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  1. Stupid me, bought the wrong tire size, would they still fit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I made a mistake yesterday and bought 4 225-55-17 tires to replace the ones I have on my B5. I do realize I should have bought 225-45 instead but I screwed it up. Should I still try to mount them and try them on the car or is it a waste of time or even dangerous? My car currently has 3...
  2. Unofficial ask a stupid question thread

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We have this over on vortex in the mk4 area and i thought it was a good idea to have here also...mods feel free to sticky if u want. Sent from my SM-G530P using Tapatalk
  3. Stupid question: Is a manual 1.8t engine a direct bolt in behind a auto transmission?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know that an auto engine doesn't work behind a 5 speed cause I've done the swap before that way. I actually found a b6 Audi project that needs an engine and I plan on eventually swapping in a 5 speed in the future. In the mean time to avoid shaving the crank I was wondering if I could get away...
  4. Stupid freaking road side assistance!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The day started like any other, I was driving to work on a sunny day with the moonroof open and enjoying the hour long commute to work. When I got off work however, I noticed that I had left the door ajar, draining the battery. I could only find one person at work who wasn't in a meeting...
  5. may be a stupid mod but...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a 2000 B5 variant. tan velour interior. the P.O. used it to haul paint and whatnot from here to timbucktoo and back. SO, there is some paint stains. i would like to do the hatch area and the rear seat backs in hardwood flooring. ive seen it in person and think it looks nice, and i have...
  6. Stupid Coolant Tank leaking again from level sensor plug!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've replaced the coolant tank 3x in the last 5 years~! the OEM lasted the longest, and wasn't a problem when I decided that to prevent a potential inconvenience later, I should replace it. Dumbass move:mad: The replacement tank (Febi brand) leaked from the sensor connector within 1 week of...
  7. stupid question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ive got a 2000 gls with the cold weather package. how do i turn on the heated washer nozzles? is it tied into the rear defrost, the heated mirrors, temperature probe, maybe its on all the time? ive never had a problem with them freezing, but this morning it would have been nice to use hot...
  8. Stupid key!!!

    B5 Garage
    So a few days ago my FOB works fine, little slower and a bit more button pushing then usual but no big deal. I decide to change then batteries out which is what I assumed was the problem and seems like a cheep fix. I change out the batteries and the FOB doesn't respond to anything, maybe dud...
  9. i think my car attracts stupid people.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ive told you guys about my import shop experience. well ive got a new one. as you may remember i have a 2000 variant. very unassuming, nothing special. green with a tan interior, no tint, no decals, the only mod is i removed the factory dirt. about as boring as it gets. anyhow i dusted it off...
  10. Stupid question -- STOP - Check Coolant, Service Manual

    B5 Garage
    I was flushing my coolant today. When I turned the engine on to start the bleeding process, I got the following warning message: STOP Check Coolant Service Manual I'm curious about that "Service Manual" part. What does that mean? Does it have anything to do with my manual transmission, or...
  11. probably a stupid question on temp sensor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How much is too much... so I replaced the old black temp sensor with the ne green one. I replaced the O ring and made sure the old one was out. When I went to put tge sensor back into the coolant flow hole I kept pushing it down into it and I felt like I was going to break it. Im not sure how...
  12. Stupid pets.

    Off-Topic Forum
    Yesterday after I was done doing the dishes, my semi-retarded 5 month old kitten slipped and fell off the counter top, breaking his left back leg. We took him to the emergency vet hospital. Luckily my girlfriend's sister is a vet, so apparently if you have family in the business you get some...
  13. Stupid noob question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone I have. 2000 b5 v6 Passat, my noob question is would an axle from a b5.5 v6 work of my car or do I need to find a b5 axle. Thanks for the input
  14. noob here, this might be a stupid question

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought my first passat today and i love it, but i noticed that there's a green light with a foot symbol that comes on every time i turn on the car; when when to look at the car this morning i do not remember see that light. Is that normal? it goes way when i put the car in drive. also i...
  15. Stupid Coolant Flange is leaking AGAIN...

    B5 Garage
    One my 98 1.8t the rear coolant flange is leaking yet again. sigh. I hate this stupid piece of plastic... This time it may be my fault, as it is leaking from the connection to the hard pipe, and I didn't use a new O-ring. I know, it was stupid. I used a new one against the block, but the...
  16. Stupid TB question - '02 AWM

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've just finished up the TB job and have looked over what feels like a billion timing belt diys and still feel like I have a couple of questions. 1. My original TB was running on the outer edge of the cam->WP, new one is favoring the inner edge - Will this be problematic in any way or totally...
  17. Stupid question about heater hoses.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I need to replace the hoses running from the heater outlet to the water pipe and where-ever the other one goes. Both hoses have a spring clamp at the heater end and VW "quick-release" fitting at the motor end. looking at pictures of new hoses on ECS and Autohausaz's websites I don't see...
  18. Is this something? Possibly not working? Something Stupid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys! Ever since I owned my passat ive never noticed this (handle? button? opener?) it looks like something you press to open the trunk and is probably super obvious. when my vehicle is unlocked (or locked) however, this thing does nothing. Any suggestions or information?
  19. Stupid crap your B5.5 does in the cold list...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, it's cold for Ga (about 25 tonight) and as with any old car (189000 miles), mine displays a couple of, ahem, quirks. 1.) driving home tonight, my car beeps (that loud, heart-stopping shrill) and tells me that my trunklid is open. Clearly it isn't...in fact, I haven't been in the trunk...
  20. Maybe A Stupid Question But...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, Happy new owner of a 2012 V6 SEL, Platinum Grey Metallic with the Fender Sound system. Here's my question - When I get in the car every morning, actually when I open the door, there's a noise for a few seconds. It sounds like the seat moving, but this doesn't make sense to me as it does...
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