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  1. B5 Garage
    Hi, I was hoping someone could help me with my current situation. I have very rough idle. When the RPM is raised slightly the car runs smooth. Things I have checked/replaced so far: 1. Checked Coil packs 2. replaced engine temperature sensor 3. replaced fuel filter 4. Checked for vacuum leaks...
  2. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have a 2003 V6 and welcome any advice on getting more clearance for my car. I currently have 17'' wheels with 225/55 tires and slightly lower-than-OEM suspension. I would like to gain some more clearance and have better winter weather control. Has anyone transformed his V6 B5.5 into a more...
  3. New Member Introductions
    My 1.8 awm 5 speed has been running oil temps approaching 240-250 during prolonged or highway driving ever since I did the timing belt and cam adjuster along with the clutch and flywheel and thermostat at 190,000 miles. I never recalled seeing it get above 190 degrees before. The cams looked...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 2003 1.8T passat wagon and I've noticed the front is always higher than the rear without any load in the car. Is this normal? Or have my springs been replaced with wrong replacements, or do you think the rears are going? I am wondering because if I were to get lowering springs...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've posted all the relevant info you would need to know about the car below. I'm trying to track down/troubleshoot why the engine stutters during heavy acceleration. Idle is perfectly fine and accelerating gradually is fine. It is only when I'm really into the boost/throttle that you feel...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I've been out of the game for a few years with family stuff, but wanted to check in to see what the current aftermarket is like for the wife's car (soon to be mine). It's a sluggish behemoth of a car, the 2.8 4mo wagon Tip ('01.5). Compared to my 5MT GLX sedan ('98), it's hard to...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So about a month ago i had got the unitronics stage one tune on my 2006 passat fsi. It was quicker in boost but i wasnt impresses. So i purchased a newsouth boost gauge so i could monitor the boost. While installing i noticed a hose had a crack in it. The hose was running off the junction for...
  8. B5 Garage
    It's all about a 2001 Passat B5.5, 1.8T. Yesterday I drove around with the diagnostic cable plugged in and I logged some data. I looked into Group 115 of the meas. blocks - this is where I can compare the actual turbo boost delivered vs. the required boost (special thanks to my girlfriend for...
  9. Wheel and Tire Forum
    My wife's 2000 Passat had the stock alloy 15 inch wheels when we purchased it about a year ago. I immediately upgraded to some 16x7 ET45 wheels from an Audi A6. New 205/55-16 Michelin Destiny tires were installed as well. Great tires. A year later I decided the wheels were getting ratty and...
  10. B5 Garage
    Can anyone help? Background on my car. 2000, 1.8T ATW, Tip, 190,000 KM, all stock. This afternoon I changed out my fuel filter. After putting everything back together I went for a drive. All was well until I got out on to the highway and started to build the rpms. At about 4000 it started to...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi all, i've posted this thread under Canada section, however got tip to post it here for better chances to get some answers, so here we go: so my TB has been changes not so long ago ( ca. 2 weeks ago) and i've noticed the following: 1.)when the car was driven for a while and coming to a stop...
  12. Canada
    hi all, so my TB has been changes not so long ago ( ca. 2 weeks ago) and i've noticed the following: 1.)when on the car was driven for a while and coming to a stop, the fuel consumption rests on 1.1/1.2 L/h and the revs feels slightly higher, as if the car was stressed 2.)if i put on...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all First off, my car is a late 2002 Passat TDI 130 Sport Estate/Variant (non 4mo, it's FWD). I'm currently running a set of Bilstein B8/Sprint dampers - part number BE5-6513. I will shortly be doing a load of work on the car, including changing all the control arms (again), and changing...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just had my cup kit installed on my b6 Wagon (1.3" Front, 1.25" Rear). When I eyeball it, and do the finger test the rears are a bit higher by about half an inch. I would have expected the fronts to be a little higher, since it's higher with the stock suspension and the difference in drop...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have pictures I can upload but if someone has an answer I wont go through the headache. For the life of me I can not understand why my passenger side rear sits higher by half an inch! Like its seriously bugging me. I am on KW V1's but I have the rear perches pulled so its just the springs in...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the deal is I just got a real job out of college and I've been wanting to modify my Passat for a while now. It is a 2001.5 Passat 1.8T (unfortunately with auto) that has almost 120K miles now. I've gone back and forth with the idea of getting a 2nd car to have fun with but that will bring a...
  17. Mobile Electronics
    Hello all, I did a search and could not find any info for what I am getting into here. I have a kenwood deck in my 99 Passat and when the volume is raised past medium volume, it turns off. Here are the details: When I bought the car, it had an aftermarket radio installed but had a wiring harness...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Although I have NOT seen any posts on this potential issue, was wondering whether there is any correlation between being lowered on a B5.5 and higher than normal frequency of replacing front axles. Thanks B5.5's for your reply:thumbup: Note: IF frequent front axle replacements pls...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 02 Passat V6 and I just installed some new tires 225/40/18 and a few weeks earlier I did a timing belt change. I was averaging about 25 mpg's with babying up to 29.... Now I am struggling to get 22. I am noticing that my normal RPM range was about 2500 at 75, now it is almost 2800...
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