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  1. Anything Auto
    ...then look at the lower center bumper sticker.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I received a letter from VW today per a headlight issue that has been discussed earlier in other threads. Myself, I have never had an issue with the bulb connector, but I am glad that VW is preemptive with replacing the item. Also, I did get a CEL last month, which was also covered under a...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The driver side cv axl boot actually touches the bottom of the shock absorber near full left lock, perhaps this is why some of us have problems with boots failing.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, cleaning my car the other day, and saw some crud stuck in those little coin slots in the center console (beneath the e-brake handle) and I noticed something funny... Have you ever noticed that there is an embossed symbol there? It is the CEL symbol LOL! It's almost like they're telling you...
  5. New Member Introductions
    can't believe I've been a member since '08 and haven't posted here yet. Hello from Japan! Martin
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok call me crazy BUT I was reviewing a oil thread just a sec ago and I need to express this yesterday was My passats first oil change WITH me that is so let's look over real quick my first step was to pour 4 quarts of diesel fuel into the motor ran it for about 2 min this helps clean and knock...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Today I received a letter from VWOA regarding injection/coils. Apparently they will pay to inspect and/or replace if any are found to be defective. My question is (since I am new to VW and Passats) does this apply to my 2006 3.6 4-motion? Or was it just the 2.0? Any advice would be appreciated...
  8. B5 Garage
    I was thinking about trying to cut some weight from my car to obviously accelerate faster but also to save on gas hopefully a bit. I've got a 12 in the back of my car so that added about 25-35 pounds to the car. I was thinking of what I could drop. Heres what I've come up with, the resonator...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Unprecedented cold weather nearly everywhere it seems... well below 30*F in Dallas even. No precip though. You? :poke:
  10. Anything Auto
    so i was reading about the the m5 estate. sexy looking ride. then i saw a 5 series wagon parked on the road. may not have been an m5, but was still sexy. i also say ao audi wagon. looked to be an a6 body style. i'd never seen one before, but this looked so sexy. anyone else seen these...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    it's been occuring every now and then... ya'll know that little plastic cover where you place your left foot when driving? (american design with driver on left side of vehicle) well.. when i drive around with the seats heated at full windows down, etc. i start to notice a slight warming...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a letter from VOA today. It is a recall to replace the crankcase breather hose on my 1.8t. Emissions Service Action N2 2002 Model Year Volkswagen Passat 1.8T Engine Vehicles Replace Crankcase Breather Hose. They will install a new crankcase breathe rhose free of charge.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys :) , A couple of days ago I received the following letter from my dealership: Special Test Market Pricing & Financing Event. Your status as (name of my VW dealership) customer qualifies you for this private sale. We need to acquire several pre-owned 2001 VW Passats by the close of...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I sometimes reset my trip computer to calculate my gas mileage on a given distance...I noticed yesterday after doing so, while at a drive through waiting, my gas mileage on the trip tick down a tenth about every second...Anyone else have this happen? is the mileage at idle lousy or is this just...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I received a recall notice in the mail the other day. It didn't say what the recall was for on the postcard. When I called my service rep, he said they have a software update for my computer. Oh *hit! Did anyone else receive this notice? I did a search on recalls and I didn't see it...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    its the weirdest thing,.,,,i took off my engine cover and noticed that the front 2 coil packs were poped up ....a good 3 inches....and when ever i push them back in they pop right back up again after a day of driving? what could be causing this?
  17. B5 Garage
    this evening i changed my plugs to ngk's and when i was putting the coilpack bolts back in i noticed that one of them was slightly shorter, whats the deal?
  18. Anything Auto
    This is to the tri-staters I drive around on the highways and by-ways of the tri-state area everyday, i run into Tex'rs all the time yet the only cars these guys admit to spotting are other golf/ jetta's. I toot at these fools every now and then just to make sure, and still nothing in the...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got my 04 4motion GLS last week, and ordered several oil filters from Drew Parts, part number 06A 115 561 B. That's the recommended filter for my motor code. However, I looked at the filter on the car today, and the part number is 06B 115 561 B, and it's much bigger. I'm gonna try and...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    well, i just got the sharan antenna, and it seems that reception is less than the stock antenna. anyone else have this problem?