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  1. B5 Garage
    Like many B5.5 wagon owners in the U.S. and Canada, VW's tailgate "logic" (if you can call it that....) drove me bonkers - having the tailgate always "locked" was, well, beyond annoying. So, I set out on a research project - and, I found out how to change it! With these changes, you can have...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched but don't have a clear answer to this. What does this mean? Can I still drive the car? No Check engine light. I only found the code because i bought a cheap ebay cable and VCDS Shareware and next to the code it said internment so i guess it didnt actually throw a MIL...yet.. but...
  3. B5 Garage
    As stated in the title, I have a strange SAI issue taking place on a stock 2001 Passat V6 30v with approximately 130k miles. I will outline the steps I have taken. Also, I do have a VAG-COM but I do not have the system scan with me at this moment. The auto-scan is clean, with the exception of...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know one can use Boolean operators in the Google Search box, but I like to use the Advanced Search found at Advanced Search - VW Passat Forums : Volkswagen Passat Forum because it allows easy (for me!) time constraints. Is there a way to bring up Advanced Search directly from the forum page...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone ordered from Advanced Automotion before? Website is: advancedautomotion.com I saw some references by MisterT to a Scotty and was wondering if these are the same dudes and how is their service? AJ
  6. B5 Garage
    Need to replace the timing belt on a V6 and 1.8. The advanced Blau kit comes with 'NTN' Hydraulic Tensioning Damper, 1 Relay Lever, 1 Front Motor Mount / Stop Do i need these to do the job right? Or is the kit without them sufficent. Thanks guys and girls.
  7. Anything Auto
    I read about this setup some time ago, was instantly fascinated by the very idea, and I looked pretty dilligently for a while to find actual proof of it's existence, but came up with nothing. I think I first read about it on Wikipedia and I chalked it up to some jerk adding cool-sounding crap...
  8. B5 Information-Base
    First: This mod is not for the faint of heart. It's not that it's difficult, but it will try one's patience and skill. This is also totally driver personal preference. No one can see this mod, and no one would probably realize WTF you're talking about if you tried to tell them about it. My...
  9. Anything Auto
    I got a $100gift card over the holidays to advanced auto parts and want to buy a car cover for when I am away at school next year. What kind do you guys reccomend. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com:80/ProductDetail.aspx?MfrCode=AXP&MfrPartNumber=AX405&CategoryCode=3025 or...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well well well.... I've been in touch with the folks at upsolute over an advanced boost file for my K04. They made one, but I am going to have to sacrifice my closed loop boost control and run an MBC. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Happened to need oil today and stopped by. Valvoline Synpwr is 2 for 1. I got 6qts of 5W30 for $16.44
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's time to change the front pads for my 99 V6 Passat and I ordered PBR Deluxe from getcoolparts.com for $30. I got PBR Deluxe Advanced ( Ceramic technology). There is nothing on australian PBR or axxisbrakes.com websites about these pads. Is this a new name for PBR Deluxe Plus (organic) or a...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm getting the timing belt done at the dealer. 00 GLS V6 Manual ATQ. They are doing basically everything for around $1200. Belts, tensioners, lower rad hose, pcv, sub, thermostat. Parts and labor plus a loaner car. It would have been cheaper except the service writer told me after the...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Found Castrol Syntec 5w40 at Advanced Auto for $4.68/qt. Bought a case of the stuff. Beats the $5.90-something I usually get hit for M1 0w40.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just picked up a fresh pair for $30. Nice.
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