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  1. What makes the Turbo Kick-in on a 1.8T B5.5 AWM engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like then to see I can jury-rig a micro switch to tell me when that diverter valve moved enough to get the impellers doing to boost. I like that better that trying to guess where in the computer produces a signal and tap into it. Otherwise I may create more damage as I often do. Thanks, will...
  2. What makes the Turbo Kick-in on a 1.8T B5.5 AWM engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like to find out when my Turbo comes in without having to wait for the noise (which it means is ON now). When I posted something on the same the aswers as I understand them point to it comes in period. I am sure that must be a trigger from some sensor or combination of sensors that determines...
  3. Just broke the plastic handle oil level Passat 2003 B5.5 AWM engine?

    B5 Garage
    Yea...I ave been thinking of that since I llike to know/see always what the presure is. Any suggestion where to tap in from anyone that have done it?
  4. Just broke the plastic handle oil level Passat 2003 B5.5 AWM engine?

    B5 Garage
    The plastic broke and I just had an old change but big leaks on the Turbo unit so I cannot go by the amount of oil unless through it out and replacing this new oil with another new batch. Could someone that owns a Passat as mine above just go and measure the distance from the very end of the...
  5. Are you planning to rebuild your Turbo Unit for the B5.5 ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am and did some investigating and found some advise from "Mister T" that made sense and was an eye opener in terms of what can happen to some people that re-build their own units. I will be one of those, so I visited "G-POP SHOP" website and since he seems to run a very reputable shop...
  6. turbo rebuild kits

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mister T: With a due respect because I am sure you have much....but much more knowledge and experience with these Turbos that I am, please let me make these comments without the intent of challenge your experience or knowledge: First- I assume that these units with one driving impeller in one...
  7. Is it possible to temporarily drive with the the TURBO unit "dissabled"

    B5 Garage
    I need some time before I can take the car out of service to work on the Turbo Unit on my 2003 B5.5 Passat 1.8 Started to leak oil into the plastic tubes to the inter-cooler. It would allow me to use the car until I can find a "window" to take the Turbo Unit itself and see if I can rebuild it...
  8. How to rebuild a passat 2003 B5.5 Turbo Unit (Just the Turbo Unit)

    B5 Garage
    My 2003 B5.5 Passat started to leave heavily into the pipes to the inter-cooler and I think better take it apart and rebuild if it possible. No noise, no smoke, but I think that these would come soon. Anyone that could point to articles in this forum with the pertinent information? I searched...
  9. Turbo Failure for 1.8T passat - Brings immediately the PowerTrain down?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLS with 139,000 miles and just did timing belt, water pump and Engine Speed sensor, I would like to know: 1- If the turbo fails; does it means the car cannot be driven back home and need to tow it? 2- What are the signs of a Turbo that is going to be in trouble and what...
  10. Installing the USB Driver/Laptop for VCDS Lite

    B5 Garage
    I downloaded a file from Ross-Tech that explains how to install a USB driver that possible would work on my PC. (I misplaced the small disk that came with the KKL connector and ordered one but will take time) Does any one have a driver that I could have or point to what mistake I am making when...
  11. Meaning of the K03 K04 or K3 K4 and 2x2 interface adapters for VCDS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sometimes when reading stuff I come across those terms, any suggestion?
  12. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    Just downloaded itt and trying to get a interface connector since i have the KKL but cannot find the little CD that came with it to get the USB driver downloaded. Will this work for the Lite version? My car is a Passat 1.8T 2003 B.5 VAG COM 409.1 KKL OBD2 USB Cable FTDI FT232RL Chip + 2x2...
  13. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    PZ, I agree with the statement it is not a difficult job if you mean the belt, pump, and tensioner. I think that when I implies it was a difficult job I meant all the preparation, all the figuring out where the fasteners are, the electrical connectors that do not come out easily on a car 18...
  14. Would like to get opinions about Bentley Digital VS Paper book B5 1.8T Passat 2003

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to hear from users their opinion of the pros and cons between the DVD vs the Paper Edition of the Bentley Volkswagen Service Manuals. I realize that is not very convenient and also a nuisance for the other member of this board for me to be asking very "trivial" questions like where...
  15. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    jjpark: I like the Ross-Tech even that I could not understand most of the screens and nomenclature/terminology. But I just downloaded the user manual and realized that I had used the wrong installation for the USB/aftermarket LM..Something connector from eBay. Even that I am using USB from the...
  16. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    Good idea, Thanks. My idea was much more complex and I have change the oil several times without realizing the extend of the mess I was doing. This forum is a gold mine, but I think it is time for me to get the paid version of VAG-COM and the Bentley manual in DVD. I cannot believe that just a...
  17. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    It has a 3 pin connector and I would think that probably there is already cooked by someone in the forum to be able to stop the ECM from panic attacks when sees no coolant in the tank. Now working with the engine speed sensor and removing also the oil filter. The filter definitely will go back...
  18. Testing Engine Speed Sensor G28 Passat 2003 B5 AWM 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I am using the right connector? I am following a reasonable approach? I am new to VW work, but will become an expert at using mirrors or buying a portable HarborFreight Inspection camera to see what is going on! How to check the Engine Speed Sensor undoing the connector underneath of the...
  19. G28 Engine Speed Sensor

    B5 Garage
    Any chance you could tell me which is the connector under the Coolant tank? on the firewall is a plastic support for 5 sensor: from driver's to passenger side: Green; violet' whitish, and tow more. I cannot see where the cables go and I can pull the sensor our of the block, but cannot/do not...
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