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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all I understand the engine is spec'd for the Double Platinum plugs (ie NGK PFR6Q's), the car is totally stock, 90k original miles, and the gas mileage is not very good so IMO it's the plugs...anyways, anybody running Iridium plugs over the Double Platinums? Iridiums seem to be about the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic & Friend just flushed my coolant today and had a new coolant bottle installed cause it had a small crack in the bottle, new g13 coolant and installed new NGK 6458 PFR6Q Laser Platinum Plugs, I cant believe the difference. The plugs were shot. He said one of the plugs was not all the...
  3. Anything Auto
    See more photos of the Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition at AutoGuide.com
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I've read the older reviews about Bosch vs NGK but has anyone tried the 4417s? I have a 2001.5 V6 and was wondering if anyone tried it in their V6 2.8??? Thanks!
  5. B6 Garage
    Want to change mine before the winter. Local store (Napa, Canadian Tire) don't carry the NGK, dealer want $26 a piece. Any one have good word for the Denso double platinum plug($10/each only), thanks! PS: car is stock 2008 FSI automatic
  6. Anything Auto
    Hey guys, In general, whats the difference between say, double platinum and iridium plugs? The reason I'm asking is because I'm about to do the plugs on the rents' '04 Town Car and those Triton engines are a chore to change the plugs on. They have the coil-over-plug setup, plus the back few...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The passenger side airbag cover on my 05 B5.5 is cracking and flaking. I have an anthracite dash and am hoping to save a little by trying to find an airbag cover on e-bay. ETKA lists four colors for this part: Platinum Grey, Walnut, Anthracite and Black. I know what black and anthracite...
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Has anyone used these? Any experience? I've been using Kumho Ecsta ASX 225/40/18 for the last two years. I have gone through two sets in that time, so I'm changing tires once per year. That's 20,000 - 22,000 miles I'm getting out of them. I'm lowered 2" so that is not working in my favor. I'm...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was being bored and looking on ETKA, when I saw some interior body diagrams. Saw that our air ducts/vents... inner, outer, center and door vents can come in platinum? 3B1 819 705 is the base number (I don't know how to read the extended number) Does anyone know what these look like? Also...
  10. Anything Auto
    Just wanted to give a heads up - Walmart has the 5qt Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic jugs for $20 with a $15 gift card by mail (limit 2 per household/family). Didn't see any 0w-40, but I picked up a few jugs of 5w-30. Can't beat $1.20 a quart after tax!
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For a 2002 V6.... bosch USA/Autozone and many other retailers say to use p/n 4417 (FGR7DQP) for 2000 and later ATQ's, bosch Mexico says to use p/n 4418 (FGR8DQP) for all Passats B5/B5.5, that is one heat range hotter. Some people here are using 4418 with good results. What's the deal...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone used Pennzoil synthetic for their B5/B5.5 1.8T Passat? There's a sale now at Pep Boys and AutoZone and I wasn't sure if it was something I should jump on. For those that have used Pennzoil synthetic, did it work hard?
  13. B5 Garage
    I just replaced the Bosch Platinum +4 plugs on my 99 V6 with the same thing, as well as my daughter's A4 (had stock NGKs). I can't believe how NICE the plugs looked in my car. I had about 60k on them, and they looked great. I know others here have had problems with these Bosch, but they run...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I was in the middle of tricking my 2001 Passat up with some OEM beauty when I came across this page in ETKA, which gives the codes for the platinum trim (only for the air vents in this image). Not knowing how the trim looks I ordered the small air vents in the dash, as you can see...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just my opinion, but after replacing the plugs in my '00 Passat V6 and my son's '00 Jetta VR6 with Bosch Platinum +4's, both cars were mis-firing. After a week when the check engine light came on, I read a misfire on the Passat cylinder #1 with a VAG-COM, and also random mis-fires. What junk...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen conflicting info. This guy says they're copper: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showpost.php?p=901124&postcount=15 RockAuto says they're platinum: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1418734,parttype,7212,EPIsubcategory[1164],Spark%2BPlug,partGroup,25 Anybody have documentation?
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    YAY or NAY? Just asking cuz advanced auto has it for buy one get one free. So 6 quarts for about $18 ain't too bad.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am thinking of doing a tuneup. The most expensive one from Checkers is Bosch Platinum 4 spark plugs. My friend says that this is a very good one, better than Bosch Platinum 2 and Platinum. Anyone having experience ? any suggestions.
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