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  1. Bumper gettin' bumped too much

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all and happy Friday! I'm here to tap into some more of that big pool 'o' smarts out there... hope someone has a sec to reply. I live in San Francisco and, if you've been here you surely know, it is inevitable that you're going to use your bumper to park now and then. I take very good care...
  2. 4Motion Shifting Selector Chrome Plate Gettin too Hot !!!

    USA - East
    My Dealer Have done some service on My car and after that i reconized my shifting sellector Chrome Plate is getting to hot... I can't understand why is taht normal cause the wheater is getting hot or they are removed under the car some isolation stuuf and didnt put back ?!?! any body knows...
  3. Gettin Low, Low, and Lower

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thats right, Finally I can get ride of that wheel gap on my car. Whats changing? The H&R's are toast, and will be going to a new member here, Chris. What are they being replaced with? Some nice, 6k mile old KW V1's. Thanks to PhatRabbittzz, I got a killer deal on the setup. $785 shipped...
  4. Dude, you're gettin an engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thought i'd share a good (thus far) tale of VWOA coming through without a fight... My 98 GLS has 91k on it and I think the timing belt tensioner was going, because at first it was chattering below 2k rpm and then 2 days later theres some loss of power with that chatter and then basicly no power...
  5. engine seems like its gettin louder..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    when i start the car up it sounds like the belts are gettin old or something. DOn't relaly know but its kinda starting to bother me. Should belts be replaced after a certain time or part be oiled or what? brent
  6. Gettin some brakes, what would you do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright i don't really wanna spend more than a 1000 on new brakes. I was thinkin about gettin brembo slotted and cross drilled rotors with wilwood calipers, but they come with green pads which i'm not crazy about. I have 18's on now so i could fit a decent size brake on there, but i have thought...
  7. Come get while the gettin's good (700MB video)

    Anything Auto This is the coolest thing I've ever seen. Well, in the realm of motorsport videos anyways ;) A video of comparos from motorcycle vs. sports car to rally car vs. F1 to rally car vs. lambo SUV to much...
  8. Gettin chipped tomorrow 9AM

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well i've finally decided to do something about my power issues. I'm makin my way down to AWE tomorrow. Gettin the 1.8t engine chip and the tip chip. I'm stoked, I'm a little worried about driving back alone and like something goin wrong. But wish me luck.
  9. Gettin the giac chip soon but one question.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After i get chipped, should i worry about them touching my chip when i take it in for it's 20,000 mile checkup? I've heard stories of chips being reprogramed at the dealer or something. When i go in should I tell them not to touch my chip or something? Or not even worry about it. Thanks.
  10. Gettin' chipped today.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got my VW dealer installing a Neuspeed chip today. They send my ECU out to their lab for the soldering and then they do the reinstall. Wish me luck. Watch this space to see if I've added some big grin emoticons. How many should I expect to post? One, three, five, ten ...??
  11. Anyone gettin intermittent squeaks from dash?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My "squeak" is coming from the driver side dash, up near the windshield. Seems to happen mostly when it's cold out. But when it is happening, it makes a noticeable squeak (loud enough to hear over the radio) with every little bump or irregularity in the road. Very annoying - my car has only...