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  1. Damn, Mopar can make an idiot-proof engine

    Anything Auto
    I changed the oil for a friend of the family that has fallen on hard times. Her daily driver is a '06 Town and Country minivan she got in the divorce. As she's pulling in the driveway, I hear a worrying Tick, tick, tick, tick. I pull the drain plug on the thing, and out of an engine that's...
  2. That One Damn Nut!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to replace the front brake calipers, and I got down to removing the nut holding the metal brake fluid pipe into the caliper: It wont budge. I hit is with PB Blaster. I tapped it with a hammer. It's an 11 mm nut -- Of course my metric wrench set goes from 10 to 12 -- why? I don't...
  3. Kill me!!! :< where is this damn washer fluid sensor??!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 Passat b5.5 1.8t fwd sedan where is this god damn sensor. do I have to take the bumper off to replace it? :banghead:
  4. B5 W8 wagon Danm! damn! damn!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    He who snoozes looses! Last night just as I was locking the house up for the night I made a last search of CL. Spotted a 2002 Dark Blue W8 wagon for sale, local to me. mint condition but with a destroyed engine (?) $1000 ! Owner decided it was too expensive to fix. So wanted rid of it. It was...
  5. Almost there, one last thing the damn sun roof won't close.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it's been a while. My passenger side cylinder head took a dive during a tensioner failure. Replaced the cylinder head and associated components, timing belt, water pump, tensioners and pulleys.. you all know the deal. So I crank it up, it purrs like a kitten. Rides really nice on the road. So...
  6. Bout damn time my cat broke off the flange...........

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    welll it finally happened went 6 months with no type of problem with my car and my cat breaks off :banghead: looks like im going catless and gettin a test pipe off ebay but my main question what causes it to just snap off like that...noticed it happen with A Lot of VW's
  7. Damn CC inferior trim!

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Well it's been a couple of months owning the VR6 CC overall I'm very happy. But noticed a few niggerly issues. The sun roof shade has become detatched at the sides and now droops. The trim between the rear window and trunk has cracked. same goes for the trim ? Between the windscreen and the...
  8. Is there a quick way to remove these damn hose clamps?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have fought with these things every time I replace something. At least this one is easy to get to. Tips? Advice? Recommended whiskey for afterwards?
  9. damn pothole....

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    so this happened yesterday... Any ideas on how to fix it? Rubber mallet maybe?
  10. Damn, NY Inspection Sticker! I Hate You!

    B5 Garage
    Sometimes I just hate the hell out of living in NYC. I had my '02 Passat serviced and tuned up in Jan., drove it 14 hours straight, and have had zero problems since. My check engine light came on and the damn machine says something about the catalytic converter and a misfire error. So, now I...
  11. God damn craiglist scammers.

    Anything Auto
    They always get me excited with their extremely low prices on high(er) valued cars. I saw this add listed for $1,700 and instantly clicked, only to see this.. VW Passat 4 Motion Wagon Probably listed in 27 other cities with the exact same add and email... Bottom line, I hate scammers. Steal...
  12. Unsubscribe my email and account from this damn website!!!

    New Member Introductions
    I get the annoying as hell emails from this website every damn two weeks. I have clicked unsubscribe in the bottom of the emails every single time and nothing happens!!! This POS website needs to figure out that nobody wants these spam emails and there is no way to stop them from coming!!! I...
  13. So damn depressing

    The Showroom
    Untitled by vwb5t, on Flickr 3 months since it last saw the open road :(
  14. im too old, dont know how to navigate a damn forum.

    New Member Introductions
    Would like to say hello to all, new Passat owner and in love with the new ride.
  15. just want to send a damn message about a set of wheels...

    New Member Introductions
    seriously finally find a set of wheels im looking for and have to jump through hoops to do anything..
  16. Why I do my own work, and damn Chinese aftermarket parts.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, earlier this week I took my Passat to a shop owing to the botched job I was doing of removing the upper pinch bolt. Since the shop was going to pop that for me, I had them replace the axle boot for me as well. Sometime in between my abortive attempt at pounding out the bolt and their doing...
  17. Damn misfires...p0352

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a 2001.5 with a 1.8t awm motor...first started with a p0701 and 0301 and p0304. Changed the coilpacks also the sparkplugs and now i got this p0352. :mad: I checked the injectors, the coils, the output of each wire and the sparkplugs and im all out of ideas. Can anyone help? Any...
  18. Damn gypsies

    The Showroom
    The Tech Wax worked.
  19. Ok, I'm having trouble with this Damn B5.5

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyone. First I'd like to say hi and glad to be here. Ok here is my problem. I'm having heating problem on my wife's 2002 Passat GLX. I thought it was the heater core, but both lines coming out of it are hot. But I'm still getting cold air out of the vents. I'm starting to think that the...
  20. Damn you screw ... [PIC]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone. Today when I met a few friends and while we were checking out each others cars a friend noticed that my engine cover is making a bit of noise. I thought this is a straightforward fix .. just tighten the screw. Here the fun starts. I can't tighten or lose the screw on the bottom...