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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The day before we left for vacation, I took the car to the dealer to have a new key programmed, and for an alignment. Several hundred miles into our drive, I started experiencing misfires, and getting catalyst performance below threshold, and O2 Sensor #2 out of spec. MIL codes. I have a...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just returned from a vacation from Chicago to Rapid City. 2007 Passat Wagon 3.6L 98,000 miles (broken in), tire pressure 38 lb. First leg was Chicago to Rochester, MN. MFA showed 32 MPG! I was impressed so I decided to see how speed affected it. So I reset the MFA and drove at various...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, definitely not a back breaker. Completed both sides in a little under 2.5 hours. Thanks to Here were my steps: 1. Take wheel lug caps and center caps off and loosen the 17MM allen bolts on each side. Loosen wheel lugs on each side. 2. Jack up car and place two (2) jack...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, we're staying at this luxury place on North Myrtle Beach and the parking garage has a steep section where I've been barely scraping my exhaust every day (3 or 4 times). Next thing I know, I get a CEL. Trip to Advance Auto (no autozone close) and the dude's tripping over himself...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Purchased something on 17th, left messeges, sent emails, no response. Is he on vacation? Or is the shop closed down?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday, we went into a restaurant and it was running fine. After we came out it started running rough. I went to K-Mart, a quarter mile down the road. In the parking lot I shut it off and added a quart of oil. It was fine. I went in K-Mart and it was rough again. I revved it to 3k (it...
  7. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Just a heads up I will be on Vaction from Saturday March 17 through Monday March 26th. I will return on Tuesday march 27th. Im going to Hawaii :cool: . If you have a direct question while Im gone please contact Henry at the Tire Rack he is at Extension 351. If you send me an email I will...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    From my maintenance log... 29JUN2006 - @6610 Miles I added air to all four tires. Three were at ~33 PSI and the left rear was at 27.5 PSI. I pumped them all up to 35.5 PSI. The Owners Manual specifies 35.0 PSI. I checked the engine oil level while the engine was still warm…it’s exactly at...
  9. The Showroom
    4th of july weekend away form traffic
  10. The Showroom
    Went on a 4 day vacation over the weekend. Had a blast. First time I've had this car in the mountains. Handled great. And finally, My favorite, waiting for the ferry
  11. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I will be out of the office beginning this afternoon and will return on Friday, 8/6/04. Going to Dale Hollow to enjoy the lake for a few days. Oscar at Tire Rack will be signing on to answer any specific technical questions you may have. Have a good weekend!
  12. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I will be out of the office 2/16 thru 2/23. If you have specific questions for Tire Rack, please feel free to contact Oscar at extension 286. Have a great week.
  13. Anything Auto
    I just got back from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Excellent place to go. I recommend it to everyone. I saw some cars that you don't see every day in the states. So here they are. and finally........ oh, and here's some pics of the resort.. enjoy!