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  1. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi! Has anyone experienced the dash showing the wrong door open?
  2. Parts For Sale
    Fully lit European light switch for B5.5 shows green for front fogs and amber for rear fogs. I assembled this from a European Passat switch and the circuit board from an Audi A4. Experience the full effect of your rear fog mod! $75 shipped
  3. Anything Auto
    Has anyone else noticed this? To be fair, I realize there are lots of water-cooled-specific events as well, but you won't see me at them. I'm not a 22-year-old tuner kid with multiple tats or piercings that wears shorts 8 inches too long who addresses everyone as "dude" as I pull into a show...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So two weeks ago I added a full tank of Shell premium fuel. Upon starting my car the engine light was on. I did not feel any difference for the two day drive which was short distance on local way. I used CAN OBDII to check it, and it read the code P2181 which is cooling system performance code...
  5. Anything Auto
    Why are most all of the good TV car shows from Europe? The US shows are just 30 minute commercials for products with no real content. My favorite shows are. Top Gear UK version. RIP Wheeler Dealers Car SOS Fifth Gear For The Love Of Cars And I do enjoy Overhaulin, except for the Air...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i've had my 2002 v6 4mo passat wagon for 7 years now, never been an oil burner and i change oil 2x year regardless of mileage. in sept i had a run in with a freakishly large speedbump. smashed the lower oil pan and cracked the upper oil pan. local garage replaced the oil pan for me, and i'm...
  7. Canada
    Hey guys! I was wondering if any of you guys know about any european car shows that happen on a yearly basis in canada. The only one i know of so far is vagkraft. I would prefer ones in alberta/bc, but i know that compared to ontario, nothing ever happens here in alberta. And it would be great...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi I have a funny question, my boost gauge shows 0,4 bar pressure at idle? and when i stop the car it shows 0,6 bar. I thought there should be vacum at idle? is this normal, what could be wrong.? The car is a 1.8t AWT, b5.5, 2004 mod,wagon. Thank you for any comments IDLE: STOPPED...
  9. B5 Garage
    What would cause idle trim to climb quickly - indicating vac leak....but go back down when A/C is on? Is there a vac line that is closed off when the A/C is engaged? Any ideas are appreciated!
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Say I Drive the car 10 mins from cold start. The coolant needle goes up normally. I turn the car off for 5 mins and the needle says cool. The oil hasnt even Cooled yet! Now the needle does go back up in 1-2mins. Much quicker than from actual cold engine, but why is it taking so Long to...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I'm on the West coast (SF-Vegas) from the 18th to the 30th May then NY and upstate NY from the 30th to the 4th June. Any good shows on during this period?
  12. New Member Introductions
    April 15, 2012 - Dust Off #1 Campbelltown Fire Co Campbelltown, Pennsylvania VW & Audi show, New, Old, Bring what you have. There will be food, prizes, raffle, awards in many classes, Swap meet, Vendors. Sponsers as of now will include H.A. Boyds, APTuning, Stahleys Automotive, Junk Styles...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have this code that keeps coming up on my car. It is P2181. I posted about it a while back when I replaced my coolant sensor. As it says in that thread changing the temp sensor seemed to work for a while but now the code is back. I bought a device called an ELM327 bluetooth adapter on eBay...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1998, 1.8T, 227.000mil. The car runs all right and I am getting a great gas mileage (literally 34 mpg - measured between Charlotte, NC- Columbia, SC) But, CEL light is on and indicates multiple misfires. What are the symptoms of misfiring? What causes it? Thanks.
  15. Anything Auto
    Rally T-Reg Gold T Reg After three consecutive wins in the famously brutal Dakar Rally, Volkswagen is no stranger to cresting dunes and speeding across desert terrain. And now the German automaker has rolled in to Qatar with a pair of very special Touaregs. Most...
  16. B5 Garage
    Have been trying to diagnose some harsh shifting in my 2000 1.8t automatic. Just looked at the VCDS automatic transmission and it shows current gear 4 while parked. It recognizes Park, Neutral and Drive in the shift column readout. There are no error codes when checking the auto transmission...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    in my 1999 1.8t FWD sedan. is this common? what could it be? :)
  18. Dealerships and Service
    I just need something that would give me and general estimate of the cost of labor for regular scheduled maintenance and other repairs
  19. Events & Gatherings
    Hey all, I was just curious if there are any upcoming VW autoshows in Ontario. I'd love to go to one, I just don't know when and where they will be. Thanks, appreciate it!
  20. B5 Garage
    Please delete thread thanks!
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