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  1. Did what dealer told me but it's still NO GOOD!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2009 Passat Komfort Tfsi. 160,000 Symptoms in order: Misfire. Changed coils and plugs. Car ran great for 300 miles. 2 weeks later: Battery died, jumped, died again 2 hours later and when started ran rough and lights came on. Trailered to dealer was told "bad battery, bad cooling fan, and...
  2. ATF Fluid Black - Told not to change or I might have transmission problems ??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Double triple checking advice from a shop visit today. They told me that the fill hole on the passenger side of the car was an ATF fill hole and so that kind of worried me. It seems to be a 70/30 split on the forums with 70% saying replace the fluid and/or filter gradually. The transmission...
  3. CEL flashed. took car to dealer for diag. was told..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so im driving home and stop at a red light. as soon as it turns green and i take off the car hesitates to push and the CEL (wich is already on for saip pump) starts flashing. the car eventually began moving and after a minute or so the CEL stopped flashing and the car drove somewhat normal. i...
  4. Would you guys believe me if I told you...

    Anything Auto
    ...that I saw a World War 2 VW Type 166 last night? The VW Schwimmwagen is probably the coolest Volkswagen OF ALL TIME. With a boat hull body, sealed engine compartment with extension off of the crank to drive a fold-down screw prop, intake and exhaust snorkels, wooden floor boards, 4wd with...
  5. What the dealer told me ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ... is that the little screen that sits infront of the air filter can not be bought separately, it requires buying the entire air box for $190 or so. This does not seem right. Is it? If not, does anybody have a part number? Mine broke, and I want to replace it at the next filter change ... Thanks!
  6. What the dealer told my wife...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, my wife brought our 2002 1.8T into the dealer for a full alignment. We haven't had such an alignment in a very long time and the car was pulling to the right. So, first thing they say is the right outer CV boot is torn, will cost $360 to replace, and they cannot do the alignment unless it...
  7. Was told I killed the motor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK short story I'm in the military after returning home from the "sand box" I sarted driving my 02 glx 4mo agian. Wife broght the car end before I got back everything checked out it had about 100k on it. Move forward 8 months i've bee driveing for the military about 3k every month. IN...
  8. NEW DASH INSERT...?! told by VW specialists...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, Thought I'd try posting on here to see what advise you experts can help me with. Long story short, I have a Passat, 2002, TDI 130. In the UK. Gatwick, Crawley. OK, so these are the problems which happened all of a sudden, the Battery light is constantly on, the Brake Fault...
  9. Told it's a coil pack or ICM....Vag-Com??

    B5 Garage
    Hello. So, my car has been out of commision for some time now. My engine seems to be missing a bit and rumbles quite an amount if i give it gas. It will spool if i give it gas but i figured i'd simply turn it off and post here so i don't do any further damage. From reading on these forums i've...
  10. Tinted my tail lights and friend told me to stick in oven?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I tinted my tail lights a little bit and they look awesome but a friend from work said that if I stick them in the oven for 10 minutes they will come out glossy. I used the NiteShade spray on stuff. I will post pics when I find my camera. Has anyone heard of this? And could you explain the...
  11. I told myself wheels for my Mk III were it....I lied

    The Showroom
    Well...I lied. I resisted exactly 3 years. I finally broke down and upgraded wheels. This is combined with Bilstein sports and Neuspeed Sofsports wrapped in Kumho ASX's: And the rear clearance: Are they crazy wheels? ...... No Will they add more weight? ..... Yes Is it just...
  12. Need a second opionion, was told i have a "leaky turbo seal"

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    was told i have the problem above by a non-vw shop, mechanic noted excessive price to repair of $1100 and went on to state that he advises just selling the car and not getting it fixed for not worth it---a bit of background and that it is a 2001 passat with the 1.8t and 71K miles-----the problem...
  13. libby: they told me it was okay

    The Black Hole
    http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/04/06/libby-leaker060406.html "The documents, filed by prosecutors in that case, say Libby told a grand jury that Bush and Cheney cleared him to leak information during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003." Hmmm... interesting. So...
  14. Dealership told me not to drive in the rain???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Apparently it isn't my head gasket. The dealership is telling me that I got a large amount of water into my air intake, it made it past the filter and then was sucked into the engine. How the hell did this happen? The intake is 24" off the ground and the car did not drive through any puddles...
  15. Snub monut, Dealer told me there no such thing???????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was talking with a dealer to get a price on a TB change then I told him I wanted my snub monut chande with the APR snub, or ECS. He had no idea what I was talking about. Then He told me maybe it was only on manuals?????? So here is my Question, Is the snub located to the lower front left of...
  16. Someone the Vortex that has a MKIV GTI told me that there is a relay...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for the headlights near the battery under the hood of the car. I thought there was no such thing as a relay for the headlights? My HID kit just stopped working on me and when I installed the halogen bulbs back in, they lit up fine. I know it's not the Ballasts or the bulbs and I just do not...
  17. Does the 1.8T have a PCV? I was just told it didn't.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    WTF. Why wouldn't it? Somebody else told me last month that it has TWO. Someone's gotta be wrong.
  18. Here We Go Again...or...I Told You So...

    The Black Hole
    Now that they're empowered, they're going after Iran. Syria's next. It's all in the PNAC... Draft can't be far behind, they're gonna need people to send over there. Enjoy. http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/18/powell.iran.ap/index.html
  19. Ummm...I told y'all you could drift an Audi with quattro!

    Anything Auto
    Somebody here told me there was no way in hell to drift a quattro...well, here's the PROOF that you CAN drive a Quattro... http://www.shelldickheads.com/shelldickheads/filmer/rudsk_sports_quattro.mpg
  20. What lies have you told your wife, to buy mods?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK Men, I know I'm not the only one out there that has to lie to his wife, in order to buy mod parts. I just got a new set of 18" BBS wheels, and I had to lie about the price and how I got them. I'm also going to have to lie about the Eibach lowering springs next week... I think this post...
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