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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did some searching and perhaps this topic has been beat to death, but I did not come up with a definite answer. I'm approaching the need to retire some technology. Some computers are being kept simply because they have a serial port on the back for accessories like my Vag-Com cable (an...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I guess the title says it all. I'm getting ready to replace my chain tensioner and I found this 058109229B Iwisketten (Iwis) branded chain being sold as an OEM part from AutohausAZ on sale for US$ 28. QUESTIONS: Well, considering I'll be replacing the tensioner I thought it would be safer to...
  3. Anything Auto
    Hello ladies. Long time since I've been around or posted. I wanted to give a first hand account for my 2010 MKZ that has been in my possession for over a year and driven 30,000 miles. Its a great ride, has little maintenance required, the computer on board is great for maintainer records, and I...
  4. B5 Garage
    I need a new front bumper skin for my 2000 V6. Every discount vendor (autopartswarehouse {and it's DBA entities}, bumperwholesale, partstrain, partsbin, carpartswholesale, autopartsfair) I have considered has terrible reviews and numerous complaints on the internet. The reliable vendors (ECS...
  5. Dealerships and Service
    Does anyone know a good mechanic in the greater los angeles area.?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone suggest a reliable mechanic near Westmont/Woodridge area? I'm willling to drive some distance if the mechanic is reliable and offers a reasonable price.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking for reliable VW mechanic to take care of CEL, Transmission and Axle issue for my 2000 Passat. It has 93K miles
  8. New Member Introductions
    My 1984 Vanagon has been the most reliable car I have ever owned, but it's time for a change. I've been driving Type II VW's for 20 years, but my lifestyle has changed and I want something more comfortable, smaller, that has better fuel economy. (I have a relationship with the best VW mechanic...
  9. USA - South
    Hi Everyone, Can someone recommend a good shop anywhere in Broward county? I tried Lenny's Volkswagen in Fort Lauderdale, but they hardly answer the phone and are always very busy (they must be good) but I can't seem to get any attention.
  10. USA - South
    Can anyone, recommend some good VW shops in H town? The last time I tried Poutous(, they were good but were charging more than the dealership, for a timing belt change. ( Anyway would appreciate any recommendations. I love my...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    changing transmision oil in the 323..L.A area.... thanks in advance:salute:
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the title says, anyone know of a reliable indy in Vienna Va? I've got a buddy that needs work done on a 2002 Jetta. Zip is 22181. TIA!
  13. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Got a buddy of mine who is trying to pick between a CC 2.0T, or a Jetta TDI. What's the story on the CC guys.
  14. B5 Garage
    Is anyone from the Morgantown, WV area? I'm looking for a reliable mechanic here in town. Thanks.
  15. Anything Auto
    I am trying to find out which bulbs my wife's car has and am running into a wall. I have found about 15 different answers on the interwebs... 04 A4 Cabriolet. Non Xenon. I need the Headlight and Fog light. (planning on getting her Xenons for both) Dealer will only give me a p/n not H7(or...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, first time post. I was wondering if anyone knew of a reliable source for purchasing Cylinder heads for my 2.8 Liter V6 30V Passat? I checked over in the Parts thread and looked at about half the sites and did not see any. Any ideas? Thanks,
  17. Classified Archive
    Looking for an affordable control arm/tie rod kit for my 99 B5. Indy shop said the cheapest they can get is 700. Any help?
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a leaking(and probably blown) head gasket on my 2001.5 GLX V6 that needs some replacing. Anybody recommend any local shops with decent estimates? Went to one mechanic who was quoting $1500 minimum. Is that average price?
  19. Anything Auto
    As mentioned in the General B5 Forum, it appears my wife suspect I want a new car this year so I'll be spending many months going over what's out there. Aside from the problems I'm living with on the Passat, I still think the car is pretty good but it's aged 10 years and when compared to today's...
  20. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Has anyone order from these guys Lake Shore Wheel and Tire. Are these guys reliable. Thinking of getting S-Concept SO1, 18 Inch 18x8 inch*, 5x112mm**35mm/48mm HyperSilver Wheels Are these bolt ons or do I need to get spacers.