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  1. Full swap from engine/gearbox 1.8t APU to V6 30v 2.8L AMX

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like know the pros and cons of the engine v6 30v 2.8l amx.(Reason for doing swap;the turbo and other parts had failed.)
  2. 2000 1.8t 20v APU service recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi folks I have just bought this estate as our daily run around now we are living in Spain. I have already found a crack in the crankcase breather elbow and have been reading up a bit about sludge issues. What would you recommend in terms of oil, distance between changes and whether it's worth...
  3. Passat 1.8T -00 APU - rough acceleration, almost dies

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my old faithfull passat has all of a sudden started to running really bad. It idles OK and in lower gears but if i try to accelerate in 4th or 5th gear going 50-60 it almost dies on me. Bought a cheap cable and invested in VCDS lite but there's NO error codes apart from a faulty heated...
  4. Losing Power, cant hold steady gas, jerky acceleration

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi! Thanks for letting me in. ok so I have a passat variant 1.8T APU yearmodel 2000 when I got it it was jerky and could not hold steady gas. like "now there is fuel, now its not" I replaced MAF and LAMDA, the car went better I think. but everynow and then, I have problem with acceleration. 1...
  5. AEB vs APU engine turbo 1.8t, same or different

    B5 Garage
    Having trouble finding out if the AEB turbo is the same as the APU turbo Anyone know of any differences or is it just a direct bolt on. For reference I have the APU engine, and as far as I can find the only difference is smaller intake ports and DBW throttle, no mention of turbo differences...
  6. VW PASSAT B5 1.8T APU body wiring harness

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    Hi Guys! I have recently bought a 2000 b5 1.8t Passat for R15000 (zar) the only major problem is the wiring harness was cut in five places in the location of the comfort control module. so basically all the wires from the ccm to the dash and the left door is missing. I would like to know will...
  7. Vw passat b5 1.8t apu

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    Hi Guys! I have finally joined the forum and im super excited to start a thread I need some help!:wrench::driving::bowdown:
  8. Fuse 25 keeps blowing when engine is running or started climate control 1.8t 1999 apu

    B5 Garage
    Hi All, Here is my problem, I have recently had my timing belt changed all tensioners, air con belt and power steering belt and water pump belt along with new water pump, Since then fuse 25 keeps blowing but only when the car is started or running and the fan is on or switched on. The climate...
  9. Anyone with APU engine? I really need some information!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, Anyone here has an APU engine or something that is the same as the APU? My problem is that I can't find a oil dipstick funnel that fits my engine. I've searched so many times that I am tired already. I've gone to many many car parts stores and none of them fits, some of them are too...
  10. 1.8t APU timing belt...

    B5 Garage
    Hello! :hatoff: I am trying to get a new timing belt kit for my parents passat 1.8t (APU) year 2000 Does anyone know if the timing belts for: AEB, ATW, ATB and AUG is the same for APU? I have been looking for information on this engine it says "AEB/APU" on some info sites I checked, APU is...
  11. help| APU engine

    B5 Garage
    hello i have an APU engine. (passat 2000,1.8t) my turbo is dead for the last 2 years, and i have decided to fix it. is someone here knows if i need a KO4 or KO3 turbo? i really appreciate any help i am pretty new. thanks, Max Ziegel
  12. DIY : Passat 1.8T Thermostat - APU engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car was running cold since I bought it about 2000km ago. It stands at 260'000km currently. Sometimes it stays at operating temp. I already replaced the CTS and it still does the same so I figured it is the thermostat. I bought a TOPRAN pirate part. I saw the DIY that outlined a pretty...
  13. Timing belt kit for APU engine codes (Aussie Passats!)

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    In my search for a reasonably priced timing belt kit (with no luck around Sydney) i took a gamble on the 14 piece kit from FCP Groton, an ebay store. I'm happy to report that all parts fit perfectly, the car is running great, and I've saved HEAPS of cash in the process. If you reckon you're...
  14. Max Boost 1.8T APU

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've searched but couldn't find any threads relating to this... I have a stock 1.8T 2000 APU DBW I want more power, easiest and cheapest way so far is to put an MBC in there with maybe an N75J What would be the maximum safe boost for the stock APU program? 17PSI? Cheers
  15. Parts for APU code Engines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wanted to share this for owners of 1.8T engines with APU code. worldimpex.com takes the time to check ETKA for the correct part numbers for our APU code engines. Just call their 800 number and ask for Joey or John. Make sure to tell them you have an APU code engine! :D
  16. FS: 1.8T APU chip

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    1.8T APU chip for an ECU with the following numbers: VAG: 4B0 906 018 B Bosch: 0 261 206 050 It will give you about 50 crank hp extra on top of the standard 150. I drove about 1 year with the chip without any ECU issues. I changed to a K04 turbo and matching chip. The chip has a PSOP44...
  17. APR Chip for APU engine code 1.8T?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My Passat has an APU engine code and is running a K04 turbo with stock ECU, FPR (4 bar) and injectors. Greg Custer at APR says that their K03 chip will work fine with my car. Anyone have any idea if this is correct? :hmmm: Rusty? (I've already checked octane issue. In Jamaica we have 90...
  18. APU engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    anyone of you have APU engine like mine? :) i need to know if powergasket and ecs crank pulley is compatible with my engine 8) p.s. my car is a passat 1.8t year 2000 european
  19. Correct MAF readings for stock 150 1.8t (APU)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a (non chiped) european Passat MY2000 1.8T (APU engine), What are the maximum correct readings of the MAF for an engine of this type? my car when reaches 6000 rpm for example, with a specified boost at block 115 of 1480mbar (and actual value), at block 002 displays no more than 50 g/s ...
  20. Spark Plugs for 1.8T Passat w/ APU engine code

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    VW tech manual lists 2 plugs for the APU engine: NGK PFR6Q (Super Platinum) or Bosch F7LTCR (Copper w/ 3 ground electrodes) Anyone with an APU 1.8T had any erxperince with the Bosch? My 2000 came with NGK so I've replaced with same ones. I decided to try the Bosch & installed them 2 days ago...
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