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  1. water in all the wrong ways

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have an odd (to me) set of water ingress problems. the car is always parked under the carport, usually under a car cover. it was supposed to rain so i pulled it out for a little bit of dust removal. after it had stopped raining i noticed some weird areas were wet. INSIDE the hatch. i had to...
  2. Let me count the ways..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm looking for a early B5 1.9 for a friend. I notice the following on my local cl. Looks ok in the pics, not too many details but I drive over to check it out. Lets see, back to front. Rear truck does not lock, It closes ok, but opens by just pulling on the lid. Rear shocks shot. Bounces...
  3. Hello... I'm learning the ways of the B5...

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm in Norway. Bought a cheap 98 TDI wagon about 4 months ago and have had to learn a lot already ;) 1. Dried up floors and fixed CCM wiring - Yay! All systems working! 2. Confirmed that coolant loss was due to leaky head gasket... 3. Replaced head gasket and had to resurface the head 4...
  4. any ways to increase mpg on the 3.6L b6?

    New Member Introductions
    Im new to the passat only had mine about a month now but it eats gas. I got the 80k mile tune up from my mechanic and all was good and this improved it a bit, but i was wondering if there was anyone out there that knows any secrets to help it out. And i was reading ecu flash on the turbo engines...
  5. Ways to make exhaust just a little louder

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there anyways to make my exhaust on my 2002 v6 glx fwd just a little bit louder? something that i can just cut or just a tip something cheap, i want it just a little louder just to hear it just a little more? but nothing like a fart can, just a little more PURR.
  6. Parting Ways with my '00..need advice from someone in CA

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I am going to be parting ways with my Passat shortly and needed some advice from someone in CA. I have a '00 Passat that has a CEL that I cannot find the cause. It has 170K on it. I do not have the time to keep troubleshooting the CEL and as I recently purchased a nice GLI, it's...
  7. Going to part ways with AT&T

    Off-Topic Forum
    Going to part ways with AT&T (Update) After being with AT&T since 1998 I am parting ways with them. I recently enewed my contract and got a new phone and asked for the subsidy unlock code because I travel overseas and need a phone. I have always been given the code when I asked for it except...
  8. Cheap ways to get power from my v6?

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys im new to the forum and im having trouble finding power adders for my 30v(when i had my vr this was never a problem)any cheap ways of gettin power out of it or any insight you may have on the v6 would be greatly appreciated. Also I will be posting pics of my b5 up soon so i can get some...
  9. Front loaders: they go both ways....

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    I finally got front loaders!! I am of course very excited by this. They are not just cool because they load from the front, but because the washer spins in both directions. This is exceptional for keeping curious children occupied. Maytag EpicZ 600s. I cannot believe how little water the...
  10. Ways to increase your MPG?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, My wife's car just hit about 100,000 miles and she gets about 250-260 per tank and I was wondering what things should I looking into to increase her miles per gallon. I don't drive the car often, but she told me she used to get atleast 300 per tank. :driving: It's a 1.8T AWM...
  11. Ways breathe new life into my steering?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK my ride is up there in age and the one thing that drives me crazy is the steering on her. Not more then 15K miles ago I replaced all the CA, TR and sus. system. I can take turns great without body roll, but the steering still feels sloppy. I often ride in a buddies 2001.5 B5.5 and his...
  12. Airlines Seek Out New Ways to Save on Fuel as Costs Soar

    The Black Hole
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/11/business/11air.html That's because they get 12 oz of soda instead of having to get those itsy cups refilled.
  13. 7 ways to make a ricer faster.....

    Anything Auto
    "...add a body kit but don't paint it." :crazy: uu8
  14. Dumb Question: Ways to minimize wheel bends?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    this is a terribly dumb question and it's silly to even ask, but what measures can be taken (besides avoiding pot-holes) to avoid bending my wheels? I have a set of 18x8s that I LOVE, but after having them on for less than 6 months, I managed to bend 3 of them :banghead: I'm on stock...
  15. Any Low Cost Ways To Lower My 4-motion?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  16. Parting ways...

    Classified Archive
    RS4 18's AT Italia 16's B5.5 Center Console...VAG-COM laptop.. Up for grabs... summer set, winter set, B5.5 Center Console, Monster Mats, 2000 4motion Owners Manual Set, 2003 B5.5 Owners Manual Set, Bentley DVDROM PM me with offers please! Passat Bentley Service Manual on DVDROM $75...
  17. Just parted ways with a special someone

    Off-Topic Forum
    Just got dumped by my girlfriend of one month yesterday and im really pissed :mad: . We've been good friends for years and we've always liked each other its just that time would never permit since im still in school (she's my age). We were perfect together and she still hasn't really told me why...
  18. Humane Ways To Discipline Kids

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    my beautiful daughter is five and half and is expert at driving me and the wife mad. Cheek, back chat, violence etc. Any suggestions on humane ways to point her in the right direction. PLEASE! :cry:
  19. Sneaky ways from AUS to SA? ...

    Anything Auto
    ... I'll be driving to SAC from Southwest Austin at least 3 times a week. Does anyone have any alternate routes that'll reduce the mileage, please? All I know currently is 71 east to 35 south, to 410 west. cheers!
  20. Voiding Warrantee - Let us count the ways

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '98 Passat has the 10yr 100k power train warrantee. I recently brought the car in for a coolant leak at the manifold at the back of the head, which is supposed to be covered. My dealer gleefully informed me that since my coolant was GREEN instead of official VW RED, my warrantee is now null...
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