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  1. Hey all from latest noob

    New Member Introductions
    Thanks for having me, I’ve got a bronze B7 2011 estate 2.0tdi with stage 1 remap. I had a mk4 golf gti 1.9 150 and loved it and had a VAG motor ever since
  2. Latest Passat Story, and Bill

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    During the January snow storm this year, I had gotten the car stuck at the edge of my friends driveway in North Carolina-apparently snow plows are unheard of that far North in the South. I had made it through the storm and snow but couldn’t get turned around once I stopped there after backing...
  3. Latest discovery with new scanner...

    B5 Garage
    Sorry to bring this up from the dead... but I thought I would share my findings with the obdII reader I bought on sale... Does this confirm my driver catalytic converter is hooped and should be replaced? Could this also explain why I've travelled 102km and I am almost at half a tank already...
  4. The Latest Recall info...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    VW Recalls | Service Campaigns | Volkswagen Just type in your VIN and hit the submit button..it will come back and say: there is no fix yet, but mine is scheduled in on Sat. the 26th.....so the fix must be in..lol.. S.E.
  5. Our latest mileage run..2.5 l. gasoline..

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    We just got back from a 404-mile, round trip run from our place to Bend, Oregon.. Hit rain over the pass to the eastern side, car is/was a mess..dust to instant mud, just add water.. Anyhow, we averaged 33.7 mpg. which is not too bad, IMHO. Car ran beautifully. S.E.
  6. Latest Noob to join

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I've been browsing this site forever and finally signed up. Only on my second VW (first a New Beetle, now a Passat) but living the dream.
  7. Many problems with my CC....here's the latest.

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Recently my 2010 CC wouldn't start. When my mechanic looked at it with his friend-who is a VW mechanic- he said he thought it was the exhaust valve. I had it towed to the VW dealer where I purchased it and had them take a look. It seems the timing chain broke and they suspect that, yes, they'll...
  8. The latest and greatest RNS-510 Version L...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    VWVortex.com - FS: Brand New RNS-510. Latest version. 1-year Warranty included NEW FOR 2014!!! - New SSD Ready units have shown up!!!! 3C0 035 684J/K - Finally SSD Hard drives have been integrated into the RNS-510 and improved performance quite a bit. New HD Radio board tuner is now in place...
  9. Latest issue.. cyl 1,2,and 3 misfires and cam sequence codes. Cam chain tensioner?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys.. I've got a Canadian 01 4motion V6 and the CEL started flashing and I have a rough idle and loss of power. I scanned the computer and got codes for misfires in cylinders 1,2,3 and two other codes concerning caqm timing sequence (P1340 and P1347). Is this the dreaded cam chain...
  10. Here’s my latest garage work (pic heavy wheel revival)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    and just for bordom viewing pleasure..heres another piece of work i did recently. This is my little project that has been keeping me busy for the last few weeks. I bought a car in September with these Lorinser RSK-2 true 3pc wheels on it. When I took them off for winter I noticed a ton of axle...
  11. Latest TID7501 replacement

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    This unit is the latest product, the upgrade version of TID-7501(most members here had installed the unit on their VW). It has just upgraded to the latest version, faster cpu(1GHZ), bigger ram(512MB), bigger rom(4GB), DSP for HD video(1080P), 20 dummy discs, video recoder and other features...
  12. R8 Little Bro - Latest Addition to the Garage

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  13. What's the latest recommended street brake pads?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seems like all the threads I've run into are pretty old. I'm having the "clack"-ing brake pad issue on my fronts. Seems like the car was fitted with the pads that move around in the piston. So, what's the latest good brakepad for street use? AJ
  14. My latest project

    The Showroom
    Edit: This is now my picture thread. As such, the most recent pics will be at the end. Made myself up a toolbox bracket out of stainless steel to keep the toolbox from sliding around in the trunk. I think it turned out pretty good, and it holds things in place so I guess its a success. Also...
  15. Concept Cars - the Latest news and photos

    Anything Auto
    AutoGuide.com has just launched a new section on its redesigned site dedicated to those wild and wacky concept cars. Along with plenty of photos, there's the latest news on new concept cars as well as up-to-date stories on if and when they'll make it to production. Click here for the latest...
  16. The latest dead Monsoon question (sorry).

    Mobile Electronics
    After a battery discharge, the double-din Monsoon CD/Radio in my wife's early '02 GLX is stone dead. No alarm light, no display. I tried replacing fuse #37 (which has worked before), but nothing. At my suggestion, my wife went by the VW dealership to have the fuse on the back of the head unit...
  17. Engine Oil Cooler, 1.8T, AWM, my latest project

    B5 Garage
    Could a bad oil cooler on a 2001.5, 1.8T/AWM engine cause a low oil pressure warning? What is the most effective way for a DIYer to clean the coolant system with a bad engine oil cooler? The coolant looks like chocolate milk, the oil looks like oil.
  18. About Castrol 5W30 approved by latest Audi TSB

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found from one of the Audi PDF's that Castrol 5w-30 is 502.00 specific (please see below)? I used this one on my last oil change with a Mobile filter. I got this for $29 (5 liter jug with filter) from AutoZone. With 5w-40 it would be roughly $50 which is same as firestone charges for full...
  19. my latest pics before and after hood bo-boooo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  20. My Latest Mods

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I finished adding the R-Line components to my VR6 4Motion a few months ago but have been busy adding other modifications lately. Here's some of the latest pics of my car. I was shopping at Target and figured why not? The lighting is a little bright but the car was the star. As always. Click the...
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