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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son came home in the wagon for the weekend from Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Here's what I saw upon opening the hood - lots of Phoenix dust everywhere! More worrisome was the upper coolant hose that was bulged and felt squishy, and he had to make a return trip across the desert. So we...
  2. B5 Garage
    anyone know of a deeper/taller dust cover with 75mm or 3in diameter? thanks
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did anyone replace ball joint boots on lower front arms? So far the only exact match I found in USA is Febest's VWBJB-001. Besides relatively high price, their quality seems to be quite poor. I'm surprised that no one else sells this size.
  4. Wax On, Wax Off
    I did my annual double-wax job on my Passat as my first VW show is just days away. First coat was with Zymol, which I've used for years. Second coat was with Mother's. The car is Urban gray, basically a dark silver color, and here's some advice: black wax doesn't hide deep scratches at all, and...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So how can I remove stained in brake dust? I've looked online but can't find anything for my situation. The brake dust is gone, but it looks like it has stained the rim itself. It's brown and black and no matter how much I scrubbed it with soapy water it wouldn't go away. I'll get some pictures...
  6. Wax On, Wax Off
    I found some used OEM hubcaps recently for free on Craigslist, but there is a fair amount of brake dust on them. I am considering PlastiDip'ing them black, but would it be best to try and clean off the excess brake dust first? I am concerned that the PlastiDip won't adhere properly if sprayed on...
  7. B5 Garage
    Hi all, this is a 99 1.8T. I am putting brakes on the rear...the calipers work fine, but the dust caps on the pistons are torn and I want to change them. I have rebuild kits coming. I cannot see how the dust cap comes off and goes on. I can't imagine you need to pull the piston to replace...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is the dilemma....we have an 04' Passat with about 120K. I've had all four sets of brakes changed within the past year. During a recent unscheduled stop at the dealer, he is telling us the rear set is starting to wear again. Now, I know within 1 year of driving approx 14K, mostly...
  9. Parts For Sale
    As the title states, another b5.5 has bit the dust. I did the timing belt job and screwed up somewhere. After it not starting, i decided to take it to my trusty indy shop. (they work on everything) Apparently I need a new engine. So with that being said, I will parting out the car. I feel...
  10. Events & Gatherings
    https://www.facebook.com/?sk=h_chr#!/events/696905570400448/ WrapUp - Euro Car Show. Sunday, October 19 at 10:00am - 4:00pm. Easton's Beach - Newport, RI 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, Rhode Island 02840. Brought to you by Ocean State Dubs and our friends at Foundation Blue Legend Metal Co...
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  12. Parts For Sale
    Brand new rear caliper mounting bracket with slider pins.(& an extra bolt I had sitting around) Price drop $25 shipped Ready to be painted or slapped right on. OEM Hella dustcaps for B5 headlights. All four. Drop $20 shipped. Side repeater $10 shipped. :pinkelephant:
  13. Wax On, Wax Off
    This isn't a plug, I just wanted to get the word out there because this product seems incredible. Spray on, hose off, clean. If anyone has tried it already please write a quick review! I plan on buying it when I dip my wheels this spring. I'll definitely let you guys know how it goes then.
  14. The Black Hole
    Well - Obama is just KILLING our best leaders, and their good commands... WTF...
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have PBR(/Axxis) ULT pads on front brakes. I actually like these pads (esp. the cold bite) and plan to keep them. I will get the same pads on the rear when it becomes due. The issue is the appearance. PBR ULT Ceramix dust a lot. The front wheel is like covered in a layer of charcoal after...
  16. Anything Auto
    Rowan Atkinson (remember Mr. Bean?) crashed his McLaren F1... even better was this comment at the bottom of the article...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was replacing front rotors and pads on my 04 Passat Wagon and pulled a real dumb ass move! Could not find my c-clamp to retract piston back into caliper for new pads so grabbed the channel locks on the floor next to me and tried them, slipped off piston and put a small rip in the dust boot. I...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    OK, maybe I am over thinking it a little bit, but is it possible my car has some kind of positive charge in the paint job that makes it a dust magnet? Is my car generating an abnormal amount of static electricity? Is there anything I can do to check this? I have owned dark cars before, I have...
  19. The Showroom
    well we'll start off with mine with the new Votex lip and painted lowers. waiting for the sides to arrive and looking for a rear. the only B5.5 too more pics here http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/wrknbum/Dust%20Off%20011/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I replaced my front control arms and TREs I noticed that my dust boots and bump stops were in pretty bad shape. The rears are deteriorating as well. Should I replace the dust boots/ bump stops as a preventative measure, or is it likely that the shocks are bad too? I drive a 2000 V6 Wagon...
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