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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi, i want to chip my car, any local tuners i visited said that my ECU is old and cant be overritten.. what do i do? i have an accses to a big VW junkyard and i can get another ECU, i just dont know what kind.. here is the photo om my ECU
  2. New Member Introductions
    I realize now it says not to post asking for help in this section so I wanted to apologize. You all seem like a good bunch of people so I hope my apologies will be accepted. I believe I will have much to contribute to the forum once I have learned more of the fundamentals of the passat I own but...
  3. New Member Introductions
    So a freind of mine got a light bar on ebay for his jeep... And i had wanted to build one so thats all the more teasoning to now! So i made one. It eventually costs in the end a tune of $80-$90 for it and its worth every penny. I clearly am a function over form person. Its some "cheap" good...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is my first post - so thanks in advance to all help given! (2000 Passat wagon with 1.8t and manual trans) A couple days ago I came across a guy in a parking lot with a dead battery - so I did the Good Samaritan thing and gave him a jump. After I hooked my battery up and had the black...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Just making a post
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here we are. A pic of my youngest (4yrs old) helping me out. He changed my plugs for me. Should this be in anything auto? Showroom? I'm confused. Your kids help out? Sent from AutoGuide.com App
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys. When the car was new, some power lines fell down onto the car and gave it a few scratches. And I believe some clear laquer was repaired. Later on, the clear cover laquer began to peel. It looks awful. And because of that I haven't been maintaing the car as well as I should. In fact, I...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Need starter help (not "starter" because I'm new...the one that starts the car). Hi, Thanks to the administrators for letting me join. I'm sure most people join because they become faced with a new problem that they can't take care of themselves. At least, that's why I've joined. I have a...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hello all, I have had an intermittent CEL code of P0171 bank 1 too lean on my V6 2.8L. It would go on for a week and then off. Light had been out but came back on.I had a mechanic go through all the vacuum tubing, and he found no leaks. Went to Autozone and got P0171 as well as P0174 (bank 2 too...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I find this site really confuing! I have a 2006 FDI estate (petrol). The EPC and exhaust system fault warning lights came on at the same time with no obvious fault at the time or in the week I drove before getting it to the garage...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am very excited to be a member of Passat World! I have read the forum for some time now, and love everything here. I finally became a member because I am in need of some serious help & fast too. I was walking along my car today and I scraped a chunck of paint out of the rear end all...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, so I recently purchased a 2000 vw passat and the axles were bad so I had to replace them. On the left side of the car the spindle around the pinch bolt that secured the control arms was already cut and that bolt came out with no problem. But on the other side the bolt wouldn't come out so...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys, I am pretty new at the site but i will try to get the hang of . Joined to share and learn about passat as mine is driving me insane 2001.5 vw Passat. 2.8L v6- Manual transmission (B5)
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi I'm new n stuff
  15. The Showroom
    im putting more random ass pictures up...car is in desperate need of ball joints so ill be taking care of that...need to grab tires n spacers..so much to do so little funds grabbed a euro plate cleaned up the wheels today painted the tow hook and got bored in the driveway
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