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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What are some of the freak stories you've had with your Passat? To date, the strangest has been driving down the highway and debris flies up and breaks my right head light, blinker, cracks my windshield and rips off my side mirror. :mad::mad:
  2. New Member Introductions
    I've had my 2001 B5 v6 4 motion passat for about a month and haven't had any trouble at all with it. I do know there are things that need replacing such as transmission pan and oil pan, but those can wait. But 1 issue I did have with the passat was the very first day I bought it, I mean within...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I am considering purchasing a B5.5 passat in probably the 1.8t. I looked online for reviews and stories about this car. I found this site and began reading hundreds of horror stories related to the car. I am hoping that the people who have had good experiences with their cars can post...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, just joined about two days ago and i thought that id finally post something about my B5. First off, IT'S MY FIRST CAR! Yea, that's somthing to be proud of and ill probably remember it forever. It's a '98 1.8T, 74,000 mi, clean as can be, and i got it for $6,800. I thought it was a...
  5. Anything Auto
    So last week I asked opinions on the bimmer encroaching into my parking spot. Today as I pulled into the garage, I saw this: That car was up on two scissor jacks, passenger side jack gave out, it's resting on it's rotors and rocker panels. Left side is still on the jack. All 4 wheels...
  6. Anything Auto
    So last week I asked opinions on the bimmer encroaching into my parking spot. Today as I pulled into the garage, I saw this: http://home.comcast.net/~sgroer/g35.jpg That car was up on two scissor jacks, passenger side jack gave out, it's resting on it's rotors and rocker panels. Left...
  7. Anything Auto
    Yes I lifted this from TCL and no I don't care, its too good not to post: http://priuschat.com/index.php?showtopic=16201&st=0 Some of these posts are hilarious. "My wife ran hers at the Houston dragstrip. She turned 17.8 seconds at 78? mph." L-O-L
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone of you ever had your timing belt break while driving? If so, tell us your horror story. Where were you driving to? How fast were you going? How much for towing? What's the date of birth of your car? What engine do you have? How many miles on the car at time? How much did the repair...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, i was on the highway at around 12 o clock last night when at a light pulled up a benz. i have a 98 1.8t 5spd. i have no tread on my tires so i thought for fun id pull off faster than him. well forgettin i had minimal tread i burnt out a little. and pulled ahead (he was not trying) well he...
  10. Anything Auto
    Enjoy: http://bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=452896 Makes me appreciate CB5 more. :beer:
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a sludged up '01 1.8T (65k) and have ordered AutoRx. Anyone have success stories about this stuff? Has anyone gone on to rack up well over 100k miles after using this product (I have no idea how long it has been on the market). I just hope after completing the sludge cleaning...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After poking around, I have found plenty of pro-chip discussions. Anyone have any horror stories from chipping their 1.8T? I'm on the fence about doing it to my '04 and would like any input that is avaialbe from both sides.
  13. Anything Auto
    i was just at CLUBSI.com and i was reading some pretty hilarious kill stories that are way to unbeleiveble :lol: man there is a major anti vw sentiment over there!! :suspicio:
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    73k and my timing belt just went, or the tensioner, one or the other, i haven't gotten in there yet. i was going 65 on the highway and the engine just died. this sucks, i had all the stuff in my trunk, just waiting for the cash to install everything. ecs ultimate timing belt service.my friend...
  15. Anything Auto
    Post your road kill stories here - any car, any animal. Let me start: Story 1: I was going down a hill at about 50 mph in my 93 Civic hatch. About 40 feet infront of me, I saw a cat running towards the road. I hit the brakes and downshifted. All I hear was this *THUMP* *KERPLUNK*. I look...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took my her in for her 25,000 scheduled maintenance to a stealership here in Marietta, GA. This was the first time I was paying to get this done.. so I asked them how much it would be including the replacement of the passenger side DRL bulb. The guy quoted 29.99 for the oil change and 14.00...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is posted on Vortex: Hey Vortex, I thought this was pretty cool info. VWoA has released technical specs for the 6-Speed, I want one! 334mm x 32mm Vented Front & 321mm x 30mm Vented Rear 1st: 3.50:1, 2nd: 1.89:1, 3rd: 1.24:1, 4th: 0.97:1, 5th: 0.81:1, 6th: 0.68:1 Final Drive: 4.11:1...
  18. Anything Auto
    OK, I gotta rant: ...the person telling the story 'tried everything', they stepped on the brakes, they stepped on the brakes harder, they might mention something about trying to shift into neutral (oddly, this never seems to work), BUT when you ask them if they tried turning the car off, you...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry, I could only fit 1.8T engines on here. Someone can do the same thing for V6 engines Please reply with 1. Model Year 2. Miles 3. Chipped or not Recommended timing belt change on a 1.8T engine is 105,000 miles, but it should be checked at 40k/80k service. <p>Our cars are aging, so I know...
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