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  1. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    It has a 3 pin connector and I would think that probably there is already cooked by someone in the forum to be able to stop the ECM from panic attacks when sees no coolant in the tank. Now working with the engine speed sensor and removing also the oil filter. The filter definitely will go back...
  2. Dont let the name fool you.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have a 99 B5 1.8 t Passat. Unfortunately it is the tiptronic shifter which is becoming a problem for me. Nothing is wrong with the transmission. The problem is the way that I drive. Even in daily commute I am an aggressive driver. I initially learned to drive at 17 years old with manual...
  3. no fool

    Anything Auto
    This morning, I curbed my M#^[email protected] F*!#^%G powder coated rim. I'm so pissed off, it ruined my day. Just thought I would share.
  4. '99 1.8 acting the fool

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a '99 1.8 and the other day leaving work the engine started to sputter and die at a stop light. I started it back up and the throttle was really jumpy and herky jerky. Chugging and running really rough before it died. The CEL came on and I was fortunate enough to limp her home. Now, the...
  5. Fool me once....

    The Black Hole
    So republican governor #1 declares confederate history month, but omits slavery entirely. Some people are understandably agitated by this. A different republican governor says this is no big deal. A few weeks later, the same republican governor who said it was no big deal, who is from even...
  6. Sunny, Snowy and Shinny: 1st Picks of ShowmeW8 (56K don't fool yourself)

    The Showroom
    Cold Days in Missouri don't always mean that the sun doesn't come out. This is a nice change from the -15 wind chill a few days ago. Passat is starting with these small items and as soon as the flowers bloom, the heavy items will come out. KW V1 coilovers, GIAC Chip, VW Helios or Madras (Kansas...
  7. I'm a moddin' fool

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so I'm relatively new to Passatworld but I've been a Passat owner for 6 years or so. I started with a 1997 GLX VR6 sedan purchased in 1999 that I recently traded in for a 2003 W8 sedan. I didn't TOUCH the B4 because the thing was jinxed and was filled with gremlins. Even though it was a...
  8. Door Pin Made a Fool of Me

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I got bored and decided to go fix random things on the passat. I took apart the sunroof controls used a pencil eraser to clean the contacts so it hopefully won't open by itself. Then I decided to take off the drivers door handle trim and give it a good cleaning. Then feeling a bit randy I...
  9. 99,346 I a fool to chip?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm dying to add some HP to my car, however, it's now my daily driver again and the car needs to last another year. Will I regret getting the car chipped with such high milage? FYI, I got a new TB at 62K, new vacuum lines, throttle body cleaning, and new MAF. Will she hold or snap in two with...
  10. Vauxhall's April fool's joke

    Anything Auto
  11. Good Car April Fool and even has Camry in it

    Anything Auto
    Here at Toyota, our engineers have been working hard to make traffic jams and accidents a thing of the past. Introducing as standard equipment for 2007 The Common Sense Human Interface Device. The National Highway And Safety Board has concluded that 90% of all accidents and traffic jams can be...
  12. 19" A8L replicas-crossposting fool!

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  13. am i the only fool that went to ny auto show

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    did i miss something, was there prior notification that the b6 was not going to be at the ny auto show. when i asked the people working the show what happened, they were embarrassed, had a loss for words & they themselves admitted that they learned that day the car was not there. the said it had...
  14. Double DIN complete, I think or what a fool I am!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did the double DIN installation this past weekend and it went pretty well though slightly embarrassing at the end. I could not have done it without a Dremel. IMHO you need to also use the attachment holes at the top of the faceplate to get a tight fit. This however, is not a problem since...
  15. Fool Proof Debadging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have a fool proof method for debadging the Passt letters on the trunk? I'm loaded up with the Goo Gone (great for everything sticky!) and ready to go but don't want to screw it up! Thanks! :nervous:
  16. A fool and his/her money...

    Anything Auto
    Not sure if this site is s'posed to be publicizing their mods or demonstrating their immaturity: See especially "Civic Display," "Super Accura" and "Wheel of Audi"