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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have Passat wagon 1.8T 4-motion with manual transmission (2004). I'm averaging 24.5 miles per gallon city /hwy. On the open hwy through the mtn I got about 27 mpg. Wondering if I Chip it with maybe APR I'll increase the gas mileage. Thanks
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm wondering who's still driving b5/b5.5 in 2018. and what's your mileage? Mine is 216500km or aprox. 134xxx miles. 1.8T chiped. Still going strong, original turbo, original engine , clutch replaced after chiping. My goal is to go over 300xxx km.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my Passat go into limp mode because of accessive slipping and I had it reset by a shop and drives fine now. The shop told me I need to have the transmission serviced because of low and dirty fluid. So would it be a bad idea to change it with this high of mileage? My Passat has over 157,000...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey all, I have 2009 VW Passat 2.0 TSI with 130,000 miles. Couple of weeks ago I went to a dealership to replace a fuel pump control module (nothing bad with it, just to perform the recall). The very same day I noticed that my car started consuming a lot more gas than it used to. My combined...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 GLS 1.8t Auto Sedan...95k original miles. Decent Freeway gas mileage (26.8 MPG @ 75-80 MPH last trip we took, iirc) but this thing is an absolute pig in town with the A/C on, and without AC it's not much better. Tire pressures 35 front, 35 rear IIRC.. I've done 38 psi on rear, no...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All, I've begun the process of troubleshooting relatively poor fuel economy for my '03 1.8T. Symptoms are that I'm getting about 16-17mpg city (normally get 22-25) and 24 Highway (normally get 31-34). Other minor things that I've noticed are that the idle will sometimes dip below 800rpm...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I have a 2000 v6 passat with just over 100k on the odometer. I am only getting around 250 miles out of a tank of gas(89) and I am trying to find out why it is so poor. From my research, I should have a 16-1/2 gallon tank (not 4 motion). I drive roughly 30 miles a day on the highway at...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, (I think I posted this in a wrong thread so I am posting here. Pardon me!) I did a timing belt change about 4000miles ago. After the timing belt change the fuel economy tanked and there was a drop in power. I thought I misaligned the cam and crankshaft. So I went and reinstalled the...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hello all, I did a timing belt change about 4000miles ago. After the timing belt change the fuel economy tanked and there was a drop in power. I thought I misaligned the cam and crankshaft. So I went and reinstalled the timing belt. This time I got the power back but the fuel economy is still...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just recently bought my first car at 17 decided that this 2003 30v V6 2.8L Passat 5 SPD manual with about 104k miles on it for about $4k was a good choice. after owning this car for about a month or so. I did a little research on its MPG it's alot more than what the dash says and from my number...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Any idea of why the 2017's went down in EPA mileage? Last year was 25/38 now it is 23/34. We just drove our 2016 on a short trip yesterday and car said it was getting 35. What changed in 2017?
  12. New Member Introductions
    There is a speedometer icon with an arrow pointing to it where the mileage is usually displayed on my dash. Mileage is displayed while vehicle is stationary, but while in motion the icon is displayed. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. 2012 Passat 2.5
  13. B5 Garage
    Where has the time gone? My last post was YEARS ago... My time is not my own anymore. :( Anyway, wish this could come at a happier juncture, but the wife has declared the Passat 'too old', and forced me to buy a new car. Though I pondered over a few used BMWs and Audi A/S4s, I decided to bite...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2004 passat wagon, battery being drained, I noticed clock and mileage staying on after car is turned off.. What to do? Thanks Rick
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm just trying to get some opinions on this: My 2003 V6 4motion has not seen many miles (just approaching 63k) which means many consumable items on my car are as old as the day they came out of the factory. The car has never been left standing for a long period of time, the vast majority of...
  16. B5 Garage
    So I picked up this 2002 passat wagon atq... replaced the Cat since it was throwing a code for the cat... mangled the 02 pre-cat sensor when I was putting it in :banghead: so it now has a new 02 sensor... no codes are presently showing after a week of driving it. Did your general tune up (air...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hi - First post. I'm Justin from KS. Don't know anything about VW's, but I've spent a lot of time under the hood of a few different vehicles I've owned over the years. My 15 y/o daughter recently stumbled upon an '06 Passat with over 300k miles on it :O asking $3k. She and my ex-wife have...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I own a 2007 Passat 2.0 Turbo. My mileage should be in the 30-40 range on the Hwy. I'm getting more like 21mpg. Since I purchased the car used about 6 months ago, I have replaced the spark plugs and ignition coils, air filter, gas cap, and had the tires rotated and balanced along with a front...
  19. New Member Introductions
    How many miles are on your VW and how many problems have you encountered so far ?!
  20. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    We just got back from a 404-mile, round trip run from our place to Bend, Oregon.. Hit rain over the pass to the eastern side, car is/was a mess..dust to instant mud, just add water.. Anyhow, we averaged 33.7 mpg. which is not too bad, IMHO. Car ran beautifully. S.E.
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