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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I sent in my oil for analysis, just to see how the engine is looking at 177, 000 plus miles. I got to say for a 15 year old engine with no major work, it is looking pretty good. I think I am more confident to put a second timing belt on it now.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm from France and need your expertise, advice, feedback... Here is the story : I have a SW TDI 140 from 2006 with 215000 km. Last month, oil pump broke down and crashed the turbo. I replaced the specific part in the pump and the turbo (see pictures). It worked fine during 3 weeks...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Last week my trusty 2006 Passat 2.0T (~94,000 miles) emitted a Gas Cap icon. I removed and reinstalled the cap but only had a soft click. Still, light went away and hasn't returned. Two days ago, the Check Engine Light (CEL) went on. AAA scanner indicated large gas system leak and possible...
  4. B5 Garage
    This is the original factory fill. So for those that want to, they can definitely tell the dealerships that their 'lifetime fluid and filter' bologna is for those people that think their transmissions are only good for as long as the fluid lasts. As you will see from the OA the fluid should...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just thought I would post my most recent UOA up here. I'm pleased with how the report came out considering the overall mileage of the car and the length of the oil use.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i just bought the car... 2006 (B6) Passat with 52K miles and i gets "check engine" light, but only from time to time. i asked a friend to check it with his hand-held computer and he said it shows eVAP code. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY COMMON PROBLEMS WITH eVAP SYSTEM??? someone told me it could be...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I came across this link in my quest for information about oil filters to see what the big differences are.. Have a look for your amusement: http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfilterstudy/oilfilterstudy.html As this link opens, think of the 70's song by Styx - "Too Much Time On My Hands" :lol:
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got cold feet before I got the lab results and changed my oil. It would appear that it was vastly premature. From the summary, it would appear that this oil would be perfectly OK at going 10000 miles between changes, so long as I continue topping it off (and the make up oil here I feel has a...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So sitting at almost 130k, I decided to send a sample out to Blackstone Labs and see how my engine was fairing. Here are my results: Now, I'm kinda concerned with the "potassium and sodium traces that could be a coolant leak" part......I'm not seeing a decline in coolant......is this just...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting ready to send a sample to Blackstone and considered requesting a TBN analysis, however, I topped up my oil before a long trip about 1000 miles before I pulled the sample. I'm thinking that a TBN would not be very accurate due to the added oil with minimal mileage. Is my...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got my engine oil report from Blackstone: "Universal averages show typical wear metals from this type engine after about 5,600 miles use on the oil. Your oil was only in use for 4,772 miles, and we found all wear at below average levels and in the correct balance to show normal mechanical parts...
  12. B5 Garage
    Just received the first oil analysis on my 1.8T Passat (91,500 miles); they pointed out that there was gas (2.8% of the sample; should be less than 2.0%) in the oil sample -- what would cause of this, and what does it mean? Will the price of oil now top $120 a barrel because of me?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I always use synth. oil and this time it was the castrol 5w40 that i forgot to change until after 12K! so I decided to send in a sample to make sure that didn't do any damage. here is the comments section "JULIUS: It's been a while since we've seen a sample from your Passat and wear hasn't...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99, 2.8L 30V, FWD, 5 speed manual transmission I got the following results when the VAGCOM Control Module Finder was run (shareware version of VAGCOM) is there anything unusual? Should there be more modules? Will upgrading to the registered version change any of the results? Address 01...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got mine not that long ago, and thought it would be interesting to see what others have gotten back.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looks like a clean bill of health! The flash point of the oil was a bit low, and a couple of the elements were a tad high, but good news overall :thumbup: A great resource, I'll definitely use them again. http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
  17. B5 Garage
    I recently had my 2003 GLS in for the 80k mile service. As part of the service, I sent a sample of engine oil to Titan Labs to do an oil analysis. The results showed "fuel in oil" and recommened I check the fuel injectors. Has anyone seen a problem that results in this? The rest of the test...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    didn't know if this should go here or dyno section. so it's here can somebody look over my 002 logs to tell me if my boost is too much 3rd gear run. 99' AEB 1.8t W/ MBC @ 10psi. caom and boost guage are the only other ups. couldn't go all the way to redline because i ran out of road and i...
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