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  1. Latest Passat Story, and Bill

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    During the January snow storm this year, I had gotten the car stuck at the edge of my friends driveway in North Carolina-apparently snow plows are unheard of that far North in the South. I had made it through the storm and snow but couldn’t get turned around once I stopped there after backing...
  2. (Not so) Funny story... Need all the advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please put on some protective headgear before you read this, so that you don't hurt yourself from all the face-palms you do. TL;DR- I went to buy a car 450 miles away and drove it back --> what could I have damaged (it's gonna be a lot)? Alright. The beginning of the story: I own a 2001...
  3. FS: Silver 2005 1.8t 4Motion 5 speed- long story

    Vehicles For Sale
    Ok, this will be long. The car is in some pieces right now, depending on what happens I may partially put it back together. Price will depend on that, but I'm listing it now for $9,000. It has right around 100k miles on it, pretty low miles, but has been sitting for about two years in my...
  4. 03 Passat Wagon GL 1.8T My story of a lemon.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey ya'll, I have searched these forums through and through for answers to a lot of my question, to the point where now I must join and give my story of my Passat. I bought a used 2003 Passat GL 1.8t, FWD, (green) with 119,000 Miles on it for 3,000$. Before I bought it I did all the right...
  5. My beginning Volkswagen story and Vlog

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, most people call me Lemon, I'm a 17yr old in the USA with two jobs and do virtual high school in my off time! I own a 1997 Lincoln Town car Signature Series I got for $800, and now this Passat, I bought it and am fixing it up to give to my father, as he's in need of a car. I'm going to...
  6. 2001 W8 Story till now

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Well after 3 years of looking and saving i finally found a W8 only ever seeing one other and that been my mates. I picked the car up as we landed back in the uk from norway, she was all and more. I have to say she had a few issues as she would for her age, well we went on holiday and a few...
  7. Love it when I stick it to a VW Dealer! Great story.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    No exaggerations, true story. My PCV valve has been making a super loud, humming noise for about 4 months. I finally got sick of it and did some online research. Basically came to the conclusion that I needed to redo my entire emission / crankcase ventilation system. My assumption was that...
  8. BoostedLTH's story

    The Showroom
    So, as I've done with my passed two cars, I'm going to make a thread to keep track of what I do to my Passat over time. I plan to post photos, places I go, things I see, 'build' ideas, etc. I bought my 06 2.0t 6 speed sedan on Wednesday, July 8th with 107,000 miles. I got it with 19x8 et35...
  9. RAXLE FAIL, FK SPRING FAIL - Story of My Darn Luck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have heard a lot about Raxles and never anything wrong, maybe besides the fact that you have to send them your OEM axle for core charge (but that's besides the quality of an axle) Everyone always recommends that brand as way better than anything else on our market, but unfortunately I have to...
  10. Transmission code P0735 cleared, now P0734. Short and twisted story

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I almost had one. :) I was driving back from NYC on Thursday afternoon. I came off the light (not hard acceleration) and when it tried getting into the next highest gear (4th or 5th), it flared and never engaged. PRND432 was lit up and I...
  11. First post and ccm story

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, this is my first post on this forum even though I have lurked for well over a year. I just wanted to tell everybody about the story I had with my CCM. Well, it was a three day project and it took a lot of blood sweat and tears. My car is a 1998 b5 1.8t with the AEB head. I had been...
  12. An oil sludge horror story

    Anything Auto
    Okay, so we all have Passats, and we all know about the oil sludge problems associated with these cars. I thought I would share my experience with a sludge-related breakdown to encourage everyone to keep on top of their oil changes, and most importantly to have the car looked at by a VW mechanic...
  13. My Front Caliper Replacement Story

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My driver's side caliper seized up at ~196K and I decided to replace both fronts while I was at it. I went to ECS, as I always shop there, I use OEM or equivalent parts ALWAYS. The VW calipers were not cheap so I went with the ATE replacements. (They make the VW ones anyway) I open them up...
  14. Ongoing door problems now it won't open again!! This story will not end!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been searching this forum for days and have found solutions to similar problems but still not one to mine! Please help me!! :( 2000 B5 1.8t little over 100k bought it from a friend. Drivers door was swapped out with another when I got the car and it was slightly crooked due to the...
  15. The story of my B5.5 wagon

    The Showroom
    Hello to you all, I am Alex and I am from Norway. I am very soon 26 years old, and this is the story of my Passat B5.5 wagon :) I bought the car in august 2013, and it looked like this when I picked it up Drove it right in the garage and debadged it, and swaped the rear wiper with a...
  16. My VW Story so far

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wasn't really planning on getting a Passat, but I saw a 'mechanic special' 2001.5 GLS 1.4t on craigslist and decided to go for it. I paid what the local salvage yard would pay, so I always have that backup plan. The car came with a hard downshifting problem, which I think was caused by oil...
  17. P0420 and catalytic converter cleaning - a success story

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It was annual emissions time and my girlfriend's 2002 Passat 1.8T (AWM/5 speed manual) had the check engine light. Sadly we've been chasing CELs for years, fixing eval system leaks (various hoses as well and the oil fill tube). This time the errors coming out were: P0300 - Cylinder Misfire...
  18. chasing a vibration.. the story.. and questions

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey Folks, So I have owned my B6 for almost 2 years now, I love this car like it was my first born, but as long as I have had the car, I have noticed a vibration when I get to around 110km/h, up too around 125-130, then it seems to go away..mostly. The faster I go above 130, the less...
  19. Pop from exhaust while cranking...another hard start story

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Still trying to remedy my "hard to start" issue which has been around since my timing belt change. Most often I have to repeatedly crank (6-7 times) before the car will start. During the cranking I can hear a POP from the exhaust. Once started, I'm seriously down on power. Seems like low boost...
  20. Warning about pre throttle body meth injection (Story)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So today I was driving my 2000 1.8t and all of a sudden the epc light came on. I assume throttle body issues due to the loss of power, I was 100 miles from my house and the car had no power I was only able to do 15-20 mph uphill. So i turned around and start heading home and about 20miles from...
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