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  1. Gosh awful fuel smell when i turn heat on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, It's me again with my 1.8T B5.5 AWM. Everytime i turn on the heat the fuel smell comes right in. I must state this fact though, I spilled some fuel on the motor and did not even get to clean up. My thing is how in the hell did it even get through to the cabin? Is there something that...
  2. Passat shaking, coughing, smelling terrible and sounding awful

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my indy mechanic just did lots to my '03 Passat GLX wagon in the last few months. New vacuum lines, breather tube, spark plugs, B1S1 oxygen sensor, new engine coil pack, new compressor, new shocks, etc. It's close to 150,000 miles and needed a lot of updating. On a trip to my old homestate...
  3. Awful engine noise on clean b5.5

    B5 Garage
    05 Passat 1.8T tip, 90,000kms (56,000miles). Overall clean car, had it since 25,000kms, not a hiccup, ever, with the engine. Now there's this noise... Any ideas? Happens warm/cold, just after startup or just at a red light fully warm. Can't tell you much more. Amsoil 5w40 always.
  4. misfiring and awful idle NO CEL!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, Got "a few" issues with my 99 AEB (185k miles). This all started last summer. When it gets warm out the vehicle will misfire at any speed. It usually happens on my way home from work rather than on the way to work. When I stop the idle will be all over the place and the car sometimes...
  5. God Awful Day, Stupid Muffler Shop, Fixin Tomorrow

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Updating.. I went to a muffler shop today and got there at 11 am. I left at 6:15 pm with my new turbo back exhaust custom made.... I sat in the middle of a shop in another city for 7 hours!!!!! To get a jacked up exhaust... only cost me $200 though I'll post pics tomorrow...
  6. Holy crap, is Robert Gibbs awful!

    The Black Hole
    Holy crap! Robert Gibbs is awful! Listening to the first White House briefing. How did Robert Gibbs get the position of Press Secretary?! Either he doesn't know what he's talking about or there isn't a real plan, especially as it pertains to Gitmo. Either way, if this administration has any...
  7. Thottle response from start awful?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I was driving the wifes 2005 1.8T Tip and it seems like if I get on the throttle hard from a stop there is a huge lag before the car gets going, seems more transmission related than Turbo lag. I have owned (and own)many turbo cars but all are manual trans. The car has about 1100 miles...
  8. My gas mileage is awful right now, any ideas welcome

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I've been getting really poor gas mileage since my ICM died a few months ago. Before this happened I was getting 26-28 mpg combined city-highway driving. My mileage now at best is 20-22 mpg combined. I already changed my spark plugs, fuel filter, also did BG induction cleaning but I've not...
  9. Awful sound under heavy load

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 1.8 Wett chip auto.Sometimes under heavy load i will hear knocking, gurgling sound coming from under the hood on the drivers side.Almost sounds like bad gas or something.Car runs fine otherwise.I all ready replaced the DV with an audi TT one.Thanks
  10. 1.8T + 4mo + rain = awful MPG??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. I thought I noticed something before, but today I had a chance to check it out more fully. Here's the setup: 2004 1.8T 4 motion Tiptronic Last week: Myself + wife + daughter, 70 mile highway trip on an 85 degree day with cruise control and A/C on, 30 mpg. Today: Myself + wife +...
  11. Anyone getting awful mileage? (less than 16 mpg!)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So does anyone else get really bad mileage with their cars? I have a 2000 1.8T Auto Sedan and it's really killing me with really really bad mileage. I fill up with 91 Costco (I think it's Texaco, not too sure). I'm already at half my tank and I've only done 110 miles! Most of my driving is...
  12. Noisy relay & awful clicking sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello y'all. I have been reading this board for a long time, and I have to say that you guys kick a**! :bow: I have a 2002 1.8T with a tip Ink Blue (I love the color). I have had a problem with a noisy relay switch almost since day one when I bought the car back in June '02. It has been...
  13. A little off topic..noticed this awful wreck picture of an S

    Anything Auto
    A little off topic..noticed this awful wreck picture of an S4... :(