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  1. is this more of a headache then a cure?

    B5 Garage
    Ok so not knowing what I was getting into i bought a 2002 passat auto trans with a 1.8t awm I only have compression in #3 cylinder the rest are 80lbs or less. coolant in the oil / oil in coolant but I only Paid 450.00 for the whole car. So I can up a used motor for 1200.00 183000 km on it no...
  2. Passat sludge cure? Why or why not?

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    I have a 2002 passat with 1.8T engine. It seems to idle ok but if I try gently to move it, It is OK for 30 seconds then message appears saying STOP... I do. Wait a few then regarage it under its own power. Rather than dropping the oil pan(pushing the limit of my skills), my proposed cure: drain...
  3. misfiring problem and i can't find a cure

    B5 Garage
    hello so this is going to be a long read but hopefully someone can help problem: my drives good under 3000 rpms and starts stuttering over that and i get misfires random, sometimes code come back 2 or 3 or 2 and 3 or 1 and 4 or 2 and 4 just random.... anyways heres my deal 1999 audi a4 quatrro...
  4. FS: Vogtland Lowering Springs ...The CURE for rear sagging

    Classified Archive scroll towards 3rd post. :lol:
  5. Ethanol: The cure for independence from foreign oil, or panacea?

    The Black Hole
    I'll let the article speak for itself. I find some of the data intriguing.
  6. FS: Upgraded B5 Subframe Bolts To Cure Noise

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    FS: Random Passat stuff from my garage These subframe bolts are the smaller ones attaching the stabilizing plates to the unibody at the rear of your front subframe. Volkswagen redesigned all of the subframe bolts numerous times until they finally came out with this version. All of the...
  7. POtential Cure for back-ache

    So i "borrowed" an Audi A4 1.8T Sport at the weekend. The front seats are a blessing compared to the stock ones in the Pastie. For a start, it's firmer and extends around with good cushioning. The seat-back finished a good 2 inches higher up my back than the pastie low-backed marshmallow foam...
  8. cure for homosexuality

    The Black Hole
    they just need to buy better deodorant.:crazy: looks like another blow to the lifestyle choice theory (no pun intended).
  9. Wondered if anyone discovered a cure for this....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this is an age old Passat problem but today i went to open my trunk (its been a while i don't put much in there most of the time) and started wondering if anyone figured out a solution to the trunk being ultra stiff to open and close?
  10. Will an engine flush cure my rattling tappets

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello when warm and ticking over my passat 1.8 20v non turbo has rattling tappets will a engine flush cure this? thanks in advance
  11. Chipped paint. Is covering the cure?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My hood is all beat to hell. It has so many little nicks and most have rust under them. The worst ones ar right on the lip of the hood. Some nicks are pretty big. I can cover them with touch up, but will it continue to rust underneath? Should I treat it with a primer first and then add color...
  12. Cure for rough idle...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone know of a cure for the rough idle while in drive? My POS Passat shakes very badly. I have had it in three different dealerships and not one could tell me anything besides "Oh, thats normal". Its not normal to not be able to see yourself in the mirror because the car is shakeing so bad...
  13. Cure for coolant leaking oil cooler?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyhow, I too noticed the crusty pink, tell tale signs on my oil cooler. More specifically, on the seam and around the coolant hoses themselves. But to my surprise what looks like a seam is not, and merely a "lip" and part of the cast design. I pondered for a moment, that perhaps those...