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  1. ATTN: Brullen Owners NEED HELP

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I installed my Brullen Exhaust on my 18t last night and now I am getting a check engine light!!!! Has anyone experienced this??/ What could this be? The car only has 6600 miles on it. I doubled check my work last night and triple checked again today.. Any thoughts. The car drives great. It is...
  2. 1.8T Chipped owners w/Tiptronic. Does car buck in dwnshfts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ever since I GIAC chipped my A4 1.8T tiptronics, I noticed that sometimes when I am in auto mode, and coasting on the freeway in 5th, if I depress the accelerator and the tranny automatically downshifts into 4th, the shift is really rough such that the car "bucks" or "kicks". I searched and...
  3. note to tivo owners

    Off-Topic Forum
    did you know that the content on your tivo box is 'locked' TO your box? ie, if you have a bad motherboard and you try to move your content (drives) over to even the same exact model motherboard, that it will REFUSE to run?? sheesh! I just found this out today. I had a bad directivo and...
  4. Attention!!! B5 Owners with FK Hitec Rear Spring Problem

    Club B5 Announcements
    We would like the owners of the FK Hitec kits that have the rear springs that do not lower the vehicle to email us your contact information. We will need the following: Name Address Phone Number...
  5. Pre-Showroom Arrival Phaeton Test Drive for passat owners?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Club, Was very surprised and intrigued to see something from VW today in the mail. I received their credit card yesterday, but today's letter was very much more elegantly presented. It was addressed to my father (registered owner of the vehicle). It seems that VW is giving test drives of...
  6. Attention W8 owners! New recall.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You will be getting a recall notice in the mail very shortly. W8's have a new recall in which we will be replacing all 4 tires. VW feels that the tires on W8's equipped with 16" wheels are too small and are not strong enough for the added weight. With the letter, you will receive a sticker...
  7. Calling W8 Owners.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a strong urge to acquire a W8 6-speed wagon. If you own a W8 (auto or manual), please give comment about the car and give me your words of wisdom. I also found out that since this is the end of the year, it has become difficult to find a 2003 6-speed wagon. Thanks. (I currently drive...
  8. AEB Engine Owners

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Reaching 90K with the wagon.. the timing belt and water pump were done about 6K ago. What should I keep an eye on? Ounce of prevention is a pound of cure...
  9. B5 vs. B5.5 Owners Manual Question...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, just a quick question. I recently bought a B5 that did not come with an owners manual. I can get one on Ebay pretty cheap (replacement from dealership is $40.00). I don't want to get a B5.5 manual by mistake, however. Can anyone tell me how the B5 and B5.5 manuals LOOK different on the...
  10. Wow some VW owners are rude!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so i'm coming home from a friends house tonight at about 2AM and i pull off the expressway from the city of Buffalo and onto a 4 lane highway right in front of the airport. As i'm driving along minding my own business i notice a black Passat is coming up near me and as it passes me a bit i...
  11. [Poll] AEB-code owners - replaced your temp sensor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is a shout out to my fellow 98-99 AEB-code 1.8T engine owners with some miles on their cars in hopes of finding another who may have had a peculiar problem that might have been resolved by replacing, of all things, the coolant temperature sensor. My car is exhibiting an unwillingness to...
  12. every vw owners dream: a twin turbo vr6 corrado (movie)

    Anything Auto
    http://w1.960.telia.com/~u96004259/VR6TT.WMV
  13. Q. for Blaupunkt head unit owners

    Mobile Electronics
    My Blaupunk head unit's faceplate gets really hot, I never thought much of it... in fact, I thought it was normal. But know I'm wondering if this is normal or not. Does this happen to anyone else out there? Or is this a problem (short), that would suck. thanks, c
  14. People who know civic owners, relay this message!!!

    Off-Topic Forum
    For Sale: B-16 A2 DOHC 170hp, Japanese Spec engine for sale... Less than 40,000 miles, comes with engine, transmission, axles, and ecu. Along with AEM Cold Air intake, brand new still in box! Engine with Intake: $2,300 or best offer... Also for sale, Tokico lowering springs for a 1992-1995 Honda...
  15. B5 owners w/ the Eibach Pro System: Avoiding the raked look.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First off, the search still won't let you search by topic title ONLY, leaving it essentially useless, for the most part. Can someone tell me the correct way to avoid the "raked" look (slightly higher in the front than in the back) with the Eibach springs and shocks on a B5 (not 5.5). I found a...
  16. Passat Sedan owners with dogs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just thought I would pass on a cheap solution to carrying dog(s) comfortably that also protects the vehicles interior. All products were purchased at home depot for around $25 The hammock consists of 1 movers blanket and 5 tarp clips + 5 springlinks(climbing hooks) FWIW: My dog actually waits...
  17. '03 B 5.5 non 4-Motion Owners......

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Do any of you have a car that pulls to the right or left while driving on a good road despite the dealer's efforts to correct it? I need to know. If they haven't tried to align it yet, please do not respond. If it is not an '03, please do not respond. If it is not a front wheel drive model...
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