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  1. WTF Misfires on ALL 4

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am in Minnesota. Never had this issue and just moved up here in October. Let my car get down to 15 miles left (basically completely empty) Got off work, warmed up the car which started, idled, drove fine down the block to the gas station. Filled up, drove around 20 minutes home, went to...
  2. Coil Packs WTF?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Having miss fire issues. First step is replacing the coil packs, I see several brands with pricing all over the place. So...what brand is the go-to brand for longevity? Looking to order tonight. Answers quick please.
  3. WTF dealer? You didn't replace the serp when doing a t-belt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had the local dealer do my rear coolant flange, and while it was in there, a t-belt job (the existing one had 76k on it.) They had a better price than the couple local indy's I called. (The t-belt parts prices were inflated, but everything else was reasonable, at worst... the entire...
  4. From low coolant to no coolant to WTF

    B5 Garage
    2005 1.8T AWM GLS 4motion wagon Last week wife was at soccer practice and STOP check coolant light came on. Went out to get her, low on coolant, topped off a bit, all is good. Couple days later same thing. Checked for leaks, couldn't find any not a drop. Coolant tank felt "wet" so being...
  5. Dealer wants $280 to change Coolant Temp Sensor WTF?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001.5 V6 Passat. The coolant temp switch is failing as I recently changed my thermostat when I did my timing belt but the temp gauge is now fluctuating from 1/4 warm to normal back to 1/4 back to 1/2 (normal) when I am on the highway or sitting in traffic. I know the temp sensor...
  6. More water wtf????

    B5 Garage
    Just cleaned up a puddle in my drivers side back seat few days ago and now it's back again ugh. Cabin filter is in Properly and the only thing I'm noticing is a lot of mud and dirt behind where the ecu is housed. That grommet that the hood release comes through has a big rip in it, could this be...
  7. Wtf

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a new Passat, but it turns out it's a Jetta. Damn they look alike.
  8. 01Passat turns ignition on by itself!! WTF is going on? Help!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Started Saturday morning at 7:30. I heard my mother-in-law saying that she had gotten up at about 2:30am and found that that my daughter's 01 Passat GLS 1.8t headlights (DRL's) and wipers were on, by themselves! I went out to the car at 7:30am and found the DRL's on, the wipers were on and...
  9. WTF! Another oil leak!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I guess I'm OCD and I don't want my 1.8Ts to leak oil (any engine for that matter). I have two B-5s (2000 and 2005) and it pisses me off that I CANNOT stop them from leaking oil. My 2005 was leaking from the front cam oil seal after the rebuld. I changed it two days ago and the F.....r is...
  10. Loud Screaming from my engine. WTF???

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Last night my car decided to scream, a very loud scream, i thought it was a bearing maybe from the alternator, but a guy said he had the same issue and it was the highlighted area some kind of an air intake or sensor? Question : Does anyone know what the said part is and is it likely to be the...
  11. 2001 Passat 1.8t, front right and left rear brakes over heating...again!! WTF!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone! It has been a little while since my last post about my daughter's 01 Passat brake issues. As a refresher, here is the original post... "Ok, today my daughter calls me at work and tells me something is wrong wither her just-purchased 2001 Passat 1.8L auto. She tells me that...
  12. Hey Passatworld I still cant post WTF!

    New Member Introductions
    still cant interact with anyone seeing as i cant post anywhere but in this damn noob forum....really like the forum but cant talk to ne one WTF! this is the fifth thread I made
  13. Lights stay on when locked ?????? WTF

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone had this problem? when I lock my doors on my 2001.5 Passat with remote the horn sounds once and the tail lights and side marker lights flash once then go off. This is what us supposed to happen. Now when I lock the car with the remote the drivers tail light and side light remain on...
  14. Alphards, WTF?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Ok guys, legit question here.... What is the deal with Mercedes Alphards? I mean, why are used sets being sold for more than you can get them new? And wtf do people think these wheels are even remotely 'rare'? On any given day, you can literally find 3-4 used sets for sale on the other site on...
  15. bottomed out, crushed flex pipe, P0441, gas smell inside car. wtf

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    about a week ago I bottomed out on a washed out dirt road. as soon as it happened my check engine light came on. P0441. I crushed the driver's side flex pipe when it happened. I attempted to use an exhaust tape type stuff on it. It seemed to work at first but it's leaking again. will...
  16. "Hard Lock" attempting to access VW Vortex, WTF?

    Anything Auto
    Something :crazy: going on over there. First noticed the issue yesterday, same thing today. You click a thumbnail to access the site...then after ~10-20 seconds, your entire machine goes into "hard lock" (i.e. you can't even access Task Manager to close internet access). Only solution was to...
  17. Wtf part is this?

    B5 Garage
    So I just got home from work, and was going out to my car to take apart the intake so that I can troubleshoot some issue I'm having with the passenger side HID light, when I noticed this staring me in the face. Anyone have any idea what part this is, and where it's supposed to be plugged into...
  18. $500 for a replacement thermostat housing assy w8 (wtf??)

    B5 Garage
    I have been handed a code which points to the thermostat housing heater on my w8 faulting. I have not put a meter on it yet but as usual do suspect it will require replacing. No problem but hey, $500 seems a bit much for something not really necessary. Has anyone had one (housing heater assy)...
  19. Taillights wtf

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had oem taillights with tint I got a huge fine for them. Are there any after market taillights that are really nice?
  20. Excuse me, but WTF did I buy instead of crankshaft seals?

    B5 Garage
    Hello. Most of you should know that i'm not from US and english is not my native language. Around a month ago I bought a set of two seals that I thought were the crankshaft ones. Any way, comparing them to the one I had previously bought it's pretty obvious that these parts are not the same...