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  1. If money WASN'T a problem, what engine mods would you do to a B5? (and other dumb ?s)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    newb thread, I know, "Learn to search", etc... sorry in advance. Looking for some experienced opinions and I thought I would chat it up here before wasting a shop tech's time. Bit of background: I just came into a little cash from a work bonus, and I'd like to get a different ride. I don't...
  2. Worth the money?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I came across this ad on Craigslist yesterday: https://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/d/vw-passat-low-mileage/6220693890.html 2001 B5.5 Passat V6 with a PES Supercharger, low miles (94K). The seller is looking for $5800. I'm thinking of going and looking at the car but I have 2 Passats I'd have to...
  3. Read this BEFORE starting throwing money and time on repairs. Whether it is car, home

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    Do you want an extra $1,000 or 5,000 in your pocket, if not more? "This car is a money pit", " I am done with it", "Expensive non reliable piece of junk", "The worst car I ever had", " I fed up!!!", "Is it time to get rid of it?" e.t.c. Most of the times it is not a...
  4. DINANTRONICS SPORT PERFORMANCE TUNER - Carb Approval Submitted, 14 Days Money Back Gu

    Extreme Power House
    http://www.extremepowerhouse.com Why shop with us? Lowest Price Guarantee: We do our best to always have the lowest price on our website, but if you found an even lower price somewhere else let us know. We will match the other price and thrown in an extra $25 store credit towards your next...
  5. DINANTRONICS SPORT PERFORMANCE TUNER - Carb Approval Submitted, 14 Days Money Back Gu

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    http://www.extremepowerhouse.com Why shop with us? Lowest Price Guarantee: We do our best to always have the lowest price on our website, but if you found an even lower price somewhere else let us know. We will match the other price and thrown in an extra $25 store credit towards your next...
  6. Money pit

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We are talking about a money pit. So this time around I have noticed, that the rpm started to change, maybe 150-200 while I was driving down on the road. Constant speed, no hills, no traffic. Ok, let's try the cruise. Same thing. The rpm is between 2500 and 3000. Another day: it got worse, the...
  7. HELP: in too deep...HPFP/cam/chain/timing/solenoids, money, money, money

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey, guys....we have had our B6 FSI 2.0T for quite a few years with no real big issues until now. 150,000 miles or so and it still pulls strong.... recently we had some camshaft performance codes come up I replaced the cam position sensor, cam timing valve (engine timing valve...VANOS valves in...
  8. DYI: Change out the wiper blades and save big money fast..

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Here: VW Passat DIY: Replacing the Wiper blade element - Team-BHP A complete do-it-yourself guide. Buy more whiskey with your savings. S.E.
  9. Anyone near Knoxville TN who wants to make some money?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Extremely new to VW's and need to do the coolant flange replacement, do some diagnosis and possibly replace the pads on the cam tensioner. Hoping there might be someone in the area who can lend a hand? Thanks.
  10. Greetings From California, Where Son's '98 1.8T Wagon Burns Money and Mom

    New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone. :hatoff: Hate long posts? :mad: :banghead: :sleep: Skip the fluff and go to the words between the red letters. The," Why Post This Here?" Didn't see an open, "Welcome Thread" nor a valid "Introduction Thread" that wasn't locked so I'll introduce myself here - hope it's not...
  11. Car's dead, it's totaled. What are my options for getting money for it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, it happened, my car died. This is my second Passat and it's died on me now for the first and only time. It overheated today and the heads are bent, oil in the coolant etc. After a 3-hour ordeal a mechanic advised me to total it and take what I can get. Should I sell it to a scrap yard...
  12. Before you throw money at an FMIC--try this first.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So winter time is always great for little projects. I decided to do this while I had the front bumper off. The SMIC is a pain in the ass to remove due to the washer fluid tank but you don't have to remove it to clean it out, just disconnect the top and bottom boost hoses. I took four cans of...
  13. Think it's worth saving the money?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got the car about a week or so ago, and it's got 120K miles. The previous owner apparently never worked on the car himself and he had a lot of recent repair paper work. water pump, timing chain, axels, all that. That's all well and good but I see green antifreeze in there too... yea :( .So...
  14. Couple odds and ends I want to fix now that I have some money, seeking a little help.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a couple small exterior things that are broken/missing that I want to fix before winter, and I was wondering where I should get them. 1) My lower right fog light grille surround is missing after I hit some tire on the highway months back, will Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD V6 30v Exterior...
  15. Midwest money pit

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    Hey all. have been snooping around these forums for almost 3 years and finally decided to join in on the fun. I currently own a '04 w8 4mo wagon and am finally ready to retire it as a daily and start doing some resto work on it, hence my interest in joining the forums to discuss future and...
  16. What should I do with my money pit? Going to college in one month. Failed inspection

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm going to make the story short and sweet: -Buy 2001 B5 passat for 3600. The car was not inspected and could not pass my shop's inspection. Owner got it inspected somewhere else (my guess is lick and stick aka fraudulent tags) -Day 2 engine light goes on -Since then I have put an additional...
  17. Best money spent on your passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What would you say has been your best spent money on your passat, and why? Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  18. Stagg Shock/struts. Do not buy. supreme waste of money

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Again, I want to take this time to warn everyone, that if your on a tight budget for car parts, dont skimp on buying good shock absorbers. STAGG shocks are absolute RUBBISH. I know, I bought some. Literally has NO rebound control, the shaft was too long and created a knocking (like the Koni...
  19. Is It Worth Putting Money Into A Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm thinking that it's unique to have a Passat that is built but it is a FWD car and it'll mostly spin if your putting the power down. I had an B5 A4 that I crashed before my B5.5 Passat and I'm wondering just as a general yes or no question what you guys think? I want to have a reliable build...
  20. Shut up and take my money!

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    I want one. I saw just this picture on an auto page I follow on Instagram but no link or company name. Where could one acquire one of these?
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