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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I left town for a few days and my B5 was feeling lonely, because my wife took it out for a drive (she hit a deer for minor damage the previous day), and it went into misfire when she tried to come home. (Shaking, blinking CEL, you know the drill...) I've had trouble finding a good indy, so I...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I brought home my 2002 Passat GLX with 4Motion on August 18, 2001. Been a great fourteen years with her. Yesterday I rolled it over to 200,000 miles. When I was 125 miles away, I took the family for a drive to get in some miles. We went to Milwaukee to get lunch (50 miles away) then drive...
  3. New Member Introductions
    This site is almost as old as me:joy::joy:
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Feeling out interest: Proper intake heat shield Alright, so a couple members have asked me in PM's where my intake heat shield came from; I have access to a sheet metal shop at work and made that heat shield for between my stock air box and the area where the turbo charger, catalytic converter...
  5. B5 Garage
    I seem to have a coolant leak, but there is no sign of the coolant leaking in the garage/floor, other than having to fill up the reservoir tank twice a month. I have checked the reservoir tank the last time I was under the hood, by feeling for any wetness and there was none. I know there are...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 vw passat 1.8t fwd all stock suspension except rear shocks are brand new bilstein b6 hd and the rear suspension sways (old rear shocks were bad they dont rebound) ..can the front shocks make this feeling occur?
  7. Anything Auto
    I realized I hadn't had a car rant thread in a while, so here is my review of my latest vehicle conquest, a 2013 Toy... err... Scion XB (not sure what release edition, but it had some kind of body kit) About 8 weeks ago, I was driving on the freeway, minding my own business in the 5.5. NPR on...
  8. B5 Garage
    I bought the basic APR kit for my AEB engine (91 program) about a year ago. New OEM spark plugs (NGP, I believe), new vac lines & checks, new timing belt stuff, and a new TT DV were installed at the time of chipping. Stock intake. Immediately, I noticed that the engine had much more power, but...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Have only owned my 99 Passat for a couple weeks and have gained a wealth of knowledge reading post's on Passat forum's and actually turning wrenches on her :P
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Going to be doing some of these things tomorrow and thursday hopefully.. got a few questions about somethings. Car is a 99 b5 v6 auto tip. FWD Going to change the Spark plugs - Bosch Platinum +4's I'm not sure if i'm just spoiling the car if i'm thinking about getting new wires too the Bosch...
  11. New Member Introductions
    greetings to passat world. I'll love to share my experiences with my passat 5 speed.
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi all, i've posted this thread under Canada section, however got tip to post it here for better chances to get some answers, so here we go: so my TB has been changes not so long ago ( ca. 2 weeks ago) and i've noticed the following: 1.)when the car was driven for a while and coming to a stop...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm sure theres a few others with this same concern... I took advantage of the great deal @ ECS and purchased the DG springs but I'm not clear how good or bad the ride will be with the stock shocks. Who has had personal experience with this? I've yet to own a car without coil-overs or sport...
  14. B5 Garage
    Alright so I am trying to replace my rear brake pads on my 1998 VW Passat. I got the calipers off and the old brake pads out but I can't get the pistons to retract. I have tried spinning them and pushing on them but nothing seems to work. I have even tried opening the bled screw a little to get...
  15. B5 Garage
    My ASR light came on randomly one day, and right before I noticed it was on my car made a bang and i swore i hit something on the road, but i knew i didnt. Since its been on, i get the feeling like im hitting a big pothole randomly, maybe 2 times a week. What is causing this big clunky bang?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So anyways, over the weekend, I went to the beach with some friends. We were going to take my car, but my friend just got a new car which he was super excited about. It turns out the car was a new 2009 Hyundai Elantra. :puke: Anyways to mae a long story short, I forgot my keys at a Del Taco...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a slight flutter feeling in the pedal and whole car really. just replaced the motor mount on drivers side and replaced all the axles early this year and none of those seem to be the problem. what else to check?
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've contributed my frustration to a couple of threads started by people stating a similar problem. A common comment (say that six times fast!) is the deterioration of motor mounts could be a source of vibration. The vibration is only about 10% as strong when I shift into neutral. My indy...
  19. B5 Garage
    when i start my car in the morning for the past few days the peddal goes to easy to the floor and i feel a type of grinding, i changed the pads and rotars 6 months ago and put new calipers on the rear 3 weeks ago, any ideas?
  20. B5 Garage
    I started the thread about burning smell in 03 V6 4-Motion Wagon.... Yesterday I found the problem. Walking back to my car parked at the grocery store I noticed something under the car. Bent down to take a look and there was a green garbage bag with some remains of its contents wrapped around...
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