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  1. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Do any of you run snow chains on your cars occasionally? What wheel/tyre combo are you running? Do you get intereference issues between the added snowchain and your suspension. Here in NZ we are fond of snow chains for getting up ski fields and across the alps during mid winter. I currently run...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Other than indy shops, which of the chain (PEPBOYS, Tire Plus, Monroe, etc) shop uses 5W-40 synthetic (meeting VW 502 standard) for engine oil changes? I called around and I am getting inconsistent replies from different locations of these chain shops. For example, I called one shop and ask...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey. My Passat b5.5 1.8t has suddenly begon to use gas when coasting in gear ? How Can that be possible, it did not do that Before ? Please reply
  4. Wax On, Wax Off
    I have searched here and around the net and can't quite find an answer. I have a couple microfiber towels that I've used for the past few washes and I'm not totally sure I am using them properly. Both are two sided (different surface on each side). I have washed them in accordance with the...
  5. B5 Garage
    could it have a bad turbo. it seams to run pretty good a little rough at idle. but boy does it smoke like crazy...please help me!!!!
  6. Wax On, Wax Off
    Anybody ever try their PC or other RO for any other projects besides cars? Such as polishing Granite/quartz countertops, furniture refinishing, etc..... If so, list project pads and polishes/LSP used. Thanks!
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 passat 1.8T. Since I installed HID for low beam and when I put the handbrake off the HID won't work properly and my friend told me it's because DRL only provides 8v of power instead of 12V. I want to modify the DRL wiring such that it uses high beam as DRL. I know I have to...
  8. B5 Garage
    hey there just curious if there is anything that is usable regarding the onstar puck antenna? has anyone done anything with it i.e. navigation etc or what. also, if there are no uses how would one remove it? thanks
  9. B5 Garage
    Hi! My 1.8T -00 is sick! And no one seems to know what's wrong. The car was chipped around a year ago, and ran just fine 6 months or so, but now something is wrong. The car use alot of oil, and sometimes it runs very poor. In the range between 3500 and 4300rpm I can just forget about turbo...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so, the search is being finicky, and completely sucking right now, hence this posting. buddy just got the vag-com in my area, and i'm wondering, with the 02' v6 glx, what all is there to change?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought one today because I'm sick of buying a new air filter every few months (I'll put 700-800mi/week on my car). So who has one?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    just wondering how many fellow B5'ers use their A/C, I personally never use mine just because the mileage isn't that awesome to begin with, for those that do use their A/C do you see a big difference in mileage?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been using Mobil 0W-40 since day one, but Im just thinking if Motul and if the price is well worth it? I heard its like "gold" some VW owners say. I use the big bertha Mahn filters and about 5quarts of the Mobil synthetic every oil change.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If so, do they work in terms of keeping the car cleaner? Where did you get them and what is involved in installing? Thanks.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now that it's out, I may as well post some pics. :D Put my KW v2s in on Thursday (Thanks Ian! :bow:) along with my 8mm and 15mm spacers (Thanks Mario! :bow:) and my wife's Racing Harts (she doesn't need them :lol: ) and unveiled it at the Elk Grove GTG. Before: After: Paul...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    and where??? be specific. I may be adding some looped aroudn the IC to intake manifold hose, and the turbo outlet hose, as well as a sheet across the side of the intake. What do u think??? anyone else do this and what are ur results??
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    took these yesterday, after i gave her a lil wash :roll: as u can see, nothin special.. now i just gotta find the time to get some tint!
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have some pictures I would like to share with you guys. These are photos of an authorized apr dealer, J3 motorsports in Atlanta. They have just moved into a new facility to house all racing and buisiness operations. J3 motorsports will be competing in the American Lemans series...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well i think im gonna go with blisten sport shocks and neuspeed sport springs. . . who uses this combo and how is your ride/ride hieght? -Digital It be great if yo could post some pics!
  20. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I read some comment on tirerack about them and may purchase a set. Comments on grip in snow and dry conditions and their wear???