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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic just did a timing belt and water pump replacement on my 2000 1.8T. He said that it would be better to replace the serpentine belts for the alternator and a/c because the car is old. I tried looking for OEM belts but couldn't find any. Are 3rd party belts by Dayco or Duralast fine?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 08 Passat 2.0T AC works intermittently. On Highway it can be middle of 50s to 70F. On local road it can be 80s, 90s or even above 100 F. I am in Florida. Last year a shop check it with pressure gauge and told me they found nothing wrong with AC. One VW dealer told me (AC control?) valve was...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all nice to meet you all and hope to get some answers that no mechanic willing to share with me :) good to be on board peace
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Any Thoughts on using aftermarket/3rd party Engine Speed Sensor? There is quite a price difference between the different manufactures/Brands on ECS Tuning. OEM / Performance Parts for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Porsche & Volkswagen - ECS Tuning My nearby dealer charges $82 but...
  5. New Member Introductions
    What's up, my name is Adrian and I got my B5.5 a week ago and I'm already in love. I look forward to my morning commute because its just so much fun to drive. It's a 1.8t with a 5MT and she loves the highway. I look forward to learning about our lovely cars with all you guys.
  6. The Black Hole
    j/k. Occupy Oakland, I'm sure you read, has gone violent.... I thought the liberal protestors are peaceful? Has they Tea Party infiltrated the Occupy movement?
  7. The Black Hole
    i know it doesnt concern americans but with all the commotion thats going on right now in euorope none of the media has noticed the labour party turning into nazis.they think that journalists should have licenses so that they cant write upsetting stories, or in other words if they disagree with...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, My B5.5 is currently on limp mode. My mechanic told me it's due to bad turbo and a valve next to it (I forgot what it's called). The previous owner put a B5 turbo from a junkyard. I don't know if it's caused by incompatibility or just plain bad turbo. When the car is under heavy load...
  9. USA - South
    Speed & Mischief, RSVPatl, Wild Bills....invites you to: 1 Night = Fast & Furious Fast Five Movie Release Party + Car show/meet + Movie cars + Giveaways (Thanks to Universal Studios) + Hot Crowd + Hot Music + Hot Party. Can you handle it? Oh forgot the good part, it's FREE (for 21+, $5 for...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a 3rd party manufacturer for a replacement oil pan ('02 V6). All I need is the lower pan and gasket (are there any issues with using the existing sensor?). Thanks!
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Everyone. We have a B5.5 V6 5 speed. My dad received a letter from I guess a 3rd party warranty program confirming that our passat is not under warranty anymore. We've been looking into it, due that our passat needs a water pump and axles etc. I thought I would run it past everyone here on...
  12. The Black Hole
    Whether Steele was there or not, what's the party of family values doing holding meetings in S&M clubs ? Let alone the "other" expenditures coming to light - private planes, cars, Beverly Hills Hotel... - which neither party is innocent of but the Voyeur Club ?!?!? Honey !! Screw Disneyland.. I...
  13. The Black Hole
    I have an interesting question, as I'm struggling with my own political placement. Fundamentally, I understand the difference between the Republican (conservative) agenda and the Democrat (liberal) agenda to be such: 1. Conservative politics dictate that government should butt out. People and...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As some have noted here and on vortex, Vag-Com 409.1 does not work on windows 7 64-bit (but seems to work on Windows 7 32-bit if you install under C:\ instead of C:\Program Files). Not really sure where to put this so I just posted in the B5 forum as that is where I normally post... Here are...
  15. Anything Auto Take a ride with the Ferrari guy! :rofl: Do note sweet gold painted engine intakes. :lol:
  16. The Black Hole
    Yes, she has been discussed to death here, but now that she is no longer governor of Alaska she can campaign for president fulltime and she will attract evenmore attention in her party and in the media. So my question is, is this a good thing for the Republican party? Does her star power...
  17. The Showroom
    Probably my 1st Showroom Thread. Had a good crowd (about 60 poeple) at Details Limited Body Shop. Great Hosts, lots of food and a few nice cars. Since my wife took the pics, we do not have pics of the R8 or S5 that were there. Here are a few pics (out of 100) of the Airshow and Fireworks:
  18. Events & Gatherings The kind folks at NTAG (North Texas Audi Group) have opened this up to PW members. You can post there if you are signed up or post here and I will relay the info. Who: Anyone confirmed What: Watch some fireworks? When: July...
  19. The Black Hole
    Good luck with that.
  20. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I finally convinced my wife/household CFO on buying a set of snows for my Passat, and well, pickings are slim at Tire Rack (I'm planning on buying 4 tires and 4 16" steelies.) So, I have it narrowed down to three: Michelin X-Ice XI2 in 205/55R16 91T Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 in 195/60R1689R...