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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  2. Anything Auto
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    This video is the SoCal drive. I don't know about you but there's not enough digits on my feet and hands to count the number of Lambo's there. At least 5 Carrera GT's. The video lasts about 5-6 minutes I think.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    10 years ago this month, midsize car buyers had a completely new choice on dealer lots. VW had struggled through much of the mid-1990s, seeing market share plummet and build quality suffer in many models. Enter the Audi-derived B5 platform, used for the Passat from 1998-2005 (with relatively few...
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    here's the promised pix! not gonna caption them all - hope you enjoy...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After about two months of trying to sort my funky idle, I finally found one problem on Monday night - a crack in the tube that runs off the PCV breather box to the vacuum system. I still have the SAI pump code to deal with and a bad O2 sensor wire. Tell me how the stupid wire fails... tell me...
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    I just read an article about Siemens developing an electronic wedge braking system to replace current hydraulic brakes. I think it looks very promising...hopefully I'll be able to get it in my next (German) car at the end of the decade. PopSci...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well thanks to the mad men who HAD to make me spend more money on something else for my car, I got a buffer and claybar this weekend. Claybar is alot of work for what you get. I was like I went to the gym and did a tricept workout, and that was after only doing a foot by a foot section of my...
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    Hi, this video shows a RS6 Variant tuned to the max. It was taken by a French who works for MTM (not shure about that). MTM is showed in this video but doesn't want to be connected with this. Several people asked the local police about the video and now they search for the man who drives the car...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    8) I woke up early to meet PZ and ppena down at Einsteins Bagels where guys from the BMW club were starting an all day drive. The thread is in Events for the curious. Anyway I was about the fourth guy to show up and as I walked in I was asked "Hey is that an RS6?" Told them it was a Passat and...
  12. Wheel and Tire Forum
    dont forget the hug rings...i bought some for my new wheels,and when i switched my wheels i saw that i didnt have any on the front. i drove around and the VERY small shimmy i had in the front of my car is gone now.i think its because the hub rings or i could be crazy but 15$ id rather have no shimmy
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Summer heat is in full blast down here, and I had some hesitation starting the car yesterday. Easy stuff first - I checked the battery electrolyte levels: I could see the top edges of the plates high and dry above the electrolyte :shock: ...added approx. 3/8 of a gallon of distilled water to...
  14. Anything Auto
    For those of you who don't read FARK, you really should. This Photoshop contest is priceless: Forget cars -- rice out a household appliance instead
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    Well, I am in the market for a car and currently have a tacoma which I absolutely love. But I'm looking for something with some more style and better ride around town. However, I am not willing to give up my truck so my second car has to be affordable. I was seriously considering a 99 bmw 323i...