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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello to all who reads this lol this is my 1st post, 1st Passat B5.5, and very 1st VW. So the story is I was looking for a cheap DD and didn't want to keep racking up miles on my boosted Honda Si 4dr believe it or not that thing makes 516whp Stock Motor/trans;) those k20s are remarkable...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! Finally joined have a 2000 1.8t that I have been trying to fix the issues with for a while now excited to learn and discus things!
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ??? :)
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just looking for some suggestions on what is causing this noise. You can't really hear it from inside the car, even from the outside near the fender it's not that noticeable but once you walk to the front of the car you can really start to hear it as you can in the video. I also hear a little...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Feels kinda funny, though. So, long story short: I was rebuilding my door locks and all the OEM plastic pins that keep the door lock support into the door metal frame were wasted so I tought it would be good idea to replace them by new OEM ones. Just checked on ETKA what looked exact like the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to get my alternator out. Went and got the clutch fan removal tool from local auto parts place but the size that its suppposed to be 1 7/8 does not engage it seems to be a solid 1/8 inch too large nowhere near grabbing. The set I got came with many other sizes as well but none of them...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I ordered a grill from tmtuning in the beginning of June, and was told to expect a delivery in July. After waiting til the end of the month, I got impatient so I started emailing the company. Not even a reply with a bs "expect it next week" response so I went on their website to get some more...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i know that internet is a common place for most to complain about the problems they are having. so, you don't usually get to hear from people who have no problems with their vehicle. i'm curious to know who has spent the least amount of money on their passat. i've got an 06 2.0T and i wanna be...
  9. Anything Auto
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  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98 passat AEB with 214000 mi had intermittent low oil pressure. after all the checks i decide to go after the oil pump. I get the pan down to find a bearing setting in the bottom and my stomach sank. It is the bearing to the intermediate shaft (like a cam bearing on an OHV engine). It must have...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been thinking about this as a way to boost HP and torque that doesn't involve running stressful levels of boost compromising reliability and longevity for a daily driver that I basically don't want to ever have to mess with/repair if I don't have to.
  12. Wax On, Wax Off
    I know i don't have any pics, but i'm just reporting in here... Novus Plastic Polish (http://www.amazon.com/Novus-Polish-Plastic-Scratch-Remover/dp/B0000WUC7E) actually cleaned my fogged chrome trim. I read some other threads on here about using baby oil, I tried that and it did nothing. Chrome...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All! It has been a very very long time since I posted something, life gets away from me sometimes. Anyway back in October 2008 I was cruising down the interstate headed to dinner with my friends and the STOP ENGINE and LOW OIL PRESSURE warning came on. I was not far from my indie mechanic...
  14. The Black Hole
    The Supreme Leader of the Republican party: "Hey, look, folks, the white kid on that bus in Belleville, Illinois, he deserved to be beat up. You don't know about this story? Oh, there's video of this. The school bus filled with mostly black students beat up a white student a couple of times...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm thinking of going A8; actually, only about 30% chance I will. But if I can see a big stopping distance improvement (on the street, not track) I might go ahead and pull the trigger. What's the data say?
  16. Mobile Electronics
    I was looking at crutchfield and it says that double-din items wont fit i have what looks like a double-din monsoon system in my 2004 1.8t 4motion 5 speed. anybody know if double dins will fit and crutchfield is fubar or not?
  17. Anything Auto
    I wonder what market forces kept this from being modernized. Maybe it turned into the New Boat. This is a neat video of a tractor-snowmobile type machine invented by Henry Ford. Watch the whole thing. It's a video copy of an old film that doesn't have sound...but it's pretty neat. (and 11...
  18. The Black Hole
    ... and spend it for better education. Nope. Can't do that either. This is just to show that it isn't only the teachers that have a super-cushy safe job, but their "bosses" have it pretty nice too. Scum bags. ---> As Gov. Corzine continues to tout the potential cost savings of school...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After a ridiculous amount of reading on the possible causes of the dreaded down shift bump I keep getting a lot of: VW says you have to replace the valve body where the solenoids are housed to fix it...that will be $3,000 please. But has anyone actually shelled out the cash (or gotten it under...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi, like the title says. anyone know how many w8 's were actually produced & sold ? all the info i've seen says they set a target limit of 5000 per year for the 3 years of production. i don't kmow IF they made that target or not and wonder just how many they did produce. thanks, bob
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