My B5 is back on the road after a few upgrades and maintance...

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    My B5 is back on the road after a few upgrades and maintance...

    The old girl is finally back on the road and ready to roll once again. To make a long story short, i did not have my car for over 2 years and when i got it back, many things needed to be addressed because of that and a few things that mileage and time added.

    List of things done in the last 6 month:

    Timing belt
    water pump
    all pulleys and tensioners
    Valve cover gasket
    Cam seal
    Cam seal tensioner
    chains
    EGR valve
    vaccum lines
    oil and filter (of course)
    Full coolant flush
    new coolant tank
    New wheels
    034 Motorsports upper and lower control arms kit
    034 Motorsports tie rod ends
    KW V3 coilovers set
    Full detail including ceramic coating

    After all this, the car rides perfect, just need to adjust the rebound on the coilovers! I have had this car since new, that's right, since 2001. My son grew up in that car since he was 2, learned to work on cars, learn to love his VW's, learn to drive a stick in this car! now driving his own B5 (audi). This car also help me meet by better half at work many years ago, her having a common love for VW! Is the car worth it financially? no. but to this family, she is worth every penny of it! There is other cars in the family and she has not been the daily driver for many years now, but sure is loved and kept in this family!







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    Thats a super clean build!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DERK.B5.Passat View Post
    Thats a super clean build!!
    Thank you so much!

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    Thank you.

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    Nice work and very good looking B5. What is your opinion of the 034 suspension pieces?

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    WOW! I finally figured out how to log back into CB5. I dont have my b5.5 anymore but schmove still has his. he wants to leave it for our son I guess! So clean!
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    That's a clean and straight car man.
    Wish my '98 were that straight.
    Tastefully done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baisee00 View Post
    WOW! I finally figured out how to log back into CB5. I dont have my b5.5 anymore but schmove still has his. he wants to leave it for our son I guess! So clean!
    Welcome back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hu vw View Post
    Nice work and very good looking B5. What is your opinion of the 034 suspension pieces?
    Sorry for the delay, been busy. The 034 Motorsports suspension component are so far really good, pretty happy with it. I even think the tie-rod ends are better in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baisee00 View Post
    WOW! I finally figured out how to log back into CB5. I dont have my b5.5 anymore but schmove still has his. he wants to leave it for our son I guess! So clean!
    Some old school guys are popping up again! nice to hear from you! This is the destiny for my B5 right here, passing it to my son, soon actually... i will update on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasPassat View Post
    That's a clean and straight car man.
    Wish my '98 were that straight.
    Tastefully done.
    Thank you sir, i appreciate the comment, she is loved that's for sure. It went through a rough patch due to a long story that i will spare everyone, i'll post some pictures of that someday soon as well, but all is good now.

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    Nice clean look. IMO trunk spoiler is not at the same feeling with car. Do you have same size door mirrors in USA, or is them changed? In europe there is smaller mirror in right side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromi View Post
    Nice clean look. IMO trunk spoiler is not at the same feeling with car. Do you have same size door mirrors in USA, or is them changed? In europe there is smaller mirror in right side.
    Thank you. The spoiler is actually an OEM from Zender and was manufactured in Germany. I just had the emblem notch filled and sanded so that there is no emblems on the front or the back of the car whatsoever!

    As far as the mirrors are concerned, the 1998 and 1999 Passat here in the states came with the smaller mirror on the passenger side but in 2000 they evened them out on both side. I believe they did the same thing in Europe as well, i go to France often and see many with the same size mirrors!

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