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  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Anyone think my thermostat is stuck open? I'm not sure b/c: - still get hot air coming out of the air vents into the cabin; - when I sit idle for 5 minutes, temp gauge slowly increases to the middle 190*. 2002 Passat 1.8T 100,000 miles During this winter in zero to 30-degree weather...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi everyone. First post here. Recently bought my first VW. A B6 2007 2.0 Tdi Passat. It randomly drops revs, no dash lights, can happen in any gear (tends to stall the vehicle if in 1st). Changed the fuel filter today and added redox diesel cleaner. No success, went out for a blast and it cut...
  4. B5 Garage
    Hey PW how is everything? It's been a while since I posted on here. Anyways, when I'm driving my temp gauge will drop to nothing then eventually creep back up to 190. I replaced the coolant temp sensor because I know it's a common issue. Temp sensor didn't fix it. I know there is a sensor in the...
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  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so not really a problem or anything, just a quick question. I was wondering how the transmission works with these cars as I had noticed alot that when my car shifts into 2nd gear I believe I will see the rpm drop to about 1400 and then a second later it will drop to 1200 even though Im still...
  7. B5 Garage
    Hello, B5, 1.8t After I top it off with G12 to the MAX level sign, it takes about a month to drop about half an inch. Is it normal or is there a leak? Best, Alex
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 98 B5 Passat 1.8t drops it's RPM after revving. Idle RPM is around 840 rpm, after revving the RPMs go down atleast 100-250 rpms lower than the 840 idle rpm and then slowly recovers back to 840 in a few seconds. Is the throttle stuck or something that it doesn't close as quickly as it should...
  9. B5 Garage
    2000 passat atw 1.8t 142000 miles tiptronic. Idle vacuum is 20hg but when i put it in drive or reverse the vacuum jumps from 8 to 15 hg and stays at 15. Driving is normal. No codes via vag com. While driving it wont do it until it goes back to first gear. All vacuum hoses have been replaced no...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking for advice on how my transmission should be shifting. 2003 w8 wagon, 130k and I have a code 741 for the torque converter solenoid and it seems like it's locking oddly. On the highway 65mph 2.25k rpm, sometimes the rpm will stay up after lifting off the throttle. other times the rpm...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys A little history on the car...bought from my dad's friend who said that the transmission had been changed (probably a used one went in but I can't say for sure) because the old one had gotten messed up when they gave it to a parking garage to park...so it was replaced. I've posted...
  12. B5 Garage
    I was replacing my suction pump (2000 V6) with this very helpful guide: http://www.audiworld.com/tech/eng67.shtml and managed to drop both a hose clamp and one of the screws that holds the bracket shown in Step 2 into the dark abyss below where the bracket attaches. Neither item made it to...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I've got a 99 1.8T with about 88K on the clock. The past few days the car has been running sporadically. I've been experiencing random dips in RPM's, especially at a stop/idle. It will go from 1000 to 1500 then down to 500, and repeat this cycle a few times in a row. Usually after...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Spilled a little shampoo on my key, wiped it off - dead? Incidently, how do you get into the key? Thanks - p
  15. B5 Garage
    Have a 1999 1.8T AEB Tip Wagon, which I bought recently as a non runner. Had a worn cam chain tensioner which led to bent valves. I've got it back together, after replacing the usual service parts, and it runs and idles well. The issue is when I'm pulling up to a hard stop from a decent speed...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so I knowtist that when I hit 105-110mph my boost will drop from 16-20psi to about 5 when Im fully flooring it. And it stays at 5 until I turn the car off and back on. :crazy: It onlys does this tho from a stop to that speed, well for the most part. Although I have tried flooring it today...
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    :banghead: Hi All, I have a '99 non turbo 1.8l ADR engine and I have this problem: everytime I shift to 2nd gear ot take off at low RPM i got a body shake. Tried replacing most of vacuum hoses but still got the same symptoms. This happens whenever I take off my foot from gas pedal, the...
  18. B5 Garage
    Hi Passat Owners. I'm hoping someone out there might have some ideas on my Passat Problems as of late. I own a 2002 1.8t with Aprox 86k miles on it. Recently after about 15 Min of driving the car will hiccup (RPM drop, Power Loss, EPC Light Comes on). If I'm not in motion it stalls and It have...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I owe a Passat 1997 TDi with climatronic. For some reason as soon as temperature drops below 3 degrees Celsius the climatronic stops dehumidifying and all windows become so foggy that becomes really hard to drive in those conditions. Anyone has an idea what the problem may be? Is there a...
  20. B5 Garage
    I have a 99 1.8T AEB After reving the car wether its reagular driving or reving it up for no reason the idle drops down to about 6 once and sometimes twice before stableizing between 9 and 10. My first thought was vaccum hoses, so i replaced them. (is there any hidden ones i should know...
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