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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Howdy All, My 2014 Passat TDI SEL has recently begun making a very noticeable moaning/humming noise. It is pretty loud and is not related to wheel speed or engine RPM. It begins around 50-60 MPH and continues right up until the car comes to a stop. It is a very low frequency sound. It...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My B7 1.8T TSI currently has slightly over 5100 miles on it. I thought I heard a VW mechanic say my first oil change wouldn't be until 10,000 miles (he said this the day I bought the car back in February), but that sounds too long to wait. How frequently do you folks change the oil on your B7s...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat wagon, 1.8T 5sp manual, just looking for input on how often it is recommended to replace the gear oil in the MT gear box? Thanks.
  4. New Member Introductions
    I changed my family car from the 90bhp Passat to a 115bhp Sport model (late 1999), and was surprised to see a proper looking sticker under the bonnet saying the cam belt change must be done every 40,000 miles. That's the lowest for any VW TDi that I've seen. The sticker is as old as the car, I...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So more and more often, my 2002 1.8t is hard to start and then gives an EPC light. Easily remedied by shutting down the engine and starting it up again, but I am concerned about it occurring more frequently lately. What is going on here, and how do I remedy it? Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The owner's manual specifies 5,000 miles between oil changes. I'm using Valvoline Synpower 5w-40. A mechanic who works on a lot of these cars suggested changing the oil every 3,000 miles to take care of the turbo. Which school of thought is correct? Isn't synthetic oil designed to last...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If you have had the need to replace the below item which ECS tuning recommends every time you replace your rear shocks then please post your mileage when replacing. ECS says it reduces and isolates noise issues...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hi all. I've got a 2001 V6 B5 that's developed a rather annoying problem. Did a quick search through the garage but nothing seems to have hit, so I figured I'd start a new thread... Problem: while coasting at about 25-35 mph, there is an intermittent high frequency whine that starts and...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have any advice to what the cut off frequency should be for the oem tweeters?
  10. B5 Garage
    Dry old crusty valve..ew. need help..please.. At least thats what i think this is... I noticed this increbily disentregrated valve above my ignition control modular today while messing with my air box...Can i fix that or do i need to order a new one from the dealer or somthing? It definatly...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just had the 10,000-mile service on my 2006 Passat 2.0. Owners manual recommends future oil changes every 10,000 miles. Dealer said 5,000. Who should I believe? Or should I compromise at every 7,500? ;)
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm aware that it is recommended to change the oil in a Passat every 5K miles (at least for my B5.5 1.8). However, they usually put some stipulation like "every 5K miles or X number of months." I barely drive 5K miles in a year! So how often should I change my oil? Thanks, Leif
  13. Mobile Electronics
    Tweekers and builders, Im looking for a simple little piece of software that will generate a sweep and plot the response. I dont need the mesurment to absolute, include anything about impedence or anything else complex. I just need a simple graph so i can see where my speakers start to cut...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I own a 2003 Passat Turbo 1.8 in the USA. Here, the manual states to change the oil every 5K. But when I was in Italy, Europe, the Audi 4 with my same turbo engine, specified oil change intervals every 9k (15,000KM). :???: Anybody out there know why this is so? I know that Europe is more...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone tried this mod? I just ordered one with my timing belt kit. It is supposed to give a little more boost at lower revs.
  16. Mobile Electronics
    I moved to Europe and face the problem with radio stations, I do have original Passat casette radio with CD charger. As you know in USA FM radio station is indeed in odd frequencies as 103.1 MHz, but in Europe (as least in Finland) radio stations can be in both odd and even . Is there any way...
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