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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. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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!
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Anything Auto
    http://ferrariguyforhire.com/ Take a ride with the Ferrari guy! :rofl: Do note sweet gold painted engine intakes. :lol:
  12. 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:
  13. Events & Gatherings
    http://www.northtexasaudigroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16731 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Mobile Electronics
    So I just installed an in dash single DIN DVD/DiVX MP3 player (4" wide screen LCD) into my existing 2000 4Mo Monsoon system. I used a adapter dongle so that I could keep the stock wiring for now until I have more time to run new wires etc for my later install of an amp, cross over, and sub. The...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hadnt run Ross-Techs vagcom software on my car in a while. It has been about 4 months since I last scanned it (using my shareware version of 409.1). At that time, I was able to use it no problem using my 3rd party cable I got off eBay (its a USB interface). However, i recently reformatted...
  17. New Member Introductions
    My name is HARV and I have an '02 Passat GLS 1.8t w/a 5 spd. I bought it last year in September. My best friend got me interested in Passats because he use to have a '99 Passat GLX. I really digged it. I call my Passat "Victoria". She is my classy black lady. Ever since I have bought it, I...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi all, i guarantee youve never heard a sadder story. so here goes. a month and a half ago i rear ended someone. i had to drive a civic the whole month! then i got my car back on friday. it was great to have her back. but then disaster struck again in the form of a 16 yr old high school girl...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the consensus on the Rosstech cable vs. a third party's? If the third party's is workable, is there a brand that is more trusted than others? $30 - 50 bucks for 3rd party v. $249 for Ross's isn't an exciting prospect. Thanks.
  20. B5 Garage
    How to get VAG-COM & 3rd Party Interface working Hi, (Mods: move if this is in the incorrect place). Did a lot of searching on the site for this problem but couldn't find anything so did a small how-to after I worked it out. I recently bought a 3rd party interface cable (USB) from alpha-bid...
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