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  1. Any long-term damage from 400 miles of conventional oil?

    B6 Garage
    Bought a new-to-me 2009 Passat wagon last Friday. I got it from a non-VW dealership. It was in great shape and only had 14150 miles on it so I took the plunge. After perusing this forum, both before and after the purchase, I became concerned that the last oil change might not have been with...
  2. Long-term observations on malfunctioning instrument lights.

    B5 Garage
    Well, I decided to be patient (i.e. lazy) and spend some time observing (i.e. procrastinating on) the problem I've been having with my instrument lights. Sometimes I turn on the headlights and the instruments light right up; other times, it takes a few minutes. One thing is constant, though; if...
  3. Long-term Tyrolsport Review

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  4. Please help regarding long-term engine idleing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know engine idleing is the worst waste of gas..................BUT, I recently had a severe break in my leg playing hockey. It took many rods and pins to rebuild and I will be off weight bearing and using crutches for at least 6-8 months. Basically , if I dont need to walk, even with crutches...
  5. Car & Driver staffer killed in long-term 350Z accident

    Anything Auto
    Don't know if anyone else caught this and found it sad...and I did a search of a few keywords to try to avoid a repost. Apparently, 22 year old technical assistant Michael Lapprich was killed in a single car accident while driving the magazine's long-term test car, a 2003 Nissan 350Z. Details...
  6. J.D. Power long-term quality rankings

    Anything Auto
    Check it Porsche came out #1.
  7. Long-term reviews on various OE size brake setups?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been doing a lot of digging lately to get answers to my questions regarding which brakes to get. My pads are wearing thin and braking performance is way down from acceptable. I'm finding billions of posts, especially from late last year, about selecting, buying, and installing new brake...
  8. Need Long-term storage advice

    Anything Auto
    It has been a great several months that I've found ClubB5. Unfortunately, I will be out of the country on a work assignment overseas. Anyone have some advice in how to store the car for that long? Here are some of the advice I had gotten: 1. Disconnect the battery 2. Leave almost no fuel in...