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  1. New sound out from under my bonnet? Darn. Assistance please.

    B5 Garage
    I have a sound coming from my engine bay that I have not noticed before. It certainly doesn't sound correct, as it can be heard above the engine when I am on the road. Its either a component that is normally silent (so I will need to repair/replace), or its a component that is running...
  2. as the name says, one hell of a problem. b5.5 No start.

    New Member Introductions
    so as the name states im not going to be here long but i will always end up back here at some point with some sort of question, looking to the council of the elders of the VW Passats. im a younger mechanic with some darn good knowledge but i have found myself at a stand off with this passat, to...
  3. Darn VW Emblem Engine Cover 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got my new VW Emblem, darn thing better stay on, every 1.8T cover I have seen the Emblem has fallen off but it's not the under-unit, it's the vw emblem that comes loose from the other part that presses down on the cover. Still haven't tested it as it's not yet installed with the heat of the...
  4. Darn door lock

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I finally installed the driver door lock assembly that I bought online for about 50-60 bucks. This was to address the puddle light and door sense open issue. It worked a few times but it is not 100% reliable. The issue for sure is the lock assembly. Specifically the micro switch tied...
  5. RAXLE FAIL, FK SPRING FAIL - Story of My Darn Luck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have heard a lot about Raxles and never anything wrong, maybe besides the fact that you have to send them your OEM axle for core charge (but that's besides the quality of an axle) Everyone always recommends that brand as way better than anything else on our market, but unfortunately I have to...
  6. darn oil gauge

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so ive got myself an oil preasure gauge on my 2000 1.8T. ive got it hooked up to a sandwhich adapter inbetween my oil cooler and oil filter. driving home today i notice my gauge is freaking out. the needle is shaking when in fith gear. the preasure is shaking at around i think 80 to 95 psi. i...
  7. darn! Autoweek article

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my wife just saw the Autoweek article about the 3M headlight she wants me to buy that instead of buying new headlights! :cry: I was really looking forward to some new units instead of using the restore...
  8. these darn headlights.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You know, I think my '02 GLX was around 30K brand new. My girlfriends parents '02 PT Cruiser was 23K. The Passat is a well built, high quality German machine. The PT, well it isn't. Both cars have about the same mileage, 115k, but my headlights are f'd and the PT's are beautiful. What is it...
  9. Darn Those Door Panels!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well after short break from here I did the new silicone hoses under the hood, reached 100,000 miles and blown out another 710N valve in under 5,000 miles :( But I had to come back to figure this one out. Earlier today I was going to tackle the sagging door panel fabric and all went smoothly...
  10. Darn those little things!

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I need some tips on how to get rid of these, if someone could help me out I'd appreciate it :thumbup: I have stupid little scatches/dots/whatever all over my car :cry: On the trunk there is a small dot. It seems like tree sap or something. I haven't parked under a tree in a few months so idk...
  11. Factory Five GTM.... pretty darn quick

    Anything Auto I'm sorta kicking myself now for deciding to build SNKVNNM. Well, if anyone want's to buy my car, I can see a home built super car in my future!!!! With this kind of exposure and going away from the traditional "replica"...
  12. Darn, battery dead again

    B5 Garage
    I read the doorlocking drain on the battery thread and thought I had it figured . As long as I made sure the doors were locked - next morning ok. Except - dead this am. Any more info on this.? Passat 2001 Thanks - p
  13. Darn College students

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    went to a street market here in town last night. Parked in a great spot, rarely trafficed, next to a parking structure. Get back from the street market (farmers market) and get in the car with the wife. "WHat is that on the windshield? Ahh we must have just gone thorough a bunch of bugs on...
  14. Just TOO Darn Cheap!!!! REVISED Golf Seats in a Passat???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am too cheap to buy a REAL Leather Interior for my car! I was looking at the "ArtificIAL lEATHER" Seat Covers. Does anyone have any experience with this company? I can not find a Telephone Number for them. I have not tried to email them yet. Any suggestions? Or does anyone have a Tan...
  15. Why is it that the heated mirrors burn out so darn quickly??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Why is it that the heated mirrors burn out so darn quickly??? I'm looking at the elements, and it just looks like a mini rear-window defogger. So why is it these side mirrors burn out so easily when I have NEVER had a problem with any rear-window defroster on any car I've ever had? What's up...
  16. Oh darn, there goes the body kit!

    Anything Auto
    Riced out Civic crashes into the median.