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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I posted a similar posting over at But it was that came first for me, so I wanted to customize this a little from that posting. In November of 2000, I joined VWVortex around the same time that I joined Clubb5 as I became interested in buying my first VW. Probably, few...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As everyone has done before me, so I will do, even if it IS so cliché….I gotta say goodbye. I will now be rolling in a Volvo..yes….a Volvo. No, no “R” either, but a T6 AWD S80. I tried to stay in the VAG family; however, Audi’s ridiculous pricing drove me away, and the GTI would not fit my...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need help clarify two thihngs that came up while troubleshooting a 2003 Passat 1.8T (153K miles): Rough, stuttering during idle, misfire, etc. - not resolved. I have searched this forum, Googled on this issue and I am somewhat confused on two things - does this car have an ICU or not? If it...
  4. B5 Garage
    I'm posting this thread in regards to a set of problems that I am currently experiencing on my passat 1.8t year 2003. ATTN: A) erratic idle B) shake as accelerating on freeway.:crazy: So first, I had my whole drive axle replaced as the CV joint was clicking away at every turn getting louder...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I havn't been to the old Club B5 website for over a year. I "retired", started working out of my house, my daughter got married, my mother-in-law died and I was the excutor, been pretty busy. Anyway, I washed, clayed, waxed, and armoralled the old 1999 Black Magic V6 and it looks almost like...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whats the process of doing this on the glass? I happened to luck out with a local dubber who had 2 laying around. If you have them on your car, drop some knowledge! Thanks! Bill
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was on the freeway last friday minding my own business when I was just about to get off the freeway a car comes from the ON RAMP and smashes into the back of me... pushed me into another car in front of me.. My guess he was goign 30mph.. Anyways Let me just get this out of my system when the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :thumbup: Hey guys im looking for 2 white clubb5 stickers if anyone has some please let me know.. thanks!
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Background info (people who know what CAPS times are, can skip to the bottom) Audi :b5: S4 owners created a method of roughly gauging each other's performance by creating the "FATS" method. Basically by timing how long an S4 takes to go through a specific RPM range, you can benchmark a turbo...
  10. The Showroom
    anyone know how to be able to get one of these or where?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, after 2+ years of membership with clubb5, the journey is finally coming to an end. I have found someone to buy my beloved b5, and the sale will be final within a few days. Thanks for all the help and wisdom from you guys. My car-modding obsession wouldnt have been the same without you...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, got my car aligned about 3 weeks ago. Ever since the alignment, my car has felt like the right side was out of balance. So, I took it in for a check-up. The dealership discovered that my rear calipers and brake pads are shot. This caused warping of the rotor. Thank god for extended...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Found a snapshot of the site of way back in 2000. I've never seen it before.
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