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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Here's my dilemma: I'm of the "school of thought" that says, let the engine management system do it's job. Typically, I run 87 octane in my cars. The owner's manual and the gas fill signage says to use premium fuel. I've heard two things: 1) Premium is a sucker's game, sold to score bigger...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Gents! What's been your favourite (I'm a Canadian) choice of reasonably priced summer tread for a wagon that delivers a comfortable ride? In addition, with my stock setup how big of a tire can I go w/o modifying?
  3. New Member Introductions
    Using this as a human verification method is a pain and Huge time killer. Gotta say though I HATE I MEAN HATE the audible caption solver in the registration. What if I were hearing impaired???? Wow horrible. Whoever thought of this is crazy. Pilots made the pneumatic alphabet for a...
  4. B5 Garage
    I have been trying to find the marks on the oil pan surface of the block that identifies what bearing were used in the factory, I have had the crank ground and rods polished the shop that did the work provided some bearings with the crank, but not vw. Top line for crank and ITM for rods. I have...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone' I've been debating for some time now if I should purchase a vw Passat . I have been looking at the 2001-05 models because I like the body style but I've been reading a lot of reviews some good, some bad and I suppose I will only find out by trying it out myself. So here's some...
  6. Dorschel Volkswagen
    We are a full service Volkswagen dealership and we are new to online parts so we are offering a great discount for Passat World members at 20% off retail on all orders! Simply use the coupon code "passatworld" to receive the full discount. Since we are a full service dealer there will always be...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anybody here used an alldatadiy subscription as source of information / instructions for repairs on a 2002 Passat (AWM Engine) ?
  8. Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I have a 2003 passat 1.8t sedan. From reading through these forums I have concluded I have a premium sound system with cd player. It does NOT say monsoon when it starts, and there is no amp in the trunk, however I do have a speaker and tweeter per door. (8 speakers). I would like to buy a...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    In the past I have mentioned how disappointed I was with some of my 07 Passat Wagon's interior materials. Last week my headliner fell from the interior light to the tailgate. VW refuse to call it a manufacturing defect, and would do nothing for me. A new headliner comes with a foam rubber pad...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I just picked up a 2005 Passat 1.8T 4Motion Manual Transmission Sedan in Gray. Great little car so far, put about 300 miles on it (now nearly 141k total). I am still getting used to having to rev it a bit higher off the line so I can get going. I was impressed with the pickup considering the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was originally looking at a 2004 GLX V6 4Motion Passat but started looking at the GLS 4 cylinder version around the same year. Is the 4 a better choice than the 6? Does one seem to have more problems than the other?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I currently own a 2003 volkswagen passat 1.8t GLS and i'm trying to find out what to do with my exhaust and a little confused about a few things .. First off , keep this in mind , I want an aggressive sound on both low RPMS and high RPMS , street-legal I am thinking to choose magnaflow , or...
  13. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi, I'm about to buy my third VW and this time its a Passat Diesel estate. Im prob going to spend around 6-8 grand and wondered if anyone has advice about which engine to choose between the 1.9 and the 2 litre from a reliability and living with point of view. Is there more than one 2litre model...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys... I would like your opinion for the chip that would be best suit my setup 9:1 Compression F4i Franken turbo Im thinking of going with the giac, with ajustable fpr to compensate for the 2.0 and bigger k04... Any other solution or advice ? Maybe a 440cc with vr6 maf setup? :wrench:
  15. B5 Garage
    Newbie here. Ive been going nut's looking for filters on my car. My first spot was Wally-Mart because of their prices on oil. On prior cars, It's been easy finding most everything Ive ever needed to do a basic oil change. But now I have a Passat. I cant find anything listed in wally-marts filter...
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just got a set of 17" 5 spoke audi a4 wheels and they came with 245/45/17 on it and they look like truck tires. What is your guys personal preference on what should go on a 17" wheel on a B5 wagon? I dont want something too low profile because the wheels will look a little small but i dont...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Just wondering if anyone can confirm the type of cable required for the use of VDS-Pro via an old machine with a serial port. Will any straight OBD-II serial cable that conforms to ISO9141 work? I.e. there isnt any interface required, just the 16pin OBD connector on one end, and the RS232...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    im looking to slam my b5.5 wagon... i am on a budget but i don't want to cut corners and then later kick myself for it and have to repurchase the same item, so im here to find a little guidance. as i have stated i am looking to go as low as i can while keeping it drivable, but at the same time...
  19. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Edit: Wow, that was quick, VMR 710s are out! :( Oh well, mods please delete, the choice is clear! lol
  20. The Black Hole
    Interesting how Chris Matthews chooses to describe West Point in discussing Obama's speech venue. Chris Matthews calls West Point the "Enemy Camp" Reading too much into it....or....telling insight into his true feelings?
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