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  1. Wow, getting to see pics and post is crazy tough, and not easy to understand.

    New Member Introductions
    The graphic/video thing was very confusing, and I didn't know what "platform" meant until I looked it up. Would be appreciated if sign-up was a bit more user-friendly, took 4 tries, and I've been in IT for 20 years! Thanks for the site though, very helpful!
  2. How tough is auto 4motion driveline

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    G'day all, , i have a 2001 2.8lt v6 4motion and want to increase the horsepower by various means and wonder how tough the driveline is. I have read numerous articles on turbo Passat making upwards of 400 to over a 1000hp and wondered if drivelines were stock or modified with aftermarket parts. I...
  3. this is gonna be tough, rounded nut on brake line!

    B5 Garage
    hiya folks, Well, I'm at it again. In trying to avoid the extortionist charges over here in norway, I've been trying to replace a brake line. The 11' nut at the lower end of the line basically melted when i applied pressure - now I have zero chance of getting it open - here's a pic: The nut...
  4. Tough roads lay ahead..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I never thought I'd be writing one of "these" threads, at least not for many more years. Due to recent events I unfortunately have to part with my ever so loved Passat. I've been dealing with this kidney problem for about six months now and up until recently I had been winning to fight so to...
  5. How tough are V6 30V head gaskets?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I drive my B5.5 GLX sedan rougher than most people. It has a V6 30V engine, I replaced the mechanical engine fan with an electrical fan for a little performance increase + KN Air filter and I sealed the air intake for optimized air flow. Very fast Passat :) 0-60 in 7.13 seconds now and 203HP on...
  6. Tough Decision

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After getting a couple of quotes for doing the TB, WP and Thermostat one being $1544 (dealer) and the other at $1244 from an indie that specializes in German cars I am thinking about doing it myself on my 2002 AWM. Neither of these includes the serpentine belts or 7% sales tax. I am pretty...
  7. Tough oil pressure question / cam chain tensioner

    B5 Garage
    After my car sitting outside in -30 weather for a couple months I needed to drive it. It fired up and I started driving, 2 blocks later the STOP ENGINE NO OIL PRESSURE warning came up. The engine started clacking pretty bad, infact I found a video of the exact noise...
  8. Tough to get auto trans out of park sometimes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2003 Passat with auto transmission sometimes has a hard time of getting out of park. I notice this especially when im parked on a hill and do not use the e-brake, but i have noticed this also when parked only on very slight inclines. Is this normal? I doubt it. Is this the precursour to a...
  9. Tough time picking out what Votex pieces I should get..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last couple days I've pondered about the Votex kit for pretty good insane prices. I know for a fact I'm going to get the Front Valance. The only Real Problem is do I want the Side Skirts, rear diffuser, and rear lower valance. I've seen a couple pictures of the Real Diffuser/valance but they are...
  10. Which tires are tough?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I accidentally posted this in the B5 forum without realizing there was a tire specific forum. So sorry for the double post. I have a stock 2001 b5 passat... I live down a 2 mile gravel road. It tears up my tires. They get pulled apart until the wire starts coming out, when the tread still looks...
  11. having a tough time deciding, chrome or black?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have have a silver stone gray(?) b 5.5 passat. should i go all textured black(grill,side bumps,back emblem,rims) or should i go all chrome (besides the rims) a lot less work,money too having a tough time deciding if anyone has any pics there more then welcome
  12. truck tough to open

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i've noticed it has been getting harder and harder to open the truck. The key as well as remote control and remote release work just fine. In other words the latch releases fine, but the hinge or the hydraulics are VERY VERY stiff. It's difficult to move the hatch up AND down. I don't think...
  13. Think you're tough, fear the beast!

    Anything Auto
    Enjoy folks, this is pretty awesome.
  14. Occasional tough starts, smells rich, and two DTC's - any ideas?

    B5 Garage
    The car has been acting up occasionally in the past two weeks. AEB, 98 1.8T manual with 160K kms Once every day or two, the car will have difficulty starting, almost like a flooded engine. this occurs on a first start after the car sits. Any starts after are fine. I just let it keep trying...
  15. Dubya: Tough on Terrorism

    The Black Hole
    How long has it been since 9/11 again? How often has Fox News had breathless hosts and "experts" talking about how dangerous a dirty bomb would be? How often has Bush been portrayed as the only man with enough steely courage to protect us from the evil, wicked terrorists? You guys must be so...
  16. Tough Start

    B5 Garage
    I have an 01' 1.8T w/ 85K miles that is having a tough time on cold starts. The idle is terrible, and almost feels like there is no boost when you work through the gears. The CEL is on, and the code pulled is a P0171. Lasst weekend I tried to "clean" the MAF following the procedure i saw...
  17. tough decisions

    Anything Auto
    Well my fiance and I have a 99 Ford Expedition that we are ready to get out of...not a big fan of Ford. We do want to stay in an SUV but not as big as the Expy. So we test drove the T'reg, Lexus RX330, Jeep G Cherokee, and Toy 4Run. The 4run probably best buy and most versatile not happy with...
  18. Want a B6 but the options are tough!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have been exclusively a VW owner since I got my license. Recently my wife traded her 2003 24v VR6 GLI in for a Highlander because she was pregnant with booger #2. Now we both regret it. We would have gotten a Touareg, but they were too expensive. Now the B6 comes out and we're in love... until...
  19. Is it tough to change an air filter?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My dealer wants $40 for an air filter change? Do you think it's easy to do it yourself. The manual doesn't say anything about how to change an air filter. Any how to sites? Sal 2002 Passat GLS 1.8T
  20. F-150 Shows Ford Tough To The Front End Of My B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm sitting at the traffic light next to this little supped up Focus. The light turns green and I put the car in first to accelerate, before even getting a chance to go anywhere, out of nowhere this guy comes screaming to the red light in a nice extended cab F-150, I see him at the last...