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  1. so this should let me post?

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    trying to get two post so i can post...
  2. Potential B5 Purchase - Should I run away?

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    Hello. Looking for some purchase advice. I am looking for a safe flexible vehicle for my youngest son (new driver). Probably will go 2 to 4K a year. I have an opportunity to purchase a 2004 Passat Wagon with 175K for $1000. It is in nice shape physically but has a bit of a rough idle and of...
  3. Should have joined earlier + no start

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    I've been looking through the site. It has the potential to be very useful. I should have joined long ago. I think that this is not the place to post my current problem. However, I will mention it, and continue looking through posts to find possible answers. My 1999 (B5) Passat does not...
  4. Should I replace my CCT?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Merry christmas everyone! I'm getting ready for my next round of maint on my 1.8t 5 speed 4mo and I'm wondering if I need to replace my cct or not? Only maybe 20% of the time and only on very cold mornings I'll get a quick rattle from it on start up. Only last a a split second. Normal?
  5. 2003 Passat 1.8T 180XXX miles. What maintenance should i take care of?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had the car for about 5 years. Only maintenance I remember doing was.... Brake pads + rotors, changed oil + filter twice a year. Planning on getting my timing belt + water pump replaced in the near future/long past due? I would really like to get this car to 250-300K miles guide me...
  6. Doing a heater core swap - should I replace A/C evap too?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm about to start the mammoth job of pulling the dash and swapping the heater core on my 03 V6 Wagon. I found a nearly mint salvaged dash assembly to replace my current dash while I'm at it, which is cracked and ugly. Question I have is ... does it make sense to swap the a/c evaporator at...
  7. Which spark plugs should I get?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    08 passat 2.0t fsi Should I get the iridium spark plugs or oem?
  8. Should I buy this car?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry, duplicate post.
  9. Should I buy this car?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am planning to buy a 2003 1.8t sedan and I wanted to get your opinions before proceeding. First of all, I am going to pay $300 for it. Overall the body is in good shape except for 2-3 quarter size rusted spots on the left rear door and the trunk. The car is originally from...
  10. What brand Cone Filter Intake Should I Get For A B5 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I've been looking around for a brand intake and don't really know what to get. I've looked into K&N and it doesn't seem like they have one for my car. It's an 01 Passat V6.
  11. Should I repair my turbo?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone! I'm taking my Passat 1.8T 2003 to the mechanic next week to replace the water pump and also to take a look at the turbo(its burning 1lt of oil weekly). The question is.... should I repair it? or its better to buy a used turbo? Thanks
  12. 2018 Volkswagen GTI vs Golf R: Which Hot Hatch Should You Buy?

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    <span lang="EN-US"></span> <span lang="EN-US">To R or not to R? That is the question Volkswagen has posed the legions of Dubheads who faithfully flock to showrooms each and every year intent on renewing their faith at the church of Golf, tempting enthusiasts with a pair of leading lights in the...
  13. Should the timing belt be changed? 117,000 miles, 2002

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A couple of years ago, my wife bought a used 2002 Passat V6 ATQ with 90,000 miles on it. The car now has 117,000 miles. I looked through the owners manual for maintenance schedules to figure out when the timing belt should be changed but I couldn't find anything. We assume the timing belt was...
  14. Should have known better

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son and I recently replaced the driver's side half of a control arm job, and took care of the split CV boot while at it. I didn't bother to change the retaining clip even though the joint went onto the splines far too easily. So yesterday, my son calls to say he is stuck in the road with...
  15. Rebuilding head, what should I replace? What should I have the shop do?

    B5 Garage
    02 Passat with the 1.8t. Picked it up as a project car, daughters first car we're working on together. Previous owner did the timing belt but something went wrong and valves hit pistons. I've pulled the head with the intent of rebuilding it. This won't be a performance build, going for daily...
  16. W8 cam adjuster screen - should I launch a pre-emptive strike?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After reading everything I could find about living with a W8, I've just gone ahead and bought a 2 owner auto Wagon/Estate with 67,000Km on the clock from Japan. It's a Grade 4.5 with independent Japan AAA certification and I ended up paying only $2200USD for her as the car sales were trying to...
  17. Coolant Color - should I be concerned?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm doing a timing belt service on my recently purchased 2001 V6 b5.5 with 108K miles. Is this coolant color normal? Is a drain and fill all that's needed?
  18. Should I switch to conventional oil?

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys! I know there are already so many threads about this on here, but I still haven't found a clear answer. I drive a 2001 Passat B5 GLX V6 2.8L 5speed with 110k miles on it and the car runs flawlessly. The previous owner always followed the manufacturers suggested oil change interval of...
  19. 9 Things You Should Always Have in Your Car

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    Read more about the 9 Things You Should Always Have in Your Car.
  20. Should I change my name? (An Introduction)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So after owning my passat for several months I've decided to get an account. In wanting my username to be similar to my Audizine name of RickB_7 I created my username for PassatWorld and well I own a B5.5 I guess not technically a B5, so here I am wondering if I should make a new account to...
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