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  1. You must make two posts anywhere in the Noob Tube forum before...

    New Member Introductions
    Welcome to Passatworld. We're glad you decided to make this your stop on the internet highway for information about your Passat. We've been combating a rash of spam, so in an effort to contain it, you must make your first two posts here in the Noob Tube forum. You will not be allowed to post in...
  2. What did you do to your Passat today?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen this on many forums and it's always been a winner. Post up what you did to your car today. Add a picture or two that show what your did. With that, I give you my addition, I polished my headlights.
  3. Secondary Air Injection Readiness Failed, But No Codes....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey PassatWorld, I'm pre-flight checking my car before I take it in for Mass State Inspection: 2001.5 1.8t - Lights - Good - Tie Rod Ends - Good (just replaced) - Tires - Good (just replaced) - CEL - Check (No Codes) - Readiness Codes - Nope - Secondary Air Injection Failed I've been...
  4. Overheating and stuff

    B5 Garage
    Hello all. I'll get right into it 2005 GLS 1.8T 105k miles I just picked up this car for free because it was overheating and the owner couldn't afford chasing the problem. So it has an unknown service history except someone's "friend" did some work on it and you can tell. Current symptoms...
  5. How To: Replace 1.8t cam chain tensioner

    B5 Information-Base
    How To: Replace 1.8t AWM cam chain tensioner My car was having the following code show up. It usually would not cause the CEL to light. 16395 - Bank 1: Camshaft A (Intake): Retard Setpoint not Reached (Over-Advanced) P0011 - 002 - Lower Limit Exceeded – Intermittent The chain was very noisy...
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