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  1. New Member Introductions
    I am new to this forum but have owned a 69' Beetle, 78' Rabbit, and a 2000' GLS wagon. I need to find the expert on front end control arms issues. My Passat had the upper control arms ball joints shot so when I went to buy them, I found that the kit for the entire control arms (both upper and...
  2. B5 Garage
    So, I went to Marty at raxles to get a refurb. Turns out, 15yo car parts aren't really kept in stock anymore. So I chose to buy a refurb from detriotaxle on ebay. This thing is gross looking. It looks like they just replaced the boots and joints (maybe) and spray painted it. Like everywhere...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Greetings. New here Our beloved 02 lincoln ls is on her last leg... very sad. loved that car and ran pretty much trouble free for 102k. still runs great, but the repairs on the suspension & power steering leak are too costly atm, and i know what lies ahead, and they can only get worse from...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an ongoing problem with a Passat TDi AVB '01. Coolant loss from bass of expansion tank ( over flow valve is dumping coolant - sometimes) So the water loss is not constant - could be fine for weeks. Replaced: Expansion tank and cap Water pump while doing t/belt. Flushed the rad...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'd like to pay someone for their time (at least $60 an hour). I know there are many experts on this forum, but who understandably don't have the time to be giving out free advice to every person asking for help. I'd be happy to pay for someone's advice, but as long as they are truly an...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Need help to locate a hard to find badgeless grill Fellow Passat world (B5) members... I'm looking for a badgeless grill for My black B6 sounds easy but I'm gonna go kinda specific now.... needs to be: Badgeless; DUH black and chrome or chrome no plate holder molded in. (unlike JOM) need...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, Long time lurker in these forums, they have provided me with invaluable info on fixing things that have gone wrong with my car. 2000 Passat 1.8t ATW. So my timing belt went, lost 1/2 the teeth. I just finished taking the head off and looks like all 20 valves are done for (have a...
  8. New Member Introductions
    So I am new to the car world, but I am starting to learn. I have an 03 passat sedan V6 4motion. I have had several issues to clear up in the short time I've had this car ( a little over a month): new valve cover gaskets, plugs, plug wires, coolant sensor, gas cap, and cleaning the lines to the...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Looking for an independent repair shop or simply someone who has a lot of experience repairing VW in the Stamford/Darien (Fairfield County, CT) area. Any suggestions?
  10. B5 Garage
    Hey all, My dads atq bank1 tensioner crapped the bed and we had his head rebuilt. we put it all back together but were still having problems. does anyone in the NOVA area want to swing by for a case of beer to help us trouble shoot it?
  11. Misc for Sale
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  12. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Got some new wheels in, wheel manufacturer said I can use my stock wheel bolts from my Passat. Something didn't feel right though... After calling NTB, Discount Tire, AutoZone, THE WHEEL MANUFACTURER!!- no one has an answer for me. But the wheel manufacturer insisted (after asking twice) that...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is a picture of my ECU (Electronic Control Unit/Module): http://picasaweb.google.com/suave1007/Passat28LGLXATQ5SpdFWDECMUHasLastTwoAlphabetsAsCG?authkey=Gv1sRgCLG1sZqRvNGsMQ#slideshow/5368450387959503762 Question: 1. If I had to buy another ECU do I have to get the SAME lettered...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any of you experts here in the KC area? I am without time to tinker and need someone to help my friend troubleshoot the 2000 Passat wagon that I have been having so much fun with. It has now developed a cold start (and partially warm) running condition. When first started, you can hear it...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I just finished doing a water pump job on my passat, and I think I may have screwed it up. When I tried to start the car, it made a horrible clacking sound and the motor smoked. I think the smoke may have been from a little left over oil under the spark plugs (I had to to valve cover seals...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good evening gentlemen. I need some input from those of you who are familiar with the cooling system, as it relates to my current set of issues. This past Wednesday, I took my 2003 1.8T to a local dealership to address a slow and mysterious coolant leak that began surfacing a few months ago...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So who are the Vag Com experts. I got mine all hooked up and working, but I don't know shit about what I am doing. I would love to have a vag-com tutorial, or somplace to go that tells you what is normal and what is not. Any ideas or suggestions?
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i had the TB done today on my v6. He used quality parts and his skills were way beyond any dealer mechanic. After seeing the tools and knowledge required for these cars, I would only go to dealer or 390's place. His 400hp passat is sweet.:bowdown:
  19. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Have BBS rims with offset of 42! Using 8mm spacer. Calculated that the stock wheel lug bolts (27mm shank length) will suffice? Pls verify and correct and confirm for this critical safety issue measurement! Thanks for your inputs here:salute:
  20. B5 Garage
    99 VW Passat 2.8, Automatic, Tiptronic - According to the VW dealer, you can buy Solenoid valves separate to be installed into the valve body in the transmission. Is this so? Is this the best way to go? Or just replace the valve body altogether? Can someone give me some advice what do to...
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