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  1. Just showing some well deserved thanks and appreciation.

    Off-Topic Forum
    Here and there you'll see me post up options or suggestions to buy used parts from CarParts4Sale, Inc. - Used VW and Audi Parts Shop when individuals are looking for a used part in a pinch. I've been buying parts from them for almost 4 years now, and I think a :bowdown: is necessary to Blake...
  2. Well I finally pled the trigger

    New Member Introductions
    After looking and looking for a 1.8t, 5speed, 4motion wagon and not finding 1 in my price range or even locally I settled for a 1.8t FWD auto with 111, 000 miles for $1000. Anyways here it is. I'm gonna get a tread started so I can ask lots of stupid questions and post pictures. Please excuse...
  3. Unsure of cause of noise passenger front well.

    New Member Introductions
    Passat 2002. On occasion I hear intermittent noises from passenger front leg well area. Checked Climatronic diagnostics all ok. Any ideas from members? Cheers Tonylaws
  4. Well I just got taken

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Purchased my son a 2004 Passat 1.8t about 7 days ago, we got it home and changed plugs, new PCV and regulator, replaced all vacuum hoses with black silicone, changed oil, flushed coolant, flushed P/S, cleaned up everything, great father son project. Well yesterday was the first day he drove it...
  5. 2012 Passat 2.5 SE well equipped

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    So, I am buying a 2012 Passat 2.5 SE from a local dealer and was wondering if there is anything I should be looking for/worried about? I took it home over night and test drove it, coming from a 2009 Jetta I gotta say to room is awesome. One thing that scared me at first was it was a full quart...
  6. Blaupart valve cover gasket sets not seating all that well...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ordered the blaupart kit to do valve cover gaskets, camshafts, cam chain tensioners and valley plugs on my 2000 Passat V6 (ATQ). The valve cover gaskets (Elwig, made in Denmark) don't seem to be all that snug...Do I just mash them down and pray? Jack
  7. Well..

    New Member Introductions
    I just wanna post a darn question and this forum sure does make you jump through hoops. I'm just posting to get my dang question answered!
  8. Timing Belt Kits - ECS or Blaupart ? I will buy factory VW timing belt as Well

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I have read many posts and watched many videos on the timing belt service/water pump-thermostat service. I just have a few questions about the quality of the parts supplied by the ECS and Blauparts. My understanding is that the plastic water pump impeller issue has been solved by an...
  9. Well, i think its totalled this time

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hit a curb. I finished a long day, with back to back gigs (I'm a musician) was driving to the other end of a church campus to load my gear. Was going about 40, took a left hand turn, there was a small median, poorly lit at a 3 way intersection. Front right wheel smashed. Ripped the bumper cover...
  10. It's NEW! (well, to me)

    New Member Introductions
    Hey... first post here. I just picked up a 2000 Passat GLS V6 5sp on Friday for $1900... 115k miles. It's in pretty nice shape all things considered. Some of my recent searches have pointed me here... and I'll admit I've been less than enthused with VWVortex... either all the Passat owners...
  11. B6 A4 Avant - high miles, well maintained.

    Vehicles For Sale
    sad to see her go. 2005 B6 A4 Avant quattro for sale
  12. Well I guess TSA goodbye.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I guess It's goodbye. For the first time in 15 years I am without a B5 in the driveway. My wagon went off to a new owner last night. I was actually quite sad to see her go. I will look in occasionally, he'll may even pick up that W8 one day So thanks for all the help over the years. Good...
  13. Quick question, well hope so...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Will removing the relay for the saip or fuse cause any driving issues with the vehicle? Basically will it cause any damage to vehicle or is it needed to function? Just wondering like the ABS control module can be removed but still have brakes. Looking to pull out some parts to either get...
  14. Changed passat Timing Belt and now it wont run well

    B5 Garage
    I am somewhat new to working on cars but I know the basics. I attempted my first timing belt change on my 2000 passat AWT 1.8t engine. While I was in there I also changed the water pump and belt, as well as the two front cam seals and the timing belt tensioner pulley. I first turned the...
  15. Yokohama Advan Sport A/S. Well worth it..

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    We survived a year and around 12,000 miles with General G-Max AS-03's on the Forte - 215/45R17 91W XL. Honestly it has good points. Great wet or dry for an all season and decent impact harshness for an XL tire but DAMN the noise. It sounded like driving on 4 bad bearings. I had my bud at...
  16. Boot well leaking water

    B5 Garage
    Anybody know how to stop water leaking into the spare tyre well.. Drained it yesterday. Also removed battery and cleaned out the drain that located under the battery which was clogged with dirt.! Just wondering would this effect the boot/trunk also
  17. Well friends...i think i've had it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Think it's time to retire the Passy Been 10 years. There were some good times There were some rough ones. To this day people still say the car looks brand new but i've had it with the COOLANT LEAKS. I either gonna trade it in, sell it or even possibly just keep it as a second car. I simply...
  18. Well, I've "re-committed"

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was sorely tempted by the recent "cash on the hood" offered by VW for the new Golf Sportwagen. However I couldn't find the exact one I wanted (an SE not in Black/White/Grey, with the "Driver Assistance" package) at the time, and my Choice #2, the CX-5, only offered the features I wanted...
  19. Well this is disturbing..(rattly noise from 1.8T)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, mom's fiancee's Passat is making a ticking;rattling noise. He says it started when it got cold out(I don't have a specific day from him, and it's been around freezing overnight for about a week now. Dunno.).My first guess is timing chain tensioner, but I would like extra opinions...
  20. Passat in recovery... patient not breathing well... Need a VAG doctor!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 Passat GLS, Auto, 1.8t, AWM engine, 152k miles. :thumbup: First off... a really big thumbs up to all the VW owners who take the time to document with words and pictures what they have done to resolve issues. I have spent countless hours reading through the posts from this forum and...