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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been on the prowl for 4 years. Came close to trapping a few, but was ultimately denied in the end each time, almost to the point of loosing faith in my quest. But today I'm here to tell you I finally captured the beast. And yes it really does exist. Well, I gotta go. I'll let the avid...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have seen a lot of people on here saying the factory intake is good enough and cold air intakes suck. Why? Has anyone done dyno testing to back this up? I've been hashing the idea of custom building an intake to place the filter on a longer pipe farther from the engine on my v6. The...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought some of the ones off ebay and they are junk quality, and every seller seems to be selling the same ones. Anything out there that isn't? Stock adjusters are froze and I'm not sure how they would come out, otherwise I may consider swapping over the adjusters and lenses. I'm doing my own...
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  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Someone backed into my car, so now is as good a time as any to replace the headlights. I used to have a great set of I think DEPO ones on my 97 VR6, but now all sites are flooded with these cheap headlight assemblies that are of poor quality, cheap plastic in place of metal and apparently most...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Soon I'm just going to rip it out lol. Changed the F/R bearing, has a ABS Sensor code ever since. I pulled it out, and it was filthy and wet fluid was on it on top of a layer of old gunk. Cleaned it with heavy duty paper towels, didn't even need to use cleaner. Light goes off, and when I...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a couple weeks ago my fuel pump died. So I changed it. Now my fuel milage has gone down by about 100km per tank. Has anyone heard of this? Could I have done something wrong?
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, it's cold for Ga (about 25 tonight) and as with any old car (189000 miles), mine displays a couple of, ahem, quirks. 1.) driving home tonight, my car beeps (that loud, heart-stopping shrill) and tells me that my trunklid is open. Clearly it isn't...in fact, I haven't been in the trunk...
  9. Wax On, Wax Off
    Seriously?!?! I need a garage. Or at least a tree-less, overhead wire-less space in front of my house. :banghead:
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  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This image was taken from the drivers side rear wheel well. And yes I realize the liner is missing, the previous owner somehow destroyed all four wheel well liners. Does the stuff in the image relate to the EVAP system? Also my check engine light popped on this morning. These 3 codes came up...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Everyone, 1998 1.8T Passat here, Was driving home from work today, decided to stop instead of running a yellow. When I stopped I noticed a fair bit of vibration in the drivers foot-area. Not through the pedals, just a general vibration that could only be felt in that area. Light turned...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I changed the purge valve in my wives 06 passat 2.0t today. The check engine light was on and her friend ran the codes and said this was the problem. To clear the light I removed the neg battery cable for about 10 mins. When I hooked it back up it shifted into reverse and drive hard, so after...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looks like the rear shocks are a little bouncy on my '03 V6. I'll have to have the down face in front of the boss... :( But deep inside, all VW enthusiasts look like this when they need to "replace" worn out stock suspension components. :driving: (don't tell wife...but I think she knows...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i was removing the 1,2,and 3 spark plug cable and rubber things. when i noticed some oil on the end of it (the long rubber thing that goes in spark plug wells) cyl #2 i believe. am i looking at some serious repairs? car seems to be running fine though. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad...
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