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  1. 1.8T Engine Knocks On Cold Start And Goes Away

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, My Passat 1.8T is making a strange noise at cold start up. Oil level is fine and I don't have a dry start knock like it's low on oil pressure but the knock fades in after a minute on start up then I hear something click and it goes away. Could I be hearing detonation like a knock sensor...
  2. Potential B5 Purchase - Should I run away?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. Looking for some purchase advice. I am looking for a safe flexible vehicle for my youngest son (new driver). Probably will go 2 to 4K a year. I have an opportunity to purchase a 2004 Passat Wagon with 175K for $1000. It is in nice shape physically but has a bit of a rough idle and of...
  3. :: ECS Tuning :: We're Giving Away An Audi!

    The Showroom
    We build it. You could win it! For years, ECS Tuning has been your trusted source for original, aftermarket, and performance parts for your European car. Our team of enthusiasts have worked hard to build the best catalog in the industry, providing you with the knowledge and expertise to keep...
  4. So, I assumed I could diagnose the 1.8T from 4 hours away....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My youngest went up to the cottage last Wednesday, he took the Passat, said he made the trip in record time and all was well. Thursday evening he calls to tell me the CEL is lit and the engine is rough running. I assume that it probably needs new ignition coils, because all Passats with 1.8T...
  5. Diagnosing wife's car from 250 miles away

    B5 Garage
    First, I know a lot of this information can be found on the forums, I am pressed for time as I am working today and tomorrow and then driving to in-laws on Saturday. My wife was driving her 2003 1.8t, manual, 190K to her parent's house this morning. Driving down the highway, fast not slow, 90...
  6. Passat turbo 1.8 smoking when starts after short parking, then smoke goes away?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat 2002 Turbo 1.8 smokes with white blueish burn oil smelling smoke from exhaust after relatively short parking and then after few minutes of driving smoke disappears. Very thick smoke when starts, stays on for a while and then slowly disappears. What could it be?? Engine light is on with...
  7. Tire pressure error - won't go away!

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi folks, I have recently made some changes to my 2013 CC with VCDS (including changing the country code, used to change the 'ding' tone in the vehicle as well as some other things). The car now gives me the error "FAULT: TIRE MONITORING CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE". When I try to store the tire...
  8. walked away from my 2002 passat 2.8l 4 mo station wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hated to do it, but i had a string of bad luck with it lately. latest trouble started when my grandson left the back passenger door open a crack during an all night downpour, toasted the tcm. dealer quoted $600 to try and repair with no guarantees or 1800 to replace. walked over to the sales...
  9. Getting a new roll away and need help

    Anything Auto
    I started working at my local Volkswagen dealership. I am currently working there for work study, but on my interview they said not long into my internship I will need to bring in my tools. I'm going to order a matco tool set on the matco site with my student discount, so I have the tools...
  10. Northwestern PA- Western NY or North Eastern OH... Passat going away-

    USA - East
    I'm selling my Volkswagen Passat. It just doesn't start and I don't know what's wrong with it. It runs fine when it actually starts but I don't have the time to monkey with it. If I don't sell it I'll just scrap it. 1998 Passat 1.8turbo 4cylinder 140k miles fwd automatic Thanks- Matt
  11. Northwestern PA- Eastern NY or North Easter OH... Passat going away-

    USA - East
    I'm selling my Volkswagen Passat. It just doesn't start and I don't know what's wrong with it. It runs fine when it actually starts but I don't have the time to monkey with it. If I don't sell it I'll just scrap it. 1998 Passat 1.8turbo 4cylinder 140k miles fwd automatic Thanks- Matt
  12. P0420 CEL Comes on, sometimes goes away by iteslf, keeps coming back.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2002 1.8T has been getting a recurring P0420 CEL a couple times per month. Car hasn't been running rough, no misfires, no other codes. Either I will clear it with the Vag-Com, or it will go away by itself. Either way, it keeps coming back. The car seems to have the normal amount of power...
  13. Squirrel! (how do you keep critters away from your ride?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone else have issues with little critters trying to nest in your car or chewing through stuff? I've removed a load of nut shells and other debris from beneath the hood several times, and had my fuel line burst apart yesterday, thanks to something having bitten several chunks out of the bit...
  14. Just couldn't stay away

    The Showroom
    I ended up selling my passat a few years ago to try and "expand my horizons" which included a ford escape (big mistake) and an is300. I won't even discuss the escape but the is was alright just didn't have the feel I was looking for. In the end of all this I picked up an 03 a4 avant.
  15. Check Engine goes away with Secondary Air Injector removed?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All, My name is Tom. I'm new to VW's, but I have really been enjoying my 2000 Passat V6. I have a strange problem that I can't find in searching the archived posts. I had codes indicating bad cam sensors and bad O2 sensors. I replaced all, and also replaced the valve cover gaskets and the...
  16. P0112, need suggestions, won't go away..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title states I am receiving a continuous check engine light for P0112. Intake air temperature low circuit input. Here are the things I have done: - New air filter - Cleaned MAF sensor with MAF cleaner - Installed new IAT sensor - Disconnected battery multiple times - Cleared the code...
  17. HELP: Indicator Lights turning on by themself when I am away from car

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am having a very strange issue with my car. After I turn the car off, get out, and lock it, I would come back hours later and find my driver-side dashboard lights on. This is certainly draining the battery. Luckily, I caught it before it was completely drained! Anyways, I see that the...
  18. Mystery grind when pulling away

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whats up passatworld! Idk if u can help me but i am noticing my 2005 1.8t b5.5 passat, tiptronic shifter making a slight grinding noise right when pulling away. I have no problems or noises while changing gears other then right when i am pulling away, and im not even sure it is a problem with my...
  19. B6, 2009, need to make a tire decision right away!!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Folks, I messed up my Passat wagon the other day and the shop it's in is replacing three rims and all four tires. The original Goodyear's were very loud (I"m going to do brakes and bearings when I get it back) so I'm wondering what will quiet it down while still performing well? The shop...
  20. End of an Era come take my baby away my loss your gain

    Vehicles For Sale Unitronic Stage 2+ engine...