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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Question is for those who have run into the rusted fast tie rod adjuster. Alignment shop said they could not complete the job because my passenger side tie rods ends were stuck together. The thing is, my tie rod ends are just fine and don't need replacing but they are telling me that is my...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a 2001 Passat 1.8t and about to do first oil change on it with rotella t6 and I was searching in the cargo area for something and found the big oil filter but it has a little rust do you think I should use it or just buy a new one?
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to sand/prime/paint my drive axle to prevent further rust due to elements. which paint will work the best? (and where to get them)? I am thinking of Rust-olium metal paint at home improvement store Engine /primer paint for up to 500F at Autozone Engine /primer paint for up to...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am facing two options related to a leaking CV boot, i) Raxles ii) clean and repack CV joint, put on new boot and clamps I don't mind to do either, as I have done (ii) on both sides previously. I think the CV joint is probably still good at 137K. the reason for needing CV boot work is that...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, so I'm cleaning up my Passat and the Brake Calipers look really bad. They're rusty or covered in brake dust. They seem to work fine, but just look bad. Someone suggested that I have them sandblasted and paint them, which sounds a lot better than paying multihundreds for new Bembros or...
  6. B5 Garage
    Moderators please delete, fixed it.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    It was finally nice enough for me to take care of something I have been wanting to do for quite some time. I was going to simply replace the rotors with something else (upgrade!) but money has gone elsewhere, like it always does. I picked up some silver brake caliber paint and went to town on...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Vw is said to make a coolant that last a lifetime. Is that really true? My coolant is pretty dirty and opaque rusty colored. I only bought the car less than a year and it has 175000km already on it. Should I be worried about the condition of the coolant?:driving:
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It was a bleeder and a limiter in-parallel with each other, if I remember correctly. I've grown somewhat less fond of the cautious nature of my GIAC engine program, specifically the way it refuses to let the turbo do anything useful at low RPM, but I know from experience it could be producing...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've Been reading threw alot of post on here I think I'm going to follow in ( Rusty's ) foot steps with Mods. I like the idea of tinkering with my cars. I'm going to get this out of the way now ...... With Much Respect to all the guys that have chips. Please don't tell me to just put a...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I can't remove the rusty bolt off my b5 1999 passat for installation of front struts i broke one side of the bolt and i am using pb buster srapying it twice day for 2 days now but i guess its not working. here is the picture of the bolt its not my car i am using this as an example from another...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Found this thread on the net , I'd like to know your thoughts on it . I followed your exhaust manifold port matching thread , but I've only opened the manifold up to match the gasket , according to this thread it needs to be opened up more . What are your thoughts ? Calum . If you really mean...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently replaced the stock rear rotors with a set of OE equivalent Brembo plain faced rotors. I've noticed that part of the rotor is completely covered in surface rust. If I remove the wheels I can use a wire brush to get the rust off, but quickly returns. I know this isn't harmful, but the...
  14. Anything Auto
    Wow, now this is customer service. Offering 1.5x KBB value. http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/07/toyota-offers-to-buy-back-rusty-tacomas/index.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  15. B5 Garage
    Title should be... "How I did my intake, no Rusty, not another CAI thread" Ok, some of you saw this picture... And asked me how did I do my intake.. ok.. I went to the Autozone and bought just a regular cone filter that would fit a 3" pipe... I got spectre brand, but you can buy whatever you...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey, did anyone noticed that rusty's jack color matching to his car???? who else got stuff color matching to their cars,?? it s pretty cool.
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i replaced the rear pads and rotors about a year ago. I just did the fronts last night. I inspected the rear rotors as i was bleeding the system and i noticed it looked like the pads haven't hit the rotors for a while. I wondered if they were locked up? I can easily move the parking brake...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Turning a wagon into a "drivers car" - Rusty, Dutch, I would love your input I'm a "function over form" kinda guy, and I'm trying to turn my wagon into a drivers car. First question is this: Does a strut brace and a sway bar do basically the same thing? I know several here have removed the...
  19. Dealerships and Service
    I took my car there last week for oil change & a few other things on the 80k list. On Saturday I lifted the hood to check the oil only to find a broken dipstick. The whole plastic ring top was broken off! The only thing sticking out was jagged plastic. I don't mind so much that the mechanic...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am wondering if i hooked my MBC up right, I searched and found alot of info, but that is the problem, there are so many different methods. Should i hook it up parallel, or in series. Before or after the n75. i had it hooked up turbo>MBC>N75>wastegate but no matter what the setting it kept...
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