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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I started a thread about my misadventures with a broken cam chain tensioner on the passenger side. The result of the replacement of the CCT was that the car is misfiring on all passenger bank cylinders only. Drivers side is fine even though I changed the pads on that side (meaning I took the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I'm hoping this post is in the right place. I just bought a 2013 SE with 9k miles and am thinking about buying a VW extended service plan. Any recommendations re: which dealerships offer the best prices? FWIW, I lucked out with a Toyota extended plan which cost $1300 and paid the entire $3,000...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    First time VW owner (2012 B7 2.5 SE). Currently my Love is at the dealer due to a broken valve spring and valve in Cylinder two. Loaner car is a 2012 B7 3.6 SEL. Wow why didn't I buy this model!? After driving this car I have realized I want a bit more power. Being new to VW and to be honest...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The what: bought a 03 GLX 4 Motion with tiptronic auto. car was at an salvage auction for 4 months so the battery is completely dead, before it died they uploaded a pic of the cluster in the on position. . yes the trip shows DEF. the car had both pass side windows open, but i could not detect...
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  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So now that I've overcome my dilemma on whether I should keep my 2001.5 Passat 5-speed with 143,000k or sell it, (I'm keeping it!), what potential repairs should I keep in mind or be ready for at that kind of mileage? I plan on driving this car into the ground so I will be tackling each issue...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, About myself quickly, Currently Active duty Navy as an Avionics Tech. I am an Offroad nut, from R/C crawlers to my Jeep Grand Cherokee build(Project: War Wagon - JeepForum.com ) . I was a diagnostic tech at a large GM dealership in Colorado and a fabricator of off road suspension and...
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  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i'm planning on replacing my clutch early in the summer, maybe mid-june. at this point i'll also replace both axles, as the last oil change at firestone told me both cv boots were torn. my plan is to use this clutch kit...
  11. The Black Hole
    If we only had more who could "think out of the box".
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an idea and feedback is welcome. About 50k miles ago, I broke the plastic pipe that went from the pump to the exhaust and replaced it with a length of 3/4" heater hose. Things were working fine until the jet engine noise started. Lived with that for a while and finally the SAIP went out...
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  16. New Member Introductions
    ok so i just ordered the st coilovers for my 2000 variant. hopefully put those on when the snow all clears i want your opinions on what i should do next im thinking forged 007 dv and chip do you think i could do this both for around $500? im also getting badgeless grill mabe winglets and hatch...
  17. The Black Hole
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  19. The Black Hole
    How much college debt does the Stafford Loan and other federally subsidized Student Loan programs hold? I had a thought... spending stimulus money on forgiving Federal college loans could work wonders. If something has to be done this makes considerable sense. It would improve countless...
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