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  1. What is in your (passat) trunk? (e.g. emergency supplies, tools, fluids, etc)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been in kind of emergency preparedness mode for the last few weeks, both in the apartment and cars. I've been evaluating what I carry with me in my Passat, and our other cars (HRV, Camry). I clearly need to add some things, but wanted to get some feedback. FLUIDS: - VW PS fluid (need to...
  2. Why cant anyone tell me whats wrong with my 2003 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In July 2003 Passat with 1.8V engine, suddenly started smoking under the hood and all radiator fluid poured out. Backyard mechanic said a hose had come off and we needed a new one, the one on the bottom from the radiator. Also claimed a thermostat would be needed. Said he would come back the...
  3. whats your guys "pseudo-passat" project?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    anything your building to go along with your passat. mine is for my daughters birthday, but it will go to the car shows the passat is in. its got a full frame, tail pipes, and wheelchair wheels. it supports (tested) 300 pounds and rolls with one finger. what do you all got going on?
  4. whats your best junk yard score?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2 cam plugs, 2 tensioner pads, cam chain, 2 RTV silicone tubes, all new in package in the shipping box. with receipt for right around $80. 17MM axle bolt socket. one (sigh) good smooth fender lense. a 381 relay (it was on the seat). a B5.5 Water Deflector...
  5. Whats wrong with my car?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys! I have a passat b5 1.8T - 1998 and it act very strange. Somedays no problems at all, somedays the car is twitching really heavy, but after 1 min it goes away. I changed fuelpump and fuelfilter, same issue. Whats broken in my car that makes the car go really fine for 2 days, and...
  6. Whats up fother muckers.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :lol: :wrench:
  7. whats up

    New Member Introductions
    hey all
  8. Whats the best air intake for 1.8T

    New Member Introductions
    I have always put air intakes on my cars and trucks, I'm a little confused on where to buy one for my b5 1.8t. Ive seem the dye YouTube videos but I see people commenting sayin it will burn out your ism. Any ideas
  9. whats wrong with my steering its become sloppy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My front wheels don't feel like there as connected to my steering wheel anymore, feels sloppy , could it be my track rod ends or something higher up or lower down on the suspension or even the wish bones or steering rack, help please
  10. Whats that smell?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 Passat GLS, 169K miles, still runs pretty good. But after I have been running for a few minutes, when I stop at a stop light or stop sign and am waiting, I can smell a distinct exhaust odor. I had a new catalytic put in about 30K miles ago. I assume that I have an exhaust leak...
  11. Turbo toast? Whats next?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello [Passat]World! First of all a big thank you to this great community! :bowdown: I have really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of this platform from this forum. I haven't posted much because most of my questions and problems have been addressed in previous threads. (and I use the search...
  12. Whats Up Guys !! I'm new to The VW world !!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi i just got my first VW .. I have been looking over these forms for some time now & Seems to be a great place ! i hope to Learn So new things here and hope to help Others when i can.. :)
  13. whats up with the power?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got one that may sound strange. So since ive had my 99 1.8t passat , ive noticed power fluctuation. Some days ill start my car , get on the road , pull away and it reads 32mpg and i feel as if i have perfect response. More often then not , i get on the road, she's reading 20mpg-26mpg and i...
  14. whats your opinion on these wheels ...str 514s

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Looking for a 3" lip on all 4 corners. What do you think of these? Either 215/40s or 225/40s. Not sure if I'm low enough to merit the 215s. Wheel specs 18x8.5 et30
  15. whats up passatworld

    New Member Introductions
    hey guys joined a little while ago and tried to make my first post today! i have a 99 1.8t 5spd passat wagon that needs some love so i joined here to make it a little better haha. since i purchased the car i have a few things ive done to it. 129k on the body and 28k on the motor thanks to the...
  16. Anyone know what this is and whats it used for?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's located on the side of the footrest and the brake pedal. It also has a switch knob on the back which keeps the light green and flipping the switch will make it flash at a constant pace. thanks for your time passaters!
  17. whats going on?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently my 99 AEB started idling all messed up whenever im on the clutch while its in gear or its in neutral, some times between gears the rpms will start to bounce around. Sometimes upon start up it will rev high and then bog bounce up again and stall. Under normal driving it is fine but as...
  18. whats going on

    New Member Introductions
    Ive got a 2000 b5 1.8t manual. its a blast to drive but thinking bout going BT. Any thoughts?:wrench:
  19. whats the part that holds the lock cylender to the door?

    B5 Garage
    On the drivers side door I went to fix my door lock and as soon as I loosens the screw slightly and then pulled out the lock the entire screw and bracket fell. It snapped from the rest of housing. Any one know where to get this part ?
  20. Whats the recommended Coolant?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had to change some hoses and I lost some coolant and I realized I dont have any back up coolant for my passat. I have a 2000 1.8t passat ATW. I have a general idea.. Pentosin PF-PP-5L - Engine Coolant | O'Reilly Auto Parts or Pentosin PF-SF-1.5L - Engine Coolant | O'Reilly Auto Parts...
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