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  1. How much should I worry?

    B5 Garage
    I just bought my '02 1.8t AWM Passat. I knew that they had cleaned out sludge once, but after buying it I notice from their reciepts that they cleaned out the oil pan/lower end of the engine, but no mention of cleaning out the valve cover or anything else. I opened it up and found this...
  2. ABS = 2 of 3 fuses missing in 2002 1.8t Passat - should I worry?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The top 2 ABS fuses are missing(according to the chart) in a recently purchased 02 1.8T Passat. The bottom one is there. Do I need to worry. Brakes seem to work fine and no ABS sensor light.
  3. 2009 Passat wagon 75K what do I need to worry about?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello all, Ive had my 2009 passat since new. Aside from the recalls I have had zero issues with it. aside from oil changes, air filters, cabin filters and sparkplugs I havent had to do a single thing to it. Its a wagon, and its our family road trip car I want to stay on top of any potential...
  4. Passat was under water....runs fine - anything to worry?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was driving on the country side today. I was driving through small puddles when all of the sudden 1 puddle was deeper than expected. The driver side was whole tire deep in the water and the passenger side about 1/2 tire deep. Engine did not shut off. Took me about 1 minute to figure out how...
  5. Do I need to worry about raised toe adjustment?

    B5 Garage
    I have alignment done on my FWD B5 this morning at a dealership. (I used a coupon so they did not steal much). After I came home, I inspected the alignment printout which I requested. I realized that it only contains toe-in value but not “toe constant” value. So I call the shop and none of...
  6. Need to worry about this overfill (pic) or is it OK?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 passat, 1.8t manual tranny, about 155k miles on an ATW (if i recall correctly). must not have done the right ounce to quart math and i overfilled the engine oil a bit. i'm doing a clean cycle with auto-rx, which contributed to the overfill (math), and leads to me preferring to leave the...
  7. how long till i should worry?

    B5 Garage
    my car has been sitting for a little over a month now and still has about another 2 to 3 weeks to go till i can drive it again due to engine problems. my question is how long ill anything will go bad with the gas that has been in the tank? thanks in advance matt
  8. Where did the bail out money go? Don't worry about it!

    The Black Hole And on the other end, whatever happened to "oversight"???? I knew all this money would go down the shitter... in other news, :poke::puke: As for credit, well your credit history is not WORTHLESS, just good luck getting any kind...
  9. anyone else getting bored?( dont worry Im not leaving LOL)

    Just want to raise a little hell, the pillages close by has really been crappy. I want to whack a few people who are not in alliances, but are on some alliance infested islands. Whats the consensus on that???? Im not worried about one of the big guys coming back at me LOL, Id enjoy that.....Im...
  10. 6 years, 33K miles, should I worry about timing belt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thanks to a short commute for the first 5 years I owned my 2001.5 1.8T passat I have only accumulated about 33,000 miles. The car will be 6 years old next month, should I worry about replacing the timing belt? The car has been chipped since about 10K miles, and the car resides in AZ, so the...
  11. belts something to worry about?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just got a 99 passat gls and iv been reading alot about the timing belt and serpintine (SP?) going out at 80k miles. I checked mine today and it seems fine but i dont know the history of the car since i just bought it used. I ts my first car and i love it and couldnt imagine a car id want...
  12. Ebay electronics question (don't worry, no links here)

    Mobile Electronics
    I'm looking at a new HU. Kenwood Excelon DPX-701. Three different audio places (stores) on sleezBay are showing it $170 less than Crutchfield. I'm weary of these places though. They say it's brand new in box, not refurbed etc. Does anyone recommend or dealt with any of these? Saletronics...
  13. Intermittant CEL / what me worry?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Early this morning my car engine threw a CEL for about a tenth of a second or 2 blinks and then disappeared. The engine appeared to miss during this short time and then was normal. The engine worked fine afterwards and was fine on my way home (~ 20 miles). My question is; Would a CEL with...
  14. Uh-oh! Another DV question. Don't worry, this one's different.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to get a 710 N valve by the end of the week, but the problem is, there are no Audi dealerships that I can make it to by then. Are there any VW models that have this valve? I have heard that the 05' Golfs IV and Jettas IV have them, but I need a confirmation. There is a VW...
  15. I guess he wouldn't need to worry about abortion...

    The Black Hole
    I guess he wouldn't need to worry about birth control... Dr. David Hager, a Christian gynecologist and Bush Administration appointee to the FDA's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs allegedly liked to bugger his wife without her consent...
  16. Ripped up exhaust resonator, should I worry about anything bad happening?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I was changing out the spring in my Forge DV and looked at my exhaust while I was under the car and noticed that my resonator is all ripped up pretty bad from the snow. Should I do anything to fix it? Should I look at it, when the car is running and see if it's leaking any Carbon...
  17. little or no turbo noise - Do I worry?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently posted: "Also, another question on a different matter - When i first bought the car i had to replace the MAF (surprise, surprise) afterwhich the power seemed fine. The only concern is that i don't hear a whine coming from the turbo when i accelerate. Is this something to worry about...
  18. CEL, car runs fine, should I worry?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Driving home from the gym I notice the "check engine light" went on. The car starts, turns off, idles and runs fine. I am planning to take it to Autozone to see if I can check the codes but am wondering if I should be driving it at all. I've been running a wett 1.0 bar chip for a couple of...
  19. Minor Electrical problems...should I worry?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the acquisition of my B5.5. The car has been largely trouble-free. However, I have had to replace the fuse for my stereo twice, and a headlight. Neither of those is an especially big deal, but should I be worried long-term about the electrics on my car?