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  1. Never thought I would end up with a vw

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, just got a brand new to me 2002 Passat for $500. All it needs is a wheel bearing and some cleaning up! I have to say I had no idea how well this thing would drive lol.
  2. Thought we were done with the Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After 9 years with the silver bullet wagon, at now 178kmi, maintenance was starting to get to me and my wife and I went to look for a replacement. The interesting conclusion was that my wife commented as to why have a car payment when everything we test drove, particularly smaller BMW cars and...
  3. Crank, no start. Have codes, but not what I thought.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000, 2.8, 5-speed Went to the garage Monday morning and the car crank but just a whirring sound. Plugs soaked in gasoline just like when the coolant temp sensor went bad 30k ago. Except now there's no code for cts. I just have the same codes I've had for months and the car has ran good...
  4. Brake Light Switch? I thought so too!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 VW Passat V6 FWD Wagon So this is very interesting. AT first two bulbs were out. Both at the bottom of both tail lights in father's Passat. Ok so he repalced them but later put on both of the assemblies wrong that the connector for blinkers was above the plastic instead of under it (u know...
  5. I thought I did my PCV but did I miss these vacuum lines? ADR 1.8 20V

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey there again, dear VAG'ists and my saviours. As advised I decided to do the breather tubes before replacing my Valve Cover Gasket and Cam Chain Tensioner gasket. Such a leak. So I did these two breather hoses for my Passat 1997 1.8 20V ADR Non turbo engine. Now I come past this thread...
  6. Ever thought of building/ rebuilding a head?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was tossing the idea around about building a performance head, the the hardware/ caps would be the same? I just saw a good ebay auction for all that stuff for 29.99 is that a good deal?
  7. And you thought one turbo was enough...

    Anything Auto
    Try three!
  8. P0171 Code, tried almost everything I can think of, thought?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been getting a P0171 intermittent Bank 1 lean code on my 1.8T,(AWM) looking it up on here I replaced the L shaped vacuum tube, code came back, replaced the other 4 common vacuum hoses, code came back, cleaned the MAF, code came back. I am left with thinking that the MAF is bad since that...
  9. Thought youd like ...........

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    after endless searching for a vort. type front spoiler i came across this ......... personally i think its actually really nice and for the price cant beat it .so i hope you guys enjoy saving a couple hundred bucks VW Passat B5 Skirt - Cuberra.eu
  10. And I thought drivers in New England were bad...

    Anything Auto
    Earlier today I was driving through my hometown of Norwalk, CT, and I witnessed what I thought was probably some of the worst driving I have ever seen anywhere. It was so bad, in fact, that it really put me in a sour mood for the next 2 hours, until a friend posted this video on Facebook, and...
  11. What do you guys think???? thought id do something different

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Comments all are welcome
  12. Nothing New... Just Thought I'd Check In With Some New Photos.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Tired of 105 degrees and no rain. Need to move to Canada. :) DSC05291 by Adam Bleser, on Flickr DSC05294 by Adam Bleser, on Flickr DSC05302.NoPlate by Adam Bleser, on Flickr DSC05311 by Adam Bleser, on Flickr DSC05351.NoPlate by Adam Bleser, on Flickr DSC05353.NoPlate by Adam Bleser, on...
  13. I thought this was funny.

    The Showroom
    So I went to a small show on Sunday for a friend of mine who recently opened a shop and I wanted to support them best I could. I registered to be judged but never thought twice about actually getting anything but to my surprise I was one of the lowest cars there. This was when they were...
  14. Long time reader, thought I'd sign up

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Like the tittle says, I've read threads on this page for years but, for some reason never registered. I currently own a 2006 B6 2.0t Passat in Mocha and a 2005 MKIV 2.slow Jetta. Thanks for all the helpful info in advance. Ryan
  15. Thought I would share recent mods

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Well I got the mod bug and it has bit hard! Nice that mods and upgrades to the engine are so much cheaper than my old car saab 9-3 aero. Here are the cosmetics I have done: Smoked the bright orange turn signals because I could not justify the price on buying the blacked out after market ones...
  16. Thought I took care of the P0171, now ive got a P0411

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Passat group, I have this headache called an 04 Passat 1.8T AWM. :thumbdown Nearing the 100k mile mark Ive been dealing with a set of problems. My car has been acting sluggish, idles normally at around 800rpms at a stop but really acts funny when i take my foot off the accelerator. It...
  17. Just when you thought you'd seen it all....

    Anything Auto
    Someone does this VW Rabbitt stretch limo /mercedes grille
  18. OMG and I thought the hose clamps were sadistic.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not sure If I will have to do this, just researching and found this time elapse video. Needless to say I hope I don't have to do this or pay someone to do this. :banghead::banghead:
  19. Could be the coolest thing Ive ever thought of for a Passat... Possibly.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I own a 2001.5 V6 GLX, And I was admiring the nice looking yet simple wood trim and the nice leather the , and what it could possibly be missing.. And then it hit me like a sack of potatoes.. "Minifridge" It echoed in my mind like something out of a movie. Just put it right behind the...
  20. Gee, Elle I? thought you had a Passat...

    The Showroom
    Welcome home baby. :) Still in the process of rebuilding it, but the front is nearly completed. More pics to come as I progress. :thumbup:
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