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  1. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Do any of you run snow chains on your cars occasionally? What wheel/tyre combo are you running? Do you get intereference issues between the added snowchain and your suspension. Here in NZ we are fond of snow chains for getting up ski fields and across the alps during mid winter. I currently run...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The day before we left for vacation, I took the car to the dealer to have a new key programmed, and for an alignment. Several hundred miles into our drive, I started experiencing misfires, and getting catalyst performance below threshold, and O2 Sensor #2 out of spec. MIL codes. I have a...
  3. Anything Auto
    Has anyone that's been around in the VW world noticed something? There are basically two factions of people you see at VW shows or events. A) The air-cooled crowd: Typically older people that grew up in these models, they like the relative simplicity of the mechanics, they're nostalgic, and...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Guys, I have tried West and noob section with no response so maybe I can get some response here. I am looking for a good shop or person who knows how to work on B5.5 in or near Puyallup WA 98375. If you know a shop or you are that person, please pm me.
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi, this post will represent my introduction. Hello all. I am a 6 time VW owner. It all started in 1991 with my first "new" car, a Jetta Wolfsberg Ed.. On to a '99 Passat Wagon (wife) and VR6, 2004 VR6 4motion Passat, 2005 GLX Passat Wagon, now a 2015 Passat LE. I have always done most of...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm curious if these are still floating around out there somewhere. I Bought them in 2004 and joey modded them in 2005 I believe.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just did my front brakes for the first time after 12 years and 149k. Nothing of note other than the caliper pins were bone dry. You'd never be able to tell they had grease at all. Needless to say, I ran them in and out of the bushings a bunch to spread the new grease around. I think I...
  8. Dealerships and Service
    Austin? San Antonio? Kerrville? Any suggestions?
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Extremely new to VW's and need to do the coolant flange replacement, do some diagnosis and possibly replace the pads on the cam tensioner. Hoping there might be someone in the area who can lend a hand? Thanks.
  10. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Yep. Back on the forum....sold the '03 Passat to a great new owner and then needed to get a car. So....quick trip to the interwebs and I found this at the local CarMax:. 2010 CC Sport 2.0T 6MT in Shadow Blue Metallic. Wow, is this car nice! And yes...I got the extended warranty. :lol...
  11. USA - West
    Just curious who we have out here in this hell of a desert of Arizona. Which part of the state are you in? Vagcom? Meets? Whats going on? Me, I'm over on the East side in Mesa. Drive a pretty much unmoded 2003 Passat v6 for now.
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did any of you find worn ball joints? And which if any of the bushing did not appear to be worn? I'm questioning this because I'm about to do some repairs and I'm leaning toward just replacing any bushings that are worm. Also let me ask the age old question. Has anyone had positive...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am wanting to share experiences and opinions with owners of a Passat with a manual transmission* and 4motion (1.8T/V6/W8). This car is so much fun to drive, too bad they weren't all built this way. * 5 speed 1.8T/5 speed V6/6 speed W8 :thumbup:
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 02 Passat GLX 4mo Wagon has an exhaust leak, but I think it might be very early on, possibly still in the engine bay since my AC vents suck in hot air, I can feel warm air coming in around my knees/kickpanel area with the air off, and it just sounds like it's toward the front. My question...
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