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  1. New Member Introductions
    Well whilst doing google searches for "fixing passat issues" i keep getting diverted to this here forum, so after the 10th or 12th divert decided lets join and see what else is lurking. just bought a 2002 B5.5/6 i dunno its a Passat 1.9 TDI PD Tiptronic Estate its done 154K and the motor still...
  2. Mobile Electronics
    So, I'm kinda new around here, but been dealing more with Mk2, B5 A4, and car audio. I bought my wagon with intention to use it as my next project (car audio competition and show car), but my kid took the A4, and future ex took the wagon, while I drove a titan. but shit happens and she's got the...
  3. Mobile Electronics
    Hey folks! So it has finally happened, my Driver front speaker has blown. Im here looking for information on speakers and maybe a headunit. First off, I have a 2003 V6 Passat GLX with Monsoon. I dont know a large amount about speakers but i know some. From what ive gathered from...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I recently purchased my second passat after owning a B5 several years back. I sold my 04 Acura TL and got a 2005 B5.5 GLX V6 AT. As soon as i bought it, I got the itch to get some new parts. My plan is to make subtle changes and keep it looking like it could be stock without...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been viewing this site for a month or so, but only recently joined. I have been a member of other forums for several years and am generally familiar with the process. I am now the proud owner of a 2000 Passat GLX. It is a 2.8L V6 with the Tiptronic transmission. It is black with...
  6. The Showroom
    Have I washed the car since last posting? No. Did I go to some special location for a photo-shoot? No. Did I annoy my wife by taking photos of my car in every parking lot we parked in this weekend? Yes! Is Chipotle Mexican Grill the best restaurant on the planet? Absolutely. Enjoy.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Have I washed the car since last posting? No. Did I go to some special location for a photo-shoot? No. Did I annoy my wife by taking photos of my car in every parking lot we parked in this weekend? Yes! Is Chipotle Mexican Grill the best restaurant on the planet? Absolutely. Enjoy.
  8. Anything Auto
    VW CEO Martin Winterkorn announced that VW will start selling battery-electric vehicles in 2013...and a hybrid Jetta in 2012. | July 20, 2010 | Volkswagen of America, Inc. http://www.insideline.com/volkswagen/jetta/volkswagen-to-offer-first-evs-in-2013.html
  9. B5 Garage
    I am going to be doing a lot of mods to my passat in the next couple weeks and I had a couple of questions about what type of tools that will be good to invest in. Some of the mods will be upgrading from stock suspension to coilovers (I'll be borrowing a spring compressor from a local shop)...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the passats a few weeks old now i figured i should start buying stuff ....ecs wont have my springs until febuary so i figured i should take this chance and grab some small things i figured id go badgeless with the grill and id like to do some HID but cant find any i trust if anyone knows...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the passats a few weeks old now i figured i should start buying stuff ....ecs wont have my springs until febuary so i figured i should take this chance and grab some small things i figured id go badgeless with the grill and id like to do some HID but cant find any i trust if anyone knows...
  12. B5 Garage
    I have a 99 V6 Passat. Ok, last year I noticed my coolant was below MIN after the dealer had replaced the timing belt. The folks who changed my oil topped it off. (BTW, I have a significant oil leak too, but I believe that is the valve cover gaskets and not related). They told me something...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, so I got my '03 1.8t and I absolutly LOVE IT! but im not the richest person in the world and I want to do some easy, inexpensive upgrades to start with. Any suggestions?
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does the engine sound louder on a 1.8T? Can you start to feel a vibration throughout the pedals when the mounts begin to give out? I'm wondering if that is my problem. I Can't feel a vibration at idle but in the mid to upper RPM it feels very buzzy. Could this be mounts? It's all stock with...
  15. New Member Introductions
    So like I said, I'm completely new not only to this site, but to VW's as well. I bought a B5.5 V6 Passat a couple of months ago, and have decided that I want to start to mod it. Not only make it look cool, but give it that extra little "umph" under the hood. Where would you recommend someone...
  16. B5 Garage
    2001 B5.5, 1.8t AWM, 5spd. Bone-stock, no mods. 90k With gas prices over 4 bux I've been parking the gas hogs and driving the Passat a lot more lately. Here is what I experience each time I start the car: Turn ignition and car starts right up. Engine runs rough for 30 seconds before...
  17. B5 Garage
    well i went to tuscaloosa last night and checked out the car and holy @#$% this thing is clean as a pin. she said she was driving back from birmingham and saw the rpm's crash so she stuck it in neutral and coasted to the side of the interstate and then towed str8 to the shop well with no tear...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok guys im starting to prepare my passat for the waterfest. parts list : cat cams oversized valves performance springs head porting multiple angle valve job thats it for now. ill post the pics when ill get the parts, and when ill install them. is anybody else starting prep work???
  19. The Showroom
    ok, ok...i know. this is my 8th watercooled Vw in 5 years. among the have been several 300+whp street fighters. well the story goes, i have kids, and the race cars had to go. the trade off was "honey, just light mods" "ok" i said, in my second week of ownership, i've been through THREE sets of...
  20. Mobile Electronics
    I've been listening to the latest Beck offering (titled "The Information," IIRC), and I'm very disappointed with how it sounds, particularly in the lower ranges - the Type R sub I have now is inconsistent in reproduction across the range of frequencies going to the sub and actually has a "sweet...
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