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  1. B5 Garage
    Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Dick likes to work on cars. Dick buys cars on Craigslist for $500 and fixes them. Dick's wife says he has too many cars. Dick buys a car the wife likes. Dick buys a $500 2003 Passat Wagon, 5 speed with a 1.8t with a snapped timing belt. Dick...
  2. CARiD.com
    Snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures make winter driving treacherous; nevertheless you're prepared, right? But what about your wiper blades? If they're the same ones that baked on your windshield all summer then you could be in for problems. How do you know if your wiper blades...
  3. Wheel and Tire Forum
    All car drivers are aware that they are black, round and keep their expensive alloy wheels off the ground but not many appreciate the benefits of choosing the right tyres for their car and style of driving. Michelin has interviewed some of the team’s drivers and race engineers to find out why...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The shop is putting in timing belt and water pump. They are now saying Idler Pulley needs to be replaced or they suggested to change it because it is making a small noise or something. They said it could come loose cause more damage. Idk. Timing belt kits dont come with Idler Pulleys so should...
  5. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi, I'm new. I read the FAQs in this section but I could not find the answer to my questions. I have a 2003 Passat wagon. Would it be best for me to get winter tires or winter performance tires? I live in Westchester, NY. What do you guys use where you live? I went to Consumer Reports and they...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a couple of problems with my Passat: 1) my CV boot is open 2) my outer tierods are loose if I were to fix one which one should i fix first? and about the tierods being loose: is it a dangerous problem or can it be put aside for a little while? thanks!!
  7. B5 Garage
    I decided to use the day off to do my first coolant flush... I didn't realize how different the v6 coolant flush was from the 1.8 writeups I had seen. I hate cliche internet phrases often said by teenage girls as much as the next person, but if I may... omg. It was hardly designed with the...
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