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  1. New Member Introductions
    I bought this 2001 Passat 1.8T it has a broken rubber hose sounds like from the turbo where the steel tube runs toward the back along the top of the motor, it is broken up front where it 90's down in front of the motor. When first starting it has a sound like the turbo is running and it shuts up...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I bought a brand new battery 2 months ago and still has 100% health on it. My battery's charge is only at 63%. Here is the problem, After not starting the car for periods of longer than 12 straight hours, my car has immense trouble starting especially if the weather is -20 degrees...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Help!! Help!! Help!! So I live in this Frozen tundra called Minnesota and as of 01.05.2014. temperatures plummeted to -31degrees in my city and with my car not being garage kept, it felt the full force of mother nature. Fast forward a few hours into Monday morning 01.06.2014 10am -20degrees and...
  4. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey guys, I just bought a nice set of Weds Kranze and they use 90 Degree Valve Stems. I have three of them and I need one more. Does anybody know where I can find one of them? Any help will be much appreciated.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Over the summer I installed a fmic with custom piping as well as relocated the diverter valve closer to the throttle body. After I was done I took it to a local car shop to tidy up a couple of things. One thing that the shop redid was the hosing that ran from the dv back to the...
  6. B5 Garage
    Question for all you guru's. I had installed the 180 degree fan switch that come with the Neuspeed k04 kit, my question is shouldnt the Aux fan kick on at 180 degree constantly? Even with the 180 switch, my aux fan only kicks on when the A/C is on.... any ideas?
  7. B5 Garage
    With no particular prompting the other day, i turned the dial from 0 to 3. (this is the analog Climate control obviously) It felt a little resistant for some reason, but it went... i noticed no real tempature difference... i looked at it... the AC light was out. So i press it. Nothing. Again...
  8. B5 Garage
    In order to get the foot of the strut to fit onto the lower control arm, the upper spring plate needs to be set at a certain angle. Without the expensive VW jig, this isn't easy. Here's how I did it. Lay the strut on the bench before disassembly and make sure the fork is sitting flat on the...
  9. The Showroom
    by far my favorite wheel i have owned...i need to get me some new photo skills and a new camera..this is taken with an OLD nikon 3.0 megapixel.... it really sucks..and hard to see the detail. oh well....
  10. B5 Garage
    Any experience good or bad with running a cooler than stock thermostat? I am looking at doing the timing belt/tensioner/water pump/tstat job and am thinking a cooler thermostat may help prolong the life of the engine by keeping oil temps lower. Also, where would I be able to find a cooler...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just saw the new Passat last Sunday. I didn't like it, thought it looked too generic. Interior is nice, seats seemed a little narrow. Didn't drive it. Didn't much care for it. Blah. I've changed my mind completely in the other direction. Today the same dealership had a light blue one...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It idles high for about a minute, then drops down to 800. I know this is typical for cold weather, but it's the middle of summer--is this normal? :???:
  13. Anything Auto
    Since I just recently got chipped, I didn't really experience street racing at its best. Now that I have it, it's goin be one hell of a ride So tonite I'm driving westbound on Route 9 in Framingham near Stop & Shop and I'm at the red light. I'm in front. Next pulls up some cocky thug boy in...
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