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  1. Shout out for local Orange County repair shop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I do some minor wrench spinning on my 04 B5.5 1.8T, but when things go wrong, or I just can't figure out what is going on, I turn to Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care in Huntington Beach, CA. Matt and the techs at VW Plus Car Care are the real deal. Period. You don’t find competent service...
  2. FS: Various Accessories and Parts - Pickup in the local DC and Baltimore Area

    Parts For Sale
    Exterior: - OEM Roof Rack: Just the rack itself (the wood rack stays with me). Includes all four caps, rubber gaskets, torque wrench, and keys. One of the sides of the rear rack was not holding on/would pop off when torquing down because the retaining bolt and nut would slide out of the...
  3. Local Key cutters in NC? RTP area?

    USA - East
    hardware stores here don't cut keys for you now, especially B5 Passat . Anyone know who can help to cut keys here?
  4. Totaled my Passat B5 AEB, local need salvage parts Central CT quick!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I accidentally just posted this in the garage section, posting here so more can see it: Good engine & manual trans available for AEB cars! I used to be very active on ClubB5 and PW, then got banned by my work from posting during the day etc. Known as Neil (Neil's shortcut on taligent for...
  5. Totaled my Passat B5 AEB, local need salvage parts Central CT quick!

    B5 Garage
    I used to be very active on ClubB5 and PW, then got banned by my work from posting during the day etc. Known as Neil (Neil's shortcut on taligent for replacing drive axels) Anyway my beloved 1998 1.8T stick wagon was a victim of black ice on Friday, and saved me but the front is crushed. It...
  6. Chain tensioner gasket buy local?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can the tensioner tool and gasket be bought local? autozone?
  7. FS: B5.5 FWD Bilstein PSS9 Coilover über suspension upgrade — $1,200 local

    Parts For Sale
    Installed in March 2012, daily driven for 18 months, more or less mothballed since August 2013 (when I got my S4.) Less than 15K total miles on setup. FWIW, all proceeds from this sale will be applied to getting a set of PSS9s for the Cabriolet. They are that good and highly addictive. Will...
  8. Ouch! Bad Local Dealer Teaches Me a Lesson

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought my :b55: in October after a fun test drive for just over 5k. It seemed like a smoking deal until… …the CLE comes on after a rough cold start so back to the dealer I go. Long story short, the dealer got really ugly the fourth time I took it back. :mad: I never asked for paperwork showing...
  9. Local Octoberfest at VW Dealer near VWoA HQ

    Anything Auto
    Pretty cool outing today. Only two Passats other than mine, one was Polidori's B6 Variant, and the other was a 2.0T CC. Loads of GTIs and GLIs, which, apologies in advance, just don't do anything for me. But after about an hour, a whole slew of classic beetles and other historical VWs arrived...
  10. Local VW shop in OKC

    USA - South
    Anyone have any experience with any local shops in OKC? My longtime mechanic doesn't work on VW. I like the dealership but dont want to drive to Norman everytime I need something. I live on the NW side of OKC. Any recommendations?
  11. Free - B5, driver's side, front window regulator, no clips. local pickup Raleigh NC

    Parts For Sale
    New condition, in the box. I only bought it for the clips many years ago. If anyone in the Raleigh area wants it, let me know.
  12. One from our local vw/audi meet

    The Showroom
    New wheels coming soon :)
  13. Went to my local Stealership and they left me with some questions!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, So some of you might know about my loose camshaft pulley issue ( I went out to my car this morning to finally check up on it and find what really was going on. I just replaced...
  14. F/s: H&r/oem vw drive gear springs nib.... Local pick up only!!!

    Parts For Sale
  15. So I went to my local exhaust shop today...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Current situation: My car once had a flex pipe leak, so instead of the cheaper and quicker cut n' weld, I opted to get a shiny new 2.5" TT downpipe and have that put on instead, keeping the rest of the stock system. Using some creative thinking and random bits from Advanced, I connected that to...
  16. local to southeast CT and RI only, and free in 6 to 8 weeks time!

    Misc for Sale
    my youngest daughter convinced my wife to take in a stray cat. the cat had been hanging around my house and mewling at my daughter. I'm not sure why in the hell my wife did it, but it turns out that a) she's female between 8 and 10 years old, and b) the little bitch was pregnant. note I said...
  17. FS: OEM B5 Hood, local NYC

    Parts For Sale
  18. Found cheap accessories in a China local online web site

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Saw those selling cheaper than Ebay. Not sure how can get them here. Foot well light kit Door warning light leather steering wheel cover metal skid...
  19. Local help installing my Depo headlights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1999 B5 sedan and I was hopeing someone local (maybe Lititz, Lebanon, Myerstown, Newmanstown, Richland, etc....) could find some time to help me install some Depo's I just bought? I also want to hook up driving lights in the bumper to come on when I pull my euro switch out. If anyone...
  20. OEM Carrier Bars - $100 local pickup or $130 shipped

    Parts For Sale - B6 Accessories for sale soon - advance notice