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FAQ's For Noobies...

Post by 64 SPLIT » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:17 pm

Just been browsing a few threads and noticed a number of frequent questions that keep popping up and thought it may be a good idea to have an FAQ / Basic Spec's section or at least a sticky thread on perhaps the welcome section etc. to answer those kind of questions for newbies etc.

Regardless of whether your particular model is a saloon or an estate the platform is still the same.

Passat B7 - (2011 onwards) Facelifted version of the B6 rather than being an all-new model...
It's more angular styling looks like this...
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Passat CC - (2008 onwards) Based on the Passat B6 wheelbase but wider and longer looks something like this...
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Passat Mk6 (2005-2011) - PQ46 (referred to as B6 or 3C) platform
Looks something like this...
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Passat Mk5.5 (2000-2005) - Shares the earlier B5 platform (facelift model). Referred to as 3BG.
Diesel models feature PD engines
Looks something like this (note the difference in front grill/bonnet/headlights & tail lights styles...
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Passat Mk5 (1996-2000) - B5 platform. Sometimes referred to as 3B - not to be confused with the mk3 Passat B3 platform!
Engines:
Petrol - 1.8 na / 1.8 Turbo / V6
Diesel - 1.9 TDi - 90 & 110 bhp non-PD engines (apart from a few late 2000 models)

Looks something like this...
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Passat Mk4 (1993-1997) - B4 platform
Looks something like this...

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Passat Mk3 (1988-1993) - B3 platform
Looks something like this...
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Passat Mk2 (1981-1988) - B2 platform
Looks something like this...
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Passat Mk1 (1973-1988) - B1 platform
Looks something like this...
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Just a quick starter - please feel free to add to it. :mrgreen:
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