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  1. Online Passat Researchers Beware!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this isn't related to my Passat specifically, but I just encountered some information that I wanted to pass onto everyone else that browses through the forum. Somewhere along the line recently, I downloaded something (probably a wiring diagram or info regarding the 17544 lean MIL...
  2. PSA: UZI has a recoil issue, users beware!

    The Black Hole
    First, some confessions: 1. I do not own any handguns. 2. I have only ever shot air powered shot guns and handguns. 3. I question the validity of how anyone in populated, policed society should feel safer with guns on their person or in their home. Having said all that, WTF was going on in...
  3. F/S: Part Out Thread B5.5, W8, S4, etc. 56k beware!

    Parts For Sale
    Well guys.. it's a sad day for me. Bought myself a Mazdaspeed3 and the Passat is going back to stock. So everything I have is going up for sale. And I mean.. everything. ALL PRICES NEGOTIABLE! AWM Valve Cover Gasket $25 SHIPPED 1.8T 5AT TIP FILTER + GASKET + DRAIN/REFILL PLUGS $40 SHIPPED...
  4. Beware buyautoparts and turbochargerpros !!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i purchased a k04 off of website back 5 23 2012, I then received it on 5 31, installed on 6 25 2012, then start of may this year I started running into problems, no boost, boost, no boost, boost then found out on 5/20 2013 it was the wastegate in the turbo getting stuck. so I...
  5. awd passat beware

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I heard a nasty bumping and thumping coming from the rear end and wish I didn't wait so long to check it out. If your rear differential mounts are bad you can wreck your driveshaft. that was a 1400 dollar mistake. Those mounts cost me 400 also. at least it's easy to replace. :-\
  6. eBay Replacement keyfob buttons, buyer beware

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i thought i could 'refresh' my 99' keyfob with new buttons since the case was in good shape but the buttons are really banged up... i figured for a few bucks why not just buy replacement buttons... Remote Key Pad Fob Buttons w/ Panic Button AUDI Remote Key Pad Fob Buttons w/ Panic Button |...
  7. Beware of 239-770-3704!!

    Dealerships and Service
    I am posting this in an attempt to hopefully save someone from becoming victim to this company. This type of post may be controversial as I understand that someone could post something about a company just because of a slight dissatisfaction. This is NOT the case here. I only wish someone had...
  8. Lane Reflecters Beware.

    The Showroom
    Teaser :) I dropped my coils all the way down.. P.S: I do hit the reflectors when I change lanes BTW :thumbup:
  9. **!!buyer beware!!!**

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So I bought my 07 passat 2.0T used from a dealership that was not VW and I bought along with that an extended warranty from American Guardian Warranty Services. BUYER BEWARE IF YOU HAVE THIS WARRANTY COMPANY. They are throughout the US in every states and dealerships. The Better Business Bureau...
  10. Cars And Coffee: Orlando Edition (458 Italia Content) 56k beware!

    Anything Auto
  11. Some pics from Legends of Motorsports event at Mont-Tremblant today - 56k Beware

    Anything Auto
    Hey guys I was at the Legends of Motorsports event today and saw some pretty cool cars. For those of you who don't know anything about the event, here's some info: And the pics I took: And now for something very special that I would have never thought to see at an event...
  12. VW Extended Service Warranty - BEWARE!!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My recent research has found that while many VW dealers sell VW Extended Service Contracts/Warranties, none are VW Factory backed meaning other VW dealers may not honor them. They are "third party" contracts that require serious study before purchasing. VW is unusual in not providing Factory...
  13. Rust fixing adventure! (56k Beware!)

    The Showroom
    Hey guys. I finally decided to fix the rust (car cancer as I like to call it) on my car. Here's some before pics of the damage: And the only semi-good one I have the hood damage (the damage is a lot more severe you can see further down where we sand blasted the rust): Now onto the...
  14. 3.6L Battery Cable Recall Story - Beware!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So as some 2.0T owners may not know, the battery for the 3.6L Passat is actually in the trunk (on the driver's side behind a locking panel) to both make room for the 3.6L engine and to help with weight distribution. Because of this, there is a battery cable running the length of the car from the...
  15. passat and mk2 photo shoot 56k beware

    The Showroom
  16. VW Passat-O-Bot: Decpticons Beware!

    Anything Auto
    The lack of Volkswagen robot action in Transformers 2 didn't stop a Beijing mall from trying to latch on to the Transformer fever sweeping China, building a home-made VW Passat-a-bot to publicize their recently-opened movie theater. Gallery below. The Chinese are as fascinated with Transformers...
  17. V6 Temp sensor replacement - Beware

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It was a nice day so I stayed late at work and did my temp sensor that's been coding for a month in the parking lot. I did the "finger tips" method before so I figured it should only take half an hour or so. Got the sensor out in a few mins. Stuck my finger in the hole to slide out the old...
  18. Beware of cluchnet

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had purchased a clutch kit from them with carbon fiber disc and 2X pressure plate I asked them if that combo whould hold power ant torque that I am planinig to...
  19. K-Sport and VMaxx Coilover owners beware!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Over the weekend, I went to a Test & Tune down at VIR and bumped into my favorite VW/Porsche/Audi/Mini tuner. After my skidpad and track session, we started talking about how big of a PITA it was to setup my W8's KW V3's and we got on the topic of these new K-Sport and VMaxx coilovers. Mike...
  20. Saturday Night Boredom (56k and even DSL, beware)

    The Showroom
    So Sipes and I had nothing to do on a Saturday night, which is highly unfortunate, so I figured why not spray off the cars and take some night shots! The following is the results... Click 'em for a full res version. (Disclaimer: there is some crap on my camera lens, so some of the shots are...