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  1. New Member Introductions
    I'm very impressed with this site so far, very informed members here
  2. Anything Auto
    I own a 2008 Passat with a 2.0T that has 51K miles. Well anyways I just took it in for scheduled maintenance and got a loaner car (2014 passat) with the 2.5L. WOW what a huge step down from the previous model. The engine seemed very underpowered and rough/unrefined,the interior seemed much...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wanted to give a thumbs up to blauparts.com. I ordered a transmission fluid kit (filter, gasket, fluid, etc.) from them yesterday, 7/18, around 3 pm Central Time. By 5:15 pm, I had a tracking number in my email and the package was already sent out. It is now on the truck for delivery today...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I purchased the timing kit with the water pump from ECS for 234.00 dollars. The site said kits come with ALL needed hardware. HOWEVER; the big box with all the parts arrived today and much to my dismay, it did not contain the 6 crank pulley bolts, the 4 engine mount bolts or the washer...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    haha the other day i was driving and saw a fox body 5.0 and i was like hmm.. lets see what hes got, so i got beside him and there was a bald guy and shrugged his shoulder and chuckled, so i dropped into second doing about 45-50 and he got on it and when he saw i was keeping up with him he...
  6. Anything Auto
    "High Mileage Masterpiece" http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/automobiles/autoreviews/23-vw-jetta.html The reviewer got 48mpg on the freeway; he said the best among the cars he's tested. Didn't the price of diesel fuel used to be less than regular unleaded?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So regarding my 99 B5 AEB Variant I decided it was time to stop neglecting poor REO (she will be a speedwagon when i am through). I finally did my Alien window controller, Forge DV (i got from a buddy), COAM, boost gauge, cabin air cleaner, K&N, plugs, cleaned MAF, etc, and I have to admit...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have run GC 0w-30 for two oil changes now, and I'll never run it again. Both changes have lasted only 3K miles, vs. the usual 5K with Redline or M1. Both times, it worked great the first 2000 miles - only 1/2 qt. consumption (good for a 160K engine, dontcha think?), and the engine sounded...
  9. New Member Introductions
    OK, as a newbie I've quickly learned three things: 1) There are folks here who know alot about B5s! 2) There are those who get annoyed with newbie questions when folks haven't done a search. (I must confess this troubles me a bit. I figure folks who are new are drawn to the site tyring to...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, i know this may sound very dangerous and it really is... I was on the highway on my way home from the woman's house... i was doing about 75MPH when suddenly this young guy pulls to the side of me and was waving at me, and yells i want to see what passat Turbos can do!" his car was a...
  11. Anything Auto
    Copied from Vortex VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG The big time VW Mon, 15 Mar 2004 Michele Lupini - Cars in Action There's something completely new from the "people’s car" makers — a luxury Volkswagen. The Touareg — the first VW designed to satisfy the needs of the rich and VW's first luxury 4x4 has stolen...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Myself and another clubb5'er (TUR-80) installed Neuspeed rear sway bars yesterday. I have to say this is a great product with quality mounting hardware and an excellent finish. You can feel the difference in the way the car handles, a lot more point and shoot than before. (we both have...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had my first day at the drags and of the 6 runs I made my best time was 15.4 @ 90.33mph. I was very surprised with the result. Run done with a GIAC chipped Passat 2001 1.8T tiptronic, 17' rims. Now if i put on my 15' rims next time I should get a better result. It was alot of fun, everyone...
  14. Anything Auto
    Talk about rejuvination...this is a whole different car. The styling is excellent, the interior qualities are better than Nissan, and the interior illumination is as cool as the B5, but in a different way. It handles as well as my B5. Pound for pound, with all the same features, the price tag...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Maybe I set myself up for this. I could have taken my fiancee's Outback Sport (shod with the same new Dunlop SP Wintersport M2s as my car) into work, but I decided to take the B5. I've had complaints before. Two years ago I posted that the EDL/ASR would slow the car to nothing on hills. I...
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