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  1. Come Visit Blauparts and Ravenol live at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas

    Vendor Marketplace
    Come check out Blauparts live @ the SEMA Show in Las Vegas! Visit with Kojan Detzmeier, Paul, Huri and Jim Blau at the Ravenol Booth (#34292). If you are a repair shop or parts distributor and would like to supply Ravenol products, please contact Jim Blau at the show or call (920) 758-3232...
  2. A visit to the new Tesla Showroom

    Anything Auto
    Tesla just opened a newer, larger showroom right by my office, so I hopped in at lunch and took some pics, enjoy:
  3. Visit to the Autostadt

    Anything Auto
    I recently went to Germany and had some time to spare, so I went to the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. :D I rented a car while I was there, I booked an Audi A4 sedan however they didn't have one that day, but were very helpful when I asked what Volkswagens they had. :) I ended up with a Euro spec B7...
  4. My visit to Austin VeeDub

    New Member Introductions
    I went over to Austin Veedub, obviously here in Austin, yesterday to get a few missing parts for my newly acquired 2003 Passat Wagon. Their salvage yard was huge. I was able to find a part for a roof rail, a missing VW cap for the center of the rim, a few tiny little parts for an inoperable...
  5. 3 recalls in one visit

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Took my wagon to the dealer for an airbag fault warning and an oil change. I ended up getting 3 recalls taken care of... Airbag wiring recall Coil Packs Steering Column Lock After taking care of the airbag recall the fault light was still on. Further research led the techs to replace the...
  6. Reasonable prices for shop visit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just took my 2002 1.8t into a shop and they flushed the heater core and replaced a vacume hose that was causing a brake booster fault. I also got my oil changed here. 10w30 synthetic oil $35 vacume hose $10 Antifreeze $14 Labor $140 Shop Charge $14...
  7. 1st Warranty Visit: My list

    B6 Garage
    Taking my '07 3.6 4mo wagon in for possible warranty fixes. Here's my list so far... Steering creaks and pops during low speed turning (bushing?) Clunking sound from driver's side over small bumps (same bushing???) A/C constant clicking and popping sounds (motor?) Low freq vibration/hum when...
  8. A Visit to Audi/Porsche dealership

    Anything Auto
    Hey all, went into the beautiful Audi Porsche dealership of Nashua, NH before sunset. I asked a man there, if I can take some photos of anything and everything. "I'm studying photography right now, and I wanted to take some pictures." "What is this for?" - "School." "OK let me ask the manager"...
  9. Irans Leader denied visit to Ground Zero

    The Black Hole
    NEW YORK (Sept. 20) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked permission to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site when he comes to New York City next week, but the request was denied, a police official said Wednesday The U.S. also has denied a visa to Iran 's United Nations...
  10. A visit to my dealer yesterday

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I bought my '03 W8 in November with 21,531 miles on the odometer. I took it in to have the trunk hinges replaced and one of the remotes reprogrammed a week later. I had no further problems, and I quickly put several hundred very enjoyable miles on it. I had noticed a sort of liquidy...
  11. B6 First Major shop visit (800miles)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Well Im new here and my b6 is in the shop for a knock sensor. They have had my car for 2 weeks now . they damaged the new sensor when installing it causing a oil leak. Had to oder anoher one .Twice now. The dealer is giving me a hard time telling me i used low octane which is crap i use sunoco...
  12. Europe visit

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm making a trip close to where my B5 was built (at least closer than Minneapolis)....Copenhagen, Denmark. :thumbup: I'm flying in this Thusday evening and will be there until Saturday evening. Its for business, but my weekend will be open. Anyone know of any good sites to visit?
  13. B6 2.0T - First Service visit

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I was hoping to make it until 5000 miles for the first maintenance check, but the Malfunction Indicator Light went on at 4100 miles. First let me say that I bought the car at Bayside VW. They wer better than great at the dealer. After seeing their service location and dealing with them, they are...
  14. My latest visit to France, and Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, This is just to share with you folks who live in North America like myself. Im from Canada and on my trip to France I was stunned with the amount of Passats on the Paris's road. I sat in couple of the cabs (B5.5 wagon, and sedan). Asking the drivers about the performance, and...
  15. angels came to visit today

    The Showroom
    before lights out finished all i gotta do now is get em aligned properly
  16. Dealer Visit!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I took my Passat in to my local VW Dealer to get an oil change, cabin filter and tire rotation. I brought my own Mobil 1 in for them to use. Just curious I asked what oil they use and he said regular 5W30. I inquired about Synthetic and he stated that they only use Syn if the customer asks...
  17. No Radio Reception after visit to dealer

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I brought my car in to have the tie rod end replaced, and when I got the car back I had no radio reception. CD and tape work, but no radio. I understand the antenna is powered? What could the dealer have done to make my radio not work?
  18. pre Dennis June visit to the gulf(really big pics)

    The Showroom
    Stayed on the beach one night. These pics are at my cousin's condo in perdido key, which is still being repaired from last year. ] MS Nissan plant drugged doggy woops keeping up with traffic the PIAA wipers are great my doggy in the guest house
  19. I'm going to Madrid-Any salvage yards or VW places I should visit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Going to Madrid in the end of February. I'm pretty sure I can con the woman into letting me spend a few hours picking up some VW parts if they're worthwhile. Just wondering though, does anyone know if there are any good salvage yards in the area, or any good shops that I should visit for parts...
  20. Going to England for a visit.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am traveling to England Winchester Area for a couple of weeks. Work related but, I expect to have some free time. Can anyone help me with the following: 1. Are there any UK Goodies I should look for as add-ons to my 99 Passat? I don't think I would be able to get a TDI in my luggage but...