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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello passat world, huge thank you!!! i've fixed many problems on my 2004 vw b5.5 wagon using this forum. looking forward to contributing and keeping my baby running for years to come! :bowdown:
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I went to check my oil to see if I needed to top it off, sure enough I was pretty low. I took the cap off to add more oil and it had seemed someone tried to put a bunch of small rocks/pebbles in my engine. There's this second layer that looks like a rectangle bowl that all the rocks are...
  3. Dealerships and Service
    Santa Cruz VW Dealership Title is incorrect. Do not recommend this dealership. Ellie
  4. New Member Introductions
    Just wanted to register because I have lots of questions, alot of which have already been answered. My son just bought his first car last month, he is 16 years old. The car is a 1999 gls passat with a 5 speed and a 1.8t. The best part is he only paid $1,000 for it. It was absolutly filthy dirty...
  5. Anything Auto
    Thought you guys should see this... http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/17/video-hennessey-venom-gt-rocks-the-dyno-spits-fire/ Wow.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just thought I'd say that. I haven't ever wanted to really post but there's tons of great info and good people in here....party on garth. I'll be a resident local to these boards from here on out helping when I can :wrench:
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the other day I was messing around seeing how far forward my seat could go. Upon bringing it back to its normal position, it won't sit firmly. It rocks forward and backward with about 2mm of give making a clunk when hitting each end. When I accelerate it moves back, and when i brake it moves...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A week ago my sunroof glass shattered. I found a replacement in the Chicago area, but for pick up only! Steve went out of his way, picked up the assy., packed it and shipped it! What can I say, but THANK YOU SO MUCH STEVE! I can't say how much I appreciate the effort! You guys and gals on the...
  9. The Showroom
    Leavin tomorrow from college to go back home for break. Going from CO to MN, 1000 miles, 13 straight hours :)
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car: 1998 GLX, 121k miles. I've had a CEL for a couple months, which Advance Auto scanned as a "generic o2/cat fault." Since the car was/is still running fine with no loss in economy, I didn't take any immediate action. I'm hoping for a VAG-Com for Christmas, so until then I'm just sitting...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sounds like somthing is losse but I've looked and haven't been able to find anything. 2003 1.8t FWD, when accelerating and letting off the throttle at lower speeds and sometimes going over speed humps/dips there is a pretty loud tapping sound. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem...
  12. Mobile Electronics
    I had a Pioneer F700BT nav unit installed last Friday and I have to say this system rocks. Very user friendly and the flashed, GPS based nav system is intuitive. You can drive anywhere and hit a button to get you home, and it will plot out your route and give you instructions for the drive...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i kind of feel like its unbalanced when on the highway driving over 80 mph. Its only feels like that when i hit over 80. I grip the wheel tight and it still moves left or right by itself...really strange
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just wanted to give a thumbs up to these guys as they have the best customer support i've ever dealt with. They sell goodies from most of the companies we frequent here so it keeps you from having to run around to get stuff. I saw they sold 42 Draft Designs stuff but they didn't have the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently completed the wiring for the rear fog light and was happy to see that the instructions obtained here were spot on. However, I still wanted to get the rear fog icon lit on the Euroswitch. So I followed the instructions I found here. Although I had never done any soldering on a PCB...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I must say I am so glad I found this place. I just Bought a 99 B5 with high miles, but absolutely superb condition -2.8 V6 - Tiptronic, 169k (makes me wonder what a fantastic car a young, low milage B5 must be like - I have been driving Rice Burners for 2 decades, with the occaional British...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey All, I'd like to compliment everybody here in the B5 forums for the great info and support they give. Special thanks to the moderators for organizing all the great writeups and common problems. As someone who checks in any time I work on my car or hear the slightest noise, I've found the...
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