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  1. 2000 V6 Passat Coolant leak-Copper pipe to blame.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 V6 Passat Coolant leak-male attachment for heater pipe at firewall to blame. Hello everyone. Recently I have been dealing with a coolant leak. This surfaced as a coolant puddle under the passenger side near the Trans. This has caused the need to top off the coolant after every couple of...
  2. Another Passat Won't Start Thread -- This time blame the Ignition Switch

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1998 Passat Wagon, 1.8T AEB, 5 spd. My welcome to this morning was a Passat that would not start. Everything seemed to work well as usual (12.6V, lights, windows, dashboard, etc., etc.) just that there was no indication that the starter had any inclination to operate. No dimming of lights...
  3. Don't Blame Me, She MADE Me Do It!!!

    Anything Auto
    Seriously, it's not my fault!!! My wife can be very insistent when she wants to be and she insisted that I was getting a new, AWD DD for Christmas! Then she told me I was going to help her pick it out! What was I supposed to do??? I mean, "happy wife = happy life" right?So, after MUCH soul...
  4. Unemployed?....Obama says blame an ATM!

    The Black Hole
    Yep, he said it. I'm left wondering, considering that ATM's (and other automations) have been around since well before he become President, why didn't the cause structural issues for those before him?
  5. Trans Woes continued--TCM to blame?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all- Im a semi-regular poster on here. Almost all having to do with a trans issue on my gf's 2000 B5 2.8 The symptoms are as follows: When accelerating from first to second, the motor will rev seemingly beyond the usual shift point and then "bang" it shifts with a nice jolt for all...
  6. Hybrid Car to Blame for Neil Young Warehouse Fire

    Anything Auto Sucks. Ironic, but sucks.
  7. Who do you blame the current Mortgage/Credit crisis?

    The Black Hole
    Most are first to say: "Stupid people live beyond their means" "Buy houses they can't afford" "Drive oversized/overpowered cars" etc And I'm not saying I don't agree, this is true BUT... Do you blame the people? Or financial institutions for giving people the option? Rule of thumb: As long...
  8. Collective Blame and Punishment by the media

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    Howcome the Media believes in collective blame and punishment for some groups, but NOT for others? For instance, I've noticed that the media believes in collective blame for Polygamists for the actions of a few bad apples. Basically the media says 100% of men who are Polygamists are rapists...
  9. windshield washer not working vag-com to blame?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Used a Vag com the other night, disabled DRL, Seatbelt dings, turned on window control with key, now the Windshield washer wont work, i know if i reset it back to factory settings itll be back to normal and be fine probly. but anyone had this issue and is able to keep me from the time gritting...
  10. Does this sound like a HU or Amp problem, Arc or Eclipse who is to blame...

    Mobile Electronics
    Ok so basically since I installed the new Eclipse in-dash my subs have been acting up. They will just cut out randomly. For instance I will be driving and they will play fine for like 20 minutes, then stop. Then they will randomly play certain notes of songs, but for the most part just not play...
  11. Exhause Smell..can I blame the dealership?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :lol: Quickly... I had my oil pump replaced a few weeks ago. Shortly after, my MIL light came on (no, I have not gone to autozone) and there is an exhaust smell in the cabin. I want to call the dealer ship and just wondering if there is something that maybe they could have loosened when they...
  12. Natural Disasters: The Blame Game

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    With all that I'm hearing about late responses, passing the buck, misappropriated funds and ill-conceived federal organization, my own focus has drifted further from the partisan blame game and more towards the consquences other terrifying and very real scenarios. Though it's true that the...
  13. can/should I blame the dealer for anything?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mom has a VW credit card and earns cash that she can spend at the stealership. When I was away at school, she decided to get her oil changed with some of the money, so I told her to have them use synthetic oil and to check for any sludge problems (my '99 1.8t is getting old). The dealer...
  14. Subframe bolts loose, was control arm replacement to blame?

    B5 Garage
    I had my control arms replaced a few weeks ago. When I got my car back it did not feel right exactly, I thought that the ride was so bad before with worn arms that I never knew my motor mounts were weak, I also noticed a the transmission jerking. I ordered new v6 mounts for my 20v and bought...
  15. 350 metric tons of explosives missing, who's to blame?

    The Black Hole
    Can you say major screw up. Who is to blame? By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Writer VIENNA, Austria - Several hundred tons of conventional explosives are missing from a former Iraqi...
  16. Blame Canada?

    Anything Auto
    Can anyone fill me in as to why all the parts shops I seem to notice are based in Canada? PG Performance, Momentum Motorsports, New Dimensions, etc.?