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  1. B5 Garage
    How to - Redoing all pillars, headliner and more Our passats are getting old... they are bound to have some deterioration... especially in South FL heat. My headliners been sagging a while, but a piece of it popped out of a corner the other day and I had enough. This is a write-up with tips...
  2. B5 Garage
    I have noticed that if I'm driving like in third gear going around 25 mph and I'm at around 2000-2500 rpms, and I hit the gas the car bogs :hmmm: the boost gauge needle also fluctuates alot between 12-15 psi then as I get higher in the rpm band my car starts to become more linear and smoother...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've noticed the steering feels a little "heavy" at times, like sometimes there is maybe only two-thirds the usual boost. The fluid level was at the bottom of the dipstick. The fluid is more brown than green at this point. I filled the fluid up again. If the system is leaking, it isn't...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, The two pistons (or maybe its one) seem to be broken. It takes quite a bit of effort to open the trunk. It stays open pretty good but it is sure heavy. Can someone point me to the right part & possibly an online source? Thanks, Rich
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for those of you who upgraded to a new exhaust, how heavy would you say teh stock muffler felt for you (rear one)
  6. Wheel and Tire Forum
    big / heavy wheels make you slower - effect of rotational inertia of heavy wheels While contemplating new wheels I came across this very useful spread sheet that calculates the detrimental effects on acceleration that result from heavier wheels caused by higher rotational and linear inertia...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, i just got a b5.5 and the trunk is really hard to open. It opens fully, but i have to pull pretty hard to get it up, and it never feels like the hydrualics really kick in. Could mine be dead or is it just the cold (Below freezing)? How much do new ones cost, and can i put them in myself?
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    looking into different tires at the moment and was just wondering how a heavy a 16" tire would be ??? any ideas?
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my 03 W8 sport's steering is pretty heavy. heavier than any other VW i've driven. tires are inflated properly, pwr steering fluid topped off, no whining or squealing. the weight is not that bad. the car handles fine. i just don't know if the steering is supposed to be like this. is this a W8...
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  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    80k miles and its that time again. My first Passat needed them at 85k......and now with 2nd it seems like the same deal. It started off with rubber like grinding when turning the wheel....and now front suspension feels weird, especially under acceleration. I just raised the car and on both...
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