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  1. Do I post 2 here or in response to those above?

    New Member Introductions
    Still not activated.
  2. For those near Chicago or thereabouts...Windy City DubFest

    Events & Gatherings
    I'm going to check this show out. It's on Saturday, Sep 3, in a Chicago suburb called Grayslake, a little ways west of the Tri-State Tollway (I-94). For those who know my rather unique VW enthusiast status, a purist that likes STOCK water-cooleds, I'm thinking this event could potentially have...
  3. Those Sneaky Germans! All 2015 and 16 Clean Diesels Recall

    Anything Auto
    Those sneaky Germans installed software in all 2015 and 16 Clean Diesels that can detect when an emissions test is being done and turn on emissions controls to pass the test. Other than those times the Clean Diesel cars ain't so clean! VW has also stopped selling all Clean Diesel cars in the US...
  4. For those of you with an RNS510 unit

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I know I cannot play movies in anything but the DVD slot of the RNS510 itself..I have already tried via the SD card...Is there a way to connect a USB slot to the RNS510, and if so, will it play movies off of the USB drive?
  5. To those who have replaced control arms?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did any of you find worn ball joints? And which if any of the bushing did not appear to be worn? I'm questioning this because I'm about to do some repairs and I'm leaning toward just replacing any bushings that are worm. Also let me ask the age old question. Has anyone had positive...
  6. Those "turbo" noises....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well... on my way home from work yesterday, I was following behind a Audi A4, and by the badging on the back, it had the 1.8T. It also had what I call a "trash can" exhaust tip. Anyway, the car didn't sound like I expected.... the exhaust was fairly quiet, with a good exhaust tone.... And as...
  7. For those with manual transmission...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What RPMs do you switch gears at when fully warmed up? I switch around 3k to 3.5 in 1st and 2nd and 2.5 to 3k in 3rd-5th when i'm not spirited driving..
  8. All those B5 Wagons FS...why?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone know why so many B5 wagon's are FS? Seems like it's 1976 all over again but the B5 wagons are Ford Pintos. ducks from all the shoes thrown by wagon owners (Go check Vortex B5 classifieds or CB5 classifieds) The W8 wagons are understandable (nice engine, but thirsty; pull engine to...
  9. Question for those with Anthracite interior...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 Passat wagon, 1.8T AWM, 5sp, 4motion, Anthracite interior The door pull/window switch panel insert on my driver's door has seen better days. It is scarred up from over 10 years of use and if the weather is right, it is sticky! I'm guessing exposure to dirt, oil from my hands, cleaners...
  10. lets play a game. name those wires!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 passat gls wagon. 2.8 V6 ATQ. cold weather option, manual trans, not AWD. all these wires are on the passengers side, or the left side looking INTO the engine bay. these are near the firewall kind of by the group of plugs. it is one grey wire and one white wire in a rubber sleeve. looks...
  11. For those of you who don't follow me on Instagram

    The Showroom
  12. Questions for those who have done an engine replacement / swap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently picked up a 2001 sedan with a blown 1.8T AWM engine. It's got full leather, winter package, TIP, etc. 125K miles, and I paid a whopping $650. I was told it suddenly "made a bad noise and shut off", so after discovering that it was nearly out of coolant I pulled the head and found...
  13. can someone tell me what those wheels are??

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    really love those wheels, but can't find out what they are, and if they are available in America
  14. got a question about those metal "U" clips

    New Member Introductions
    i'm new to the forums. i just got a 99 passat a few weeks ago, and i'm starting to tackle some of the problems after getting the clutch/flywheel, fixed, and a brake job done. i need to replace some wiring for the headlights, but i'm not sure how to properly remove the "clips" that hold the...
  15. Those little white rings on your fuel injectors

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Anyone ever change out the white nylon (?) rings on the tips of the fuel injectors on a Passat 2.0t bpy? My car is a 2007. I'm rebuilding the engine an went to reinstall the intake manifold. The gasket kit comes with these rings new so I took off the old one. The new ones are REALLY tough to...
  16. Check those drains!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    VW - Imgur from OP comments This VW Passat rolled in and opened the flood gates after you turned the key : Justrolledintotheshop
  17. Bagging B5.5's. Those of you with bagged B5.5's chime in.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm seriously thinking about bagging my 04 V6 FWD Passat. I was going to go with ST Coilovers until I drove a few bagged cars with Accuair switchspeed and Airlift performance bags and I was very surprised with them. I have driven some passat's with the ST's and I came to the conclusion that they...
  18. What is the official name of those metal panel clips/retainers?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I can not figure out what those metal panel clip are called! I've googled every mutation I can think of ... I seem to have misplaced/lost/broke some, and need to order a few. They are the metal clips located on most dash panels, floor trim, etc on the B5. For instance, here they are on the...
  19. Those Wily Raxles!

    B5 Garage
    To some, pictures are worth a thousand words—so here's 9,000 words worth of why everyone who has had to replace their CV axles praises Marty and his products to the moon and back. Raxles rule! :wrench:
  20. Thanks to those who took the time to post DIYs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a 2003 Passat wagon 1.8t with close to 99,000 miles. The car itself was super clean, but it did need some minor but typical maintnance items done. Since buying it a little over a month ago(with the help of this website) I have swapped out the cabin filter,airfilter to K&N, replaced a...