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  1. wtb4 2012 cc vr6 stock sway bar Poly bushings non lube type where to buy, not ECS

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    have stock sway bar and would like to put polyurethane bushings but the non lube type and not from ECS tuning. thx
  2. Rear brake caliper parking brake hinge was stuck but I loosened it. What to lube?

    B5 Garage
    I recently took my 2003 Passat 1.8T in for inspection only to discover that a rear brake caliper was frozen shut. I took it home and after examining it I determined that the pins seem to be ok but the parking brake hinge was frozen. I whacked it with a pipe wrench and it unfroze. I can compress...
  3. Super Lube (Teflon) vs Sil Glyde (Silicone) for Rubber

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is a compatibility chart. I think the synthetic-based version of super lube is Teflon (PTFE) and the silicone-based version of super lube is equivalent to Sil Glyde? Does anyone know what type of rubber are the...
  4. Blauparts: 10% Off Select Vw Motor Oils, Gear Lube, Brake & Transmission Fluid

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    Liquidation Ravenol Oils & Lubricants Priced To Move! Plus an Extra 10% Off with Code LIQUID14 FAQ: How To Find Out What Vw Oil Type Your Car Uses Why Choose Ravenol German Motor Oils? • Lowest prices around for the highest quality oils (compared to other brands). • Comprehensive line up of...
  5. Jiffy Lube nightmare ! Jetta

    Anything Auto
    My buddy just called me up. ''My car won't run for more than 20ft! It keeps cutting out". He tells me he just had the oil changed at a local fast lube shop. It was running fine before.. Well something went wrong, Lube place had it inspected, engine seized ! They are replacing the engine with a...
  6. Head bolt and cam bolt - lube or not?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1999 1.8T Passat. Doing broken timing belt/bent valve repairs. Can't afford a Bentley manual. I have searched much and found many sources for torque specifications for the head and cam bolts, including AllData and a page that looked like it was scanned from the manual. I can't find any...
  7. Lube for Sliding Fabric Sunroof Cover?

    B5 Garage
    I've just had my headliner re-done and am about to reinstall the sliding sunroof cover with new guide pieces. I have had some work done on my sunroof in the past. Afterwards, the sliding cover was harder to slide. They lubed it at the dealer and it helped some. Now I want to replace the guide...
  8. What anti-seize and/or lube should I use when replacing control arms,bushings etc?

    B5 Garage
    I am a new passat owner, and would like to thank the guy who made this post! I wouldnt have made it anywhere without these tips!! :thumbup: My Questions: 1. Which anti-seize is best? I have heard of copper based, and I also have a silver...
  9. Took my truck to Jiffy Lube

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    My work/winter beater (1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 six in-line automatic with 150,000) was due for an oil change and it's too dang cold for me to motivate myself into doing it in the street. So I did something I haven't done in probably 25 years, I went to Jiffy Lube. $42.12 got me an...
  10. Just Sprayed Dry Lube On All Sorts of Interior Parts.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I decided to get rid of the squeaking of interior plastics this weekend, by taking things apart and using silicone dry-lube. I could swear the car drove off the lot new, a night and day difference when it comes to interior noise when going over bumps and even closing the doors. If you have not...
  11. Gear lube ? for GTI 5sp

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    I just bought a 1998 GTI VR6, and for one reason or another I've been advised to look into changing the fluid in the manual transmission. The synchros are iffy, and 3rd gear is tough to find. Anybody done this on a Golf, Jetta, or GTI? I'm wondering a) What kind of fluid would I use, and b) How...
  12. Remember! lube you rear brake guide pins

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just a simple rear brakes never wear over 70K on the current pads (which I last replaced just for the hell of it), and the pads still look good as new (Fronts were falling out of the calipers). But I took the pads out to check the guide pins again. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD...
  13. Rubber seal lube

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I was wondering what people out there are puting on rubber door and sunroof seals to keep them from drying out. Is there a silicon treatment out there. Inquiriing minds want to know?
  14. The mobile 'Lube on Location'

    Anything Auto
    This guy has a great business idea. I wonder if he charges more for VW502.00?
  15. TorSen Lube

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Simple question… How in the world do you get the plug out of the TorSen box to check or add lube? I have a V6 2001 B5.5 with 4Motion. I have checked and topped off the front and rear diffs and both where low so I really want to get to the torsen too, I just don’t want to remove the entire...
  16. Oil Changes...DIY vs Chain Lube Joint vs Trusted Service Center

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the battle is DIY vs all the Jiffy Lube's, Merlin's, etc vs a VERY good trusted import mechanic and service shop. What does everyone do? Pros? Cons? I have and 02 v6 4motion. Just took my ride in to the best shop in the area, full synth change and was charged $90. Is this typical? I have...
  17. Why lube caliper pins?

    B5 Garage
    So while putting my car back together after my FMIC install this weekend, I decided to go ahead and clean/relube my caliper pins. It got me wondering... What good is lubing the caliper pins, if all the synthetic lube basically gets stripping off when reinserting the pins? The fit is so...
  18. lube for trunk and hood hinges?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What do you guys use to lubricate the hinges on the trunk and hood?
  19. Do we need to lube the rear axle/hubs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Because for some reason, mine are making some odd noises, that sounds kinda like they're dry. It only does it when it's first being driven after sitting a while. Is there a writeup for this? I searched and got nothing.
  20. lube shop added an extra 2 quarts for good luck

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, yesterday I changed the oil in a family members 1.8T and noticed it was an inch and a half high on the dipstick, after changing I took the hoses of the intercooler and got about a quarter quart out of the lower hose and cooler. I can tell oil has been up to the TB so I'm guessing at least...