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  1. Snow Chains - Who uses them on their Passat

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Do any of you run snow chains on your cars occasionally? What wheel/tyre combo are you running? Do you get intereference issues between the added snowchain and your suspension. Here in NZ we are fond of snow chains for getting up ski fields and across the alps during mid winter. I currently run...
  2. Anybody running 235 50 17's on their Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    It was mentioned in another thread that these tires fit but the guy who posted it isn't responding so I thought I'd ask if anyone else has changed over their B6 Passat from 45's to the slightly taller 50 aspect ration tires. I'm considering putting 235 50 17's on my B6 wagon to soften the...
  3. Has anyone here had the following problem with their power steering?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Greetings, Back in February of this year I had the following problem with my '12 2.5l SE and I was wondering if anyone else has, or knows of someone who has had the following problem. Back in February of this year, the steering began whining whenever I made a left turn. An analysis at the...
  4. Anyone changed their cylinder head on their B6?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm 98% sure the cylinder head got a crack, so its building up a hugh preassure into the watertank. We changed the head gasket but still instant preassure from the first minute the car is running. It is a 2006 194.000 km. 1.9 TDI Im about to get parts, its expensive, but is it a way to be 100%...
  5. Has anyone heard from VW after registering their TDI for compensation?

    New Member Introductions
    I am wondering if anyone has heard back from VWUSA after registering their TDI on the website? The statement that we would hear back in 4 weeks seems to be as accurate as the NOx testing. As an aside, though. I think my 2014 Passat TDI is a great car. I always wondered how I was getting such...
  6. Can someone pop their hood real quick?

    B5 Garage
    1999 AEB Passat 1.8T 5 speed I have a wire I didn't hook back up from my engine pull. Cant figure out where it goes! Its a three prong connector and is long enough to reach near the power steering pump.
  7. Anyone have 17, 18 inch wheels on their 2006-2011 B6?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am curious to see what it looks like and hear any issues that ppl have had with fitment. The OEM 16s i have now were scuffed pretty bad by last owner so im going to use them as winter wheels and buy new ones next summer for warm weather. below is the current wheels. Thoughts and photos?
  8. anyone retro fit b6 a4 lights on their 99?!?!?!?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking for headlights the other day and the idea of retro fitting b6 a4 headlights on my 99 passat popped up and if it would be possible. I checked out the one piece aftermarket headlights and they seem to be similar with b6 there anyone that has attempted this or know if...
  9. Anybody used LED bulbs in their fogs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just a question if anybody has done this. Because I know there is H3 LED bulbs. Sent from Free App
  10. Has anyone replaced their plastic headlights with glass?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wanting to know if anyone replaced their plastic lens to glass or replaced the whole headlight to glass. Not sure there is anything even out there, but I favor glass over plastics.
  11. Curious to see... anyone have pictures of their B5/B5.5 Passat BRAND NEW?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, at the time the Passat was being made, I was about 5-6 years old, and at that point was probably way too young to remember what I saw out the car window. So now I'm curious... what does a brand new Passat of these model years actually look like? You know, the time when the soft touch wasn't...
  12. Mounts and their role with flex joints?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car is a 2004 B5.5, 1.8T, 5sp, 4motion with 121k miles. I've owned the car since 2005 and the factory flex joint was replaced in 2010 (109k mi.) along with the motor and snub mounts (Barney blood was visible). The sentiment at the time was that the bad mounts most likely caused the flex joint...
  13. Has anyone Cammed their 30V? Im looking for opinions and HP/Tq numbers/specs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im interested in outting cams in my 30V. I know its pricey and I know there is alot involved, But it the direction I wanna go. Im looking to see if anyone has done it before (cause I have never heard much about it) and if companies actually make software to support them. :wrench:
  14. Swedish Police Officers Race Hyundai In Their B6.5 Passat Wagon...

    Anything Auto
    Sweden Police Deny 'Patrol Car Drag Race' - YouTube and win! :wrench:
  15. bmw owners like to smell their own farts?

    Anything Auto
    i was just browsing some threads on the m3 because i thought an e46 would make a cool weekend toy. and boy was i amazed at the ignorance and childishness of bmw owners on the m3 forum. just read thru this real quick and you will see what i mean. they talk so much smack about audi and vw and the...
  16. Beware buyautoparts and turbochargerpros !!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i purchased a k04 off of website back 5 23 2012, I then received it on 5 31, installed on 6 25 2012, then start of may this year I started running into problems, no boost, boost, no boost, boost then found out on 5/20 2013 it was the wastegate in the turbo getting stuck. so I...
  17. Has anyone used Plasti dip on their roof? My clearcoat looks terrible.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car has been peeling clear coat for over 5 years now. It started with the hood, which I eventually completely peeled, and then had a shop repaint it. It came out great, but it was very $$. The roof is now in terrible shape, and it will cost even more to paint that. I've been looking at...
  18. Screw it! Need some help with what people have done with their crappy leather.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys a couple months ago i bought a used 2003 passat gls. There has not been any problems with the car except for the damn leather! I dont know if the previous didnt use any of the seats but they are literally falling apart on me! I was just wondering what you guys thought as a solution...
  19. 2001 B5.5 V6 Who has hollowed out their cats?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just bought a 2001 B5.5 with a v6 and aparently both cats are gone. I already know all about it being illegal and I don't care about the backpressure or sound debates. I am planning to just hollow them out until I get some cash to replace them (only paid $2500 for the car). Anyone who has done...
  20. Has Anyone Dipped or Painted Their Oh Sh*t Handles?

    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?