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  1. Dyno Forum
    So I was out at Raceline USA today in Temple City CA. I wanted to get an idea of what my stock 2001 Passat has as far as power goes, it is a 5 speed fwd 1.8t with 141,436 at the start of the session. My highest horsepower and torque were on the same pull. This is my base, soon to begin my build...
  2. The Showroom
    Two minor mods or upgrades I've had in the car for a while but haven't taken pix yet, till now. I recently swapped my plastic steering wheel for a leather wrapped one. Big difference in look and feel: And while I've had OE fogs on the car since summer, I only recently wired them up. It's...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, everyone! Last summer, I bought a 2000 Passat GLS V6 5spd that now has 165k on the clock. There are no leaks of any kind whatsoever, the interior is next to flawless and, other than a few rock chips here and there, the body is beautiful as well. The thing I love most about it is the...
  4. The Black Hole
    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN1332355120070913?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&rpc=22&sp=true and It really is no surprise to me, but I am interested to see what they do now that they got caught practically giving it away to a cause they agree with. Do you think they...
  5. Anything Auto
    :lol: You just can't make this stuff up. I wasn't sure whether to put this in the Black Hole or Anything Auto, but since it came from the automotive/business section of a publication, here it is in AA. I guess the auto designers will have to go back to the drawing board on this one and do a...
  6. The Black Hole
    Gotcha! :D I figured BH could use some humor... :poke:
  7. B5 Garage
    The child proof switch in the driver's door control panel is starting malfunction. While at the beggining it locked OK, now when pushed in, extracts again and I have to hold it down for it to work. I'm thinking of removing the whole panel, and trying to fix just the switch but any info or...
  8. The Black Hole
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050911/ap_on_re_eu/nireland_riots Protestants going around rioting, burning and looting? Sound a bit like their buddies over in the Middle East... There are fanatics on both sides of the fence.
  9. The Black Hole
    FIRST SUBWAY® RESTAURANT OPENS IN IRAQ - In its continuing effort to provide a "taste of home" to American troops stationed overseas, the Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) has opened a SUBWAY® restaurant at Camp Speicher in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit. ;)
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well for the last 6 months ive been dealing with a nightmear. Push the gas... boost comes up hits 10 p.s.i. and the car misfires. So I take my slightly modified vehicle :wink: over to a dealer where I knew one of the mechanics and he tells me its a vacumn leak. So for the last 6 months Im...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    *Update* So I talked to Mark (ZDMAK from ebay) about the situation, he was cool and agreed to ship me out the $22 tool for $15 by priority mail. He started yacking to me about his tool and sports card selling business. Talked to me for quite a bit. If there's every a tool we can't find, he...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Waterfest 10, even after a 9 hour drive to have the event rained out was still one of the best experiences of my Volkswagen life. It was a pleasure to meet some great people and clubb5 members such as BoeserBlick in the sandals, Julian Fang pimping the new set of rims, the guy who was nice...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need some decent close-up pictures of B5's (98-00) showing the proper spacing of the between the rear fenders and the rear bumper cover and trunk lid. My car was recently rear ended by an uninsured driver. I brought the car to a body shop recommended by my insurance company because they...
  14. Anything Auto
    I dont care what you say, this is some spicey rice!
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just a quick story about my drive home on Friday afternoon..... Basically, I was driving a little too fast on a slight downhill stretch, with the sun in full winter glare behind me. I couldn't see that the traffic light had turned red -- until I noticed that the two cars in front of me are both...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am sure this has been discussed before but can not seem to find it. I have been running Amsoil 10-40 for the past 25k. Aside from taking apart the engine is there a way to see if spending the extra $ has done me a heck of good? Yeah sure it is only a few $$ over a year but with a second...
  17. Anything Auto
    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1048274 980 RWHP on a stock block, rods and pistons? :shock: :shock: :shock: On another note, who the hell graphs dynos versus time?
  18. Anything Auto
    http://www.scca.org/amateur/solo2/nationals/2003/results/groups/stx.html Yeah, that's right, a WRX wagon took the prize for STX in SCCA SoloII Nationals. :weirdo: They still are kinda ugly though, huh.... :wink:
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Background: I bought a rear Votex valance and a Mattig rear window spoiler. Right after purchase of both items I brought them over to Full-EFX, a local “professional” shop. Both items were painted, and installed on my car. Not two weeks passed and I was driving on the on-ramp to the highway and...
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