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  1. Bent valves confirmed !!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After TB stripped teeth , I got my head pulled this weekend 1.8, I had to wait on the polydrive socket to arrive. You guys where 100% correct, I have 12 out of 20 valves bent. Pistons look ok, small nicks from valves nothing bad. I'm gonna try to find a shop today and get a qoute , then see if...
  2. BMW 320d Confirmed for US

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  3. Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar Confirmed for Production

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    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I got the letter today see pic:thumbup::thumbup:
  5. Confirmed: I've been driving the last 12K miles with the wrong ATF

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    I had my Tiptronic rebuilt 2 years/12K miles ago by the local AAMCO (now out of business). Since the rebuild it was shifting fine, but recently it's been occasionally shifting roughly so I took it in to Edge and had Sergey check the level and condition of the fluid. Well, it's the right...
  6. A3 2.0T Quattro confirmed

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    I know that price listings and other dealer info has been around for a while, but the new Executive Vice President, Audi of America has just confirmed an Audi A3 2.0TFSI Quattro DSG for US markets. About 3/4 of the way down the page...
  7. Confirmed: Chrysler will build VW minivan...

    Anything Auto Excerpt: Next year Windsor Assembly starts building the Volkswagen van, LaSorda finally confirmed last week. It will still be building the Caravan and Town & Country, and will be required to...
  8. stuck thermostat confirmed; anyone else?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The 2-year-old thermostat in my 2.8L stuck closed, as verified by a postmortem test in a pan of boiling water. My reading of these forums indicates that water pump failures are far more common. Has anyone else experienced thermostat failure? (This is the second on this car, but at least the...
  9. Confirmed: larger wheels/tires kills your gas mileage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On my 5-speed 2003 GLS, I used to be able to nail 34mpg on the highway for hundreds of miles when I was running my stock suspension on 15" OE Wellingtons and original rubber. But after upgrading the suspension and much heavier OE 18" wheels, I noticed on a roadtrip out to West Texas tonight that...
  10. Chief Justice Roberts - Confirmed.

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    The vote was 78-22.
  11. Quaker State ATF confirmed as Redline alternative...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thanks for Nikhil Choudhary trying so hard in digging into the ATF issue... I know Redline D4 should be the pick if I want the best performance, but Quakersate Multi-vehicle ATF pricing is too attractive to ignore. Below is the quote from: " I used the quakerstate multi-vehicle in my wife's 98...
  12. Confirmed! The 2.0T FSI will have a K03 turbo.

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    I moderate the 8P A3 and B7 A4 forums on Fourtitude. Nobdoy had anny info on what turbo was going to be used on the 2.0T so I went out and found out. I inquired with Borg Warner about the turbo used on the new 2.0T. They responded to my email with a spec sheet for the 2.0T that specifically...
  13. might be parting put. ( it has been confirmed )

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    I took a deposit on my delorean this weekend so as long as the dude comes back with the rest of the cash i'm done parting out my wagon. thanks to everyone that bought stuff i really needed the money and yours was very helpful but now i want to buy the stuff back so if any one is selling a...
  14. CONFIRMED: 2 J Coilpack Failures

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just had my 02 Passat towed to the dealer for what looks like another coil pack failure. The problem is that all 4 coils were replaced with the J type coil a year ago after the exact same type of failure. I checked them all myself, and know they were the J. I was going to buy a couple of...