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  1. B5.5 Passat Wagon ABS Headaches Bosch 5.7

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    The chain would need a lot of slop to skip a tooth. It would make a hell of a racket slapping the underside of the valve cover. I've witnessed a missing shoe on a tensioner (friends car) without it skipping time.
  2. 2004 1.8T Passat acting up

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    one thread per topic, please.
  3. 1.8T problems :(

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    First, stop driving it. Flashing check engine light means a lot of misfires and all that unburnt fuel is going into your catalytic converter and burning inside, which will ruin it. The timing belt is probably unrelated, but first things to check are the coil packs and plugs.
  4. Repairing a torn outer CV boot with a split CV boot?

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    What I meant is that all aftermarket axles (especially the $85 ones) are cheap. $250 a boot is pretty expensive. My local VAG shop (New German Performance) only charged me for an hr labor and the boot kit. $150 with tax, IIRC. On a lift, the axle can come out in about 5 mins. removing the...
  5. Brake Cooling Shields

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    Well, I meant from the OP, smarty. :rolleyes:
  6. What did you do to your Passat today?

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    Cleaned up the engine bay a little bit. Noticed that a three way check valve connected to the SJP was cracked. Yes, I have the original suction jet pump at 175k, but it's not cracked open, so I ain't touching it! Good thing I always pick up new-ish looking spares when I go to the junk yard.
  7. Brake Cooling Shields

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    Lucky, this thread is 16 years old. The OP hasn't been on here since 2013. I doubt you will get a response.
  8. Repairing a torn outer CV boot with a split CV boot?

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    A lot of people had problems with the cheap aftermarket axles. At least on auto transmissions. I have them on my manual with only a little slop, but no vibrations under load like the autos tend to experience.
  9. Spongy Brakes

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    You should bleed them anyway. Every two years at least.
  10. Need to find and repair a vacuum leak ASAP

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    If you are losing brake pressure, check the suction jet pump at the back of the head. It has a hard plastic line that runs to the brake booster. the other lines feed it vacuum. cchief22, interesting. I've never had a line on mine collapse. I know the braided ones collapse easily, but my...
  11. Repairing a torn outer CV boot with a split CV boot?

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    Do it the right way and pop the joint off to thoroughly clean it. Then reinstall with a new boot and grease. Either way, you need to remove it from the car. Our cars are hard on boots. Those cheap split boots and stretch over boots won't last.
  12. What did you do to your Passat today?

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    First time I have seen the white ones. Can't remember what the yellow ones are made from, but these are polyurethane foam.
  13. What did you do to your Passat today?

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    Clunks? Have none. Or are you talking about another post? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. EPC and loss of power

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    Just thinking out loud. If the engine is running and producing 13 to14-ish volts via the alternator, wouldn't that keep everything going at desired voltage with the battery just being a line filter at that point? Unless the battery has a bad cell or something....
  15. OEM VW Part Numbers (ETKA)!

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    Updated the first post to include the original ETKA files and some extra general procedures and specs in my google drive folders.
  16. Pulsing revs below 2000rpms

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    7 ft/lbs still seems low for them to shear. Strange.
  17. What did you do to your Passat today?

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    When I swapped out the rear springs a couple weeks ago, I noticed the bump stops had perished. Put in some sport length ones today in about an hour total. Cleaned up the shocks and gave her a bath, too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Pulsing revs below 2000rpms

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    How the F did you shear them off? It’s not supposed to be very tight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Airbag fault - out of the blue

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    Hmm, never thought of that. Great suggestion!
  20. P0299-35-10 - Control Range not reached - Intermittent

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    I ain't no spring chicken, but I haven't heard of it being called a penny valve. Thought others might need clarification, too. (y)
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