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  1. Desludging 1.8T Fact or fiction

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    140K on questionable maintained 1.8T What is most recommended desludigin, and do you need to drop pan?? Seems like some say desludge running 50% kerosene at idle (no load) Others run an OTC enging clean solution in place of 1 qt of aoil Best oil in warm climates is full synthetic 10w40...
  2. APR performance figures - fact or fiction?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Some of you may have remembered my rant about the the test pipe that gave you an extra "40ft/lb of wheel torque" (actual website quote). Well, I have another question about tuner HP-ft/lb claims. Now before I put this out there I want this to be crystal clear: It is entirely possible that these...
  3. turbo cool down - fact or fiction

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been letting my car idle for 30 - 45 seconds before I shut it down after not being driven hard, and after 3 years I am fed up. I did a search and read through many threads and did not see any evidence to why this should be done - it appears to be general concensus though. WHy? Of course...
  4. Gain 20 HP for $20...Fact or Fiction?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anybody seen this before... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33553&item=2477718892&rd=1 They claim you can have a 20 HP gain just by inserting this one small device. Anybody ever tried it or seen it? Is it Fact, Fiction, or half-truth?
  5. Fact or Fiction #2

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Fact or Fiction: A Kamei grille only looks good on a B5.5 if you have a aftermarket front spoiler too! Any comments
  6. Fact or Fiction?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was at my friend's for dinner tonight and her dad starts telling me a story about Yao Ming. He claims that when he first reported to Houston, a front office guy picked him up in a PASSAT. Anyone know if this is true, better yet anyone have a pic?
  7. Fact or Fiction: DV Instaled Backwards=More HP?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I heard instaling the stock or any DV backwards would have less restriction on the engine/turbo and let more power out? I dont know if this is just a rummor but I would like to know if this is for real.
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