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  1. what is the risk to drive with a clicking axle?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I notice both CV boots torn during my November oil change. I disassembled both outer CV joints, cleaned, applied new grease, and put on new boots. I repacked the joints exact the same way as it was (same bearing ball in the same slot), but switched the joint to the opposite axle (i.e., old drive...
  2. High risk components at High miles??

    B5 Garage
    OK boys............991.8T automatic over still has original control arms, fuel pump, cat, struts, CV's, MAF, engine, trani..........wifes car and its always garaged. What items are now rolling the dice?:wrench:
  3. Audi A4 is it worth the risk?

    Anything Auto
    I have been looking for something a little more 'comfortable' than the GTI recently. Noticed that my local goodwill has a 2001 Audi A4 for sale. Thing is the engine will not start. It's not in the greatest condition but would clean up well. They are looking for 2K. Visually engine looks fine...
  4. VW as risk of leaving the US market

    Anything Auto
    I am shocked not to see a thread of this else where on the forum, but i will go with it. There is a article at Business Week that states VW is thinking about getting out of the US market. Now some of the reason states in there i think is BS (That interior can take abuse? that is new to me) but...
  5. :stupid question: risk drivin my car 5 hours to vegas???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    youj know the deal,full air ride on 30series tires an mean stretch.rental fell through,room is booked and last resort is my car.What would you do?:poke:
  6. Latest research shows Pot not a cancer risk

    The Black Hole;_ylt=ApRKjHRmM.UDTXVVre7iaejVJRIF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA-- Plain and simple the biggest risk factor associated with Marijuana doesn't exist. Wonder how long before we can prove that...
  7. Treasure Island gtg. 56k enter at your own risk.

    The Showroom
    Here's my shots of the meet on 10/2 on Treasure Island in SF. Enjoy. Sorry some of them might of been crappy, but my camera battery was dying fast.
  8. Big rims, big risk?

    Anything Auto
    Thought this was quiet interesting guys. Rich :)
  9. Treasure Island gtg. 56k enter at your own risk.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since we don't really have a picture forum here...I guess I'll post here. Not much Passat love at this meet, but a bunch of very nice cars nonetheless. Enjoy bretheren.
  10. should i risk it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    should i risk it? before i knew i needed special tool to remove cyl head bolts i used an alan wrench. now 4 of them they are stripped what can i do to get them out? :( can i get a metal bit and drill the heads of the bolts off and try and lift the head up off over them or am i S.O.L. :crazy...
  11. How at risk are my 17 inch rims in DC area?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    OK, this is my first winter with 17 rims (Rondell R58's with HTR+ 225/45/17), and I don't know whether I should be getting steel wheels and snow tires. Fact is, around here in DC, we get maybe 3-4 real snow days a year (but we can get as much a 2 weeks any given year). But the roads can develop...