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  1. Nice alternative to Weather Tech mats

    Anything Auto
    So I was looking to get Weather Tech floor liners for the front only - $110.00. Granted it's Texas and usually don't have more than rain to worry about. I volunteer for Meals On Wheels deliveries - my own dedicated route on Tuesdays and sometimes fill in for others. Mud is more my concern than...
  2. Does anyone have an alternative way to contact Pag Parts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry if this is the wrong forum Guys. Just not sure where best to post. I've spent more than $5k with Arnold since December but I've been trying to reach him now since early April and haven't gotten any of my calls or emails returned. Does anybody know if something is going on with him? or...
  3. Bentley alternative

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey everyone, 2007 B6 Passat Wagon, 2.0T, 130,000mi here. I have posted a few times here (thanks for the replies) and I am new to the VW world, but I am interested in learning how to fix my own vehicle as I have run across a few items already that have made me realize that owning this car...
  4. Uro Cam Chain Tensioner opinions? Alternative options?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, So I got the valve cover gasket set for my passat finally and I got an email from ECS Tuning that they now sell this cam tensioner and includes the tightening thing for the cam my question, is this mfg any good? Has anyone had any experience with this Uro Cam Chain Tensioner? The...
  5. another heater core cleaning alternative

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi all. new to forum. just picked up this 02 1.8 5.5 for $650 figure i couldn't pass it up. guy said the motor was blown up. fixed vac leak, and drove it home. it's got 220k mi and of course the heater did'didn't work. this was my solution rather than replacing. old washer jug. filled with...
  6. Snap Ring Pliers as an Alternative to the VAG 3387 (pin wrench)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I got a coolant leak that is almost certainly coming from the water pump (or O-ring). So essentially, I am preparing to do a TB job without actually replacing the TB since I did that about 50K miles ago (Aug 2012). Since I'm not replacing the TB, it follows that I won't have the specialty...
  7. Dum-Dum - inner door panel seal alternative

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone know of a good alternative to Dum-dum (trade name) to seal inner door panels? I bought the 3M product (3M strip caulk - pn#08578 60ft / 1ft strips) for a repair I did this summer. It does a great job but it's pretty nasty to work with in warm weather. Also wonder how messy it would be...
  8. alternative to C2R-VW2 PAC

    Mobile Electronics
    I'm looking at the Pioneer App Radio and crutchfield says I will need the C2R-VW2 pac module to retain all of the accessory power options dim etc. Is there a cheaper option? 70 dollar module.
  9. Cheaper alternative to PCV breather hose?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    But of course, another PCV system question. 2000 1.8T ATW with almost 250k miles. I'm getting oil leaks from all over the place around the valve cover gasket. It looks like the 3-way breather connector has a nice hole in it and the PCV is probably clogged up. I already have a new PCV valve...
  10. 2008 VW Passat 2.0T BPY Tiptronic, 1. VAS 6262 alternative 2. ATF Filter

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello 1. The VAS 6262 or VAS 6262A which is necessary to change the ATF is like $300 (VAS6262A, Adapter for oil filling VAS 6262A). Does someone have a website, model # and price for a cheaper alternative? I don't want to go through all of this....DIY DSG Fill Tool - VW VAS6262 | DEVIANT:SPEED...
  11. g2 supercharger alternative????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i was on youtube and i came across this video... looks like its the same 2.8L V6 in the b5 passats but apparently the guy has a supercharger out of a R53 MINI cooper S. has anyone ever heard of such a way to install the R53 supercharger on the V6? i work at a MINI dealership so getting...
  12. Best engine mod. No alternative to this.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B5.5 2.8 FWD Passat 5-speed -> 2.7T AWE K04 2.7T FWD 5-speed :driving:
  13. alternative rear lights?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    does anyone know any alt rear lights for cc? p.s. greetings from russian cc driver :thumbup:
  14. WTB: alternative wire connections for HIDs from GB

    Classified Archive
    Im in need of 2 of the alternative wire relays from the HID kits at the groupbuy. If I can just cover shipping that would be great but if you want to sell them versus giving them away let me know.
  15. ecu 'poor mans chip' upgrade alternative

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Does anyone have any experience with this cheap ecu chip mod? It is not made to replace the factory ecu but can be added on and removed if necessary. It sells for ~$80. I am...
  16. 2 dollar monster mat alternative

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I decided i wasn't going to pay 105.40 for monster mats and i managed to wear my entire oem mat to nothingness so here is my ghetto mod
  17. Possible $0.50 alternative to N75 H,F valves?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wanted to relay a finding of mine. When I got the exhaust done on my car, one of the techs accidentally kinked the N75 to wastegate line. What I found was that the turbo spooled way faster (obviously) and as the line pressurized some air would find it's way to the wastegate and it would...
  18. I found a nice alternative to steelies today on craigslist....

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    ...16"x8" Mercedes 92 Style wheels! :thumbup: Minor wear, nothin' a good cleaning won't fix. Got em SUPER cheap....and they fit over my W8 caliper! Now I need to get some winter tyres! :salute: Mike
  19. Alternative check valves?

    B5 Garage
    I'm about to go through the PCV system on my 2000 1.8T ATW and replace what's needed. A few months ago, I swapped out one of the check valves (058 905 291) that had exploded and found that it cost a bit more than I was expecting. I know that ECS has them for $16.95, which is much better than...
  20. I just don't get this: VW Rabbit recommended as good alternative to hybrid

    Anything Auto
    Ummmmm, WTF. Our Passats get the same MPG as the damn Rabbit does, 22/29, and they're saying stupid crap like, "It's proof that compact can be comfortable - five passengers fit fine - yet it gets the mileage you'd hope for from a car half as much fun to drive." Rrrrright...