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  1. Cleaning engine bay to find oil leak/burning oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the best procedure to wash the engine bay? I'm at 200k miles and over the years the engine bay has gotten really gummed up. I had the valve cover gasket replaced when my timing belt was replaced approx 20k miles ago and recently have found another burning oil smell coming from the...
  2. Throttle body cleaning problem

    B5 Garage
    So I decided to change my air filter and clean my MAF. After i did that, the car was idling better and running better. Idle was 750 -800 rpms. So I decided to continue the cleaning of the intake system by cleaning my throttle body. Everything went good as far as taking it off, cleaning it...
  3. Help with cleaning PCV system on B5.5 V6 4motion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm struggling to find a guide on how to clean the whole PCV system, I'm pretty sure just my passenger side rocker cover gaskets are leaking and before they get changed I'd like to clean out the system. I've see a video to remove the main breather hose, but the rest is beyond me...
  4. Rev hang after cleaning tb

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay so i have a 1999 passat 1.8t and about 2-3 weeks ago i got a code for p1565 (everything was fine prior to cleaning) but anyway i cleaned my throttle body and and my car idles high sometimes. I'm also having problems when when i rev my the rpms dont fall like they use to.. Its kinda of...
  5. tips for intake valve cleaning

    B6 Garage
    Does anyone have tips for removing the intake manifold, cleaning it, and cleaning the valves. I.e, how should I clean the valve and fuel injectors, how do I handle the fuel injectors so I don't damage them, etc. I want to be very careful during this job.
  6. Tips for intake valve cleaning?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Does anyone have tips for removing the intake manifold, cleaning it, and cleaning the valves. I.e, how should I clean the valve and fuel injectors, how do I handle the fuel injectors so I don't damage them, etc. I want to be very careful during this job.
  7. Door lock mechanism problems? It may just need cleaning.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! Last month, I noticed that the driver's door lock mechanism was acting up on our '05 wagon. The door lock button would lock all but the driver's door, and no lights or buzzers would come on when the driver's door was opened. Sometimes everything worked as it should, but most of the...
  8. Plastic intake cam cover cleaning

    B5 Garage
    How do I safely clean these dirty plastic cam covers? I have a can of carb dip but that might be too harsh. Carb or brake cleaner? They're soaking in hot water and simple green now. Also, can I put the valve cover back on without replacing the gasket? The one on it looks like it was replaced...
  9. cleaning out the house and garage - a/d/s car audio subs f/s

    Misc for Sale
    Brand new never used still in the box. I have (2) of these. a/d/s a10s subs. 10" dia subs. These subs are all about sound quality vs SPL. Yes they can get loud, but they don't SLAM. If your into sound quality and are looking for that clean low tight bass, these are for you. There aren't very...
  10. cleaning out the house and garage - Kenwood car audio amps f/s

    Misc for Sale
    Kenwood car audio amps. All (4) of these amps I purchased brand new before year 2000. The KAC-823 amps were used in my car to power the whole system front and rear doors with no subs. I then added the KAC-927's. One of the KAC-927amps was used to drive all the tweeters, the second KAC-927 was...
  11. P1297 after cleaning throttle

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    got a 04 passat 1.8t and was getting a random high idle code, did not find any faulty vacuum lines but did see that the throttle was a little dirty so pulled it to clean. I have a cheap blue kkl cable and full registered VCDS-light, it will run the relearn falling to ~10% then settling at 12.5%...
  12. Cleaning up

    B5 Garage
    While I'm doing engine work I want to clean up my engine bay and nlock and everything so I can see it all better it looks like the whole 205k life my cars had it hasn't been done. Any recommendations of degreaser or cleaner brands to either use or avoid
  13. 02 Passat 1.8t Turbo cleaning and name that part need help thx

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I originally sold this car about a year ago and just bought it back from them The guy that I sold it to removed the turbo along with intercooler manifold along with some of the exhaust system He was planning on upgrading the turbo Did not want to buy his upgraded turbo kit all I want is car back...
  14. Intake cleaning questions

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    All signs point to this procedure needing to be done to my 2.0 TSI engine. The dealer quoted me $850. Investigating doing this myself but not sure I have the time to do it. Anyone had a dealer do this recently, and if so, how much were you charged?
  15. Cleaning the engine. 01 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm wanting to clean the engine/ engine compartment. I don't think it's ever been cleaned. Recommendations on this? With all my other vehicles I would simply spray cleaner on it. Let it soak then wash off but I know this car has a ton of sensors and electronics and I certainly don't want to...
  16. Cleaning throttle body 2.8 V6 ATQ B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, the info is probably out there, and I wanted to just add a post to this thread, but it was locked. Anyway, for the record, a 30 minute cleaning resolved a really annoying off-idle "springiness" that had made for a jerky ride I hadn't felt since I was kid in the backseat of a manual tranny...
  17. Combi Valve Cleaning!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright so I have a quick and easy question I would like to clean my Combi Valve, it is completely clogged with carbon and is causing my car to have a rough idle during the SAI warm up. The previous owner had the two vac solenoids reversed (problem solved thanks to passatworld members) and my...
  18. Cleaning brake dust off hubcaps?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I found some used OEM hubcaps recently for free on Craigslist, but there is a fair amount of brake dust on them. I am considering PlastiDip'ing them black, but would it be best to try and clean off the excess brake dust first? I am concerned that the PlastiDip won't adhere properly if sprayed on...
  19. cleaning that bay

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Owner of sleek coating here , I am going to powder coat a bunch of stuff on the businesses car in my engine bay and clean up my bay from the stock look. I have a 04 1.8t 4 motion. I have tons of colors I can pick from and was thinking of shocker yellow but not 100% sure. Post pictures of ideas...
  20. Cleaning a fuel pump

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I picked up a fuel pump from a junk yard with a fellow PW member (thanks Jack!) and it looked OK. It looked like it was sitting above fuel level since the bottom part which has the little filter wasn't wet. Still, anyway to clean it up on the inside? It did have some fuel on the inside, and not...
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