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  1. B5 Garage
    What do you guys think?
  2. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2001 Passat wagon, manual, 236 k miles generally in good shape. Saturday 07/09, was going out to run errands and received general warning to stop car and not drive due to low coolant. The car has never overheated. I added G12 without noting the presence of the coagulated chocolate...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A little more than a fortnight ago I changed out the rear shocks and brakes on the 02 GLS variant 1.8T with Lucas rear calipers. The back brakes were working just fine for the first week driving around town. No noises, no issues at all. Then I started on my front suspension refresh saga that...
  4. B5 Garage
    So what I thought was a warped rotor turn out to not be the problem. I have upgraded from stock to EBC slotted rotors and EBC red pads, just last spring (2014). Started gettting a pulsing from the passanger front upon braking. Shop suggested was warped rotor, seemed odd as I had upgraded to...
  5. B6 Garage
    My 06 Passat 138,000 miles with regular maint. is in the local independent shop (respected) for these symptoms. After sitting for hours, mainly overnight or all day while at work I would go to start the car and it would turn over and over for about 5 seconds then start and run great.. BUT a...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Anyone reach 40k miles without warped rotors? My 2012 SE has reached a point where the brake vibration is really bad. I voted against re-surfacing/tru'ing them since I'm nearing 50k anyway (probably too thin)... so I've got a set of Powerstop OEM's rotors and ceramic pads on order. I'm assuming...
  7. B5 Garage
    Has this happened to anyone else before? I received a defective t-stat cover [part #078121121K] for my 2003 Passat GLX 2.8L V6 ATQ wagon, purchased online from in TN. The pictures below show the slight curvature on the right side of the meeting surface that couples the t-stat to...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am fixin to put on a new timing belt,water pump,snub mount and had the car running and had the top cover pulled back and noticed that the cam pully was wobbeling a little! Any ideas of what would cause that??? :hmmm:
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I changed those 20-25k miles ago, not even two years, and I feel the warping coming back, normal? V6 2003, I installed the brembo OE solid faced from the group buy with some PBR/Axxis Deluxe Plus pads
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I lightly brake the brakes thump,could this be a warped rotor or a totally different problem.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last fall I installed a front set of Ate PremiumOne rotors with a set of Ate pads. They were nice and quiet, but the pads dusted like a mofo. I changed out the pads at 2,000 miles for a set of PBR Deluxe. No dust, they were quiet, everything was good. Fast forward to the present, 4,000...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Will warped rotors cause a small shimmy when I'm NOT braking? When I'm up to 65 MPH there's a vibration... I know the rotors are fooked cause my wife never drives her car and the damn things are rusty and vibrate like hell when I apply the brake. But are they causing the shimmy too? BTW, ALL...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01.5 V6 4motion, 22,000 miles. Rear brakes sqeaking and ready for replacement. But I also occasionally get a pulsing sensation (feels like its from the rear) when coming to a complete stop. I am getting ready order some new PBR deluxe pads for the front and rear. I want to know the easiest (or...
  14. B5 Garage
    I'm certain it's been discussed before because, given the underspeced factory parts, I can't be the only one having to replace rotors every 5-6 months. Dealer continues replacing under warrantee but I sure would love to know if there is a definative solution. Any advice?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wow, a new forum. I took my car in for an oil change and to look into a metal scraping sound from the back of the car when stopping. I had my rear brake pads replaced a year ago so i knew it couldn't be them. I got a call a few hours later, they couldn't find the letal sound and the rear...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My rear rotor are causing my brakes to pulsate. During a tire-on visual inspection brake pads appear to have some life remaining on them. Question: Can the rear rotors be turned to remove/reduce warping? Is this procedure for grooved rotors only?
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Kamei eyelids are "warped" need HELP!!! (now with pics) I was looking at my car yesterday and i noticed that the top eyelid on the right side was "warped" it kinda bubbled out. I went to check the other side to see if it was just something i had never noticed and i saw that the other side had...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got the ATE Slotted rotors last may, and needless to say, the warpage on them is getting more pronounced, almost as if they're doign it on their own :weirdo: I never braked hard with them when new, and they were great for about 4 months. Now, especialy after the winter months, even slow...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my 01.5 passat has 24,000 miles on it and I'm the second owner. I can feel that the rotors are warped. would this be covered under warrenty yet?
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