. Timing belt was replaced recently by the dealer I purchased the car from...
  8. New Member Introductions
    2001 volkswagen passat. I recently installed a new positive cable to the starter and to battery. I had to remove the air intake and some type of pressure valve on top to make things easier to work with. After installing every. Crank the car up didn't have no ac.. There has been no ac problems...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I have the 2.0L turbo, and a couple of the first things I did included an Audi sport suspension kit from Tirerack with a pretty modest drop and installing EBC Yellowstuff pads with the stock rotors and calipers. It's time for new pads and probably new rotors, and I wanted to look at complete...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I looking for a diagram that shows me the layout of the driver side head light assemble.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a couple small exterior things that are broken/missing that I want to fix before winter, and I was wondering where I should get them. 1) My lower right fog light grille surround is missing after I hit some tire on the highway months back, will Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD V6 30v Exterior...
  12. WTB/WTT Section
    Im looking for one to cover the holes in my bumper from the previous NY owner. Don't feel like digging through a junkyard. Definitely not paying $60 at the Stealer. 3B0 807 287 3B0807287 If anyone has one they can part with please let me know!! Thanks Jarett :thumbup:
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, thank you for reading this post. I have a 02 Passat, 1.8t. I have owned this car since 133K miles. It has suffered deferred maintainence, but now I need to get it inspected. My plan is to tackle some issues over the next few weeks. It leaks a good bit of oil, so I am going to tackle...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat v6 with a nagging cooling issue, and I'd like to hear what some of you guys think. The problem is that the car steadily leaks out the bottom of the expansion tank after it warms up until I eventually get a warning to check coolant after a couple of days. It's never too much...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saw an '04 GLX 4Motion V6 Wagon today at a small mom and pop used car lot not to far from where I live. 88K miles and one owner per the CarFax. He's asking $6600. Based on the location of the dealership where it was serviced, seems like a suburban car that was garaged and kept up pretty...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Recently, my wife experienced catastrophic engine failure in her 1998 1.8T (AEB) Passat with manual transmission. The failure happened in a manner uncannily similar to that described in the following blog: Sensless Acts of Refurbishment Like Mr. Calhoun, I suspect the culprit was an oil cooler...
  17. 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...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Volkswagen : Passat GLS Wagon 4-Door in Volkswagen | eBay Motors The guy selling is the original owner, lives approximately 6 minutes away, he wants $4500 for it. Timing belt service was done at 90k, original clutch. My only reason I wouldn't get it is that it's a wagon. However, everyone...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so heres the situation... 2000 1.8t passat GLS in need of some major maintenance/repairs; toying with whether its better to keep it and repair or just get rid of it and not dump the money into it. what it needs: --timing belt --SAIP + combi valve --im sure some of the stupid plastic tubes...
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