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  1. Its your fuel pump. No wait, youve got no compression?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 99 was driving just find, zero issues. One day I was driving to work and it died. Seemed like a fuel issue. Took it to a VW dealer, the same I always use, who at first said it was a fuel pump issue. I said go for it, repair it. They did so then came back and said there is no compression from...
  2. Worst thing you've ever hit while driving?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We've all had situations where we couldn't avoid hitting something due to speed, safety comfort (risk taking), etc. About two weeks ago, driving on a Sunday afternoon (w/ sun at bad angle), guard rail on the right, semi-truck in passing lane, running 60-65...I first noticed the object about 1/4...
  3. So, now you've got a Dictator as POTUS

    The Black Hole
    This is an inflammatory topic, don't think I don't know it. Trump is going to be the first ever dictator in the history of North America. It could be good, the best form of government is a benevolent dictatorship. The incumbent can get things done, without worries of being re-elected. This...
  4. What's the highest temp that you've seen the snowflake?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've never noticed getting the "snowflake" outside of temps in the 30's or below... A few days ago, I got it with a temp of 41F. :icon_eek: Curious if I've won the internet, or if anyone else has experienced this before? :confused:
  5. Farewell Passatworld, you've helped me tons

    Anything Auto
    I don't post here anymore, haven't in months really, but I still lurk pretty often for guides on how to fix my passat. It may be extremely nicely kept in and out, but as I fix one thing, the other gets mest up and it's even more money that time. It's time to say bye to my b5.5 passat I've had...
  6. B5 pic of the day, guarntee you've never seen this...

    New Member Introductions
    I took it in Croatia in 2009, it is a Skoda Supurb Police cruiser.
  7. Whats the coolest thing you've done to ur Passat for under a $100 bucks??

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Just lookin 4 ideas.....
  8. V6 Clutch Survey, if you've got a MT V6, please chime in!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys and Gals, I'm considering replacing the clutch on my 2000 V6, as it's staring to shudder very bad when it's cold, and it seems like it might be starting to slip on occasion. So, a few questions for 'y'all: 1- How many miles did you get out of your stock clutch? 2- What clutch did you...
  9. AGN Valve cover - If you've got it, I want it!

    WTB/WTT Section
    The title basically states it all. I can't find one of these anywhere. No companies have them. Trust me, I've called plenty of places..
  10. I submit to you, the most expensive piece of plastic you've ever seen

    Anything Auto
    Home Page > Search > 078 103 221 AK > ES#283279 Breather Hose - 078103221AK I love ECS, they're great. But the pricing on a part like this is insane! :crazy: I'm sure it's more like the cost of that part is high for ECS as opposed to ECS marking it up to the gods, but for what is likely a...
  11. you've seen the pix where the dead deer was embedded in an SUV windshield...

    Anything Auto
    here's what happens when a bear goes thru a windshield.
  12. Bet you've never seen a gauge mounted in this spot!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My heater knob serves no purpose, so it was the ideal spot for my battery meter. The meter also has buttons which I use on a daily basis, so I didn't want to have to reach though the steering wheel to get to them.
  13. So I bet you've never heard this one before...

    B5 Garage
    Hey all. Been a long while since I've been on here, but I do creep on here from time to time. I have kind of a dilemma with fixing something wrong with my B5. Here's the story: so about 3 weeks ago, I was driving to a rugby game from where i go to school in CT to Albany, NY.. somewhere between...
  14. Whats the deepest snow you've taken your B5 4motion through?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got an 02 Variant auto, 4motion. Standard suspension. On new General Altimax Arctic, stock size. I'm going to try for 12-14" and see if I can get it stuck I think. On a varying 10-20 grade? maybe about 100 yards, throw in a few 45-80* turns.. On the same hill through 6" I had 0 problems...
  15. If youve ever changed the oil pump on a B5...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I really need a hand, Ive spent the last 12 hours looking up at my oil pan and it still wont move!! Im changing the oil pump on my 1999 1.8T and ive lifted the engine, removed the front subframe bolts. The pan is loose and not being held in by anything but a black steel plate at the front of...
  16. so you think you've seen camber?

    Anything Auto
    not unless you've seen this pic!
  17. Raise your hand if you've rolled fenders....and cracked paint!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :hatoff: Yup....thought I was taking my time with the heat gun at level 8, rolling a portion at a time. Guess I wasn't taking enough time. The paint cracked in a plethora (yes..a plethora) of places along both left/right fender wheel-well bend. :Insert picture when taken here: <---coming...
  18. Post some crazy things you've seen

    I'll start with one... I went to loot this town I've looted before when he was inactive but he was active today (lvl 3) so I decided wth, I'll loot him anyway. I sent 3 swordsmen in there and I lost! I check the details, the guy had 38 SLINGERS! Yes 38!
  19. If you've had a sludge issue post here!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm tired of hearing about all these sludge complaints. I want to see who has had a sludge issue and whether they bought their car NEW or NOT. My hypothesis is that we will see very few sludge issues from original owners. Format is: Sludge @ xx,xxx miles Original owner or Purchased used Thanks!
  20. Passat Parking Tickets, what's the worst you've got?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just paid a $300 ticket recently. There was a sign that clearly $300 fine that I did not see because i was blocked by a bus. The cop gave me a $301 ticket. I mailed a check for $300. Now the city wants $21 more money because I didn't give them the $301. I'm going to take it to court. There are...