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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just took my 99 Passat on its final road trip with me. I went home to CT from SC for Christmas. The car was as solid as ever. I got 29-30 MPG and I wasn't doing 55 (or 65). I must say I'm having really mixed feelings about turning this car over. (SIDEBAR - when my brother found out I was...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am finally ready to go ahead with my first timing belt service (2000 VW Passat wagon V6 2.8L, 95,000 miles) and I am tying up few remaining loose ends before I place the order for parts. I would really appreciate answers to the following questions: (1) I will be changing the serpentine belt...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so we know its 30 pounds and 2 --90 degree turns as long as your above 45 pounds tourque your good. either way torque your shit till 45....50 pounds .. than twist your bolts till they turn no more as long as your bolts are at 55-60 lbs on the torque wrench your good. so 55 - 66 pounds...
  4. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I want to purchase some 10" wide wheels, though the bolt pattern is 5x114,3. I want to order some adapters so I can run without wooble bolts... I want to have some aggresive offsets with mild drop on H&R race springs and bilstein shocks... What will be the ideal ET on front and rear both with...
  5. The Showroom
    I finally got off my ass and decided to finish up my Passat's engine bay. As you can tell, a lot of work was done. I already tucked the passenger side of the bay including the purge valve, maf/n75/headlight harness and everything else. After that I tucked the passengerside wires and the...
  6. B5 Garage
    over the weekend, I was working on the 98 A4 that's been taking up space in my driveway for a bit. One of the last things I had to do before putting it back together was remove the pinchbolt on the passenger side. to facillitate this, I tried heat and beat, hammer/vibrations from an air chisel...
  7. B5 Garage
    I needed a final drive seal, output seal for my daughters passat. In a hurry I went to the local dealer here. OMG P/N 01L409399 $62.35 :mad:
  8. B5 Garage
    Just got a quote from a local dealer here in Hawaii. 2001.1 Passat v6. "about 1,300" the service adviser told me, of course this includes pump, tensioner , and labor. I coming close to about 90k miles without record of it being changed at all. ECS says over 100k to replace it.Which im almost...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've read every tip chip thread PW offers, along with the questions (Mister T had a few which no on did an analysis on) and thoughts. I've researched both GIAC and VAST (did not consider AWE as most other's experiences are with these two). I'm going through some maintenance on my transmission...
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