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  1. What's up with this SPARK PLUG PIC???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to get my girl back up to "code" here after she turned 100k. Trying to figure a few things out. I change plugs every 10-15,000 miles. Each time they look like they do in the following pic. This current pic is after 13k miles. Can I get some opinions as to what is causing all those...
  2. Red Spark Plug Granules/Coke ?? w/pics (56k warning)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i'm using denso's in 1.8t. the last time i changed the densos, it felt like it was misfiring, but no CEL came on... it eventually died completely. i changed the plugs and all was great (for another 15,000 miles). so it starts "misfiring" again, and again, no CEL. i go get some more densos...
  3. where the heck is the drain plug

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    this is a dumb question considering i have changed my oil on several occasions, but i can't seem to remember which plug is my oil plug any pictures? search didnt help, and oddly enough there isn't an oil change writeup in the information section and no, i will not buy an oil extractor, it...
  4. Help/Advice spark plug install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Its that time to replace my plugs on my 98 1.8T B5. Is this a easy DIY job? I'm sure it is, I just wanted to get some advice/instructions first before I change them. Do I need to gap them first or can I just install right out of package. I was planning on going to Autozone and pick some plugs...
  5. HELP: Oil on both sides of a plug

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I don't know how bad the situation is, but the car has been running fine. There are no indicators of anything being off. The gas mileage is the same, power and throttle....everything feels the same. About a couple of thousand miles ago, while chaning the plugs I noticed one of them to be...
  6. 8mm spark plug cables

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    would this be a bad setup on the v6? I found some on sell, supposedly high performance. I'm not worried about that at this moment, but I don't want something that's too many ohms, and hard to start the car without further mods. Only reason I'm getting them is it's $60 cheaper than stock cause...
  7. spark plug location

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i've been looking all over the forums for some info on where the spark plugs are on my 2001 1.8t. I've replaced plugs before but not on this car. Does someone have a description of where they are or a pic description for me. I don't have a bently manual and don't have the money right now to...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    looking to replace spark plugs which would you guys recommend Beru Ultra X, Beru Ultra or Denso Iriduim. TIA
  9. Feeler: Manual Transmission Drain Plug Tool Group Buy

    Group Buys
    Transmission Drain Plug Socket ST-0229 Special Tamperproof Drain Plug Socket. Triple Square ( 12 Point - XZN ) For Porsche Boxster and Audi A4 - A6 and Passat. Strong One-Piece design. I have been in touch with these guys and they will sell this tool to us for $30 shipped in the US. It's not a...
  10. Denso Iridium IK22 plug, where to get?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I heard that IK22 is for chipped car and IK20 for non-chipped one. Anyone gets a clue? Also where can I find a good deal? Thanks a bunch!
  11. Plug your desktop into B5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I drive from tx to san francisco in may I'm wondering what would happen if I got a power inverter for the cigarette lighter and ran my desktop off that (to play Mp3's). Might just be a really dumb idea as it might wear out the alternator/internal compondents of desktop? Anyone ever try this?