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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need a new one and just pain advance auto parts 185.10. It's a BWD. Can you guys recommend something cheaper but if the same quality?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A few months ago, I went to a wedding and lost my key. I've searched diligently, but it's gone. I find my self now worrying about losing the other. I'd like to get a spare for as cheap as possible. As I understand it, these cars are chipped, which drives up the cost of getting a spare key...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just tried the multiple fix instructions here on the forum, looks like someone got to the handles before me and really made a mess. Looks like I'll be replacing them. I've found handles on Ebay and all over the web, but which ones are the safest bet. Or will they all fail again, so should I just...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Last spring we needed to have our 2006 2.0T engine rebuilt due to low oil pressure damage (see other post about that issue -- "Could fuel pump problems lead to oil pressure problems?"). After 62 days and $7000 it was on the road again. Two weeks later the AC compressor failed. And this summer...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    im just about out of power steering fluid and none of my local stores have the right stuff for the job. i live in oregon so where is the best place to order and get some shipped to me?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings- Long time, no post, . I have lost both sets of keys for my 2000 Passat wagon which luckily is parked in my driveway. What would be the least expensive method for getting a new key made?Thanks in advance for your help. regards, Paul, Providence, RI
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to lower my 2003, does anyone know of a relatively cheap and easy way to do so?
  8. Dealerships and Service
    I recently moved to Norman, Oklahoma where a new-ish VW dealer just opened. Fowler VW. The only other dealer in the area (Cable) was DREADFUL, so I immediately wanted to support the new guys... Anyway, over the last few months I have been watching and their parts prices online have been getting...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I've been looking at a lot of conventional OBDII scanners recently. I recently decided on an Equus 3130 which has live data and freeze frame if I were to buy one. They run $127 +tax from Amazon. However just today I've discovered that there are OBDII scanners which interface with a...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i was wanting cross-drilled and slotted rotors for my passat to keep the brakes cool and dry. Chicago is more of a stop than a go city with speed-bumps and stop signs on EVERY block. I shopped around and decided to go on the budget approach. I found a set of front and rear no-names on ebay...
  11. B5 Garage
    What is the cheapest way to get codes from the B5.5s? I have several laptops and don't want to spend money on dedicated software/hardware just to pull codes? Thanks!! :bowdown: AJ
  12. B5 Garage
    I found a great writeup on the replacement of cats on a V6. I have 4 cats not just 2 as in the writeup. My cats are 185,000 miles old so they must be stuffed by now, and my 80,000 mile old flex pipe repairs are failing. I just put 4 days and $1000 parts into this thing and it finally runs great...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a '99 passat, and I just realized the only key I was given is a valet key. I'm pretty sure I don't have an immobilizer and I would like to avoid paying roughly $200 for a new non-valet key. What can be done? edit: It does come with the banjo remote, so I don't need the switchblade...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've done a little research and have read about the GIAC and other tunes that will net my 1.8 AWM ('02) an additional 40 +/- HP and 60 +/- TQ. My '02 Passat has a recently installed 80K mile engine with a new timing belt, metal prop water pump, etc, and boost gauge. My two questions...
  15. Anything Auto
    Hey everyone, someone stole my sidemirrors, oh yes im not kidding, they just stole them* i dont know why, or how, but they stole it. And its not fun. Espcially since I'm broke. I have to get new ones, because the cops have already given me a ticket because i didnt have any And no its not fun i'm...
  16. B5 Garage
    So I'm having a little trouble with the car, (98 Passat, AEB, manual), it's starting kinda' rough after gassing up...idles a bit fast when it shouldn't...the code thingy is pointing to an evap valve? So I climb under the hood, pull off the cosmetic plastic shield, and take a look at this...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have my passat lowered and this is the second time Im going to have to replace the control arms. Handling is starting to get a bit loose again and feels a bit "floaty," and its hard to keep going in a straight line. Aftermarket? Whats the cheapest Im going to get on labor for this? I doubt I...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    what's the best cheap exhaust. it doesn't have to be cat back. i have a 2.8v6
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm been looking around and I can't seem to find anything cheaper then what mjmautohaus is selling them for, which is 449.95 for all 4, anyone got any other places they been getting them I want to find them as cheap as possible...
  20. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I did a search and came up with nothing. Anyone have a good place to buy TPMS sensors? And when I say "good" I mean reputable person, shop or online store @ a good price.
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