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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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    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...
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  7. 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. Anything Auto
    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. 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. Anything Auto
    Pay attention to those "No Parking" signs in Russia! :icon_eek: :rolleyes:
  11. 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. 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. 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...
  14. Anything Auto
    Nevermind!
  15. 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)...
  16. B5 Garage
    What would symptoms be of a dv not holding pressure?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What are the tell tail sings of a vacume leak? This is for a 99 b5 V6 with Tip if you need that info! Thanks Rich :) I am just curious!
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