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  1. What makes the Turbo Kick-in on a 1.8T B5.5 AWM engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like to find out when my Turbo comes in without having to wait for the noise (which it means is ON now). When I posted something on the same the aswers as I understand them point to it comes in period. I am sure that must be a trigger from some sensor or combination of sensors that determines...
  2. The right tool makes all the difference!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So last weekend I was struggling with my daughter's new to her 2004 2.8 Passat GLX. She bought it for $500 due to a broken timing belt. Car is in great shape, other than the timing belt and improper coolant causing the heater core to plug. So anyway, I'm in the process of pulling the heads to...
  3. 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Finally Makes its US Debut

    Volkswagen Arteon Discussion Area
    Read more about the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Finally Makes its US Debut at AutoGuide.com.
  4. Stuck on vacation - who makes cat delete flash?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The day before we left for vacation, I took the car to the dealer to have a new key programmed, and for an alignment. Several hundred miles into our drive, I started experiencing misfires, and getting catalyst performance below threshold, and O2 Sensor #2 out of spec. MIL codes. I have a...
  5. P0442 gas cap makes honking sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For several weeks my wife's car has sometimes been making an odd sound from the gas cap, it's not very loud, it's kind of a honk every 2 or 3 seconds. I don't know if it is related to filling the gas tank or not. The check engine light just came on with a P0442 code. If I open the gas cap...
  6. HELP: HPFP/cam/chain/tensioner/adjuster replaced...still makes scary noise

    B6 Garage
    Hey, guys....we have had our B6 FSI 2.0T for quite a few years with no real big issues until now. 150,000 miles or so and it still pulls strong.... recently we had some camshaft performance codes come up I replaced the cam position sensor, cam timing valve (engine timing valve), LPFP, HPFP and...
  7. My car makes me very sad and I need all the help I can get.

    New Member Introductions
    So I've got an '04 Passat 1.8 Turbo 4-motion. I bought it a few months shy of a year ago, and it has been an overheating disaster ever since. I've blown and replaced the heater core, I have replaced the water pump and the timing belt, and I have had to replace the hose, that needed just the...
  8. K&N makes cabin filters ?!?!

    Anything Auto
    What a good idea. May not be news but I just discovered it. I replace cabin filters once a year minimum. Since the Forte was 2 years old in December, I've already replaced it twice. I was looking up part numbers for the plugs, K&N engine air filter and the cabin filter number on Auto Zone's site...
  9. What point does it makes sense to get a new car versus on going repairs for the B5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What point does it makes sense to get a new car versus on going repairs for the B5? I got a 1999 V6 with 110k miles. Very low repair cost on the first ten years of life. Last five years, repairs and maintenance cost have average about $850 per year, which included a timing belt change and new...
  10. Congratulations ECS, finally a shipping policy that makes good business sense.

    Anything Auto
    After two years of finding any way I could to not spend my ducats at ECS with their disproportionate shipping fees (e.g. $11 to ship a sticker or a single brake bleeder nipple) - they have finally started offering FREE shipping on qualifying orders (>$200). So new rear pads for Passat and...
  11. Alternator makes a lot of noise even after new bearing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is really frustrating. My alternator is a MESS, a lot of noise comes from the alternator (not the alternator area, THE ALTERNATOR itself, just checked with a stethoscope - lol - plus the fact that the noise increases with the RPMs or/and as the electrical gremlims are turned on) Any other...
  12. sand storm makes DSG 7 gearbox jerky

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, i am sending part of my scan file (the one that contains the fault) to try and help me understand the error codes seen in the engine and transmition, and give me a possible solution to prevent that from happening again. Let me first give you a brief summary of the problem. I own this...
  13. sand storm makes DSG 7 gearbox jerky

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, i am sending part of my scan file (the one that contains the fault) to try and help me understand the error codes seen in the engine and transmition, and give me a possible solution to prevent that from happening again. Let me first give you a brief summary of the problem. I own this...
  14. Free Vehicle History Reports for all Car Makes and Models from EpicVIN.com Service

    Free Car History Reports
    Hi, PassatWorld forum members! We are the company EpicVIN.com, and we suggest you to get VIN reports from our company absolutely free! You definitely need the reports from EpicVIN service if you don’t want to become the owner of such cars: Very often our reports are far more informative than...
  15. transfer case makes humming noise (supposedly)?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    A couple months ago I took my B6 2.0T for tire rotation and wheel balance. It wasn't too long that my wife had told me the car started making some humming noise that was getting worse with speed increase. I took the car for a ride and it did sound like it was coming from tires. I just figured...
  16. 03 Automatic Makes noise when switching from park to drive

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there Passat world. I have experienced this for a while now. Sometimes when I switch from park to drive it makes a noise some times it doesn't. It sounds like maybe a knock? The parking gear functions properly so do all others. Is this normal? It is a 2003 Automatic V6 30V GLX Passat.
  17. Climatic A/C issue - temp adj. knob makes no difference?

    B6 Garage
    I have a 2006 Passat 2.0T with Climatic controls. No fancy display. My A/C works, just not very well when it is hot, or particularly during on-town driving. In the spirit of full disclosure, I do live in Tucson, Arizona and our summer temps are usually about 105 F. ...and my car is black...
  18. Certified VW tech here to help you. All other makes & models too in NJ

    Dealerships and Service
    Well guys, some of you may or may not know me and that I'm an experienced automotive technician. Certified with VW, many years under my belt wrenching on them and just cars in general. Quite a few members on here have actually come to me in the past and still do to get work done on their cars...
  19. New Motor mounts - left mount makes sloshing sound when shaken

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys I received MTC mounts in the mail today. First thing, they were not in a box, rather just some plastic packaging. When I shake the left mount it makes sloshing sounds. I know these are hydraulic mounts, but is this sloshing sound normal? The left one makes more sound then the right...
  20. How Ford Makes the Focus ST Drift

    Anything Auto
    Focus ST Handling Secrets Revealed: How Ford Engineers Made a Front-Driver Drift | AutoGuide.com News
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