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  1. What does P0012 mean?!?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My CEL came on, so Iwent to an autozone and that's the code they got. It said something about "cam shaft actuator timing over-retard" Is this something covered by the powertrain warranty? thanks in advance!
  2. Whaddaya mean, it's not a chin spoiler???? [pic added]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, after 50K+ miles of tempting fate, the last 10K of them very seriously tempting fate, my belly pan finally gave up and started to fall off. It appears to be attached at the back still. It seems that you can drive at about 25mph with it tucked up under the bumper on one side. Anything...
  3. Keeping your baby, um ah, I mean your passat clean

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm one of those people that cant seem to get enough time, with 2 little ones keeping me busy, to always hand clean my Passat. Does anyone use those Laserwash 4000 car washes, the ones with the jet spray to clean the car without any brushes touching? Do you like or dislike? Can that high...
  4. Horrible Luck wait i mean good luck !!!!!!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    as i wrote earlier i got my timing belt changed 309 bucks hey not bad so i thought, so i decide to go to walmart the day i get it back, flap flap the sound of a belt falling off i let out some obsenities then back to normal i betting my engine has been royally f'ed up so back to the dealer it...
  5. OBD II Code P1426...what does this mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I posted a few days ago about my CEL coming on and the car telling me "Emission Workshop" everytime I start the car. My engine temp gauge is working only intermittently. Anyway, per suggestion from folks here on this board, I went to the local part place who hooked up an OBD II reader to...
  6. Stupid question - what does 20V mean?

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  7. CEL- What do these codes mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got my car back from the dealership for a CEL problem. The codes listed on the invoice were 18010 "power supply (B+) terminal 30 low voltage" and 16825 "EVAP emmision control system incorrect purge flow". What does this mean? I found the code definitions in my Bentley manual. The...
  8. Who does this B5 belong to? (i mean nice A4 B6??)

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    I haven’t seen it here before… so clean… just looks awesome! :bow:
  9. What do the markings on the dip stick mean?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How much oil in lower area, the cross hatch area, and the upper area. I thought that the amount between the two orange plastic pieces is 1 quart, but I now having second thoughts.
  10. what exactly does the yellow copy of a sale order mean? Is

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What exactly does the yellow copy of a sale order mean? Is the car mine once I sign my name down? The reason I ask is because I was close to finishing a deal with Trend motors (you can check the other thread for details) but I had more demands, specifically timing belt, bumper respray, brakes...
  11. surging. what does it mean

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A b5 1.8T is surging. Sometimes when you stop a light, even when you turn on the AC. What could this all mean?
  12. what does LOUDNESS mean?

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  13. mean looking A4

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    so, what your opinion?
  14. What does outter tire wear mean?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi all, Two of my Michelin HX 205/55/16(standard on Aus Passats) have had it, and I've 2 BS S03's waiting for me in the tyre store to be fitted tomorrow. Now, I noticed that the worn out tires on the rear are more on the outter edge than the inner, not by a huge amount but very noticeable...
  15. See the new rice burner, I mean Honda commercial?

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    It's a commercial with a Honda Accord 2 dr 240 HP-IIRC. The beginning shows the radio and a CD going in. It comes on to teach you some words in another language that they want to use to describe the car. Guess what language the words are in? You guessed it, it's in German. At least I'm pretty...
  16. What exactly does "Irish traveler" mean?

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    Since the Toogood incident, I've see the term "Irish Traveler" used here and in the media. At first I thought it was very derogotory (sp?), but then it doesn't seem to bother anyone. You would think that at the very least, the members here with Irish descent would be pissed off, but so far I've...
  17. Random question of the day: WTF does Lil' Kim mean when she

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    Random question of the day: WTF does Lil' Kim mean when she says.... "Dippin on your Ninja Honda with Tonisha and Rhonda what?".... I know she's talking about BIGGIE Smalls.... so how the hell was Biggie supposed to ride on a Ninja? I dont think the brotha coulda rode on anything smaller than...
  18. What does the 35 "SM" Mean

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Befoe I purchase these wheels, I want to make sure the offset is correct. I have always loved these wheels and now I have the pefect car for them. The wheels are: My question is...