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Recent content by chrisjryanpassat

  1. turbo question...

    Anything Auto
    Are you still experiencing some boost issues? I had the turbo replaced on my Avant in May. I was ready to install a Borg Warner that I ordered from FCP Euro (I think it was 700) but it was stuck at costoms for 3 weeks and I ended up going with an OEM turbo from the dealer after 2 weeks of it...
  2. An oil sludge horror story

    Anything Auto
    Letting the car idle after hard driving (highway or heavy boosting) can help lessen the chances of sludge building up too
  3. 05 A4 1.8T mid-range acceleration in 5th and 6th gear seems slow...

    Anything Auto
    Good to hear the DV seems to have solved the issue. When I changed mine I was lucky enough to find that one-time hose clamps had already been changed (probably from an earlier DV swap by the previous owner).
  4. Charles C. - Toronto, ON

    Any luck selling the A6 yet? I noticed the ad up on Audizine.
  5. Charles C. - Toronto, ON

    Hey Charles! What' new?
  6. 05 A4 1.8T mid-range acceleration in 5th and 6th gear seems slow...

    Anything Auto
    I've got a 2004 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T 6spd and I've been dealing with a similar issue (although I can certainly feel the boost fluttering when building). I took the N75 valve out yesterday and cleaned out the passages and the boost seems to build more smoothly. I'm wondering if something was...
  7. Just couldn't stay away

    The Showroom
    Looks really nice! I moved on to an 2004 A4 Avant 6spd after my Passat wagon was flooded and written off. I love my Avant...
  8. Christopher C. - Toronto, ON

    Looks like a fun project! I've always wanted to tear apart an engine...might try to pick up a junked 1.8T and try the same someday.
  9. Clutch life with V6 GLX

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Clutches can last a lot longer than that, but can also wear before 115k miles too. It largely comes down to driving style and the type of driving you're doing.
  10. Replacement Turbo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ended up ordering a new Borg Warner K03 from ECP Euro (shipping to Canada was much more reasonable than the shipping costs from ECS). Install to happen next week with a new oil feed line.
  11. VW, What Is Going On?

    Anything Auto
    Wow, that is bad. Glad the VW Canada site hasn't switched to that yet.
  12. Replacement Turbo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    That's where things are complicated....I'm the third owner of this car and the owner I bought it from knew it was tuned but couldn't tell me by who. The last two 1.8T's I've had were flashed by APR, and to be honest, I prefer whatever programming this current one has. I see what you're saying...
  13. Replacement Turbo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm not too interested in putting a used one in. And yeah, I thought about upgrading to a larger turbo (K04 or frankenturbo) but I don't want to spend the money on supporting modifications...boring, I know.
  14. Replacement Turbo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I think I was able to confirm today that my turbo is on its way out. It's been making a whine/almost dentist drill like sound for a while in high boost. I've owned three chipped 1.8T's and the sound I have is out of the ordinary. Pulled the turbo inlet pipe today and I have modest side to side...