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  1. Hard starting in cold weather

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my 2005 V6 Passat has had a hard time starting it left sitting in the cold for a few days in the past. I’ll start it and it’ll be fine hen but a rough start. Sometimes it’ll be tougher and it’ll run rough until I turn it off and back on. Today I went out after it sat all weekend and didn’t...
  2. WTB: Cylinder head for a 2000 1.8T ATW engine code & window weather strip

    WTB/WTT Section
    I'm looking for an ATW cylinder head for a 2000 B5 1.8T I'm in the process of repairing the car I just bought here on PW. I also need the outside lower weather strips that attach to the doors and run across the outside of the car to prevent rain/moisture from getting in the car. TIA
  3. Weather Stripping for B5/5.5

    Parts For Sale
    I have weather stripping for a b5/5.5. It is for all 4 doors. It is black, and in really good condition. I bought them from a member on here a few months ago, and I ended up not using them. I am looking for $150 shipped in the US. If anyone is interested in some 18" AVUS wheels, I might be...
  4. Nice alternative to Weather Tech mats

    Anything Auto
    So I was looking to get Weather Tech floor liners for the front only - $110.00. Granted it's Texas and usually don't have more than rain to worry about. I volunteer for Meals On Wheels deliveries - my own dedicated route on Tuesdays and sometimes fill in for others. Mud is more my concern than...
  5. Question about Turbos in cold weather (1.8t AWM 06B)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lately, my area has been dropping temperature big time. My car usually runs well around 35-40 degress +, but lately I've been hearing issues with my Turbocharger. It will spool, but I can hear a "ckkgghh" noise as if something is rattling. I dont feel a power loss, though there MAY be a slight...
  6. FS: B5.5 Passat All Weather Mats ( Original VW Mats )

    Parts For Sale
    Sold Pending Funds: B5.5 Passat All Weather Mats ( Original VW Mats ) SOLD Pending Funds Guys, I have a few items for sale, I have a used set of four ( 4 ) All Weather mats for sale. $ 47.00 Shipped UPS Ground to the US 48 ONLY with Tracking 1st " I will Take It " with a follow up PM...
  7. OEM Roof Rack Weather Stripping

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just purchased a set of votex bars, and have read somethings about weather stripping in the slots. Do i need this? or is it ok to not have it?
  8. Cold Weather fallout, or untimely Fuel pump failure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went out this am to warm up the 2005 1.8T 4motion sedan, temp @ 0°. Cranked slow but it did start. Went out front to let the dog out, when I returned it was not running. Maybe water / condensation froze in the line or pump? Not really supposed to warm up above freezing for days. Where to...
  9. Cold Weather Causing Boil Over

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today it was 6F out and I was driving around. The engine got up to temp just fine. After about 15 of highway driving I started to hear bubbling coming from the dash and a slight bit of white coming from the exhaust. The engine temp stayed right at 190F and I was still getting gobs of heat...
  10. Weather Tech floor mats

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm wanting to buy Weather Tech floor mats for my car. The web site says they don't have the Digital Fit for my car but they do have the mats for a Audi 2004 A4. So my question is, will the Audi 2004 A4 Sedan mats fit my 2004 GLX?
  11. 2000 Passat V6 oil leak only during very cold weather

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read in the forum about the oil cooler seal/gasket/o-ring failing during cold weather. My 2000 Passat V6 leaked last winter when it was really cold in Minnesota but then it warmed up and the engine didn't leak again until this winter when it got very cold again. I'm planning to replace the...
  12. Cold weather, Window regulator

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am praying it's only the cold weather around here that is the cause to my issue. Basically, in my 2002 v6 fwd glx, my driver's window won't respond to the master switch. It went down fine, but failed to raise when I tried. It makes a grinding or crunching sound when I hit the button. Button up...
  13. Maybe cold weather issues.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I live in Wisconsin and the weather is absolutely brutal. The temperature has not been over 15° f this week. So I'm not sure if this is what is playing the role of my issues. Car details at the bottom. This morning it was -8 and the car started rough but I made it work just fine. Then I took...
  14. Battery Drain In Cold Weather

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi folks, I've had an issue with the battery draining but it only seems to be in cold weather when the temperature drops to zero or below (Celsius). The battery was tested and was fine, I replaced it anyway as it was at least 4 years old. Now even with the new battery I have the same the issue...
  15. New Passat Owner? Preventive maintenance before cold weather sets in.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is nothing new, and there are plenty of similar threads here, but for new members it might be hard to locate and read all of them. This is by no means a complete list. It's meant to highlight specific Passat-related issues. If you live in a cold climate, you should look up a list of things...
  16. Hot + Cold Weather - Touch Screen

    Mobile Electronics
    I'm about to upgrade my 2005.5 1.8t AWM Passat with a Kenwood DDX271 Double Din Touch Screen Receiver. Can anyone comment on how these or any stereos with a touch screen react in large temperature ranges. In Calgary we get -28 C to +33 C. I have an underground parking stall at my condo so that...
  17. P0106 in hot weather and now in traffic

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Anyone have a CEL/wrench appear on their 2012 2.5L Passat? The first time this happened was in 105 degree weather in Vegas. The auto tranny started shifting at weird shift points and was quite jerky. I looked up the code and it looks like it has to do with the MAP (or MAF ... not sure what my...
  18. Weather Tech Digifit Rubber Floor Mat/Liners for NMS any good, worth getting?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Have Monster Mats as well as carpeted mats tired of vacuuming all the crap that gathers on the floor, especially the dirt build up by the pedals. Considering ordering the Weather Tech Digifit ft/rear mats. the advertisement looks good. Seems to provide good coverage and fit. Very poor reviews...
  19. Car runs bad in cold weather when first start

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys. i would like to have some help if its possible. i have a Passat 2005 1.8T 4Motion and lately when it gets pretty cold when i first start the car it idles badly and after a while it runs perfectly. the check engines turns on after a while and gives me a code P0171 fuel system too lean...
  20. misfire after cold weather hard start flooding (gas flooding)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It was below zero (Minnesota) and my battery was low, engine turned over but didn't start. I got a jump start and kept trying to start the car off and on for several days. The engine cylinders were flooded with gas. I finally figured out that I needed to keep the gas pedal to the floor and it...