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  1. Dumb founded

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SO.. trying to start my b5.5 that i have done a full manual swap and it won't crank.I have fuel, i jumped starter, I Jumped starter lock relay. . I tried to start it last night with jumping the starter and my alarm went off. Does this have to deal with something with the security system? I know...
  2. If money WASN'T a problem, what engine mods would you do to a B5? (and other dumb ?s)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    newb thread, I know, "Learn to search", etc... sorry in advance. Looking for some experienced opinions and I thought I would chat it up here before wasting a shop tech's time. Bit of background: I just came into a little cash from a work bonus, and I'd like to get a different ride. I don't...
  3. An honest (but relatively dumb) question about coolant

    B5 Garage
    So this is the first time I've owned a car that needed a specific coolant and I don't have any problems with that... our local autoshop carries pentosin pentofrost SF which I assume is correct since ecstuning carries the same stuff and lists it as g12 compliant and safe for our cars... (2002...
  4. Dumb steering wheel question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking at buying an Audi 3 spoke wheel for my 98 1.8t. I do not have the multi function on my stock steering wheel. I came across and Audi wheel with multi function buttons. Will it still be a plug and play or do I need to find an Audi wheel with no multi function buttons on it? I just want to...
  5. dumb rule

    New Member Introductions
    Hi.. My name is Ken... I see no reason I should have to do 2 posts in here before I can use the rest of the forum, but I guess I gotta follow the rules like the rest of the kiddies. So, here's number 2
  6. Another noob with dumb questions you have probably seen a thousands times

    New Member Introductions
    Hi you guys doing.
  7. Dumb AC Question

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have never had a car that did not have a on/off switch for the AC. I have the dual climate control system in my 2006 B6 3.6 4Mo. It lets me choose the temperature. My question is this. At what temperature does the air flowing in turn from cool air to the actual AC. My goal is to be able to get...
  8. Dumb question...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Don't give me guff, but what are the signs that I need to replaced spark plugs on my 2001.5 1.8? 171,000
  9. Ok.. call me dumb but i need to ask. SPACERS ON STOCK WHEELS

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    this is my car^ looks a little differnt now Okay, well i really want the back wheels to peak out. I love the way some cars have that. And so.. i dont have enough money for wheels, although im looking for wheels on CL. But anyway, im not sure what size spacers i need. Its a 1.8t 2001.5 passat...
  10. Dumb b5/5.5 votex skirt question

    B5 Garage
    Do they mount over the stock skirts, or do those need removed?
  11. will any parts from a 00' 2.0 jetta fit my 01 1.8 passat/ dumb noob question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my friends junking his jetta, should i salvage any parts? didnt know if the sensors etc, maf, tps etc would fit?
  12. im dumb and...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did a vacuum test without removing the pressure regulator valve(puck valve) and blew oil up into. Will I be okay to just tale the intake clean the.hose/maf and use the valve(valve had prob a 1/2 cup of oil in it) and im replacing dv with audi rt and n75 with n75 race valve tmrw) and...
  13. Dumb Dealer But Good Dealer

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I took the wagon into the dealer to get an oil change just because my wife has been pissed the last two weekends I've spent too much time working on the car. Guess what happened, the tech didnt bolt the belly pan back on and it decided to fall when I was going 75 on the highway two days...
  14. This Might be a dumb question but...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was thinking earlier today, I have a 2002 GLS V6 Wagon and I was wondering what the difference between the Sedan coilover kits and the Wagon coilover kits are. Because I couldn't really see a reason why I couldn't put Sedan coil on my Wagon.... Has anyone tried that?
  15. My dumb questions for the week

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First dumb question, when you have a bad ABS Module and all you see on the display is STOP BRAKE FAULT, will other engine faults over-ride that and display? I.E. Emissions Workshop, or STOP OIL PRESSURE type stuff? It's just starting to feel odd not seeing any check engine lights or anything pop...
  16. Sorry im have some dumb ?'s

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    first dumb question, Where is the DV and how hard is it to change out (1.8L) Second Dumb question Which side of the 1.8L is the cool side one has the headers the other has the turbo so which is which?
  17. New Passat owner - dumb question

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys, I just bought my first Passat (first VW of any kind). It's a 2004 GLX with the V6/auto, has 55k miles on it. Body is mint, interior looks great too. I paid $9300, which was the KBB price for a Passat in GC, I'd rate this one towards the EC myself. Dumb question, the rear deck is...
  18. Dumb Question about wheel alignment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I picked up some new (used) rims and tires for my 03' wagon. I purchased the car back in May of this year and knew it either has an alignment problem or something else.The car does not shimmy and there is no vibration on the highway. The only tire that is showing premature wear on the...
  19. I did something really dumb!

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey there PW! Well I disconnected my amp because I needed the extra space in my trunk. As I was connecting everything again I accidently connected the ground wire in the power and the power in ground which caused a big spark. I checked all my fuses and they were fine. I connected it the right...
  20. another dumb transmission question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey all, ive got a triptronic tranny that is acting up, slipping etc first thing im going to do is run some seafoam tranny cleaner through it, then change the filter and clean the magnets etc, then run a fresh fluid and some more cleaner through it again, then change the filter etc and replace...