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  1. New member here. Driving white gorilla B7

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum. Driving B7 with a stickshift. There were none available in LA so it had to be brought all the way from San Diego. None of official VW dealerships I've contacted so far have a clue when this transmission requries service. Seeking guidance on 40K...
  2. Forum prices, white 2.8L B5 Passat Wagon parts

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    Hood - $100 - minor wear http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/6201178297.html Doors (front and rear) - $200 each including glass, except rear passenger door which includes the inside door skin and it's $250 - minor wear...
  3. White Smoke + Oil Smell + Oil Pressure light

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, So I recently replace a water pump, because car was overheating. Thread During the replacement, changed head gasket, because I thought it might be bad. Re used head bolts. Now, I get white smoke out of the exhaust when the car warms up a little (60*C of coolant). Doesn't do it when the...
  4. 2000 B5 Passat Wagon parting out - lots of white body parts

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    A friend and I are parting out my white 2000 VW Passat 2.8 30v 5-spd manual wagon. It was in good running condition with little wear to body parts when I was rear-ended by an SUV, right at license plate level above the bumper. We're evaluating the engine and determining if I need any parts...
  5. Coolant overflew, white residue on oil cap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, back with a few things that have had me concerned. Today, I popped the hood to check things and I noticed the coolant tank dirty and has some coolant sprayed over, see images. It was clean last time I did a coolant flush when I did the timing belt, almost 10K miles ago. I had a problem...
  6. White foam under radiator cap and inside

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyone, so I just bought my 2001 Passat 1.8t manual transmission with ~145,000 miles a few hours ago and I'm apparently an idiot because I never checked the coolant or looked under the radiator cap. I checked the oil and it was a little low, but there wasn't any signs of a leak or any...
  7. White plume of smoke

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys, have a 2003 Passat station wagon. 124K on the clock, First I changed the thermostat cos it was stuck open, timing belt and water pump. Then the Cat conv. went and changed that too.... Problem is I have this white smoke coming from the exhaust and its so bad, cars just back away. smells...
  8. 2004 glx 4motion v6 white smoke smell like gas

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2004 passat glx 4motion v6 it blowing white smoke and it smell like gas and im getting to code one p0264 and the second one is P0302 tried swapping cylinder 2 injecter with number one but im still get the injecter code and misfire on two so l ruled out injecter also changed...
  9. White ash-like particles coming out of vents

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have known of this problem since I bought the car 3 months ago and wondering what I can do. Almost like something got spilled down the defroster vents and is somehow in the blower area. If I turn on the fan full blast fine white ash like particles blow out for a 1/2 second, I have had a few...
  10. Source of White Smoke from Tailpipe

    B5 Garage
    1999 V6, 2.8, AHA engine, 117,000 miles, rebuilt heads due to CCT shoe failure on one head causing bent valves. When starting the car, there is no smoke, the engine runs fine. After about 5 minutes, there is a whitish smoke that generally thins but does not completely dissipate quickly. I...
  11. water temperature & white smoke

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I would like to ask if anyone would have a suggestion what could cause this: Few months ago i bought VW Passat B5 2005 with 135.000 km on it. After a month from purchase i went away for three weeks and when i came back i found oil and water leak under my car. I took it to mechanic and i...
  12. too much white?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. this is my b5, it was originally navy in colour and accident damaged pretty much everywhere, especially the passenger side. im a panel beater by trade, and I didn't want to use our good car a 2011 r line b6 for work, cause every evening im covered in dust! so this popped up. I resprayed...
  13. New noise and some white smoke from under car

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 B5 Passat 30V V6 GLX 135K miles About a month ago, I had my VCG and relates seals changed, changed out the PCV tubing, and also changed the spark plugs and wires. So my car started making a new noise today that changes with RPM (but not speed). The noise sounds more like a pump than a...
  14. Coolant in cylinders- white smoke show

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 1.8T Passat- 140K Low oil pressure light came on. Skreeching sound from passenger side front engine. Changed oil pick up tube and oil pan. The tube was cloaked with dipstick fragments and other debris. Pain looked surprisingly clean. This resolved the oil pressure problem. Started...
  15. White OEM tail lights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm fairly interested in getting some all clear/white oem tail lights, not ricey ones. Ive seen a couple on mk5s and mk4 jettas and golfs along with different colored stock tails on harlequins. Does anyone have any information on a place doing this? I found these but they're for a B5.5. I'm...
  16. Finally Snagged One in Candy White

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Candy White 2014 SE 1.8T with Sunroof & Nav. Love this car!
  17. WTS: Plazma LED H11 White Fog Light Bulbs w/ the resistors to clear the "bulb error"

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    WTS: Plazma LED H11 White Fog Light Bulbs w/ the resistors to clear the "bulb error" Up for sale is a pair of brand new Plazma LED H11 White Fog Light Bulbs, complete with a pair of resistors to clear the "bulb error" message if your car thru one. I bought these at $33 each (X2 = $66) plus...
  18. 2001.5 passat 1.8t white exhaust & bad smell

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys. Need some help. 2001.5 Passat 1.8t. Just replaced the turbo, cam tensioner, oil pump, tranny filter/fluid, and abs module. Car runs fine. Only VAG codes are misfires and bank 1 too lean. Car has constant white exhaust & smells like rotten eggs!!! Compression checks at 195 each cylinder...
  19. smoke from my exhaust and under the hood.

    B5 Garage
    I was driving down the highway the other day when I started to loose power and all sudden smoke coming from everywhere and pulled over and it was coming out of the exhaust,the car has 205000 miles on it not sure if it is worth fixing especially if it involves replacing the engine.I uploaded some...
  20. 2002 passat 1.8t with excessive white smoke and oil consumption

    New Member Introductions
    i recently bought a 2002 passat with a 1.8t engine. It has a lot of white smoke when sitting at idle. It also eats oil like a hungry fat boy. After reading online it kinda sounds like it's the turbo. I just want to make sure, can anyone give me some pointers?
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