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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1. Has anyone used this? Like/don't like? 2. Is 3500lb capacity unit safe for Passat wagon, which is just over that? (Probably yes.) 3. Can I "store" the unit by leaving it on the garage floor and just parking over it? 4. Other comments?
  2. The Showroom
    Installed some new toys before h20. Car's still disgusting. I need to find a DD and then rip this ish apart and do everything over, right. Maybe even do a proper build thread on it. Just figured I'd let you guys know I'm still around :) Sorry for the crappy picture, but apparently my car is to...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, I ask for advice every so often. Through my searches this seems like a fairly obvious problem with a quick fix but want to make sure. Winter All-Season tires = easy burn outs. Its not that i'm trying to do a big burn out, but... sometimes i drop it like its hot because i put on the 93...
  4. Anything Auto
    Enjoy :wrench:
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My coolant is starting to look ugly in color. It's smoving closer to a reddish rust color than the clear coolant it was 15,000 miles ago when the timing belt was changed. Anyone else look at their coolant after awhile and see this? P.S. Is there any bennafit to changing out the coolant...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I trying to figure out how it is possible to make stainless steel exhausts look good on my B5.5... This is an absolute no-no... This is on the other hand perfect, but its not an Passat... So how do it do this on my Passat so it looks good????
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well this thread is to show the slow fixing of an abused Passat. I bought this car on the 23rd of March 2008, for my wife. We didnt have much cash, 2,000 to be exact, and we needed to get her a car without payments, cause..... well... payments suck. So we looked all over the place, craigslist...
  8. Anything Auto
  9. The Showroom
    Haven't pic whored in a while so I thought these might be be appropriate :D Took a drive this morning up to the mountains to measure up for a kitchen I'll be building for a friend of mine. Seems appropriate as this is the guy that did all of the fab work for my BT upgrade so now it is my turn...
  10. Anything Auto
    Saw this on NTAG Man dies after 3-vehicle wreck An Austin man died Thursday after the car he was driving collided with two pickups in western Travis County, a Texas Department of Public Safety official said. Jack Griffith, 41, was traveling west at a high speed on FM 2244 between West Lake...
  11. The Showroom
    Winter set-up :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: I feel like I am driving a honda with a big wing when I'm in winter mode, I think it's time for an upgraded winter set, I hate going from 19" summer wheels, & now I have to roll like this during winter season :banghead:
  12. Anything Auto
    Well, as I may have mentioned some time ago, when I started the engine for the first time, it was one of those moments that should have been really memorable but I was too concerned about the excessive vibration. Today, I yanked the motor out and inspected the bearings; here's the bad: they...
  13. B5 Garage
    My radio antenna on my b 5.5 is worn down to the spring-like thing under the rubber covering just about 2 inches above the roof. I drive mostly to and from work on freeway stretches with no traffic so average speed is probably 80 mph. I think it simply eroded away. The antenna works fine it's...
  14. Mobile Electronics
    A local shop has recommended this unit to me. It has colors that compliment the VW interior. It has sat (XM via XMDirect box). And it is supposed to have great sound quality. Just want to see what others have to say about it. The HU itself can be had for $399, plus the XMDirect and any other...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here's my new badgeless grill... My new eyebrows... And my debadged/rebadged rear, courtesy of Pelican Parts... Now the bad+ugly... My wife's co-worker modded my car this morning with his truck. Five hundred doll-hairs to the closest guess to damage$. I'll post the estimate later...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a cat-back through S-Klass group buy and I wasn't really happy with the way the tips look. So I decided to cut half of the tips off but after a while they looked like crap. So I found these at Waterfest , they are Magnaflow tips , and I cut the end off so they fit right over the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok guys, may or maynot become a B5 owner. Here's the scoop... 98 Passat 1.8t tip with 92k miles original paint in decent shape and no accidents..original owner..(THE GOOD) has some scratches and interior (cloth) needs some serious cleaning...front bumper needs the molding strip (are fog...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife's 2000 1.8t tip has began to make a loud, high-pitched metallic squeal upon startup that only seems to happen when the engine is cool. It takes 2-3 attempts before the engines starts up normally without this sound, and doesn't occur if the motor is warmed up. It's similar to a belt...
  19. Anything Auto
    I went to play GM Canada's "Hot Button Event" at a local dealer. As expected, I won $500-1k discount during the next purchase on GM products. :-P Then I saw a whole bunch of Buick Terraza and Pontiac Montana SV6 outside the showroom, doors unlocked. Those things looked ugly as sin. The interior...
  20. Anything Auto
    I was almost completed with the porting. This was the 2nd to the last port and I had apparently not aligned the gasket correctly while I was doing some spot checking. The carbide bit dug in a bit and the result was a hole leading to the pushrod access. :( So I have basically 3 options: 1)...
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