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  1. Help with Signs You Need a New Crankshaft Seal

    B5 Garage
    My 2005 B5 GLS wagon was what I thought to be a fender bender (search: BASH 2000 B5 Kombi). Replaced the radiator support, radiator, fan, fan clutch, headlamp and hood. After about 30 miles the car is now leaking a significant amount of oil...a small pool in my driveway everynight...
  2. Head gasket/head telltale signs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi: I am replacing the head gasket on my 2002 Passat 1.8t with 180,00 miles. I was experiencing coolant bottle overflows before the engine even warmed up. I am wondering if the head gasket shows signs of this. I would appreciate any other comments regarding anything else you notice in the...
  3. All signs point bad ignition switch?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone! Been a rough few days but I think I finally got it all sorted out. I made a post the other day about random starts. Ive been cruising these boards for days now trying to figure out the issue. I think I finally found it! I referenced as post from this site...
  4. 08 Passat Komfort (early overheat signs?)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Approx. 3 days ago my wife had borrowed my car. On her way home from work she heard a chime from the dash, and a light popped up that looked like an overheat condition. I have owned many General Motors, and Mopar cars in my lifetime, and worked on everything imaginable, however not much...
  5. 08 Passat Komfort 90k miles - early overheat signs? -

    New Member Introductions
    Approx. 3 days ago my wife had borrowed my car. On her way home from work she heard a chime from the dash, and a light popped up that looked like an overheat condition. I have owned many General Motors, and Mopar cars in my lifetime, and worked on everything imaginable, however not much...
  6. 10 Signs You Might Be A Ricer

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  7. Coolant Leak - No visible signs - Twice a month feeling reservoir tank

    B5 Garage
    I seem to have a coolant leak, but there is no sign of the coolant leaking in the garage/floor, other than having to fill up the reservoir tank twice a month. I have checked the reservoir tank the last time I was under the hood, by feeling for any wetness and there was none. I know there are...
  8. STOP signs and Speed Bumps are a threat to this great country!

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    I went down a road today that had more STOP signs and speed bumps then there are cheese cakes at The Cheese Cake Factory. During one of these multiple unnecessary stops it occurred to me that this wastes gas and increases our dependency on foreign oil. Now I'm not saying we should get rid of all...
  9. Coolant loss, NO visible leaks, no signs of head gasket problems..

    New Member Introductions
    car operates at normal operating temp, it runs good, no signs of over heating or blown gasket, no sweet smell from exhaust... When driven about 15 miles the coolant seems to rise in the coolant tank and leaks out from the over flow on the bottom of the tank, car has never over heated. 138976...
  10. Pay attention to those "No Parking" signs in Russia!

    Anything Auto
    Pay attention to those "No Parking" signs in Russia! :icon_eek: :rolleyes:
  11. Signs of sudge on a 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Signs of sudge on a 1.8T (with pics) I am a complete newbie to the Passat and its sludge related problems but just a quick question, how can I tell if my engine has sludge? The oil cap or the oil dipstick? Is this sludge? Thanks :rolleyes: Newbie
  12. Motor mounts going bad on 01.5 Passat V6 - What are signs to look for?

    B5 Garage
    What are signs to look for that indicate that the motor mounts on a 2001.5 V6 are going bad? My car had 96k miles and someone recommended to check the motor mounts. Not sure what symptoms to look for.
  13. WTF is up with the little election signs in your front yard...

    The Black Hole
    So I was thinking, all this stink is being made about these little signs people put in their front yard, telling you who they support. Is it that important that you have a sign of who you support in your front yard? Should you have more than one if you really like Obama? Does it help to...
  14. Signs of a failed Fuel Pump?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I believe the culprit of my no-start situation is the fuel pump. I popped the cover off of it and when the key is turned no noise is made nor any vibrations/movement felt from it. I know in my old altima this meant fuel pump failure for sure, however this passat has a way of proving me wrong...
  15. Speed limit signs

    Anything Auto
    Nevermind!
  16. Signs of Sludge?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone tell me what the first signs of a sludge problem would be? I have a friend who took his Passat to the stealership (SIGH) and they advised him he could have a sludge problem because there was a little bit of build up around the cap and they heard a small lifter knock (SIGH AGAIN)...
  17. Signs of a bad DV??

    B5 Garage
    What would symptoms be of a dv not holding pressure?
  18. Signs of wearing cam chain tensioner?

    B5 Garage
    I recently noticed a fairly loud "chain" noise coming from the back of the engine. It's sort of a growly sound that rattles just a little. It's more noticeable when the engine is cold (or course) but it's still there when the engine warms up. Is it normal to be able to hear the chain? I...
  19. Signs of Waterpump Going Out??

    B5 Garage
    Started up my 1999 VW Passat 1.8T yesterday. Was making a strange Rapping/Knocking noise. I checked my oil it was perfect cause i gave it an oil change a while ago. I then began to check my Belts and pulleys. I noticed a pulley was making a foward/back motion which is not normal. I looked...
  20. Lower controle arm warning signs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got the recall letter today as I'm sure most of you did. I have the 1.8 wagon. I had this car in for inspection at about 75-80K for a squeak in the suspension that came from the control arm area. It comes and goes. Usally it starts up every Winter...must have something with the cold? I...
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