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  1. Save me from THE Worst-Noob Brake Job and ABS Non-Repair in History (2003 1.8t)

    New Member Introductions
    After getting snazzy new drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads from ebay for 120 bucks on all 4 wheels, i figured it was time i put those on once the awful arctic snow had melted this weekend in Providence. And while i was at it--why not screw up the dead ABS unit too! Since my unit was dead...
  2. Vehicle History Report

    Anything Auto
    Hi, I just bought a 2003 Passat 177K and a AMW 1.8T and the owner said he bought it new and all the service was done at the dealer he bought it from. I know I can pay like $50.00 or something to Carfax for a report but does anybody have any other (free) way of getting one? Kaptrob.
  3. Passat History Report???

    New Member Introductions
    Does anybody have a way to check a vehicle history? I know I can pay something like $50.00 for one but some people can look up unlimited amount of vehicles on their account. I don't know if this would be a problem or not. I just picked up a 2003 Passat 177K with the 1.8t AWM motor and...
  4. No service history

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey , I just purchased a 05 passat 4 motion 1.8 . I was on u tube and watched a few tutorial videos of timing belt removal . They were turbo motors and mine is not . Do I still have to remove the front end to get the belt out on the non turbo motor. ?
  5. Free Vehicle History Reports for all Car Makes and Models from Service

    Free Car History Reports
    Hi, PassatWorld forum members! We are the company, and we suggest you to get VIN reports from our company absolutely free! You definitely need the reports from EpicVIN service if you don’t want to become the owner of such cars: Very often our reports are far more informative than...
  6. Need a double check of my plan to start a project car with unkmown history.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The what: bought a 03 GLX 4 Motion with tiptronic auto. car was at an salvage auction for 4 months so the battery is completely dead, before it died they uploaded a pic of the cluster in the on position. . yes the trip shows DEF. the car had both pass side windows open, but i could not detect...
  7. A great story about FORD history

    Anything Auto
    The Race That Changed Everything - YouTube
  8. GLX 2003 rebuilt long history

    New Member Introductions
    This car was hit in the front 3 times. Totaling 3 bumpers, radiators, condessors, radiator fans, radiator support, 4 headlights, 2 clutch fans, 1 clutch fan pulleys. My wife bottomed out on a train track putting a giant hole in the tranny i had to weld back. 120k miles with chrome trim. Just...
  9. CEL History

    New Member Introductions
    I own a 2003 Passat 1.8t. I just recently bought this car from a dealer. I've only put 400 miles on it and the check engine light has already come on. This is just a little infruriating. Is there a way to check the history of the CEL? When it has come on in the past, when it has been reset...
  10. Dealer Guys! Service History Report Needed.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys I'm looking to get the warranty service history on a car I might purchase. Can anyone look this up for me? Got the information! Mission Complete!!
  11. Weiner hacked?

    The Black Hole
    Anthony Weiner Hires Lawyer After Alleged Twitter Hack This one's making the hair on my neck stand. Every other politician who's accounts got hacked just threw it at the FBI. Wonder why he needs a lawyer?
  12. Racing Years - History of F1

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    Last year our local PBS station aired a 6 month weekly series on the first 25 years of F1 called Racing Years. I don't even know how to classify the production... it's a documentary of sorts, chronicling the races and key drivers of each season. It's comprised almost entirely of racing...
  13. A little US VW history

    Anything Auto
    This link is very interesting and has some neat pictures of VW's first attempt at making cars in the US. Enjoy
  14. Can VW dealerships pull service history?

    Dealerships and Service
    Hey all, Current Audi and VW owner and I'm getting the runaround from a dealer regarding service history questions. Dealer from where I purchased a used Passat says they cant' get full service history and can't or won't tell me a damn thing about the car. I actually got the history from the...
  15. My piece of History / Last of the Germans

    The Showroom
    New Guy here........ What do you think???:lol:
  16. Toyota largest recall in history! (Lexus as well)

    Anything Auto
    THIS IS PURE INSANITY! it could be up to 4.2 million cars! i remember this, a CHP guy died where i went to high school because of this issue, his entire family was killed. it was so tragic.
  17. Talk about revisionist history...

    The Black Hole
    “What he [Obama] should be doing is following the right things that Bush did—one of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama.” This is a quote from Mr. "A Noun, A Verb, and 9/11" Rudy Giuliani. RUDY FUCKING...
  18. CEL history

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6, 30,300 miles. On my way home today car started shaking like crazy, CEL came on for 15 or so seconds and then nothing. Car is driving fine now. I have an appointment this week to replace the engine mounts under warranty. Does the computer keep records of the CELs? If the dealer plugs...
  19. short picture history

    The Showroom
    finally had some time to put some stuff on the car here is a short history in pictures comments are welcome let me know what you guys girls think first where the wheels and bbk then got this put it on with the mk5 wiper new corners cut out the slot for phatbox got the euro...
  20. FS: The salveagable stuff from my B5.5 be a part of history and buy something!

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    So if you do not frequent the showroom, please click here first: For those that have seen already (which I believe is most of you), I have stripped of what is salvageable from the Passat. I am sure you have all seen a million pictures of...