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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all. It has been a long time since I have posted on this forum regarding my 01 Passat. Recently, due to oil pressure issues, I have pulled the oil pan, installed a new pump and cleaned the pickup tube out, replaced the windage tray and also replaced the timing chain tensioner. After all...
  2. B5 Garage
    I have a B5 Passat, 1997 1.6 Petrol to be exact. The issue i'm having is that the RPM indicator doesn't show the actual RPM of the car. When the car is off the indicator will go below quite below 0, at about exactly straight position. When the car is Idle the RPMs go to exactly 0 and the car...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    From reading the factory gauge has a range it uses to keep the gauge on 190. From monitoring the actual engine coolant temp I see times where it is above the indicated range, sometimes by 15 degrees. Has anyone else logged actual engine coolant temp and can share their numbers? Thanks.
  4. Dyno Forum
    So I was out at Raceline USA today in Temple City CA. I wanted to get an idea of what my stock 2001 Passat has as far as power goes, it is a 5 speed fwd 1.8t with 141,436 at the start of the session. My highest horsepower and torque were on the same pull. This is my base, soon to begin my build...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone. First time VW owner here, with 2012 Passat 2.5. When I was doing test driving for the family sedan segment, nothing else felt as good to drive. VW just seems to understand the purpose of the family sedan better than any other manufacture. The steering is very precise with no...
  6. B5 Garage
    My wife ripped out the window switch while trying to raise the window. How do I pry off the switch console to swap in a new one? I've searched and none of the window switch DIYs have pictures or explain that part. TIA
  7. New Member Introductions
    so i have a 2002 passat 1.8T 5 speed manual. how come the revers is in the location on the right? or where the 6th gear is? is it because the engine is mount "transverse" or what ever? something like the engine is from front to back so they had to make a different tranny set up? hope this isnt...
  8. B5 Garage
    It's all about a 2001 Passat B5.5, 1.8T. Yesterday I drove around with the diagnostic cable plugged in and I logged some data. I looked into Group 115 of the meas. blocks - this is where I can compare the actual turbo boost delivered vs. the required boost (special thanks to my girlfriend for...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 wagon and have not had sludge failures yet. I use 502 oil and a large oil filter. I noticed that Consumer reports shows a big improvement in reported reliability from 2002 to 2003. Got me wondering, did VW ever make improvements to the pickup screen, etc that would have helped? Or...
  10. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Dear Passatworld, Is it true that the H&R sport spring for FWD b5.5 wagon drop more than the advertised 1.3"/1.0"? If it is same as advertised, will it be enough to look good on some 17/18" wheel?(some pic will be cool) Also, i am planning to upgrade to some 17/18" wheels from my 15"...
  11. The Showroom
    haunt jaunt 2008 aftermath. more to come, these ones just got scanned in first. sorry they arent super sharp and theyre crazy blue, slide film doesnt work so hot in direct sunlight. it was also in my hot car half the summer which didnt make things as funky as id hoped. veeeee...
  12. New Member Introductions
    i heard the actual size of the 2.8l engine is 2.771 ...if thats true then ild love to somehow assemble a 2.771l badge:lol: EDIT: maybe i should have googled first.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Volkswagen_engines
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Paid too much for my 1998 last October because I bought it at CarMax, but their service and extended warranty has more than made it worth it. Monday was beautiful out, so I decided to open the sunroof... but something didn't sound right (as if the wind deflector hadn't opened)... but, this is...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A friend of mine is a machinist, and said he would be happy to make me some spacers. I am planning on some 20 mm in back, and 10 mm in front. What I would like to know is whether the H&R brand 20 mm spacers have any kind of hub extension for the wheel to center itself on, like in the crude...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this is an overly talked about topic but i did a search and havent really found a thread that summarizes an ACTUAL drop of all different kinds of springs all in one thread. So please specify what lowering springs you have, the advertised drop and the ACTUAL drop that you got.. Reason i...
  16. Anything Auto
    So, i bought some eibach springs for the gti, which claim a 1" drop. got the springs installed on saturday, and drove around 200 miles or so, and now, the drop is about 1.2" f/.75" r. pics of my car with eibachs bought them here, and i was assured that these springs where for the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I dont want to do it myself and have it peel or flake off. So I was wondering if anyone knew where I may find a blacked out VW badge for the rear of my wagon? My new grill has no badge and I want to black out the back....and have it look good for a long while.:thumbup: TMT tunning said no...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We have had the '05 Wagon TDI for 22 months now. MPG on trip 2 (we RECENTLY started resetting trip 2 to check correlation between actual and computer) has been around 34-38 MPG but, when you do the arithmetic at the pump, it's actually 31-34 depending on driving style for that particular 450...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes, I've searched. I know GIAC does a chip, as does Wetterauer. Any fellow W8 users have experiance with either chip? GIAC runs about $595.00, but I can drive to the dealer and have it flashed while I wait - about an hours drive. Anyone having dealt with Midwest Motorworks in Hudson WI is...
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