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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
  6. Anything Auto
    The Race That Changed Everything - YouTube
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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!!
  10. Anything Auto
    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...
  11. Anything Auto
    This link is very interesting and has some neat pictures of VW's first attempt at making cars in the US. Enjoy
  12. 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...
  13. The Showroom
    New Guy here........ What do you think???:lol:
  14. 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.
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