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  1. Anything Auto
    A few weeks back, I went to the annual VW show put on by the Stateline Volks Folks in Rockford, Illinois. I still can't believe what won Best of Show. The prize went to an old, dilapidated-looking Beetle from the mid-1960s. The body had more rust than visible sheetmetal. It had a roof rack...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have reviewed all the write-ups and YouTube videos I can find. I still do not understand why the entire front seat must be removed from the car just to get the bottom cushion out. I have a replacement bottom cushion with cover attached. It looks like the bottom cushion should just pop out...
  3. Parts For Sale
    Complete Black cloth interior,heated seats like new, Light grey head liner, sun roof assembly, trunk lid rear bumper in Silver, 2 Automatic transmissions with 90k on it One is 4wd..Both driver side doors silver, 4cyl AUG engine that needs a couple of valves with new head included. I also have a...
  4. B5 Garage
    HI Guys I'm trying to mother this pile of sh*t for another month till I can afford to buy a new car. Nothing but problems..... Anyway latest issue. Power steering pump sheered of mounting, Broke the mounting and of course took the tensioner wheel with it. I need help on finding the name of...
  5. B5 Garage
    A quick history as to why I'm at this point - also contains pertinent information along the way. This last winter we had a crap ton of ice for like 2 consecutive weekends. While at work late one night, I inadvertently hit the sun roof switch while going for the dome light switch. Seeing as...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, for the last couple months. I've had a brand new set of headlight housings that I wanted to install on my b5. They have tinted lenses, and look much nicer than my stock housings (not to mention, my stocks were very yellowed over even after using the Meguiars headlight restoration kit). So...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is the first year in a while that I haven't seen multiple posts about oil cooler o-ring failures during the first really deep cold snap! Every single one of the 50 states is reporting below-freezing temps! Care to take a wager on how long until the first "There's a gigantic puddle of oil...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife recently got into an accident in her B5.5 Passat. The front right fender is a little bent up, but more importantly the clear plastic headlight housing is broken. Is there a way to replace just this plastic or do we need to replace the entire headlight housing?
  9. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all. Hope someone can help me to understand this diagnosis. I have been told, after several repair jobs in a row, that I now need an entire new engine, and my engine has in fact died. I have a 2006 Passsat 2.0 T. Here is what the slip from the dealer reads: "90335 Check engine light on...
  10. Parts For Sale
    hey i have 1.8t passat engine with 5 speed transmission the engine was cleaned out of slug hole tune up was done new clutch before it was totaled car had 96k if you are around vortex or passat world forum you would know my car i have spun out and lost the car i took the engine out and after all...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    hey guys been on the limbo for a while but now im home and bored so i want to post some pics of my latest plastidip on the whole car, posted previously on vortex but first time here i did my whole car, i did get worry at one point for damaging the clear coat, but i had it clay-wax it before...
  12. New Member Introductions
    This forum is crazy helpful! Thanks for the tips everyone!
  13. Parts For Sale
    1999 Volkswagen Passat FWD 2.8 v6 140k miles The rack and pinion went out last friday, and I am not going to replace it on my driveway. So time to sell it. The good front tires 3 months old, rears about a year recent timing belt, water pump, and radiator replaced. Replaced emission lines and...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Chassis Type: 3C0 Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 22 25 37 42 44 46 47 52 53 55 56 62 65 72 VIN: WVWZZZ3CZ6P179758 Mileage: 80710km/50150miles 00-Steering Angle Sensor -- Status: OK 0000 01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000 02-Auto Trans -- Status: OK 0000 03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000 08-Auto...
  15. WTB/WTT Section
    Hi, I'm from the UK but have a friend in NY and i'm visiting him soon. I'm looking for a pair of mouldings with the side marker lights and chrome trim. If you have a pair of front ones too, even better! I can pay by Paypal in exchange for shipping to NY. Mail me on [email protected] or reply...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone ever used these (from Blauparts.com)? Vw Passat CV Joint - Passat CV Joint Kits Start at $69.95 Wondering if it's any better/easier/longer lasting than replacing the whole axle. My joints are starting to sound like marraccas. What do you think? 2004 Passat GLS 1.8t tipster
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have 2001.5 passat 1.8t awm these are the codes p0037-heated oxygen sensor h02s heater control circuit low bank 1 sensor 2 p0136- heated oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 2 h02s12 sensor range/ performance condition p0031- heated oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 1 h02s11 heater control circuit low p0135-...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I've got a 2003 Passat V6 SE 18 months ago that's having a wide range of problems recently. Wanted to get your opinions in the matter. I've lurked around here for a while, trying to find similar situations but nothing has quite covered it, so here goes. Started about 3 months ago...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Worried the 4 screws on the heat shield are going to strip, I asked stealership if they have replacements (I need to access the back 2 clips)...parts guy at Boardwalk VW in Richardson says he always takes out the whole airbox instead of removing shield. He proceeded to a B5.5 one of the techs...
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