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  1. B5 Garage
    I suppose I don't need to say I'm having problems with this car. The symptoms can be seen in the video below: Does this look familiar? : The story: I was driving as usual when the engine lost power and wouldn't accelerate without dropping revs. It usually happens around 2000 RPM when driving...
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    Saw a similar thread on this, but answers were all over the place. Hoping to see if anyone has had the same issue or confirmed a fix... 2000 Passat Engine: 3 Li V6 has been running great since I got it in March. Check engine light has always been on for Thermostat issue, but still ran fine...
  3. B5 Garage
    hello all, firstly i would like to thank the great members on this forum. Everyone has been very helpful and truly have all saved me countless times haha. alright so ive got myself this real gem of a passat, shes a 2000 atw 5 speed. so i was going through a couple weeks back decided to revamp...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 04 Passat Wagon 4Motion with 150k on it, I live in New York so i'm not driving it daily but on the weekends it's typically going longer distances(100mi +). About 6 months ago I started to notice a pattern, when ever I would take a sharp left hand corner and hold any speed through it, I...
  5. B5 Garage
    I have a 2001 Passat 1.8T. It has a performance chip with an on/off switch I mounted in the cabin. The problem is whenever I activate the switch, the car looses horsepower. I've narrowed it down to the MAF sensor. If I unplug the MAF, the chip works beautifully, but my fuel economy goes through...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Maf Nightmare and Turbo Oil Leak I've had my B5 1.8T for around a year now, always battled with the oil leakage causing my Maf sensor to fail all the time. So I managed to still drive my car and fix it every so often, driveable.. Just recently about a month or so ago, the car started to die...
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