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  1. New Member Introductions
    2004 GLX, Has been sitting since before Thanksgiving, In a garage. Cosmetically excellent car. ! owner 110000 mile. I know it may need a timing belt. Has to check records believes dealership changed the water pump around 75000. All service was routinely done at the dealership. Has all records...
  2. New Member Introductions
    While driving my wife to work, on one of the coldest day in Cleveland., a long with white out conditions. Needing to changes lanes I glanced to my right just to notice that my side view mirror was iced over. Like any loving passat owner, I turn on the defrost. All of a sudden I here a loud...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so if you have been following my threads on my steering and knocking problems. i finally bit the bullet and took it to the pro's. they found worn motor mounts and snub mounts, front lower rear control arm bushings were worn (i just had new control arms installed few months ago and was shocked)...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought the rims like this with snow tires for 200$ Then I took the tires off the rims and started to go at it with the sand blaster after sand blasting there was some un even spots with old paint that the blaster wouldn't get off, so I took 400 grit sand paper and took about 20 mins per rim...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry for the crap photography. I need a better camera and I lost my tripod which sucks. obucket.com/user/mattmccauley/media/1DSC00621_zps1c45c6b5.jpg.html][/URL]
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I accidentally left my set of keys on my mailbox door. Went back to retrieve them and the keys are gone. What can I do to prevent the person who has my key from taking my 2005 Passat TDI? Is there a procedure out there to activate the immobilizer for that particular key? Thanks in advance.
  7. The Showroom
    Just a random pic of my rig i took today. I like it so much i figured id share it Instagram style :). Damn I need to buff my pass headlight [/URL][/IMG]
  8. The Showroom
    Took out the adjusters in the rear coilovers. I'm also trying to figure out a new color I want to go with. I'm tossing up various satin finish ideas, but can't decide. So far my options are satin grey, satin white, or satin teal. Depending on color, I may change the finish of the wheels too...
  9. 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...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Current Passat 2008 Passat Wagon VR6 Motion (3C55UQ) Previous passats 1985 Quantum GL 5 Sedan (3279L4) 1986 Quantum GL 5 Sedan (3279L4) 1995 Passat GLX VR6 Sedan (3A26Q5) Other cars previously owned 1973 Volkswagen type 1 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier 1987 Audi 4000 CS quattro 1991 Audi 90 Quattro...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Passat group, I have this headache called an 04 Passat 1.8T AWM. :thumbdown Nearing the 100k mile mark Ive been dealing with a set of problems. My car has been acting sluggish, idles normally at around 800rpms at a stop but really acts funny when i take my foot off the accelerator. It...
  12. Anything Auto
    Concorso d'Eleganza - a set on Flickr
  13. The Showroom
    Hey guys, as some of you may know, I got crazy and decided I was going air. :banghead: (god knows what I got myself into :crazy:) I have 3 shops in my city that do air ride installs and none of them can do it till the beginning of 2012. :hmmm: So I'm going to try and do most of the work...
  14. Anything Auto
    Of this Lamborghini Gallardo Performante: It was amazing. And scary, especially when I wasn't driving.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    it was leaking a reddish kinda fluid. none of the fluids in my car are red. is it a mount or something? i took it off and cleaned it. under the metal plate was like a pinkish color. it was milky like oil mixed with water.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just changed my outer tie rods on my 1998 passat with the meyle heavy duty ones because i had some cheap pep boys off brand ones and i took it to get an alignment but they said that the computer shows its aligned and it still drifts off to the right and sometimes to the left. the steering...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so im driving home and stop at a red light. as soon as it turns green and i take off the car hesitates to push and the CEL (wich is already on for saip pump) starts flashing. the car eventually began moving and after a minute or so the CEL stopped flashing and the car drove somewhat normal. i...
  18. Anything Auto
    My work/winter beater (1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 six in-line automatic with 150,000) was due for an oil change and it's too dang cold for me to motivate myself into doing it in the street. So I did something I haven't done in probably 25 years, I went to Jiffy Lube. $42.12 got me an...
  19. B5 Garage
    I was swapping injectors on my AHA/ACK v6 and I found oil inside one chamber. All the other chambers looked pristine. Would this indicate a head gasket failure?
  20. The Showroom
    Snapped a few with my iPod while I had an opportunity, next time I'll bring a real camera:
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