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  1. 02 Passat Monsoon Stereo, Slow Death

    Mobile Electronics
    I've got an 02 Passat GLX 4Mo Wagon. It has the Monsoon stereo (single DIN size), cassette player, with 6-disc changer in the boot. For about 8 months, the entire panel would flash for a few minutes before finally turning on and working as normal. By entire panel, I mean the LCD and the button...
  2. Sudden B5 death

    New Member Introductions
    I am here to try and figure out why my B5 suddenly would not start! Searching has revealed little, but I will take another look Dave
  3. Chris Kyle's Death and Ron Paul's Idiocy

    The Black Hole
    Chris Kyle, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, was murdered on Saturday during his charity event to assist service members with PTSD. He and another buddy were killed by an event participant in what appears to be little more than a robbery over his...
  4. Front Suspension - Death by a Thousand Repairs?

    B5 Garage
    So, 2000 B5 with V6, 216,000 kms (135K miles) on the clock, has needed new front suspension control arms every 60,000 kms like clockwork. Last December, at 200,000 kms, the old familiar creaking and groaning came back, signalling the need for new control arms. My garage diagnosed only the...
  5. Another post TB death rattle story

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been almost 4 months since performing a complete TB service with Blauparts kit for my 2002 AWM. Everything went smoothly till about 3 weeks ago when I started hearing a metallic rattle from the front of the engine. The sound was most noticable during moderate throttle 1900-2500RPM or between...
  6. CT high school being sued for wrongful death of students

    Anything Auto
    hurray for litigious society. here is the Op-Ed piece from the local newspaper...:
  7. Passat bleeding to death

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm the original owner of a 2001 B5.5 V6 GLX 4 Motion. She has 102,600 miles and is 10 years old this month. Several months ago I noticed a small oil leak on the garage floor and smelled burning oil while driving. The local VW dealer changed the cam seals, valve cover gaskets ,etc but i still...
  8. Oil Pressure Failure & Engine Death Rattle

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I think my oil pump bolt died today. Strange enough it happened when I was parking my car at work. I am sure it could be something else but its near the mileage that if it didn't happen early in its life it would happen around now. About 65k miles on my 07 3.6L 4MO have brand new 2011 2.5SE...
  9. I know it has been beaton to death but... 2.7t swap?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright everyone. 2001 B5 V6 5spd. My engine died not too long ago :banghead:, this is the SECOND engine that I've been through. I really don't want to get into it at this moment and will probably post a small rant explaining my situation later on. I recently picked up a 1998 2.0L 5spd jetta...
  10. you did it, Cameron. you killed the car. (02 turbo engine death) options? help?

    B5 Garage
    The shortened version of a long, sad tale: I embarked from Pittsburgh on a month long nation-wide trip in my 02 Passat. Dropped $1600 (100% of my savings. sweet.) in tires, brakes, rotors, oil change and engine clean-up before leaving. 4 days into the trip the oil pressure light comes on. I was...
  11. This could have been the cause of my death!! (pics)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I was sitting in my driveway (LUCKILY!!) after just driving home from the gym, and I was sitting in my car listening to a song that I liked on the radio before I got out. While doing this, I bumped my gas pedal and it felt REALLY loose, so, naturally, I though I'd inspect it with my...
  12. The Death of Auto Racing?

    Anything Auto
    Toyota is the latest to fall as they drop out of F1:,1352375 Perhaps not the death but the article makes a number of valid points and raises some good questions.
  13. If money were no object...(and this one has been beat to death, but whatever...)

    Anything Auto
    I'm sure this type of post has been presented before and I apologize if it has, but if you had unlimited funds, what type of NEW car would you buy for your DAILY DRIVER? Myself? I'd be partial to a new Audi A8L.
  14. Honestly, I could cry. Death of a GTI

    Anything Auto
    From this, To this... Dumb assed Son street racing 6 pm in freeking town.. (2nd time in 3 months he has wrecked this car.) Just bought him a ticket back to the UK
  15. My Headlight Project Will Be the Death of Me...

    B5 Garage
    I have been planning on painting the housing of a spare set of b5.5 headlights for a few weeks and spent hours now try to disassemble the headlight assemblies. I have used various times and temps in the oven and tried a heat gun after that. No luck at all. Read all the threads I could find on...
  16. Death Compensations

    The Black Hole I don't understand WHY. When someone in your family gets murdered on the street, does state compensate? How about when a drunk driver kills your family member? Why is State handing out money again? Whatever...
  17. McCain gets kiss of death

    The Black Hole
    source McCain's response: Ummm, thanks....I think!?!? Gee, I hope Dubya campaigns for him too.
  18. Is my tranny dying a slow death?

    B5 Garage
    You can read my other threads regarding my abrupt upshifts/downshifts I've experienced out of my tiptronic (01.5 V6), but now it's just getting worse still. I've noticed now that when I...
  19. Near death experience.

    Anything Auto I would have soiled my pants
  20. Death of an Original...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Back on September 4th at about 5:15 in the afternoon in heavey stop and go traffic on I-70 Eastbound my Passat saved my life. In doing so it had no choice but to give it's own. I joined this website back in August of '99. I had bought my '99 1.8T, 5spd in June of that year and just happened to...