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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So recently my car had an oil leak so I repaired all that same with coolant but now my car is having trouble accelerating it'll be fine when I start it but 1 minute into driving and it suddenly takes like 7 seconds to go from 0 - 20 not only that but when I stop at a red light the car shakes all...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, it took me 11 hours and $120 to my friend. We had the hardest time getting it into service position. Had no idea there was a bar that ran behind alternator to one of the bumper protrusions...you know each side has 4 bolts...we couldnt figure out for the life of us why it was not coming...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi guys! Recently bought a 2007 Passat 2.0TDI. Currently satisfied with the car, but I´m sort of worried about the turbo. Tried searching the forum, and found this one: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/74-volkswagen-passat-b6-discussion/284761-turbine-sound.html But I felt it was a bit...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i pulled a bunch of electronic codes with vcds from both the b5 passat and b6 a4 and i see some that worry me. for example the air bag. last thing i want is the air bags not working if and when i get in an accident. below are all the codes for both cars. any ideas what they can be? / how to...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got my oil done yesterday and they told me that I had condensation in the oil system and thats why I had like milky looking gunk on the dip stick and filler cap, they said it was most likely due to all the short trips I drive each day. Should I be worried?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ive heard alot of stories of people saying their wiper motors not working after they put in hids, should i be worried about this or is this just a small % of happening, ive ordered my hid kit, here is the ones i have ordered : H7 Single Beam HID Conversion KIT Canbus Ballast 35W 6000K CAN BUS |...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The other day at my job I had my crank seal replaced (its nice being on the other end of working at a dealership finally). Everything went smooth with that and the tech stated my oil pan was leaking. So we decided to warranty it. I've always complained on how my car made a little bit of a...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm just a bit past 140K now. For all you super milers out there, besides scheduled maintenance, what are some things that I should be worried about wearing out and causing problems at this mileage? And are there any good ways to monitor your suggested problem/item/part? Thanks, DaOne
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so the other day i was changing my oil and i was just looking around in my engine bay from the bottom and there seems to be a very small oil leak coming from my turbo somewhere im not sure where exactly it would be but does anyone know if i should try to find exactly where it is or if this is an...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought my b5 with 140K, I'm at about 145K. As i read everyone's post I see that the timing belt is a very critical manner. Should I replace the timing belt ASAP? Or should i be good for a couple more months? I dont know when the belt was replaced or if it even was. I'm sure it must have been...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a Ross-Tech VAG-COM cable a few years ago. Tried it once after I bought it and put it away and have not had a need to use it since purchasing it. I was programming up a new netbook that I bought today and put the latest software on it from Ross-Tech and hooked my cable up to my 2004...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is something I graphed today. Car runs pretty well but sometimes seems to hesitate. I took this from the vagcom. Seems to misfire even at very low rpms or when i am off the throttle or maintaining speed. Look at Cylinder 2 and 3 below under the Misfires. Is it normal to have a few...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The circled hose in the first photo has a significant dimple at the arrow. What does this hose do and should i replace it? Second photo is just a wider angle view. It's a hard "plasticy" sort of hose -- not the usual flexible stuff like most of the others. Seems like it will be a lot harder...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, just brought my 2002 Passat Wagon GLX 4Motion a week ago. It came with 116K miles already. But the the engine compartment and interior are really clean and it runs fine. So the other day I went to the VW dealer to have a spare key made and the service guy told me I should have the timing...
  15. B5 Garage
    so last night i finished up my turbo install and everything is fine from what i can see all my levels are good its no over heating or anything however when i get on it hard it has this weird screaming noise but its like on and off almost like metal but i figured if it was the impleller on the...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am thinking about picking up a passat wagon 1.8t, the owner tells me that the timing belt broke and that he replaced the head and gasket along with a new turbo, should i be worried about other problems poping up from that timing belt breaking? the car has 95k on it.
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, 1998 1.8t with 99,xxx miles here and I've noticed recently that on and off I have a fairly quiet buzz/rattle noise under the steering wheel. The first few times I heard it, I thought some plastic thing was rattling under there and was not worried. It sounds like it is right behind the...
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