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  1. Timing belt and AC compressor jobs

    B5 Garage
    I'm planning my work to do both TB and compressor jobs. Seeing as I understand nose comes off for both. Still reading up on data base and have a Bentley manual on way. This post is to ask if there are any special considerations I should have in mind to do these jobs jointly? I'm thinking...
  2. combining two front end jobs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got the complete control arm kit with tie rod ends and sway bar links, and got new front wheel bearings. Suggestions on how to combine the two jobs?
  3. WANTED!! Any Master Techs in Westchester NY/Fairfield CT areas that do side jobs?

    New Member Introductions
    :b5::wrench: WANTED!! I joined several years back but haven't been active in a while. My local VW tech & good friend moved to NC, so now I have no one to turn to when I have a problem with my 2001 Passat GLX 4motion wagon. Any certified techs near Westchester, NY that do work on VW's at...
  4. How can I break up or sequence CA, TRE, MM and other jobs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 1.8T, 5MT, sedan. The parts needing attention soon are: 1-- motor mounts 2-- driver side outer TRE 3-- passenger outer CV boot I will get one of those 13-piece kits to do all CA and TREs. I would like to do #1-3 incrementally, if possible. I have done the driver side CV re-boot, which...
  5. 2003 Passat 1.8t AWM engine timing belt jobs question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I already order timing belt kits with water pump. I look up DIY on passatworld and I want to know how to tight timing belt? It tensioner is the one that make timing belt tight? How? Thanks! Passat Almost ready back on the road.
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  7. Matte paint jobs!

    The Showroom
    Does anyone have any pictures of B5 passats with matte or flat paint jobs? Preferably grey or green. I've tried searching all over, but I keep coming up empty handed. Much appreciated! :thumbup:
  8. First week, completed following jobs 117k, 1 question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 B5 sedan 1.8t AEB well...the work on this car reminds me a lot of my old car 88' 944. some of it easier, some of it worse... i bought the car last week for my girlfriend, i got it with NO service history :mad: Replaced accessory belts Replaced Timing belt (conti), the old one looked OLD...
  9. Unions Yield on Wage Scales to Preserve Jobs

    The Black Hole
    Unions Yield on Two-Tier Wage Scales to Preserve Jobs Workers voting to support jobs for themselves, their friends and their towns.
  10. What are some engine maintenance jobs that are relatively simple?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm fairly new to maintaining my own car but I've done several things such as remove and replace the ABS unit, remove cluster unit, replace hood support, etc. I was wondering if there are any simple ENGINE jobs that are simple to do? I know cleaning the Mass Air Flow unit is relatively simple...
  11. Best Jobs Plan Evar!

    The Black Hole
    If we only had more who could "think out of the box".
  12. Jobs' liver transplant shows power of the rich

    The Black Hole
    Everyone should have a chance but was he truly the most needy on the list?
  13. So much for bringing jobs back to American people...

    The Black Hole I thought "outsourcing" was supposed to be minimized to bring back jobs to American people? so GM and Obama order 1 billion dollars of parts from India??? That would've been a perfect time to start up Manufacturing...
  14. So where are the jobs Mr. president?

    The Black Hole
    It's been a good month + since Obamas plan was where are the jobs??? Is this money flowing yet? Construction jobs picking up? Is the "hurry" over now that it's signed.....or it will take few...
  15. More people losing jobs...

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  16. Maaco Paint Jobs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone had or heard of a good experience? Do they do good work? I was looking at maybe a Vortex body kit and then having some of the dings fixed, and maybe another layer of paint depending on how many dings, and a nice clear coat to make it nice.
  17. Dub Jobs...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just found out that without a lot of improvement that i cannot make it into the University here in Minneapolis! Actually i cannot make it back into the U as i was a student at the Duluth Campus. Bottom line i want to work on the Dub and i wanted to know what fellow drivers were doing for jobs...
  18. My opinion on DIY brake jobs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am tired of everyone telling people to do their own brake jobs. I am pretty handy with tools and construction, but I have never done a brake job and have NEVER SEEN someone do a brake job. It may be the easiest thing to you, but until someone shows me how to do it(a crappy picture in a DIY is...
  19. Doing jobs Americans won't do?

    The Black Hole
    Well there is one myth put to rest. On to the next.
  20. Passat on Dirty Jobs

    Anything Auto
    Jetta TDI running biodiesel on Dirty Jobs (edit not a Passat variant but a Jetta wagon) On Dirty Jobs tonight (not sure if it was a rerun), one dirty job they featured was creating biodiesel. They took old cooking oil out of the fryers in a mexican restaurant, and after 2 or 3 hours they...