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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, long time contributor to various auto forums (Jeep) but new to the Passat Forum. We picked up a 2007 4Motion 3.6 Luxury Wagon a few weeks back and I've been plowing through thread after thread on this forum as well as vwvortex. I called VW before we purchased the car and was informed...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, First off I just want to give a big broad general THANK YOU to all the vets that post here regularly. I am very new to these forums and have been so grateful to find all this info here. I had my elantra totaled last month(due to other driver's negligence mind you) and after a grueling...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :( It's been mine since day one, babied, chipped, waxed, vacuumed, hyper maintained, but now it's giving me some angst. Nothing big, just too many things happening all at once :cry: January: Windshield washer pump leaking, replaced. New pump would spray the front window when I sprayed the...
  4. New Member Introductions
    So looking around for available tips and tricks from the more experienced lot... like you guys! ;) :bowdown:
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yea i have the bad habit of setting my elbow on top of the door panel, by the window, always wearing short sleeves (socal) and today i noticed that the plastic is becoming sticky and rubberish at the exact spot i rest my elbow.. anything i can do to restore the (hard) plastic feel? something i...
  6. The Black Hole
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/03/09/us.religion.less.christian/index.html Now this article is interesting because you have to understand why the headline reads that way. Sadly, it appears that the people associated with the big mainstream Christian groups are the ones bailing out of...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Everyone, So I have a Silverstone gray passat and I am thinking about painting it black. For all the people that have painted there passat's i am looking for some insight. How much did it cost you to paint the whole car? Also, in your experience how did it come out? And did they paint in all...
  8. Anything Auto
    Hey guys, I've been pondering this idea for awhile. I love working on my own car, and I can seem to get the idea of the import tuning scene out of my head. I know there are endless modification possibilities with past model cars, and the developement of hybrid technology with present and...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like my '99 Passat GLX with 103K miles, but it is interesting to note that if I were to be mechanically challenged, I would not like it as much. The last 120 days have been extraordinarily bad for the Passat. The last 120 days. DIY cost versus (stealership price). Control Arms, shocks...
  10. The Black Hole
    I am sitting here at work. You know I have to make extra money for that FMIC. :rolleyes: Anyway, I was listening to "Fox and Friends". Well one the guests named Pat Campbell said, "the United States has become balkinized." I was taken back abit. I then started thinking about and I agree. I also...
  11. The Black Hole
    Go down the list and check off the ones that have happened. http://www.glennbeck.com/news/03212002.shtml
  12. The Black Hole
    Flame suit on. :lol: I've been noticing a pretty dramatic change in many Americans'. Heck it's even pretty clear here on the boards too. I'm a pretty open minded person and even though lot of times I come of as focusing only on negative its the subject that worries me most. I'm more then...
  13. B5 Garage
    after only a 20 min drive with minimal hard breaking. They become so hot that if a little water gets on them it steams. Does anyone know what could be causing this. I have had the rear and front brakes done in the last 6 months. It is weird. Thanks
  14. Anything Auto
    i consider myself to be a pretty good driver, however, im interested in learning more about performance driving. are there any good sources you guys have? i'd like to learn while not spending much* money. *and by much i mean no money :P thanks for the suggestions
  15. Anything Auto
    All i know is when i see them i think rice, when they are tinted they are at least acceptable. but i'm getting this feeling they will be all over the rage at The BBB10 :nervous: :D
  16. Anything Auto
    Well, on Friday night, I picked up a rusty old T-Bird Supercoupe independent rear suspension (IRS) along with calipers. It's typical salvage yard stuff but it's going to be good for the project when it's all cleaned up and rebuilt. I just sent the hubs out today for redrilling; the old bolt...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    From an email I got recently: > Hi Gordon. At the moment, we don't make a single panel [din panel for my > boost gauge with only 1 hole]. We are working on a very clean A pillar > solution. I have a included a prototype picture with this email. Check it out and > tell me what you think...
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