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  1. The Showroom
    Our project car! This is my son's 2003 1.8T. We bought it little over 1 year ago just before he turned 16. With the thought of fixing it up a little. was in decent shape but very stock. We have done a few things exhaust, K&N, wheels, suspension, minor other mods. Found a sick cheap price on a...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I'll be asking questions soon. Have a thermostat o-ring sealing problem.
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone. :hatoff: Hate long posts? :mad: :banghead: :sleep: Skip the fluff and go to the words between the red letters. The," Why Post This Here?" Didn't see an open, "Welcome Thread" nor a valid "Introduction Thread" that wasn't locked so I'll introduce myself here - hope it's not...
  4. New Member Introductions
    My son bought a used 1995 Passat GLX VR6 last week. It ran fine when we got drove it home and for a couple days, until he and his friends tried to put radio in. We have it running now, but the turn signals aren't working. Found a lot of stuff in here to get us to this point, but stuck now.
  5. B5 Garage
    Hi. The automatic transmission in my son’s ’02 Passat with the 1.8 turbo motor gave up a couple of weeks ago due to a lack of fluid and filter changes. The local VW dealer wants $5000 to install a new transmission and $2700 for a used transmission. I located and bought a used transmission, for...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. My son got a 99 Passat a few months back. Having some problems with it now. I usually work on Jeeps but this one has me stumped. Looking for a little help. Thanks
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, after buying MAF and TB cleaning supplies, and getting all ready for some quality time with my 1.8T, I rear ended somebody in heavy traffic that stopped suddenly (first accident in 12 years.) While the damage to the Sonata in front of me consisted of some bumper scratches, my poor B5.5 is...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Figured we would need some advice if it is to last long enough for him and his sister to get to the point where they can afford their own car. So here I am.
  9. The Showroom
    ....actually he just made me wash his car...sooo i took pictures after i washed it :p
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We have two boys in college and they each have a 1.8t Tip Passat. One is my old '99 with 230k miles and the other is a used '98 we bought from a friend 160k on the odo. We still do the repairs, I have an Indee do the mechanical and being a ElecTech/CompJock I do the electrical. I pitty the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 03 B5.5 ( 100k) is being gifted to my son in 6 mos. - so I am in the market for a NEW ride. . Curently looking at : 06 330i, 07 328i, 07 A4 3.2, suggestions / thoughts? . . 35k Spending Limit
  12. Anything Auto
    This sucks. The only good thing is that there were witnesses who got the plate and the cops caught the guy. Even better, he has insurance (pretty rare in East Austin). It used to be a 93 Impreza wagon with 145K and it was far more reliable than my 01 Passat has been. My son is a senior at UT...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I saw a guy from work with a Tahoe that has lots of black plastic on the outside. It all looked brand new. He told me that he uses Son of a Gun on all of the black trim. So, I went out and bought some. It took three different stores before I found it, but Walmart had it. Advance and Auto...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I get out of my house and walk to my car.. i get in and i notice that my drivers side mirror is crooked! So i park behind my place and i check it out, a scrape on the front of the housing, no biggie, and then i notice that the plastic behind the mirror is out of place. So i try to take...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So apprently sometime between washing my car at 11:00 P.M. Friday night and arriving at a show at 10:30 A.M. one of my Votex skirt jack access covers disappeared...:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: and of course you can't get them separately. Anyone have one they don't need...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i followed the instructions posted on how to clean my MAF and take out the little screen thing. I must be an idiot because it was a lot more difficult (read: time consuming) than it implied. I dropped my first screw driver into the engine bay trying to take off the heat shield, then i used...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 19 year old son drove his 1st AutoX in his 99 B5. He was running brakes with 40K on them, GIAC chip and Neuspeed Springs/Shocks. Tires had about 30K on them. His buddy was driving an 03 Jetta with exhaust, CAI, springs/shocks, chip. The old Passat was a second faster at the end of the day...
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  19. Anything Auto
    V12 580-600 BHP sharing chasiss with 612 Scaglietti
  20. Wheel and Tire Forum
    just got my OZ's in today. Look bad ass... but... big problem. The original lugs that came with the Passat are not long enough to fasten securely enough when i put the OZ's on. I've gone to a couple places and called a couple more, including the VW dealer and none of them sell longer wheel...
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