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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are VW dealers all linked to a system, or do they each keep their records on their own? I bought the car CPO at 45k, but only after calling the original dealer and getting the verbal service records on it from them. I'd like to get a paper copy of all of them and just wondered if it had to be...
  2. Anything Auto
    Because I know you ALL remain on the edge of your seat each time you read of the trials and tribulations of Sharky, here's some mo'. The VW dealer I work(ed) for got sold to another dealer here in town. They bought EVERYTHING, including car inventory, special tools, the lifts, benches, air...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And all other VW mechanics on this board: I'm always a little too quick to come on here and complain after getting bad service from the local service advisor that I felt it was only fair that I compliment the to remain nameless mechanic who just gave me some of the best customer service I've...
  4. Anything Auto
    About a year ago, maybe a year and a half ago, my grandparents sold their Benz and bought a pristine CPO 2001 Avalon XLS. I get a phone call today from grandpa, and the car now has 80k miles on it and he (for reasons I don't understand) wants to get rid of it and get a newer car with as few...
  5. Anything Auto
    Damn! VW finally put a legitimately hot non-turbo engine in something light enough to take advantage of the torque curve. By this I mean every non-turbo VW I've ever driven has felt soft off the line, but this one doesn't. It feels like supercharged 3.8 Buick or something there is so much...
  6. Anything Auto
    I have long since outgrown my already pretty decent size Cornwell tool box, and I am therefore trying to summon the testicular fortitude to buy a new one. I am teetering between two boxes. This one: And this one: I like the Cornwell I have; it is very well made, powder coated, it is just...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Step 1: Be kind of an uppity jerk to begin with. Step 2: Have cheap Douglas brand tires installed at Wal-Mart on your daughter's Beetle. Step 3: Come to Sharky's dealership compaining of a bad vibration at speed and pulling. Step 4: Grudgingly accept that the car needs an alignment...
  8. Anything Auto
    Ok, we compared the 1.8t and the 2.0...What's up with the VR6? I know it's quick, is it reliable? Any different engine codes or anything?
  9. B5 Garage
    HAPPENED AGAIN - Computer went crazy this morning (CEL+++) (Maybe Sharky?) UPDATE Another Update (11/17/05): Dealer confirmed there was a short inside the Homelink visor. They replaced the visor (under warranty) and everything seems to be fine now. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, as well as...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got a CEL today. I ran by autozone on the way home and had it scanned. It is P0601 Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error. My car is a 2003 1.8t tip w/ APR DPP just like the one I found in this thread http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181673&highlight=p0601...
  11. B5 Garage
    My car Passat1,8t (AEBmotor), tip, open air filter, 70000km, 1998, chipped to 190hp I´m trying to resolve my problem, When I installed a boost meeter I only get 0,5bar on the meeter???? It should be 0,8-1,0bar or something (I belive) Today I took appart all hoses from turbo to IC, I cleaned...
  12. B5 Garage
    Sharky, please have a listen to my engine (1.3MB mp3) New sound file 2000 Passat 1.8T ATW Auto 109000km Test Conditions: -Engine cold -Hood open -Mic is placed about 3' away from engine bay, 6' off ground, pointed at engine from passenger side. The sound is very audible inside the car with...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Someone tried to break into my car last night and screwed my door lock cylinder. I picked up the metal insert(passenger side) and another plactic cap to replace the lock. Do you or anyone know what size hex wrench I need to remove the lock cylinder? Also is this the better route to go? Will...
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