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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, last week the heat quit working. Then she dumped all the coolant down my driveway. I filled it back up. Put it on jack stands and started it up. Nothing happened for a few minutes. I’m guessing once the thermostat opened a when it started pouring out. It was coming out around the passenger...
  2. B5 Garage
    rebuilt engine, everything is set perfect, cant find anything wrong with it anywhere. new vacuum lines, new plugs, wires, new ignition/starter interlock relay 185, checked park neutral solenoid on shifter, went through fuse box, and relay panel. still nothing is wrong. except no power at fuses...
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    Evidently replies do not count.
  4. B5 Garage
    Hey guys! Car in question is a 97 passat b5 1.8T avant Been researching this problem for a while now and I am at the end of my rope. I had the passenger side airbag deploy when driving down a curb at low speeds (car had 2-300kg extra weight from moving stuff though) I decided it would be...
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    I scoured the forums as best as the slightly clunky search function here would allow, and didn't really find an answer. It seems most people have an auto Passat and scrounge the 5m parts from here and there, and need to know what they actually need. The responses range from "For God's sake...
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    Ta da :)
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 B5.5 wagon FWD 5 spd 1.8t. Like almost anyone else that owns a VW, the turn signals in mine have developed problems over the years. I've replaced the flasher unit before, along with the turn signal switch. But this time is a bit different: While signaling a right turn at a stop...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 V6 ATQ. Brand New VCG, CCT Gasket and Half moon seal. Passenger side. I installed the VCG, CCT and half moon seal while the head was out of the car. Torqued everything to spec and placed rtv where indicated, (corners and valley). I cannot find this leak. I know it is landing right below...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    any advice would be appreciated as some folk believe it is over the "age" limit, but not necessarily the miles...thanks again!
  10. B5 Garage
    Well, you'd think I'd have enough practice with my 01 Passat 4motion not starting; but I guess not... This all began a week ago, my son was trying to drive the car, it started just fine and then the coolant STOP signal came on, so he stopped the engine and took another car. Well it was just...
  11. B5 Garage
    I think I need new struts and am looking into this whole lowering thing. I have never dealt with anything regarding suspension, so I just started searching around the forum and watching youtube videos. Looks like a pretty sweet upgrade, but I don't know where to start. I hear a loud popping...
  12. B5 Garage
    Probably been covered a million times, and I apologize in advance. Recently replaced the big PCV hose on my early-ATQ and saw the mess that was waiting for me inside. I'm thinking Seafoam would be the best way to get rid of this without going through the torture of pulling that hose out again...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Just rolled over 22,000 miles on the Passat. Purchased it a little over a year ago and so far it's been a very reliable and run to drive car. Anyhoot, 22,000 miles and has run great so far. :thumbup:
  14. New Member Introductions
    Looks like a great resource.... bought a Passat TDI for my daughter, liked it so much, I bought an identical (one year diff)
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, New to the site. Have browsed for a little while now and love all the ideas and knowledge that I have seen. Just picked up my first Passat recently. 2003 with the 1.8T....and sludge! :thumbdown bought it from my dad who " kept having oil pressure issues" lucky for me my neighbor is an...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I've read just about every thread here regarding mpg fuel selection etc etc. My situation: My 2001 B5.5 was diagnosed with a bad head (138K miles). We decided to change it with newer engine instead of rebuild the one I have. new/ used engine (had 62k on it) and clutch and (comfort control...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry guys. When pressing my a/c button, I get nothing. The lines are pressurized (no gauge). And I took out relay 384, cleaned it with a soft wire brush and all of the contacts i could safely re-solder, I did. There was no visual indication the relay was bad besides a little amber corrosion...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a '14 Passat with OEM Bristols, and I haven't been able to find anything about the type of spacers to use for them. The popular spacing for aftermarket rims seems to be 12mm front and 20mm rear. My measurements from the widest part of the sidewall to the outside of the fender was about...
  19. B5 Garage
    1.8 B5 here with a coolant system question/ in need of advice. My passat was overheating and it turns out the coolant flange was cracked and leaking out coolant The mechanic I took my car to (highly recommend by a "friend" of mine) said he had trouble finding the part (BS because I found online...
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    But may pick one up this weekend
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