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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm just a bit past 140K now. For all you super milers out there, besides scheduled maintenance, what are some things that I should be worried about wearing out and causing problems at this mileage? And are there any good ways to monitor your suggested problem/item/part? Thanks, DaOne
  2. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Last year I lowered my 2000 B5 on Eibach springs and Koni Yellows. I got what I thought was a deal on rims/tires - the tires were Falken 512s. The tires wore out exceptionally fast, like were almost completely bald within 8,000km. At the start of July I put on some Yokohama AVID W4S rubber...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Finally got them on late this afternoon Before: After:
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I don't know, maybe it's a sign I've already spent too much time reading threads on this forum. I'm a new B5 Wagon owner, it's a 99 (AEB), it's manual, it's blue, and it's really cool (I've driven it only two days). I've had pretty much all other VW engines before, the 8v, the 16v, the G60...
  5. B5 Garage
    I just got my first alignment on a 2002 1.8t Passat GLS Sedan with 39000. The reason for the alignment was a recent purchase of tires and a pull to the right (more than the crown of the road). The shop I took it to said that it was now is specs (alignment) and tire wear wasn't an issue but...
  6. B5 Garage
    I recently noticed a fairly loud "chain" noise coming from the back of the engine. It's sort of a growly sound that rattles just a little. It's more noticeable when the engine is cold (or course) but it's still there when the engine warms up. Is it normal to be able to hear the chain? I...
  7. B5 Garage
    Went back to Sears to have my tires rebalanced due to some freeway vibration. Turns out my left rear rim was bent. Swapped with the spare and it's all good. However, when the dude was checking my tires he noticed the rears were wearing faster than the fronts. Even asked if I had them rotated...
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have an '01 B5. It is a 4 motion riding on 18" wheels. It was dropped by the previous owner 1". He had Kuhmo Ecsta 225/40 tires. The wear on those tires was evident on the inside edge, but not extensive. I opted for Yokohama ES 100 tires that were supposedly the same size (225/40) but filled...
  9. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Anyone notice Dunlop Sport A2s wearing super fast? As in, they'll be done at only 25K tho waranteed for 50K? My last set were Dunlop SP 5000s, and they lasted about 50K, as advertised.
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1998 1.8t wagon is a quirky machine. The front brakes are wearing unevenly left to right. Drivers side worn down ~25%, passenger side completely gone. What could cause this? Obviously, one side is overactive, or the other is underactive. The drivers side (thick pad) seems to be...
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