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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I just purchased an 04' 1.8T. I have been dealing with low OP and have an appointment with my mechanic to replace the pickup tube. Since making the appointment, I've been dealing with vacuum issues. Rough idle, misfire codes, oil shooting out of the dipstick...
  2. Anything Auto
    i have been looking for the perfect 1.8T or 2.0T as my next ride, and i plan to keep this one for a long time. and when i do, i plan to upgrade with a k04 kit at least. does upgrading the turbo, and adding some performance boosting mods effect the long term engine life of the car? i know the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Thinking on putting an effect box on my passat 2.0 tdi 2006 To get my 140hp to 170hp, any opinions good or bad would be helpful
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I just changed the plugs on my stock 2003 1.8T Wagon and pulled out NGK PZFR5D-11 VW/AUDI marked (I think these are meant for the V6). I replaced them with what I think is the correct plug (NGK PFR6Q). The last time plugs were changed was at a dealership. The old plugs looked like normal...
  5. Wax On, Wax Off
    I am just about to finish detailing all the vehicles in my stable and when I got down to the last application of wax I noticed it was very watery, so much so I could wring the application pad out and it was damn near full of water. When I apply polishes and waxes I shake the hell out of them so...
  6. Anything Auto
    Swedish man survived for two months in snowbound car thanks to 'igloo' effect Swedish man survived for two months in snowbound car thanks to 'igloo' effect - Telegraph A Swedish man survived for more than two months in a snowbound car in temperatures as low as -22F (-30C) thanks to an "igloo...
  7. Wax On, Wax Off
    VWVortex.com - Deal of the Day - 49% off the Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner 3 Pack Kit Not much time left but go for it while you still can!
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    So, I have the stock 195 65 15's. I know that I can put wider tires without changing the overall spec: Tire Size Comparison Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference 195/65-15 5.0in 12.5in 25.0in 78.5in 807 0.0% 255/50-15...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 VW Passat 1.8T GLS hello all , i have owned my passat for over 2 years now , the warranty's are almost over with and i am looking to do some modding to my passat . every time i put in the make and year all my options go away ! do i have the wrong year or will the 99-2001 stuff fit my car...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - Im enrolled in one of the best classes at the Academy: the Physics of Motorsports. Yes, they did trick me into taking another technical class by focusing it on automobiles, but the whole physics thing isnt too bad in the end ;). For my semester project, I chose to examine the effect...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How do you think that engine placement manifests itself in our Passats. That four-banger doesn't weigh that much but its so far in front of the front axle line , and I've never driven a car like it before, so I've been wondering how much it really influences things like feel, handling and...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm only lowered a little over an inch and I want a nice compliant ride feel, therefore I don't want stiff shocks, so I'm down to cutting the bumpstops to hopefully reduce this annoying hop the rear suspension has as I figure they're just too close to the shock. Any larger compression (bump)...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey Guys Just wondering if changing from 225/45 R17 tyres to 225/50 R17s is a problem? I've seen some dirt cheap wheels with virtually new tyres but they are 50 profile instead of 45... I know this will throw the speedo out just a little bit, but does it pose any other problems for my Passat...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i used the instructions below to try and disable the seatbelt warning chime on my b5.5 I have already set the region to Europe and dont have the door chime anymore. stock code: 07335 current code: 07135 (Region Europe) I triied setting it to 05135 (no seatbelt warning), 00135(no seatbelt...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got Revo'd a couple months ago and switched to the TT 225hp dv. I plan on checking to make sure the hoses are still clamped securely. I believe the larger two hoses should be fine but iffy about the smaller one, I guess thats the one that recirculates excess air? What effect if any would it have...
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    big / heavy wheels make you slower - effect of rotational inertia of heavy wheels While contemplating new wheels I came across this very useful spread sheet that calculates the detrimental effects on acceleration that result from heavier wheels caused by higher rotational and linear inertia...
  17. Wheel and Tire Forum
    edit: *NEGATIVE* CAMBER, sorry sorry... I installed 8mm H&R Trak+ spacers with the longer conical bolts on the rear of my 2003 GLS after discovering the inner sidewalls of my 235/40/18 Pirellis were rubbing the fender liner on speed bumps in parking lots. Enough rubbage caused one of the tires...
  18. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Info: 2003 Passat GLS, 235/40/18 Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S, 18x8.5" Phaeton OEM wheels, H&R Trak+ 8mm spacers w/ longer conical bolts on rear only I installed a pair of the spacers mentioned above on the rear of my Passat last weekend to help with some rubbing issues I was experiencing. I just...
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