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  1. B5 Garage
    this evening i changed my plugs to ngk's and when i was putting the coilpack bolts back in i noticed that one of them was slightly shorter, whats the deal?
  2. Anything Auto
    I was given some advice today and told not to put high octane 93 gas in my 1.8T as it will hurt the engine. Now, I'm one to take advice because my engine and general car care knowledge is quite novice. BUT........this advice didnt sound quite right to me, but who know's. I wanted to hear from...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was on my last trust worthy dealership in my area , and after they installed a clutch and flywheel for me , i noticed on my way home later that day they had hit something and scraped my rear bumper pretty badly, I called they said bring it by and we'll have a look and see what we can do. I go by...
  4. Group Buys
    is he still doing gruop buys on suspension i pmed him anyone know what happened ?
  5. Anything Auto The things you find there are truly disheartening. I love my Passat but damn...5 minutes over there will make you want to sell before the thing craps out on you. Jeez!
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im about to buy some wheels off of a guy on the Vortex but I am weary. I am not a regular of the Tex so I dont know what to think of the sellers...if that makes sense :confused: . I wanted to know if any fellow CB5/Passatworlders have purchased anything from a Tex seller or if I can get any...
  7. Anything Auto
    They just don't build them quite like these anymore.
  8. Anything Auto
    this guy: Apparently it really is all about the benjamins.
  9. Wheel and Tire Forum
    For wheels? They have a lot of wheels that tire rack doesnt have, and they are cheap. Opinions?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just saw it light up while I was driving at 70 mph on the highway. vag com'd it and found that it is: 16826-EVAP Emission Control Sys: Small Leak P0442-35-10 ---Intermittent Funny thing is, I vag'd my car for a different reason yesterday, and this was the only code, which I...
  11. Anything Auto
    This is to the tri-staters I drive around on the highways and by-ways of the tri-state area everyday, i run into Tex'rs all the time yet the only cars these guys admit to spotting are other golf/ jetta's. I toot at these fools every now and then just to make sure, and still nothing in the...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thought that would get your attention...but it is. I've had my 1998 1.9D passat for 18 months now and have to say the handling is truly dreadful. My biggest moan is with the feel of grip. Its non existent. Driving (especially along a motorway) when its windy is terrifying. You can feel the wind...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    most pointless thing i've ever done... **(PICS WORK NOW)** yes, i washed my car during a new england winter, at least it'll look nice for a few hours until i have to drive it again.... here are some pics including a closeup of my diy painted grille, (i haven't cleaned it since i painted it in...
  14. Mobile Electronics
    ok, i finally bought my subs ( 2 12" Kenwoods 800W ) i am buying everything at bestbuy cuz of a friend's discount, so of the amps offered on their website, which would be best for...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    im not to fimilar with the inner workings of the oil system but i've seen a few posts with people droping there oil pan and seeing the oil pump screen cloged with crap. so my question is when ( at a certian milage , or at all) how ( any write ups)
  16. Anything Auto
    Here is what I do. (You're supposed to drop the entire engine, trans, front suspension, blah blah blah out to replace this stupid cable, to which I called BS...) TESTING AND REPLACEMENT OF TOUAREG V8 ALTERNATOR/STARTER CABLE As performed and invented by Jason E. Moreland, Youngblood...