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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just saw a Tv ad for local Roanoke, Va Vw dealer. They are having a overstock/moving sale until Aug 31. 10000.00 off MSRP :shock: on every Vw model on the lot. :bow: In addition, 60 month 0% apr for Golf, Jetta and passat models. 8)
  2. Anything Auto
    I"m trying to remove the caliper holder mounting bolts from my BMW and they are seized/frozen tight! Using a 260lb impact wrench couldn't budge them even with an overnight of penetrating oil. any advice?
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I spent the good part of the day updating my sway bar links (to the ECS variety, see http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=78732&highlight= for discussion). The passenger side went OK, but on the driver's side, the stud connecting the old link and control arm is stuck like I mean STUCK...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went in for an alignment yesterday and was told that my tie rods are frozen. They suggested that I take it to a dealer to see if they can unfreeze them. Goodyear said that more than likely the dealer will have to break them. So my question is...what should I expect from the dealer? How...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I got up this morning. I watch the news and all they keep on talking about is how cold it is out side. So I decided to start my car up so it would be warm. The car started and everything but the Temp indicator was flashing. I open up the hood and what do I see, seemed like a frozen...
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    Over Xmas my wife and I flew from Boston to San Francisco to visit her parents, then rented a car to drive to Tahoe to do a little skiing. As we got near Truckee, the temperature dropped and the wiper fluid stopped working. I assumed it was empty but when I stopped at a gas station I saw the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last winter my steelies were severely stuck to the hubs and it was a bugger to get them off. Since then, I'm running alloys and CAD plated rotors. This morning, I went to rotate the wheels after +/-10,000km and the damn wheels are frozen tight again. I don't remember having so much trouble...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so I jack up the car to start my Pro-system install, get the wheel nuts off and I cannot get the damn front wheels off. I push, pull, kick, scream at them and they still won't come off. F**k! They are like welded to the wheel hub. Any ideas to get them out? :(
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I live in Nebraska, and had our 1st major freeze the other night. Had to scrape all the windows. Well today, I go to get a Capachino at my favorite drive thru place and all my windows were frozen shut. Is this normal for it to freeze this easily? It never dipped below 25 degrees!
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay its 19F in the morning today in Detroit and my winshield washer fluid is frozen. I put the $3.99 Prestone green fluid which should be liquid at 19 F but its frozen Would this damage the pump and the system? How to unfreeze it? Pour hot water??
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    trying to get the alloys off b4 the first snow of the season and put the steel wheels on. Alloy is like welded on to the hub. Any ideas?
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