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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I decided to replace my old RCD500 which was broken to a new Chinese radio. I did encounter the battery drain issue with the CAN gateway 3C0907530C, with low bat :(. After searching about this topic, I replaced the CAN gateway 3C0907530C by a 3C0907530Q. I did reprogram the new gateway with...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've been lurking on the site for a while and want to thank everyone for helping even though they didn't know it. I finally ran into a problem where I need some advice. I screwed up, got that part covered. I worked on the car, in the cold (about 20F), with the flu. But the work needed to be...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is just a FYI for anyone who has to crank excessively to start, and the usual things like CTS or purge valve were not the cause. I recently posted about my A4 loosing power infrequently, then totally quitting on the road. It turned out to be a fuel pump wire, in the tank, that had broken...
  4. New Member Introductions
    i recently bought a 2002 passat with a 1.8t engine. It has a lot of white smoke when sitting at idle. It also eats oil like a hungry fat boy. After reading online it kinda sounds like it's the turbo. I just want to make sure, can anyone give me some pointers?
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I appreciate your thoughts about this situation that I had a couple of days ago. 98, 1.8t, SW, 285.000 mil. No check engine, no VCDS codes. So, I started the car this morning and drove about a mile or so, stopped at the light and smelled smoke. Looked behind, saw constant blue smoke coming...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this is a curious issue. Seems that my "new to me" 2004 passat 1.8 wagon has an excess of humidity on the interior of the windows. Currently is well below freezing and when I got into the car this morning, there was a scrappable layer of frost on the interior of the windshield. On warmer...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat 1.8t ATW Tiptronic. The car will randomly take anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds to start. The battery is nice and strong as it cranks over with plenty of pep but sometimes it just has trouble starting. It also isn't sputtering while cranking it. It's not as if a few cylinders are...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just checked my brake pads. The front look like new with 76,000 original miles on them. The rear need replacing. I thought front brakes were under more stopping load than the rear. Bias maybe? Anyway to adjust bias? The car stops correctly.. Any iideas???
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I need to run some of this info by you guys and get your collective experience/knowledge. I don't see my issue brought up anywhere on here. My current wheel/spacer combo: ET43 + 5mm = ET38. My hub length: 12.7mm So here's the deal. I have been on the hunt for a set of spacers for my rear...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm curious if anyone else has had similar problems (or maybe this is a common problem with the 1.8T) to what I've been experiencing lately. I have a 2004 Passat 1.8T that over the last couple months has been going through oil and coolant much faster than it seems it should be. In the case of...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I have a 1.8t passat estate 2002 plate, 127,000 miles, serviced october 2010, i am getting excesive smoke from the exhaust pipes for the first 5 - 10 miles of each journey ,and my average journey is only 7-10 miles, no loss of power and no strange noises coming from the engine, Just took it for...
  12. B6 Garage
    Hi Everyone, Noob here. My daughter just bought an 08 Passat Lux, Very nice car. She was looking at an Infiniti G35 and couldn't justify the difference in cost. I did a Google search about the car and read several complaints about excessive use of the oil, often going down a quart in just a...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, Noob here. Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong place My daughter just bought an 08 Passat Lux, Very nice car. She was looking at an Infiniti G35 and couldn't justify the difference in cost. I did a Google search about the car and read several complaints about excessive...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found that after dropping the car with an Eiback ProKit that the rear suspension was resting on the stock bumpstops all the time. So I cut the bottom section off and the car is much better on bumps, not as bouncy. However on the highway today I noticed that the back of the car was wiggling...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Fellow B5ers, I'm Stumped on this one. I recently lowered my 05 Passat with Neuspeed sport springs and Bilstein shocks and it has only been about 6,000 miles and I am starting to notice a lot of inner tire wear on my two front tires. More on the front left then the right. How do I go about...
  16. B5 Garage
    Hello, I'm driving my 02 V6 Variant :thumbup: here in S. Korea. I'm having a bit of a problem with low mileage. I get about 16-18 MPG in the City, and 22-23 on the HWY. I thought this is pretty low, and I want to get some advice about how to correct it. The only thing abnormal about the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted about this a year or so ago, but I'm going to revisit this again since it still seems a bit of a mystery. I'm having a strange problem on one corner of my Passat, which started at least 35k miles ago. One corner of my brakes gets hotter and the brake wears more at that corner. It's...
  18. B5 Garage
    I'll ask the simple question first. Is there a lot of vibration at idle with the APR snub mount installed? My car used to purr at idle, and now it shakes a fair bit and just seems 'rougher' at all engine speeds. The kicker is I just had the head gasket replaced (~70k miles) and the timing belt...
  19. B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 W8 Passat. I have been experiencing excessive heat on the driver's side cabin. Would like some suggestions on why this is happening. Any assistance would be apprectiated.
  20. B5 Garage
    I just got my front brakes replaced about 18 months ago and do light driving throughout the week and just local errands on the weekend. probably no more than 100 miles a week. i have my car at the dealership and they are saying my pads are already down to 15% thickness. what gives? anyone...
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