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  1. 1st post but could seriously use help

    New Member Introductions
    I was on my way home today in my 03, and took some railroad tracks way faster than I intended and got about 50 feet of air off of it, slammed into the ground HARD, and cracked my oil pan instantly, what else should I look for in the repair process?
  2. Ive got a ton of Liqui Moly 5w40 Diesel. Can I use it in my 1.8T?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a lot of Liqui Moly 5w40 Diesel synthetic left from when my 2005 Jetta TDI was working. Long story short, it was the worst cat I've ever owned. Liqui Moly is expensive stuff and I don't want to waste it. Will it work in my 2003 Passat 1.8T? What is different about the diesel 5w40...
  3. Mysterious coolant use?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 passat 1.8T auto 188000miles. The coolant needs replunished after every 500 miles or so. The heater core is bypassed so it is ruled out . Like a whole tank full. I have pressurized the system to 15lbs let it sit overnight and did not find any leaks anywhere. I repeated with warming up...
  4. P0421 how to use VCDS to check if O2 sensor is bad?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How can I use VCDS to check measuring blocks to determine if the O2 sensor is bad? I found this thread VWVortex.com - VAG-COM procedures for testing the MAF, O2 sensors and catalytic converter but it is not specific to ATQ engines. I have a 2002 V6 ATQ. Can I use the info in the link to check...
  5. Best oil to use in 1.8t in hot temps.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello I've been using 5/40 liquid molly oil and love it but hate waiting on delivery. I just want to go to autozone and snag up some to do a simple oil change that's only gonna be in car for tops 2000 miles or less. Reason is I just did a swap of parts and want to flush it out. Temps here are...
  6. anybody use this place?

    Anything Auto
    Has anybody here used Hans Auto Parts (eBay store). I'm needing a new MAF for my DD and this 078133471C $66 VW Audi Mass Airflow Sensor Passat A4 S6/A6 2.8 V6 looks pretty attractive price wise. It's at least a $100 cheaper than the next cheapest one I can find. I normally wouldn't do something...
  7. Has anyone ever tried to use Crayola crayons to mask scratches and chips?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Remember the colored wax that used to be available? Many included what was called a "Chip-stick." I once had a Catalina Blue MK III Golf and the blue version of that stuff worked great. Well, at least until I washed the car, but you can't get chip-sticks anymore. Fast-forward 2 decades later...
  8. Can you use too much Techron/seafom

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6 I guess this is where my OCD comes in. Is there such thing as too much in one full tank? I totally forgot that I added a bottle the day before. Then yesterday I added another. Each bottle treats 12 gallons. I also added some Seafoam to the tank about a month ago and have filled up...
  9. How do I use the IPod connection in the glovebox?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I have a 2008 Volkswagen Passat with navigation and an iPod connection in the glovebox. I connected the iPod in the glovebox, but the iPod does not connect with the stereo...help??
  10. The "Sport" Position On The Shifter - When's The Best Time To Use That?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Okay, maybe this sounds a little dumb, but when and how is the best time to use the "Sport" shifter position on my 2014 Wolfsburg Ed. TSI? I've only used it once, and that was this past weekend, on the expressway coming home from seeing a movie. It seemed from what I've read that "Sport" is best...
  11. Ever use Your Mechanic mobile repairs ?

    Anything Auto
    Trying to convince my sister she needs to stop paying dealership prices. In searching for labor times for her serpentine belts and tensioners, I ran across these guys. Just wondering if anyone has ever used them. https://www.yourmechanic.com/
  12. How to use Erwin.vw.com?

    New Member Introductions
    I was looking at getting a ebahn FSM for my 3.6 then I came across the Erwin.vw.com site, but I don't understand what I'm paying for " daily subscription, per module subscription, ect.." Lots there but it is a Volkswagen auto group site, so I want to know if anyone here has any experience with...
  13. Single use hose clamps

    B5 Garage
    Anybody got any tricks to get them off? I'm working on a fuel filter replacement and I'm a little nervous to really go at them for fear of damaging the fuel lines...
  14. B5.5 does not use h7??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I wanted to replace my low beams on my 2001 passat b5.5. I have the projector looking headlights and when I went to go purchase the h7 bulbs, I later came to find out that it does not take h7, but H3? I am a bit confused as I may be thinking these headlights might be aftermarket since...
  15. To use or not touse Locktite on the 6 inner alxle bolts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 Passat Is Locktite recommended on the 6 bolts that attach the inner part of the Axle under the heat shield? If so what color? Thank you
  16. No crank, no start, gonna start bottling up my tears to use as fuel

    B5 Garage
    Hey all, this is starting to become a regular thing. Thanks for stopping by. I was driving the car all this past weekend running errands and what have you and it's ran great. I get in my car this morning to and try to start, but no crank or sound from the engine whatsoever. The lights inside...
  17. Cheap diagnois hardware that works to use with Android client

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I've seen very cheap dealextreme.com devices that connect to mobile via WIFI or Bluetooth I was looking for opinions and experiences befory try one. I have a VW Passat CC, and just need something cheap, able to do diagnosis and to reset the fault diagnosis using my mobile...
  18. Newbie could use a hand idle/running issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I picked up a 1999 passat 1.8t for 300 bucks. I drove a ways to get it. I was told it needed work (clutch bleeding) but it was drivable. It had sat dead for months. We jumped it and off i want. It needed fuel so i drove it to the nearest station. As i pulled up to a pump and was on the clutch...
  19. TO USE FLEX-FUEL IN B5.5 OR NOT TO USE FLEX-FUEL: That's the Question!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I usually fill the tank at Costco which its fuel has up to 15% Ethanol. I have noticed some minor power loss compared to when I use Mobil gas but I have shrugged it off. I'm not sure if using the Flex-Fuel E85 gas is a good thing in B5.5 since it produces some water during burning and the older...
  20. Can I use tool AST4402 on a b5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was wondering if i can use tool AST4402 for my timing belt change instead of AST4403.
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