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  1. Hi there!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all ? Tom here. I bought my Passat relatively cheap after my engine in my rx8 lost compression (damn 13b) 5 sod with a sunroof, I love this car! Only 130,000 miles too, all for 1.3k ? ANYWAY, I got into my car about a week ago and noticed flooding. First thing I did was come here. Did...
  2. Hi there.

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    Hi everyone. My name is Martin. Im glad to join you. :wrench::wrench: I hope we were good team ;)
  3. Will there be more RNS-510 NA Map updates?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Does anyone know if there are anymore updates for the RNS510 planned in North America? The last one was in 2016 and I am reluctant to buy it given another one might (should) come. If not it's pretty disappointing given I bought my wife's 2015 in April 2016 which means it was obsolete 1 month...
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    2013 Passat with rusty coolant :(
  5. Hey there!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello folks, I'm new here, so, need 2 posts to get started! Also, any folks here that think that the B5, is the best Passat so far? :D
  6. And then there were leaks!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've looked and looked, behind the engine, on top of my still oil-soaked transmission, all around the oil cooler, under the expansion tank, at the heater hoses in the plenum chamber, and can find no sign of leaks. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a GiraffeCam 4.0, I'll have it Monday...
  7. Hello there

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    Hello there Passat fans all over the world. I'm new here, well... That's it :) hope you all have a nice day
  8. Hey there

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    Hey there, B5.5 owner from the UK hoping to make my windows roll up and down with the fob. :)
  9. Hello there

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    Hello there my name is Raed new here !
  10. Is there any way to tell if the timing belt has been replaced?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any way to tell if a timing belt for a 2002 Passat V6 (ATQ engine) has been replaced at some point? Any clues or things to look for that might indicate that the timing belt has been replaced? Is it possible to get started on the replacement job and determine whether or not the timing...
  11. Hello out there again!

    New Member Introductions
    I guess I will post a few of my hobbies on my second post. I am an avid snowmobiler (when we have snow). I also do a lot of small engine repair. I shoot a lot of guns but don't ever hunt. My family all race or have raced in one aspect or another.
  12. Hello out there

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    Hello my name is Patrick McCaherty. I am new to the owning a Volkswagen. I recently purchased a 2001 Passat with a 1.8l. I am a union operator by trade, but I am also an adult educator for OSHA, MSHA, and HAZMAT certification. I grew up in and still help run my fathers body shop (when I have...
  13. Ok, Im new here. Hello out there!

    New Member Introductions
    B7 v6 lookin for hard pedal vac help.
  14. Is there any way to clean stains from inside of a headlight?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For some unknown reason, one of my headlights has got a coating of stain inside it that blurs the light. Just curious as there is any trick to remove the stain layer. I hate to replace the headlight itself. Thanks.
  15. Possible B5 Vagcom/MFA tweaks are there?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2000 Reg (B5) Passat 1.8 Petrol, with the half size MFA screen that displays the distance, ave. distance, mpg, ave. mpg, time. Now I'm wondering what modifications options there are, specifically I want to know: 1. Can I activate the display of the distance to empty in the MFA...
  16. Hey there.

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    Just visiting from the G6 forums; but thanks for having me! Popping in to try and figure out how to do a factory radio swap for my mom (little early Christmas present for her.) I know this isn't the place to ask, but I won't have access til I at least get two posts in, so I may as well start...
  17. Lots of new parts but there's still vibration upon acceleration...any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son has a 2003 Passat 1.8T wagon, automatic, with about 118K miles. Some time back after replacing the shocks with Bilstein Tourings and H&R springs to lower the ride about 1.3", and having new tie-rod ends installed and an alignment done at the dealership, we started noticing that there was...
  18. Any wax/polish out there that doesn't leave dust afterwards?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I did my annual double-wax job on my Passat as my first VW show is just days away. First coat was with Zymol, which I've used for years. Second coat was with Mother's. The car is Urban gray, basically a dark silver color, and here's some advice: black wax doesn't hide deep scratches at all, and...
  19. Hi there!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi there! Owner of a 2006 Passat.
  20. Why would there be a jumper wire here?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently purchased a 99 Passat sedan 1.8T 5sp and while i was cleaning the inside today I knocked off my fuse panel cover and discovered a jumper wire (looks like a small piece of speaker wire) going between fuses 37 and 34 ... in my owners manual it says fuse 37 is radio and fuse 34 is engine...
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