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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi and thanks for accepting me to the group. Recently, picked up a 05 Passat wagon 2.8l glx 4motion for my wife. She has been wanting one since I sold her 02 wagon a few years ago. Got a project that I'm gonna need a hand finding the answers I hope. This 05 had the front bumper cover torn off in...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Ok, I am new member here, still cannot reply to existing threads even though I have already posted 2 posts, so will start a new thread instead. Dear admin, feel free to move this as a reply to thread...
  3. B5 Garage
    My original post won't open, so I'm trying again. We were selling the car anyways to make room for a new Passat or Audi A6 then the fuel pump craps out. Changed the fuel filter, which was filthy, which probably helped the pump die an early death. Started searching FCP Euro, ECS, Parts Geek, and...
  4. B5 Garage
    We have been actually looking for a newer Passat or Audi when her current VW died the other day. Thought maybe I'd get lucky and replace the filter and be done with it, but not this time. The filter was terribly dirty inside, which probably led to the early demise of her fuel pump. Started...
  5. B5 Garage
    First, I know a lot of this information can be found on the forums, I am pressed for time as I am working today and tomorrow and then driving to in-laws on Saturday. My wife was driving her 2003 1.8t, manual, 190K to her parent's house this morning. Driving down the highway, fast not slow, 90...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I have some good news, I suppose...Following this plan of sticking to "babied" Passats I came across an 02 V6 4-motion sedan for sale by a Subaru dealership with 145k, a trade-in. Just bought it today for $1k. Drives solid, no rust. Still unsure this will end up being a good deal but...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Here I am from Alabama stuck with this Passat sinking more money into it. Wife likes how it drives, so we must keep it, despite all the electrical anomalies
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought this car for my wife back in November 2015. Got the car CHEAP. Body and interior is in excellent shape. This is why the car was so cheap. Milkshake anyone? Getting ready for engine and transmission removal. Notice the front of the engine. PO had used some kind of chemical in...
  9. Anything Auto
    I'm looking to introduce my wife to the world of german motoring with a used 2012 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus after years of Toyotas and Fords. The car is a company car of a good friend on ours and his company is selling it. I know there hasn't been any big accidents (aside from an incident with a...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After the disastrous results of my wife's first car, I finally pulled the trigger on yet another Passat. Actually I bought the car about a month ago but just started working on it a few days ago. The guy I bought it from admitted to the car having some serious issues related to coolant...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings-Just picked up a new (2004) Passat 2.8 4Motion wagon for my wife following her totaling two different Audi A6 wagons in the last 3 months (can't make that up!) . She previously owned (before the Audis) a 2002 Passat 4Motion wagon that is still in my driveway with a sludgedeath motor...
  12. New Member Introductions
    So I talked the wife into getting a VW for a daily driver. She had a Volvo before this and I have had VW's on and off for the last 10 years including the 1990 Jetta that I am swapping a 1.8T into.
  13. B5 Garage
    2001 2.8L passat.Wife smashed into a manhole cover today and ripped open her oil pan and smushed some internal stuff. I can replace the oil pan, but there are 2 lines she kinda smushed. what are these lines and i think i can bend them back but im not sure i can or even should.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well my wife finally did it she totaled my beautiful 2004 4-motion wagon. I'm sad to see her go even though I could have bought her back for a decent price but I'm going to let this one go. I was not very active on these forums but I did use lots of forum info to fix everything from a timing...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hello, Looking for a new car for the wife and have decided to get a TDI Passat, now I just have to decide do we get a 14 which I'm sure will have good savings as the new 15's come out or wait for the 15 and pay a little more. I know the engine will be new but can't find much on the body style...
  16. The Showroom
    took these yesterday figured I'd share. I'm between bumpers, this thing is temporary.
  17. B5 Garage
    Greetings everyone! This morning my wife accidentally pour some (1/4 cup) anti-freeze in the brake fluid reservoir. I was quoted 80.00 by the mechanic, was wondering is that a fair price. I am looking at the right up and it seemed straight forward: taligentx.com: Passat - Brake & Clutch Fluid...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Trying to determine if I need to put a circlip in front of my bearing once pressed in on my B5.5 wagon. Need to post to get an answer before wife kills me for having car in garage for a week. Post number two coming soon.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I need to vent a little and find out where to get the rear passenger side tail light assembly for my 2002 Wagon. The wife just backed the Passat into my 81 Fiat Spider. :banghead::mad: Not only does she screw up one, but 2 at one time. I'm steaming! Thanks. I feel a tad better. G.
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We have a 2002 Passat Wagon 1.8T 5-spd that has been the daily driver for my wife. It has about 155k now. We have had some issues over the years, most notable the random failure of the clutch interlock switch which resulted in random no-starts for a couple of years and then an early failure of...
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