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  1. Greetings from the great white north redux

    New Member Introductions
    Here are some pics of Black Betty Mods include: Upsolute 1bar chip, Boost gauge, TT diverter, COAM airbox mod, K&N filter, 2.5in exhaust w glasspack resonator and low restriction muffler, Diverter Valve relocate, Tip tranny sport recoding, FK lowering springs, KYB sport shocks and to top it...
  2. Timing belt redux

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last Feb my 99 1.8T Passat decided to rip 16 teeth off the timing belt, at night, in a snowstorm, at 54k miles. Long saga ensues-car towed to Tynan's VW in Aurora, CO from Dillon, CO for evaluation, tried to get repair covered by the "vaunted" 10 yr/100k powertrain warranty but ultimately...
  3. Leaking moonroof -- REDUX

    B5 Garage
    Okay, some of you may remember my post last week asking about water dripping in along the A-frame of my wife's wagon with a moonroof. Thank you all for your helpful replies. So, here's an update: I pinched my wife's (car's) nipples. Water flows to them fine, but some of the water doesn't...
  4. Refrigerator box redux: 2008 Scion xB

    Anything Auto
    Not as uniquely polarizing as the last one, I don't think. That was part of the allure!
  5. Mr. Wilson, redux.

    The Black Hole
    shall we fan the flame the other direction for a bit? lookee what Novak has to say now...
  6. Lexus IS300 redux

    Anything Auto
    Ok so my cousins BF is a Lexus Used car Sales Manager. I sent him email last week asking if he can help me out and one of his salesmen called me to arrange for me to check the car and they will help me out with the price. The only thing I have to find out is the buyback on my Passat (lease...
  7. Gas Milegae, Redux II

    B5 Garage
    So, I've used my VAG-COM and changed my Tranny code to 00134 with the anticipation of enabling old-triptronic mode and Sportsmode. Yesterday, I filled up at 195.3 miles on my trip odomater (reset at last fillup) and pumped 15.0 gallons of gas, giving me an average of 13.3 mpg (loosely...
  8. Improve handling with tire pressure! (redux)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I started a thread in the B5 garage forum about my experiences with tire pressure. If you missed it, here you go: I'm bringing it up this time in the main forum because I think I've settled upon an optimal tire pressure balance for my...
  9. Presdiential election predictors - redux

    The Black Hole
    I can't find the thread for Presidential election predictors, but the 2 that I remember happened this weekend. Redskins Last Home Game Before the Election: The legend: For the last 35 years, if the Skins win the last hiome game, the incumbent wins, if they lose, the incumbent loses.. The...
  10. Radiator Redux: AC no longer blows cold air (help!)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all: So, I coughed up the $550 for a new radiator from the dealer (old thread). All's well until I turn on the AC today. It no longer blows cold air. Well, it's sort of cold -- maybe 1/3 of what it used to be. Any thoughts on the service guys did to whack my AC? I'd like to arm myself with...
  11. 6th switch redux

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is the 6th switch a toggle switch, or not? Does it function like the ASR button where if you turn of the engine it resets to a default setting (ON for the ASR), or does it stay with whatever setting you leave it, like the emergency blinkers?
  12. Oil Pump/Oil Pressure Light Redux on 98-99 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There are already two good posts on this topic: