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  1. If you're ever in a pinch

    B5 Garage
    And your oil cooler seal fails a gasket off your old oil filter works at least on a 99 1.8t. Friendly heads up been running mine with that for like two months now no leaks
  2. When you look at your carfax when you buy your car and realize you're an idiot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yeahhhhhh....... I have been asking for my carfax from when I bought my car and my step dad finally got it so I could look over it again.... it was from 2011 and no one caught that, so I have no idea what the records were from 2011-present. I just don't feel like paying 40 dollars for a car fax...
  3. ATF Question - But not what you're thinking. (How much fluid total?)

    B5 Garage
    I'll be doing an engine swap in the 2001 B5.5 sedan I just picked up (with a blown engine). As a result, the torque converter will be off the trans. I figured it makes sense to drain as much fluid out of the TC as possible while it's removed. I'll also be dropping the trans pan and changing...
  4. Battery Jumping, You're Doing It Wrong...

    Anything Auto
    The owner tried to calculate how much he spent on maintenance, this picture is the result... :P :lol:
  5. One minute you're driving. The next, dead.

    Anything Auto
    LiveLeak.com - Brutal Crash on Icy Highway Truck vs SUV just to let you know it is brutal, no gore but the imagination fills in all the blanks, but it is so sad, a simple skid turns so bad in a second. words just cant describe it.
  6. Torque converter stuck, Not what youre thinking. Help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so I got the P741 code and the tranny started leaking a little. So I pull out the tranny to get the TC rebuilt and replace the seal. Most TC just slide right off, this one is stuck on. I've never seen anything like this. I tried to pull hard on the little center nub with channels...
  7. Think you're an advanced modder? Yeah, well, you're not.

    Anything Auto
    I read about this setup some time ago, was instantly fascinated by the very idea, and I looked pretty dilligently for a while to find actual proof of it's existence, but came up with nothing. I think I first read about it on Wikipedia and I chalked it up to some jerk adding cool-sounding crap...
  8. You're Kidding Me, Right?

    Anything Auto
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PORSCHE-934-5-Factory-Race-Car-1976-EUROPEAN-GT-CHAMP_W0QQitemZ130334211815QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item1e58863ee7&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245
  9. PPI 356CS 6.5" components for $110 shipped, pretty sweet comps if you're on a budget.

    Classified Archive
    PPI 356CS 6.5" components for $110 shipped, pretty sweet comps if you're on a budget. For under $150 I don't think you'll find much better. Rebadged a/d/s. I just picked up a set for fun mostly. Anyone have any first had experience with these? $110 after microsoft cash back...
  10. Hope you're happy, girl.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After NINE hours of strenuous labor, the timing belt is done: Belt Tensioner/idler Water Pump Coolant Flush Greedspeed Snub Mount Serp. Belt She runs super smooth, and I'm really glad I did it. All in all, I spent about $200 in parts, and paid my indy with McDonalds to help me. Next is all...
  11. if youre looking for some decent wheels in the bay area

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/1054964198.html *NOT MY POST*
  12. Okay, you're not going to believe this

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car question. I installed a new cone air filter. I need a heatshield. I've searched endlessly on "the last intake thread" and I can't find a writeup on how to make one myself. Please help me if you can thank you. It's just not being efficient. I replaced the stockbox due to losing those...
  13. Think you're tough, fear the beast!

    Anything Auto
    Enjoy folks, this is pretty awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL2tbeoBTOw&feature=related
  14. Careful if you're speeding.....

    The Black Hole
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0TDoZ8YRiE Followed up: http://ziza.ru/2007/07/27/poslednie_2_minuty_zhizni_6_foto__video.html It's a bit harsh I know, but I guess the pals put the video up to discourage "that kind of thing".
  15. if you're tired of SNKVNNM, don't look (few pics)

    Anything Auto
    I just installed some new faux "knock" offs for SNKVNNM. Since my car wasn't built to be an exact replica, I took liberty with the "Cobra" center emblem. Purists will hate me but see if I care!
  16. if you're singing the "I ain't got no heat" blues...

    B5 Information-Base
    it may be time to flush your heater core. the pix included here are from my Audi, but we all know Audi and VW are brother and sister cars - in this case, the pix are of a V6, but the heater core connections off the motor are similar to VW 1.8T as well. tools: pliers and a screwdriver, and one...
  17. Ford Blue Update... You're my boy Blue!

    The Showroom
    Let me know what ya think... I haven't posted pics in a WHILE... The Fjord blue grew on me and now I love it... Sorry for the dirty rain pics... They're the most recent... I wish I had window tint, but I'd rather not get pulled over (and my eyes suck at night).
  18. Where is your RPM when you're at 70MPH?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mine is 3K.........does this sound about right? 3.3k at 80mph... Car condition- I have a '99, APR chipped AEB, , 5spd with 92k miles(engine is out of a 98 A4-installed last March). All maintenance up to par. Side note: Not boosting to 1bar fast enough, it kinda creeps when it gets to 9psi...
  19. Need you're help! pics inside.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My chrome strip on the back door driver side, looks like it's begining to peal off. Is that chrome strip glued on the car? How can I remove it and put a new one thats not bend like that? Where can I buy one? Thanks in advance for you're help!
  20. buy parts online, local stores or the dealer how much you're saving

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    share your experience: buyng online or at local store? many members here recommends buying parts online...is it worth, how much is the saving...how many times you got screw$$d?. what happens when you get wrong or defective parts? how many days you have to wait:email, phone calls, ship it back...
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