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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been thinking about getting this, I've read good reviews on it and like the fact you could adjust per 500 rpm to get rid of spikes, and also get rid of the boost falling off(if your turbo can handle it) Another awsome part, it uses ur manifold pressure to read ur boost not the turbo...
  2. New Member Introductions
    looking around for a cheap stereo to install..
  3. Parts For Sale
    I have a slightly used euro switch for sale. $25 plus shipping
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the title says, when it's time for a new 'motor', would you consider a B6 as the next logical step or would you look elsewhere..?? I don't consider my B5.5 to be my truly ideal car, but it does a lot of things very well. Enough to wonder about upgrading to a B6 at some point down the road...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I bought an 02 Passat about a month ago and in this time I have noticed that my trip computer display is pretty weird. The computer works fine for calculating fuel economy and all but the top row of lights in the display seem to "burn out" when the temperature outside is around 28c (83ish...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I m bored and search to see what version of passat is in China now and find this... http://www.passatchina.com/index.html (Click on the 2nd tab on menu for pic) the rear light are so much like the current A4.... http://www.passatchina.com/down/d103.jpg and I like the seats (china passat are...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I came across an extremely interesting link http://www.powertraincontrolsolutions.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28 They apparently have a program ($750) that allows you to modify your TCU parameters a la lemmiwinks. For all of those who are having problems with slippage this may be a...
  8. Mobile Electronics
    I've got a 2004 Passat with the OnStar system. I don't find it all that useful and the cell phone service it provides is really bad and expensive. I'm wondering if anyone has been able to do the following to the on-board OnStar based speaker-phone. 1) disconnect the on-board phone (it's an old...
  9. Mobile Electronics
    Anyone using a PDA GPS setup? Let me know what hardware/software you're using and what you think of it, where you purchased, etc. TIA
  10. Anything Auto
    All tribology topics are among the highest debated amongst car owners. What oil to use in their motor, tranny, and for AWD/RWD cars, differentials. So here's the deal. Owners claim their choice of gear oil greatly affects how their LSD performs (just as people do with their engines and...
  11. Europe
    Crap thread title, but hopefully I know have your attention. The powers that be have allowed me this one thread to get some feedback - so thanks to them :thumbup: I recently purchased some B5.5 parts from VAG Parts (complete net-optic trim, W8 console mod, front fog lamp mod and more recently...
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