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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just returned from a vacation from Chicago to Rapid City. 2007 Passat Wagon 3.6L 98,000 miles (broken in), tire pressure 38 lb. First leg was Chicago to Rochester, MN. MFA showed 32 MPG! I was impressed so I decided to see how speed affected it. So I reset the MFA and drove at various...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First of all, I would never buy the Impala. I cosigned for a friend and the car had to be repoed so I'm using it a little and then I'll rent it out on to make some money on the side from it. Anyway, my question was why would a V6 full size car with a 4 speed transmission from the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my timing belt changed in June 2008 at 102,000. My car now has 129,920 miles. Do you think I could wait till 180,000-200,000 miles to get the timing belt and water pump changed again or should I change it sooner because of the time interval that has already passed.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I thought I would post a new thread on this seeing as their has been renewed interest on the variable crossover tube for V6's Original V6 poor milage thread here My manifold is off...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a couple weeks ago my fuel pump died. So I changed it. Now my fuel milage has gone down by about 100km per tank. Has anyone heard of this? Could I have done something wrong?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I drive mostly city and I'm getting between 15-18 mpg. This seems to be really crappy. It's a manual and my shifting is plenty smooth. What could this be caused by?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :hmmm: Good evening everyone. So heres the skinny, I have had this V6 B5 for 4 months now and I am averaging 24 mpg on an equal portions of highway/city running super unleaded and what I would call mildly enthusiastic driving habits. Would this be considered good, bad, or ugly?
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  9. Vehicles For Sale
    LOW MILEAGE 2003 Passat 1.8t manual, leather, fwd, 63K Up for sale is my 2003 VW Passat with a very low 63,004 miles on the OD. It is equipped with a 1.8t, manual trans, leather, fwd and I'm asking $ 6,000. Since I have owned this car it has had all of the oil changes done with Mobile One oil...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a v6 2.8 with 103xxx miles on it is it worth installing a supercharger with that many miles?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, My 04 Passat wagon, 1.8, 5-speed manual, has almost 156 K on it. 90% is highway mileage. I'm the original owner, have maintained it by the book. Have had no real problems at all except the coil issues and just had the leaking coolant flange replaced. This week I sustained hail damage...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Stats courtesy of the lovely trip MFD. I drove 14 hours and 2 minutes in the past 2 days visiting my grandmother in Maine, for a round trip total of 756 miles. I drove fairly conservatively by not accelerating too much over hills, coasting down the huge mountain ways, and generally not flying. I...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'll preface this by saying I'm just looking for suggestions, because I know it could be a number of different things. My B5.5 V6 used to get stellar gas mileage, close to 200 on each half tank (somewhere around low 25 MPG on the in dash computer) on usually 50% Highway and 50% City Miles...
  14. B5 Garage
    I searched all the posts and tried a number of things including oil, fuel, and trans filter changes, then new spark plug wires & plugs. No improvement, so I took it to Autozone and they said it showed no codes, so I added 2 bottles of Techron to 1/2 tank, again no improvement. Today I took it...
  15. B5 Garage
    Another problem with my passat, i have a 04 v6 passat, manual, i use premium fuel, im only gettin 100 miles on half a tank, i mainly runnin in town, the poor milage has been going on for 3-4 month, tires inflated, air filter clean, new spark plugs. im getting less than 20 miles a gallon. any...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello everyone i just got a letter from my local vw dealership saying that i am close to my 105k service and i was wondering that what does this service include and how much does it cost. i really hope it includes an oil change cause i dont hit my 105k till another 1000 miles n oil change in...
  17. B5 Garage
    Just out of curiosity, what are other 2.8L 30 Valve 6 cylinders owners getting for gas millage. I am only getting about 24, and that seems a little low for all the highway driving I do.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 1.8 T GLS, had coolant leak, have no tools at where I live right now so gave it to a mechanic and when I got the car, i notice those things not working! The mechanic says he don't have a clue what has happened and to be honest, i rather fix this myself now after what he has done...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, heres the story, i bought this 2002 1.8T 5spd from an old man about a year and a half ago, it had 153000kms of highway driving, the man worked 150kms away from his house... the brake pads have only been changed once before i changed them about 6 months ago... that being said... the...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all. I have noticed a decrease in my gas mileage and wanted some advice. I was averaging around 26 MPG and now I am around 22-23 MPG. This is what I have had done in the past few weeks – 1) REVO 5 hour trial 2) Removed suitcase muffler thing 3) Installed new 17” Audi wheels – was on...
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