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  1. How many miles on your Tiptronic, Lets hear it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    143K and still the same. Shifts and drives great! EDIT...forgot to mention '98 tip.
  2. Mobil 1 5-30W In FL?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Love the Mobil 0W-40. Before I used it I would always get a puff of blue smoke out the tailpipes on the morning startup. Now I don't get it anymore and the car seems happier.
  3. Towing (boat) with Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    IMHO...don't do it. It's not made for that. Maybe a single jet ski type capacity. I've seen people who obviously never asked the question if their vehicle should be used to pull a boat out of the water up a wet ramp and it has been entertaining to say the least. Or pulling that large camping...
  4. CEL and shifting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It turns out it WAS my MAF. I replaced the second one because I noticed with the third MAF (yes I had a backup to my backup), the filament or sensor appeared complete in the housing. The first and second MAF's actually had a piece of the filament missing. With the newer MAF in I immediately...
  5. knocking when cold - V6 4mo

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ^^ I agree...check the oil level on level ground in the morning after the car has sat for awhile. See where you're at.
  6. CEL and shifting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion's been awhile that I've had an issue with my B5 but I know someone will have an idea here of what could be wrong. I'll try and make a long story short. My '98 AEB tip (129K) has been running great up until a week ago. With everyday use and driving my idle started to hunt. Nothing...
  7. Weak start on 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Two things come to mind... I live up in New York and with the cold"er" weather I have to be mindful of things I have plugged into the lighter. Cell phone recharging, laptop, etc. During the night (even in the garage), it draws enough from the battery that it seems weak for the first crank...
  8. Cruise Control Not working (Sporadic)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm banking on it's a vacuum leak somewhere. Right now my cruise does the same thing, but when I shut it off and on, it works. I also have the P1136 code and found the leak, but it's in such an odd location I'm having my mechanic do it; hopefully today. I'll post when fixed if it still does...
  9. Engine starts misfiring once warmed up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've dealt with shops like flipsauce mentioned. Key there is to have them do one thing at a time and tell them that what you are bringing it in for is that one thing. Mulitple repairs can hide certain charges...or make things just plain confusing. Hence a "high" bill. Glad to hear it's fixed.
  10. I paid dealer, car still not fixed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey earth to X-VWGLX, What were the problems and who was the dealership? We all hate to see someone get the shaft like that, but if you can help with telling us who it is, lack of business may make them straighten up.
  11. Engin problems?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know all of us are guilty of trying to make something last a little longer than it's designed for because we paid a little more for it. IMO the Neuspeed plug wires have just about the same life as Bosch or any other name brand. If you've had the wires for more than a couple of years, it may...
  12. I'm burning oil (big time)...need advise (pics) FIN.VERDICT!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I think "TJ" hit it right on the head...PCV system. :thumbup:
  13. '98 MAF saga continues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  14. '98 MAF saga continues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :sad: Well as the title says...the saga continues. I got my CEL back yesterday :shock: . Couldn't believe it! It was running great and wham. I had the codes pulled and they were the same as before. Gas mileage also declined on the MFC. The codes I'm getting are as with the MAF from the...
  15. '98 MAF saga continues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thanks for responses! I mentioned, I put in another MAF from a Passat and it worked great. I didn't check the part number against my original MAF, but from the part off of the '98 Jetta. Cleared the CEL after 3 starts. I apologize for being alittle slow, but just to make...