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  1. 2003 GLX Auto 5 speed late 3000RPM shift in mornings

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have noticed recently that in the mornings when I start the car it wont shift into 2nd gear unitl I hit around 3000RPM. It's starting to cool down here in Texas and nights are now around 55* Fahrenheit. I don't notice this for the restof the day, only in the morning. Is that the car simply...
  2. Fuel pump accordion hose question (low fuel pressure in mornings)

    B5 Garage
    I have a '02 AWM 1.8t with low fuel pressure in the mornings and having hard starting issues like a few other people here right now. I want to replace the accordion hose in the fuel tank that connects to the fuel pump, but I don't want to open it all up with out having the replacement hose in...
  3. trouble starting 99 Passat on cold mornings.

    B5 Garage
    Please watch video link below, its hard to explain. Its a 99' 1.8t, 5 speed 95k on it. Any one ever seen this happen or know why its doing this? It turns over but won't start with the first few attempts, only after a couple minutes it'll start. I took it to a shop today and of course it started...
  4. No Start/Hard Start on Cold Winter Mornings

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Aloha Amigos! Have 95 Passat TD 1.9L (AAZ engine) B4 body. Hard or no start on cold mornings below freezing when car not used for 8 hours or more. Bought this baby used from a wild Polish VW mechanic in Hamilton, ON. He said he rebuilt the engine some 66,000 Km ago. :bowdown: Fuel lines from...
  5. This mornings news: The L.A. Enzo crash!!!!!

    Anything Auto
    This happened this morning, 2/21/06, Enzo going close to 200 MPH crashes. No one sereiously injured or killed. Here is video of aftermath. Video might start with commercial. CRAZY STUFF...
  6. Two Problems on Cool Mornings

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've noted some strange behavior lately that I'd appreciate some opinions on. There are two issues. The car is a 2003 GLS Tip AWM, 107K. A K&N filter was just recently installed. There have been no CELs during these scenarios. Issue 1 The first scenario has occurred twice in the past two...
  7. Loud noise on cold mornings

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1.8T makes an insane noise on cold (below 25 degrees F) mornings. After a few minutes it quiets right down. Also when going up through the gears, it makes a similar sound around 2800 rpm (only) that I assume is the turbo "whistle". or something related to the turbo. Is the morning noise...