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  1. Anything Auto
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yep that s the info I got from autozone and kragen. it s a new law. i had to buy a reader ($60) today. ah well 60 isn t too bad, now it saves me the trips.. P0441 knocked at my hood..
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, So I got a Wetterauer chip about 3-3.5 years ago for my 03 Passat 1.8T GLS and I was coming up on my 5yr/60k miles and so I decided to put the stock chip back into the socket of my ECU before I brought the car into it's final service at the dealership. However, now that I put the chip...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any b5ers in or near orange county california? So I got pulled over today for having my taillights tinted....:puke: A total bs ticket in my opinion but I was wondering if there was any kind soul in the area that would switch me taillights for a day or even about 30 mins, I just need to...
  5. Anything Auto
    The 460 hp 4.3L V8 is the first from Maranello to use direct injection while following the racing tradition of using a flat-plane crankshaft. This car of firsts also debuts the production application of a dual clutch gearbox from Ferrari. The 7-speed unit is mounted in a rear transaxle...
  6. Classified Archive
    Selling a 1999 Passat 1.8T tiptronic. It is silver with black leather. ~130k Miles. Nice/matching Clarion CD player with Ipod cable in center armrest area. Focal components in front and Kenwood Excelons in rear. Wires run for amps/subs in trunk. Has 16" wheels from 1999 A4 2.8t. Leather has no...
  7. Dealerships and Service
    I know this is totally random, but I felt like I had to share. Some of you may remember that I have not had the greatest (or even remotely good) experience with Elk Grove VW service in the past, but I feel that I need to give them credit where its due...the Sales Department. Last week I was...
  8. Wax On, Wax Off
    I just picked up a Cali Car Duster today because after waxing my car I realized how much dust really accumulates. Does anyone use one or have tips on how to use it?
  9. USA - West
    Hey Guys, Just wanted to post up a thread with some of the most recent pictures of my baby :thumbup:. Here are some of the most recent pictures of him along with a Mod-List: Exterior - JonBoy Tinted Tails (Medium/Light Tint) - JOM Front Grill - OEM Euroswitch - Fk Angel Eye...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys i was just wondering if there were any members from the irvine area? i need some major help with my b5 and it would be nice to meet someone in the area with the same passion for their passat as me :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hey all. I'm new here and am so glad to find this site. I bought a Passat V6 2001a new and have been so thrilled with it. I have a problem though. 2 years ago the check engine light came on...emmissions check...all that...bottom line is that I need to replace the catalytic converters. My...
  12. The Showroom
    Saturday drive with the :b55: in the cool weather
  13. Anything Auto
    A friend sent me this link, it's pretty hilarious (if you like repairing really old cars) and even some VW content. "Battle of the California Melee X: 1974 Fiat 124 Abarth vs 1963 NSU Sport Prinz"
  14. Anything Auto So my question is, who's suing California and it's cities for the poor planning that caused their dependance on cars in the first place. :crazy:
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did a search found this site and contacted the El Cajon site (others are listed), they have 100 and 105 both unleaded, sold in 5gal 30 gal or 55gal drums.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i like what i saw at but it's far from california which makes it expensive to ship. are there any shops in CA, more specifically NorCal, and even more specifically SF Bay Area that sells what does? (or almost?)
  17. USA - West
    Not a great photo ( I have more at home) just wanted to put my baby out here
  18. B5 Garage
    Hi. I have a 05.5 Passat Wagon, 1.8T, no mods, purchased here in sunny Cleveland, Ohio. My wife has a 98 Jetta III GL with 2.0, also stock. There's a decent chance that we will be moving to Sacramento in a few months due to a job-related transfer. Will these cars have a prayer of meeting CA...
  19. Dealerships and Service
    VW Specialties changed my timing belt today. I recommend them 100%. Ron is very professional, knows what he's doing, has great prices and is totally nice. I also called around shops in so cal and he had the best price. I dropped off the car early in the morning with all my parts, practically...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any of you Bay Area folks have suggestions for where to get my '99 1.8T 5 speed chipped, locally? Any and all suggestions appreciated! Thanks, -Steve