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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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