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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2 weeks ago youngest son tells me the Brake Fault Warning came on, and has been going off only on right turns. I decide that this means one of the front ABS sensors is failing, as I have seen the same problem after I redid the passenger side axle. That time it was fixable with a simple...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to plastidip mine black to give a bit of contrast against the gray headliner, but.. I'm too dumb to figure out the best way to paint them. Whatever way I have them, I can't seem to get even coverage. Anyone figured out a good way to do it?
  3. Anything Auto
    ever see an Indy car go airborne?
  4. B5 Garage
    Okay so I've been doing my timing belt job. The alignment TDC (on the crank) was off about 2mm when I put everything back on. I spoke to a tech at BlauParts who told me "If you can turn the engine by hand without any interference you will be fine". So I go to turn the motor over today and...
  5. Anything Auto
    MY EYES!!!
  6. Anything Auto
    My GF was coming back from her lunch break, making a left into a row of parking spaces. Little did she know that some stupid guy in a Civic was coming up behind her too fast and would try to go around her, and ended up smashing the side of her 1 month old MkV Rabbit. The aftermath as it was...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, the setting... I'm in my 4Mo Variant, I left work to head home for lunch. It is a light rain. I turn onto a 2-lane road which at the time is without any other vehicles, so knowing that my current set of rubber is at the wear bars I decide to try to break the wheels loose from the pavement...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright so i get my alien tech contorler finnaly after about two weeks of waiting, more actually. I installed it and it vented the windows and now doesnt work. I will lock and unloick the car fine but to roll up or down the windows it wont do. I read something about taking a circut off which...
  9. Europe
    Its a uk based diesel tuning company i rang them yesterday asking them if i could use there rolling road they wouldn't let me use it because they didn't chip my car!:banghead: they said "won't upsolute lend you theirs?" i only wanted to pay for a couple of runs but they wouldn't let me, there...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The driver side headlight has water in it, where can these H2O came from? is it possible that the seal was broken in the accident? can I just take it out and use a hair dryer to dry up the water, then use sealant repair it? :Yikes: :Yikes:
  11. Anything Auto
    Buddy is looking into a new car as a present to himself for starting his dental career. Nothing too crazy, just a step above the rest. Well, we test drove a CTS-V tonight. After employee discounting, the car was stickered at $46k, and i'm sure you could get it a little lower. One word. WOW. We...
  12. Europe
    hi guys just got to moan to someone,imagine the scene,Bank holiday weekend not alot planned so decided to treat the car to some tlc.Spent hours cleaning ,polishing and tinkering. Result a clean shinny B5.5 arrive at work tuesday afternoon,sun blazing(bad start) and workmates commenting on the...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    So I took my borbet type Es to the powdercoaters a week ago to get, you know, powdercoated. Went back today to pick the right color of black after I washed and cleaned the molding and saw the wheels after they where stripped and sand blasted. It was like looking at a supermodel after she was...
  14. Anything Auto
    Hot shot in a bimmer nearly shit his pants! Just a funny story I thought I would share. So I was driving along (59 North for Houston residents) and this dumb kid in daddy's BMW comes and blows by me. Now it has been raining all day, and the roads are SLICK! Course this kid's invincible, nothing...
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