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  1. Tool Kits, Snowblowers, a Porsche Design Watch and Other Deals of The Week So Far

    Vendor Deals
    If there's a deal, we're going to find it! As Cyber Monday spilled into Cyber Week we've been seeing more and more sales promos. Here's what we've spotted. Sears has snowblowers on sale as much as 58% off Tool kits, smartphone mounts, and DEWALT power tools are all on sale via Amazon at...
  2. Week 2 with my '05 GLX Wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a "pre purchase" inspection done after buying the car. No apparent engine problems. Tranny and diff fluids a little dark, could do with a change. Upper control arms need replacing (anticipated). Noted intermittent misfire codes on cyl 2 and 5. They recommended something called an air...
  3. Walmart has Rotella T5 for $16.47 this week

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This price hasn't been around since before Christmas! Looks like there's an oil change in my car's future.
  4. Went to the Audi factory in Ingolstadt last week

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A few folks might be interested, so I'll post some photos from the museum in the coming days. We had a turbo diesel A6 wagon rental, driven by a vendor's German sales Engineer who invited me. The guy likes to drive fast, one day reaching 137 mph, a couple of days later, on a nice, long slight...
  5. In Dusseldorf, Germany for the week; only one B5 spotted so far.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A nice black TDI Passat wagon is the only B5 VW I've seen so far when riding around in a taxi. Some very nice new VWs though, which I've never seen, including some delivery trucks!
  6. Problem of the week (it's always something, isn't it?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The tabs on my pass side front marker light were busted and so the assembly was popping out. I bought a new one on eBay, was putting that in, changed the burnt out bulb, got her all buttoned up and tested the lights. Nothing. All four marker lights on the bumper tub strips don't do a darn thing...
  7. Alternator replaced, worked for a week, now?????

    B5 Garage
    Replaced the alternator in my B5 V6 last week, oh what a fun job that was. All was perfect until yesterday. Let the husband drive the car as I had to go get the tabs for his. Got the dreaded "alternator workshop, beep beep beep, flashing battery light" phone call. Rushed home. Have been...
  8. Purchased a 2015 Passat 1.8T last week

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I had a 2008 Passat 2.0T Komfort and it ended up bending all the valves 2 weeks ago. I had already dumped 5k in repairs over the past few years and I was done dealing with it. I loved the car outside of the "not running" part. I was really sad to see it taken away on a flat bed, something about...
  9. Two tires flat in a week's time - cold?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My tires are like 7 years old, and although they have plenty of tread left, parking it outside has done a number on the sidewalls. There is a fair degree of cracking. Anyway, one went flat last week. Since then, I've been looking to replace them. I walked out this morning and a completely...
  10. 3000 miles in a week. Still good!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just finished up a one-way, cross country road trip. Yup, I packed up mah VDub and drove from CT to San Diego, where I now live. Over 3000 miles, thousands of splattered bugs, under $400 in gas. Left on Tuesday afternoon from Norwalk, CT, stopped at my parents' in Baltimore MD, hotel in...
  11. Boost pressure loss (leak?) After car not used for a week.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1.8t Passat was recently left in my parking lot for a week or so, due to not being able to drive until i replaced my exhaust. On the way to install my exhaust i noticed the car was only boosting about 13psi. Was over 15psi before with my 196hp chip. Could this be DV or n75 related? After...
  12. Rough idle at start up when car not used for a week

    B5 Garage
    Rough idle at start up when car not used for a week or so. I got a 99 V6 with 105,000 miles on. When the car hasn’t been used for about a week, I get a rough idle at the start. It usually goes back to normal after a minute or two of driving, or if I increase give it gas to reach 2,000 rpm...
  13. First week in to 2014 Passat it!

    New Member Introductions
    Just purchased a 2014 Passat Se with sunroof and navigation last Saturday night. I am really happy with the car....and I have to admit, having never driven a Volkswagen product, I was completely shocked when I took it for a test drive. I was replacing my 100,000+ mile BMW 528i, and was...
  14. 2 week review

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Titanium SE with 2.5. This was a demo with 6k miles. I spent an entire weekend looking for a car in one of two styles; 4 door full size sedan or sporty car like a Mustang/Challanger/Camaro. I wanted to stay under $25k. I am 52 with a wife and 17 year old daughter. I am a Firearms...
  15. I may not be here anymore after this week ....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a accident, which I thought it was minor until I heard what the damage total was today, with that being said the total is exceeding the net worth of the vehicle I believe, I guess I ll hear in the next few days. what s going to happen. I guess with vw everything doubles in price than the...
  16. Blauparts: One Week Left For Coupon Code Offer

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    Save on every order with our Coupon Code! Offer Expires 09/02/2013 @ 11:59 PM CST Website: * Enter Code 5OFFPW in the shopping cart to receive discount. Free shipping offers are for FedEx Ground shipping to 48 US contiguous states only. Offers apply to select part numbers...
  17. leaking fuel after 3 week's storage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Away for 3 weeks and store B5 passat in garage. Upon return, I started the car and moved it out. Then I let the engine idle (intended to get the engine warm up to operating temperature before shut off). While unloading laggage from my other car, I notice something fishy about my Passat, it was...
  18. My apologies... over a week late but may be worth it (pics)

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    I was volunteering at the 5th Gold Rush Rally ( GRV ) which started at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and took a bunch of photos of some amazing machines all decked out like an automotive Mardi-Gras. Since I've known one of the original crew from Los Angeles, she graciously allowed me on...
  19. What my next week of garage time looks like!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Me, typically being someone who likes to get the most from their dollar, sat around for a few weeks and got a bunch of stuff for under $200 2 Beck/Arnley Front Wheel Bearings 82mm -$42 2 Rear Wheel Hub/Bearing Assy. -$48 2 Motor Mounts 8D0199379K - $45 2 Front ABS Sensors - $25 The last 40 I...