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  1. replacing my hub assembly today!! any pointers??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so today i have to tear my car apart to replace my hub assembly... but unfortunatly i have no idea what im doin so if u know how to replace it or if u need any special tools let me know!! thanks
  2. New Depo projector headlights installed today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just installed the headlights I purchased from Rus today. They look awesome, fit right, and unlike Hella's, arrived in one piece. I now am looking forward to a new HID conversion. Now, to I'm hoping to get a little sympathy:lol:. I did this outside, and the temp gauge in the car said -6...
  3. Wheeled the Rangie Today!

    Anything Auto
    Went to Paragon AP today; it was the last day it will be open as the owners are being evicted from the grounds. Long story, but I cannot get over the capabilites of these trucks and the Electronic Air Suspension! EAS as advertised, going into extended mode when it should've. (yes, you can set...
  4. HA! Learned a new term today, hoon.

    Anything Auto
    Apparently it's somebody who drives like a nut. Check out this vid: Hoonage 1:49 and 3:22 are particularly nuts.
  5. My Passat was a Hit-and-Run victim today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, today I was out buying some groceries at this local hippie grocery store (The Wedge) and while inside my car was hit! I was parked in their parking lot. I backed into my spot so my front end was facing out. When I got back to my car, pieces of my grill and some pieces of plastic from my...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Started the car this morning (icy, snowy here in toronto). These weird circle (yellow)with these markes around it comes on, and the information window displayed "check brakepads". Went to work, car drove fine. Restarted it when i got to work, the light didnt come on again. The car just had the...
  7. cooooold last night. Today won't start.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 1.8T , 75K miles, would not start today. no cranking, no nothing. Battery is only a year old, will try a new one tomorrow and see if that does it. disconnected battery for 15 min. to try and reset computer, but still nothing. i have no display on the dash, only the odometer. and under...
  8. So, i got notice of a cease and desist order today

    Off-Topic Forum
    Well, apparently, some pictures that i posted on here a while back "may" have been taken during an investigation, and so the pics have been pulled. In any event, do i have anything to worry about?
  9. I didn't work today...

    Off-Topic Forum
    So, I did this instead... Aerobatics It sure beats working.
  10. Got a good deal on a battery today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Six years a go when money was tight, I put a Pep Boys Prostart battery in my car. It went bad and when I went back to replace it, they said it was discontinued, but replaced by a Bosch. Got it after proration for $70 tax included. Has a 96 month warranty. That should take me over 300,000 miles.
  11. Got my new wheels today.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    They're pretty. AT Italia S5's with 235/45 Michelin Pilot Exalto's providing the sticky. $1526 down the tubes, but I was thrilled to find out that my car doesn't pull to the right anymore! And I was all set to buy a new steering rack because I was convinced a tie-rod must be bent. So that's all...
  12. My B5.5 got backed into today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a guy decides he doesn't want to stay in the left turn lane and just backs right into me. At first the damage seems to be limited to a crumpled lic. plate, a cracked (brand new) Mattig grille and some scuffs. We exchanged info and told him I'd contact him after having it inspected for further...
  13. Speed TV noon EST, 11 CST today - check out this race!

    Amateur Motorsports
    Just thought I would put the word out - the SCCA G-Production national championship race will be aired today. This will be a good race for VW fans to watch ;).
  14. Firestone wimped out on me today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took the 4mo in for a lifetime alignment today. They called me a couple hours later saying they couldn't do it because: - Steering sensor must be checked with VAG-Com afterwards - Can't do cars with TREs on top - Could damage the ASR - Need a hanging toe setup I got the point and picked up...