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  1. 2005 passat tdi 2.0 making terrible noise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought this car and got it running and it is making a terrible noise, it sounds like it is coming from the exhaust or intake on the right side of the engine. I have attached the link to the video in hopes that someone can identify the noise. I also have a plug left over that i cant find...
  2. Terrible Headlights...Help!

    B5 Garage
    I've just bought a 2002 Passat B5.5. I've never had a VW before so excuse me if I come across as asking dumb questions. My headlights are awful, not bright at all. As you can see by the photo, I know they aren't adjusted correctly, but when I get them adjusted to where they look the best....I...
  3. Terrible Noise after timing belt change

    B5 Garage
    2003 Passat, 1.8T AWM, Tiptronic, 127,000 miles. I just changed the 3rd failed timing belt tensioner in less than a year and a half. I put a German OEM on this time. Unfortunately, when I got everything apart, I wasn't able to mark my belt before it slipped off. I lined up my timing marks on...
  4. This Vw cheating has me in a terrible dellimia.

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I have been eagerly awaiting the 2016 CC. My plan has been to get either a Used 2-3 year old Audi A5 because it so beautiful or a new VW CC next summer and take my B5.5 off the road and maybe have it await my 14 yr olds future driving days. Now I don't no how I feel about this news but I know my...
  5. Getting terrible mpg??? 04 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lately ive been getting horrible gas mileage. I get somewhere between 200-250 miles per tank. I recently did plugs. They were soaked in oil so I know I will have to do the valve cover gasket asap. The only mods are cat back exhaust and cold air intake. It has also been throwing the p0011 code...
  6. Passat shaking, coughing, smelling terrible and sounding awful

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my indy mechanic just did lots to my '03 Passat GLX wagon in the last few months. New vacuum lines, breather tube, spark plugs, B1S1 oxygen sensor, new engine coil pack, new compressor, new shocks, etc. It's close to 150,000 miles and needed a lot of updating. On a trip to my old homestate...
  7. Has anyone used Plasti dip on their roof? My clearcoat looks terrible.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car has been peeling clear coat for over 5 years now. It started with the hood, which I eventually completely peeled, and then had a shop repaint it. It came out great, but it was very $$. The roof is now in terrible shape, and it will cost even more to paint that. I've been looking at...
  8. Terrible fuel economy after o2 sensor change

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I've been following the forum for a while now, since I just got a 2004 Passat 1.8L GLS sedan recently (at 113k). After 6 month of moderate driving, I got CEL, which was diagnosed as oxygen sensor problem (pre-cat). So I got it replaced (as well as the thermostat, which seems to be an...
  9. Terrible Gas mileage? diagnose me!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, so i have a 04 b5.5 passat 1.8 T, Im getting like 10-15 mpg city and like 22-24 highway. its really disheartening cause gas prices right now are climbing up.i can pull 15 mpg when i drive really easy and i average 12. what could be the problem? what other things should i do to try and...
  10. Terrible boost flutter and cuts out sometimes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 98 AEB K04 passat. I am having a hard time figuring out why my boost flutters. It will do it only under load when the rpms are lower (It won't do it when you are accelerating quicky and rpms are high-- most likely cause the wastegate is fully closed when under hard acceleration)...
  11. 03 Passat, runs great in warm weather, terrible in cold.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have an 03 passat 1.8 turbo. lately it has been idling poorly, but the engine will run better at speed. it's lacking a little power, so i assume this is most likely a vacuum leak. i have spent considerable time trying to locate the leak and have been unable to do so. this problem started...
  12. Interior of cabin aerodynamics are terrible?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm not sure if I explained this correctly with my subject. But first and foremost, I would like to say HI as I am new to the VW world. Just picked up a CPO '07 Blue Graphite Passat 2.0T couple weeks ago. It replaced a Jeep Grand Cherokee as my daily driver, due to longer commute to work and...
  13. Terrible Problem!!! NEED HELP!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    plz ignore my bad english and grammas...:P i went to get inspection today, but the mechanic couldnt connect to my car by using ODBII. so i tried it at home. when the ignition is off and engine off...cant detect anything. when the ignition is on, engine off, i can read codes, and it has...
  14. Terrible News!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I opened my email inbox this morning to find this email buried amongst a pile of Spam. __________ Over the past 13 years has sent out over 100,000 bags of M&M’s, thousands of stickers and license plate frames, thousands of t-shirts, attended over 50 car shows and sponsored...
  15. because bumping years-old threads is terrible

    New Member Introductions does anyone have any info regarding that setup? perhaps measurements/experience/tips? id love to get a setup like that going myself. (b5.5)
  16. Hey guys, I REALLY feel terrible about this! Sooo sorry :-(

    The Black Hole
    If I had only known sucking all that cock was gonna cause Obama to cause the economy to fail while he was still a senator, I'd have at least been conflicted about it.
  17. Terrible Idiling RESOLVED!!!......hopefully

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So i spent a good 4 hours at the dealership yesterday and i was FINALLY given an answer is to why im constantly having misfires and rough idles. I couldnt figure out why the car ran fine during the test drive and long trip back to florida, silky was beautiful. So the answer i was...
  18. Terrible Idling

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Today i turn on my psst and its one of those days were ur hoping for no CEL, but today there was one. I filled up the nite before and im pretty sure its not the gas cap. But as always the turnover has a sketchy sound to it and today was an exceptionally bad idle! It feels like it almost dies...
  19. Terrible..

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    so i finally recieved my rims sat. afternoon and dropped them off at discount tire where i purchased the tires so they could put the tires on the rims. i specifically told them about three times that the rims had a painted pin stripe around the lip so be extra carefull. They obviously didnt...
  20. My terrible experience with MJM Autohaus

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A few months ago i get ready to do some maintenance/mods to my car and made a list of vendors who could provide what i was looking for. I contacted MJM Autohaus and put together an order that included their Koni FSD/Eibach kit, Meyle control arms kit and a few motor mounts. It took them a...