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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry for the long post but I'm trying to give as much info about my problem. Have had the car (2002 1.8T wagon 5spd) since new. Been able to do all the maintenance myself thanks to the info on this forum but am stuck now. Actually considering having a mechanic looking at it (I know, the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone. If this post immediately makes you think of other post results please link them here. I was talking to a friend of mine on the way back from work about increased performance to ultimately increase mpg in our v6's. As we talked I was reminded of a magazine that ran dyno...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys i have a 2005 Passat 1.8T 4MOTION and it has 146000KM on it. Lately i have been taking a smell of engine oil burning when i break, it does not happen often. My Valve cover gasket was changed during the summer. also i have notice a small oil wet spot in the back of the engine. i was...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 2006 Volkswagen Passat FWD 2.0T FSI Automatic Tiptronic w/ 113k miles that I just purchased from an auction (hail damage). I'm looking for the most performance for the money. I don't want to spend more than $5,000 total. Here is what I'm looking to do based on what I've researched so...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2006 Volkswagen Passat FWD 2.0T FSI Automatic Tiptronic w/ 113k miles that I just purchased from an auction (hail damage). I'm looking for the most performance for the money. I don't want to spend more than $5,000 total. Here is what I'm looking to do based on what I've researched so...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello - I'm new here and have looked throughout the site and have seen several threads that kind of mention how you might increase voltage or intensity to DRL. Sorry if I missed one. I purchased some after market headlights - HID with LEDs for DRL and the DRL are very faint. Is there a way...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have ideas/experience on how to increase the available storage space within arms reach of the driver? I'm talking small items/papers/phone/wallet, ANYTHING! The center console is absurdly minimal, the ashtray has been removed, but doesn't even hold my iPhone, and the little cubby...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sup PW! On my way home from work I stopped by autozone for some looking around and picked up compression restore oil fluid, which you poor into your oil and it supposedly increases compression in the cylinders by improving lubrication and sealing. Compatible with all kinds of oils both synthetic...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was getting average of 23 mpg city/highway combo to work in my 1.8 with my 17s and Pirellis at 29 psi all around ( I didn't know til after i took them off) these rims sand tires weighed in at 41 lbs each wheel/tire combo. I now am getting average 30 mpg with some sunny winter grip tires on...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Im new to the passat only had mine about a month now but it eats gas. I got the 80k mile tune up from my mechanic and all was good and this improved it a bit, but i was wondering if there was anyone out there that knows any secrets to help it out. And i was reading ecu flash on the turbo engines...
  11. B5 Garage
    I am installing a new longblock in my 99 passat. As I am removing the old engine i found ALOT of oil comming out of the turbo as well as being able to move the turbine shaft over 1/4 inch. So i know i need a new turbo. I know the K04 will increase performance but what would i need to do in...
  12. Wheel and Tire Forum
    looking at a set of 17" wheels with tires; I know the ideal size is 225/45, these wheels have 225/50. How much would that affect the accuracy of my speedometer?
  13. Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I have a b4v TDI. I need to increase payload capacity as much as possible. Does anybody have any recommendations on springs/shocks/tires, etc? I figure that I need to move to a 16" wheel with an "xl" rated tire. I would like to eliminate any sag as well, but I'm not sure if that is possible...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so who is gonna be the first to try this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f-g2W4ZoEw&NR=1&feature=fvwp
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, My fuel economy went up through the roof today and it actually makes me concerned. I have a 2001 B5 V6 ATQ engine. Today on the highway i got 28 mpg on the way to (full trunk, two people, average 80 mph going up in the mountains) and 35 mpg on the way back from the mountains ( alone empty...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to up some HP by using a fuel pressure regulator to inject more fuel, a manual boost controller to control boost, and an air/fuel gauge to keep it safe. Is it possible to do this ? Also i know the car uses the MAF sensor to compensate the amount of fuel the injectors pump to keep it from...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, after searching for a bit, i was unable to get any definitive answers on whether or not I need to upgrade my fuel system after chipping and increasing my boost levels. Is there a certain point to where i will have to, say for instance, over 15 PSI, or will the stock fuel system...
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