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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey there I have a 2.8L 4motion that had some rough downshifting to begin with it wasn't consistent. I changed the Vehicle speed sensor because its easy and inexpensive. The transmission has 250000 if going by the odometer. That didn't help the situation so I did the service filter and fluid...
  2. B5 Garage
    Well, my mechanic confirmed there's a leak at my passenger side exhaust manifold. I don't know if it's related to the aftermarket catalytic converter hanging low on the right side and getting bonked when I go over the weird driveway hump or not. But it's leaking, and it's getting worse. My...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello from freezing cold Minnesota, above you can find the link for a video of the problem I currently have. Actually, it’s been going on for about a year now. After I start the car, there’s smoke coming out of the Engine. Do you know what that could be ? Is it dangerous ? The car drives well...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001 Passat with 4-motion and a 2.8l V8 that I am trying to find the ECU power relay for. If you take a look at the attached image you can see that I only have 1 relay in the ECM box. Looking at my VW manual I see that there should be a second relay behind the 373 relay in the picture...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I was head down the highway at 40MPH, she shudders and engine cuts off. This was in LA on Sunday. Towed it back home to SD last night and tarted doing my research. 117K miles, timing belt at 97K, battery is good, fuel pump is good, relays are good, fuses are good. Checked cam pos sensors...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so i just bought this 2001 Passat. originally i had no power to the fuel pump but the fuel pump is functional i know this by putting 12v to it. I replaced the fuel pump relay, it fired up for a second and by a second i mean like one second. I'm also having trouble getting codes from the ECU...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 B5 AHA 5spd wagon It is currently 26 degrees in Atlanta. While driving to work on the highway, I noticed the engine temperature was far from the 190 that it is usually rock steady at. It was about a tick and a half to the cold side from the 190 mark. I was traveling at 70 mph, and turned...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am new to the forum. I just bought a 2003 Passat 4Motion Wagon with the 2.8L V6. What do I need to know / be ready for with this set up?
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i was just wondering if any of you guys run premium in your 30 valve and how big of a difference it makes
  10. New Member Introductions
    They are leaking very severe and need replaced. Until I can fix them, could I do a quick fix with silicon on them and clean out the pcv system so I can keep oil in my car? I drive a 2003 GLX 2.8L V6 with 170K.
  11. B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 B5 Passat V6 FWD 5-speed It has 202,000 miles on it and I just changed the timing belt myself, this is the first time I have changed a timing belt. I used this amazing guide: 2000 Passat V6 2 and a bentley manual. and got a parts kit from ECS tuning with a new water pump and...
  12. Mobile Electronics
    Just curious to what other owners of the passat with similar styling use as far as subs. I just want a good sound with limited trunk rattle. I also am curious if it is worth purchasing a capacitor or if the alternator is good enough. also, for those with the monsoon stock sound system what...
  13. New Member Introductions
    What is a good exhaust mod for the 2.8L to make it a little louder as well as deep and let the engine breath a little better?
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I bought a 2003 Passat 2.8L V6 for my wife a month ago. I have been going through it fixing all the little issues. I fixed the oil leak which came from the passenger side rear cam plug. I bought a new one online and lubed it up with some Gold RTV and let it sit for 24hrs. The oil leak...
  15. B5 Garage
    Hello: I don't post often but I am looking around all the time, .... I have a 2001.5 passat 2.8L V6, 4Motion, wagon 145, XXX km's........timing belt done at 100,000 by a trusted mechanic who replaced everything....... I have been dealing with a no heat issue for a while, 3 rd winter....and...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 2.8L V6 30V which had the check engine light on for P2096 post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1. So, I took out the MAF sensor and rode it around to see if that was the issue. After I took it out, the car now clanks extremely hard into 5th gear. I cleaned the MAF sensor...
  17. B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 Passat GLX Wagon 2.8L FWD. I am curious about what all is involved in a Auto to 5/6 Speed swap. I looked for solid info, but (maybe I missed it) was unable to find a step buy step breakdown. If anyone knows, or can point me into the right direction, I would be grateful. Also...
  18. B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, So today I started on the much feared timing belt replacement... I've just finished installing a new water pump and thermostat and was in process of putting on the new timing belt and I accidentally turned the passenger side cam shaft (no... I didn't buy the parts from Blau and...
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