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What have you done to your Passat this past year? Here's my list (all DIY).

I became a first time Passat owner just over a year ago - got a '00 GLS V6 5 Spd black loaded with nearly every option with 71k from a private party for $9,700. Owner had already left the country, and the car had just gotten off it's CPO warranty. I hoped that would minimize chances for problems. I now have 82k on the clock.

1. The car came to me with torn outer CV boots. Replaced boots only.
2. Replace manual transmission oil.
3. Replaced pollen filter.
4. Replaced both outer tie rod ends.
5. Replaced PCV/breather hose.
6. Replaced engine coolant temperature sensor.
7. Replaced spark plugs, timing belt, tensioner, tensioner and idler pulleys, water pump, thermostat, front engine mount snub, serpentine belt tensioner and serpentine belt all at one time.
8. Replaced front driver side oxygen sensor.
9. Three oil/filter changes.
10. My "mods" if you want to call them that, are badgeless grill, smoked sidemarker lights and new OEM carpet floor mats. Clear corner lights are on order. That's a joke, I know, but I'm not a modder. Maybe some new wheels some day.

Every one of the maintenance items were done with SIGNIFICANT help from all of you at PW - thanks for helping me get through my first year of Passat ownership! I've enjoyed it.
 

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Just bought it in April. A 2000 1.8T, black leather, silver exterior, 72,000, for $7200!! Auto Rx, oil change, and transfered my k&n panel filter from my audi. Other than that, nothing. No problems the last 2500 miles. Don't worry guys, the timing belt will be changed within the next 1000 miles (DIY obviously, I won't let a stealership touch my cars, I fixed everything on my A4)
 

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I've only had my '98 1.8t for half a year now, and I'm not much of a modder, either. But I've fixed a lot of stuff! Just passed 85,000 miles.

- 3 oil changes
- new air filter
- new cabin filter (old one was so bad huge chunks of leaves would fly out of the vents)
- 2 new front window regulators
- 3 door microswitches, 1 trunk microswitch
- new OEM stereo
- iPod adapter
- new mats
- new sunroof carriage assembly
- new cruise control everything
- new thermostat and engine coolant sensor
- replace timing belt, tensioner, water pump
- spark plugs, brake flush
- new tie rods and control arms and alignment

Hoping things will just WORK for the next 6 months! =)

Upcoming - subwoofer, take apart doors and fix sagging cloth, replace inside door pulls, sound insulation in doors, sound insulation under center console, fix little plastic thing surrounding steering wheel, new driver front wheelwell liner
 

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well...

apr chip
koni and vogtland spring set up
tt catback exhaust
tt high flow cat
evoms intake
gt2871r
abd fmic
3in inlet pipe
440cc injectors
RS6 reps

then blew the motor

now 2.0 with forged crank, pistons, and rods
 

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upgraded to W8 in September 2007 - chipped in October (pump performance and race file), clear markers, chrome mirror caps, warning triangle mounted in trunk lid, new airfilter/pollen filter & belly pan. Just had Motul 8100 E-Tech oil change done. NGK Iridium IX sparkplugs go in next weekend.
Hoen Xenon match H7s, H3s and W5Ws on the way along with euroswitch.
 

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I bought my second Passat in February, took it home and put it in the garage.

Drove it, washed it, drove it, washed it, etc.

Added a Euroswitch.
Changed out the front lights: PIAA H3's for the fog lights, PIAA W5W's for the city lights. PIAA H7's are next, for the high beams. I might change 'em all to Hoens, haven't made up my mind.

In order, this summer:
Tires - undecided.
Brakes - pads, SS lines, better fluid.
Suspension - stiffer shocks, I'm not going to lower the car, if I can help it.
Exhaust - Magna-Flow?
Chip - GIAC

That'll be all.
 

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1. APR chip for awhile, sold it
2. EVOMS CAI
3. ECS crank pulley
4. KO4 with GIAC PC-16
5. New Front Left/Right Empi axles
6. New South Boost Gauge
7. Projector headlights
8. ICM replaced
9. FMIC
10. Replaced 1 coil pack
11. Replaced plugs 3 times
12. 2 Auto RX treatments
13. Forge DV relocation
Not sure what else, but there has to be more....:whistle:
 

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Got my 02 April last yr. Since Feb. I've put a ABD air intake,A-pillar(Autometer) boost gauge. 7" in dash Pioneer touch screen. Got staggered 19" Moven's in route. Still gotta long way 2 go..
 

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k04 turbo
gt28rs turbo
fmic
380cc injectors
3" maf
new giac software
test pipe
exhaust
coilovers
2 sets of wheels
short shifter
leather interior swap
h.i.d. kit
inlet pipe
timing belt/serp belt/wp/thermo
2 cv boots
euro rub strips
euro switch
boosted tech cai
ross-tech vag-com
4 coilpacks
ngk bkr7e spark plugs
m3 lip spoiler
badless grill
piaa yellow fogs
black center console
flushed coolant 3 times
flushed brake fluid
bunch of oil changes
manual boost controller
ported exhaust manifold
ported intake manifold
boost gauge
forge 007 dv
strut tower bar
s2000 antenna
3 spoke 20th A.E. steering wheel

....yikes, hopefully year #2 isnt quite like this one




.....and many more
 

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k04 turbo
gt28rs turbo
fmic
380cc injectors
3" maf
new giac software
test pipe
exhaust
coilovers
2 sets of wheels
short shifter
leather interior swap
h.i.d. kit
inlet pipe
timing belt/serp belt/wp/thermo
2 cv boots
euro rub strips
euro switch
boosted tech cai
ross-tech vag-com
4 coilpacks
ngk bkr7e spark plugs
m3 lip spoiler
badless grill
piaa yellow fogs
black center console
flushed coolant 3 times
flushed brake fluid
bunch of oil changes
manual boost controller
ported exhaust manifold
ported intake manifold
boost gauge
forge 007 dv
strut tower bar
s2000 antenna
3 spoke 20th A.E. steering wheel

....yikes, hopefully year #2 isnt quite like this one




.....and many more
Impressive.....any new pics?????????
 

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Picked up an '02 1.8t Silverstone GLS in September with 59k miles.
Since then...
Two oil changes
Cleaned TB
Shorty antenna
Seafoam treatment...the smoke show was fun
Auto-Rx
Silicone vacuum hoses
Forge 007 DV
GIAC X-chip
Brake flush and PBR Axxis brake pads
BKR7E spark plugs
Built homemade ABD style intake (short ram?) & heatshield this weekend

71k miles now...no major problems yet, except for a check engine light here and there :(

Future...
-probably suspension and maybe exhaust during the summer.
-maybe rims and HID's
-most likely nothing else until I finish my undergrad

I have a new found appreciation for zips ties :thumbup:
 

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well i didnt really care to 'mod' out my passat when i bought it back in nov. 2k5, just thought it would be a better car for gasmileage and insurance purposes, however, after seeing some of the members' rides and how nice a b5 can look with a little help; and also seeing how caring the passatworld members are to help out when they can, i took advantage of the wealth of knowledge on this forum board and i became hooked:

-bought a single owner bone stock 1998 1.8T for $3600 with 123,xxx on the clock...drove it stock for about a month of two, then around feb of last year it began
-first came a set of BBS RV wheels which were graciously donated for my cause by my cousin
-powder coated the BBS 17"s
-didnt like the look of the black on windsor blue so i grabbed a set of 17" audi s4 avus
-badgeless grill from troopster
-20% tint all around
-2 solobaric L7 12's
-JVC AVX2
-shorter (not shorty) antenna off a suzuki XL7 i think?
-bilstein shock/struts
-lower springs
-ECStuning timing belt kit, tensioners, water pump, and all the goodies that comes with this kit
-TT DV
-NGK plugs w/ one coilpack (beru? is this a good brand?)
-febi control arm kit (only installed the lowers so far)
-new front oem bumper (mine got trashed by a dip in the road, havent mounted..still need it painted)
-monster mats (best purchase yet :thumbup: )
-HKS SMF intake filter element (cool sounding, but not too sure about the performance side of things with this one)
-staggered AMG 18's that are sitting in my dining room (not sure what imma do with these yet, may end up selling :rolleyes: )
-im sure im forgetting something somewhere but it doesnt matter, i feel like ive spent enough money this year...
Hope to get soon:
-HID projectors
-chip maybe? (im at 170k now, should i bother with such high miles?)
-eyelids/laminX for headlights that i havent bought yet
-what else would you guys recommend for my daily driver?

in all i dont regret a single purchase, all have made an already super b5 more clean and more of a drivers car...thanks again to all youze guyz
 

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My 99 :
Oil Change
Coolant Flush
Full Detail (Inside and Out)
Blue Aspherical Heated Mirrors
Chrome Miror Housings
Painted Engine Covers
Paint and Install B5.5 Cowl and Battery Cover
Depo Projector Headlights and Clear Corners

My 02 Variant: (bought in late Feb.)
Oil Change
New (W8) Belly Pan
Full Detail (Inside and Out)
18" Konig Privat Wheels
Falken ZE-512 225/40/18 Tires
Rear Windows Tinted
Shorty Chrome Antenna
New Monster Mats
Repaired Rear Passenger Door Molex (Speaker Problem)

One the list of things to do over the Summer:
The 99 :
Cloth to Leather interior swap
TRE / Control Arm Replacement
Clear Side Markers
Switch to Slotted Rotors and Paint Calipers

The 02 Variant:
Install the DVD player and Headrest Screens that are sitting in my Dining Room
Paint Engine Covers (if I can motivate myself enough to do it)
Switch to Slotted Rotors and Paint Calipers
 

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replaced 2 cv boots.
need to replace left front axle
replaced front pads
replacing rotors next week
painted engine covers
de-badged
replaced winshield
another new windshield needed
hardwired radar
installed phatbox
installed profile 1500 amp and 10" infinity kappa sub in stealth box
bought 17" monte carlo replicas
replacing rear tires next week will have Fuzion Hri's all around
badgeless grille
PIAA yellow fogs
PIAA white city lights
Silverstar low beams
S2000 antenna
5 oil changes (mann filters)
put on 20k miles in a year
replaced clutch and flywheel
coolant flush
AC flush
fixed coolant leak
need to fix oil leak
bought monster mats
replaced carpeted mats
installed sunglass holder
replaced serpentine belt
new air and cabin filters
DIY carbon filter for cabin filter (just did today)
replaced left rear 02 sensor
replaced fuel filter
new wipers

one more lil sum sum going in soon... i hope...
 

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i looked at it
baught a testpipe, sterns tranny mount, boser hood extension, and front mount for it.

and started it but it hasnt moved an inch this year
 

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cleaned throttle body and mass air flow sensor (rough idle)
replaced emergency flasher switch (integral turn signal relay)
replaced lost lower bumper grille
brake fluid flush (scheduled for Memorial Day weekend)
oil change (every 2900 miles = 7 to 8 months in my case)
full pan-drop automatic transmission fluid and filter change

I am actually pretty happy with the car these days.
 

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Eibach springs
Billstein struts
K03 Sport (upgraded compressors wheel, P&P)
3" testpipe
3" downpipe
visual garage Sharkfin antenna
Depo projector headlights
6500k HID kit
Custom wrecked front bumper due to groundhog
Custom wrecked unpainted hood and fender due to Deer
Genuine Zender 3 piece spoiler
Kamei eyelids
FMIC (sitting in basement)
Full Leather seats from Cloth
252 cc injectors

Probably more but i cant remember.
 
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