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  1. Sudden drastic drop of MPG

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a sudden drastic drop of MPG in the past 2 days. The car does not give more than 15 MPG in normal city drive while it used to be between 24 and 26. There are no fault codes. The air filter is clean, spark plugs were changed 2 years ago and coils are new. MAF senor was changed last year...
  2. Pressure drop issues

    New Member Introductions
    I replaced my diverter valve now I have a pressure drop code reading pressure drop between turbo and throttle check diverter valve and I have no vacuum leak cannot figure it out what is this?
  3. Heater core replace question - remove the MFS's or drop the steering column down?

    B5 Garage
    I'm following these instructions I've got the steering wheel off and the dash loose. I'm attempting step 26, and I can slide the dash toward me, but I can't get the dash to move up & over the square trim...
  4. what is this buzzing sound coming from rear and causing RPM to drop ?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    - i just have 2012 VW cc 1.8T 4 months ago , - i noticed After driving about 30 minutes in hot weather, there is a buzzing noise "Buzzzzzzzzzzz" started from the rear. - the noise happens every one minutes for about 10 seconds - it can be heared also from trunk area. i think it is coming from...
  5. what is this buzzing sound coming from rear side and causing RPM to drop ?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    - i just have 2012 VW cc 1.8T 4 months ago , - i noticed After driving about 30 minutes in hot weather, there is a buzzing noise "Buzzzzzzzzzzz" started from the rear. - the noise happens every one minutes for about 10 seconds - it can be heared also from trunk area. i think it is coming from...
  6. Atf fluid change diy pan drop and filter change

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK guys, so I did it. I dropped the pan and wiped the magnets with a lint free cloth. Was it worth it? I want you to answer that. So I bought the car (2004 passat 1.8L wagon) just a few months ago for $1600, it had been in a slight accident (she hit the curb), the control arm was replaced and it...
  7. Gas mileage drop - 2003 Passat Wagon - 1.8t auto

    B5 Garage
    I used to get 280 miles out of a tank around town. I'm now getting the fuel light at around 225 which gives me about 20 more miles before getting gas. I'd say that's quite a drop. In the past 6 months, I've replaced: O2 Sensor CTS New Plugs MAF Cleaned TB Cleaned IAT sensor Not sure what...
  8. Rough Idle- 17705 - Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle Valve (check D.V.!)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK I have read through multiple write-ups for similar problems, and I have tried everything the other threads suggested and have brought it to an independent mechanic as well as the dealer with no luck from either. The dealer wanted to charge me $1,300 to replace the pipe coming out of the top...
  9. looking for a drop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B 5.5 wagon fk spring info Looking to drop the passat, not sure between 1.4" or 2"2 inch. it's my daily, did someone have any experience with one of those two kit? Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD 1.8T Suspension Springs - fkvw037 - High Tec Lowering Springs - ES#1844137 Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD 1.8T...
  10. Just wanted to drop in and say hi

    New Member Introductions
    Whats up everyone! Just wanted to drop in and say hi. I'm not really new to the forum but I finally registered. I own a 2009 Passat B6 and live in Miami, FL.
  11. neuspeed sport springs with bilstein sport shocks.

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  12. Significant drop in fuel mileage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is it possible changing my oil from 5/40 to 0/40 could cause my fuel mileage to drop by 7 miles per gallon? Even factoring in snow and cold start up it doesn't seem right.
  13. 2014 M3, M4 to Make 430-HP, Drop 200 Lbs

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  14. Good budget friendly drop?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I've been looking for a decent drop for my 08. I've been doing some research on the cup kits that ecs tuning has and I like the idea of a slightly stiffer than stock ride with a 1.5 inch drop. Anyone have any other ideas? Budget is about $700 and I don't want to go too much higher. I'm...
  15. Accedently switched from neutral to drive on low rev [NEUTRAL DROP]

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Passat forums! I had a minor incident today I have been driving this Passat for 2 years but it was not mine until a week ago when it was gifted to me. Here is what happened: I was at a stop light which is know to stay red for a looooong time. I switch to neutral when I get to this light to...
  16. How to i get around this front bracket to drop my oil pan? (pics)

    B5 Garage
    This little bracket which is on the snub mount (i believe) is preventing me from getting this one screw off in the front of the oil pan. How do i get around it or push it out of the way to i can get to the screw? If i need to do any further clarifying i will, thanks!
  17. Transmission Pan Drop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First I wanted to thank everyone for the threads regarding the pan drop, they were a big help. This was on a 2003 V6 4motion. I ordered the Blauparts kit, got it quickly and for a good deal. 99$ We had planned to do the trans drop, spark plugs and the fuel filter on this trip. I was using my...
  18. Drop, Audi wheels, tint & more

    The Showroom
    What up pw? My first time posting in show room. Just got my car kinda together in the past 9 months I've had it. Pics will come tomorrow when I wake up and wash her. I really fell in love with my wagon. It's perfect blend for me. Here's my list of recent mods... 35% tint GIAC 93 program...
  19. Passenger window drop - regulator clip issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, So the other day, my wife tried to roll down her passenger window when it just dropped into the door. Luckily for me, the window did not shatter.. When trying to roll the window up or down, it would fall forwards to the front side of the vehicle, becoming misaligned. I would open the door...
  20. 215/45/17 or 225/45/17 audi sport with 60/40 drop

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Like the title says...I've been searching and just need a little reassurance. I have fk. Springs 60/40. I don't want to rub. I've red that 225/45 shouldn't rub unless your slammed. Not sure if 2.5 in drop is considered slammed. Should I get 215/45s to be safe or stick with 225s? Going on...