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  1. Poor Gas Mileage after installing a new fuel pump controller

    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...
  2. Gear oil for v6 M/T with poor syncros

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I have been looking into changing my gear oil because my second gear synchros are a little worse for wear. I know most people run redline, but are there any additives that would help with my situation, or even a different brand of oil? Thanks!
  3. Poor Boost

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1.8t awm 03 is in limp mode. Did boost test with vagcom measuring block 115 and read 990 mbar before start up, during iddleing and below 2800 rmp under load. Peaked at 1670 mbar(approx 9 psi gauge reading) abover 3000 pm. No CEL nor codes when scanned. Am I looking at Turbo proble or...
  4. Troubleshooting Poor Mileage

    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...
  5. Poor gas mileage after timing belt change

    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...
  6. Poor gas mileage after timing belt change

    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...
  7. Poor DAB, Am and MW reception on RCD310

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, until about May this year I had what seemed to be very good reception on the RCD 310, but over the last few months it has got worse and worse. AM is unlistenable as any broadcast is covered in a hissing noise. FM intermittently just stops and leaves a dead air sound for a few seconds. DAB...
  8. Poor braking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 V6 GLX Auto with Trip 165.000 miles While braking hard to make a turn the other week I noticed that the brakes (while no issues to date) simply didn't seem to want to slow the car down like I'm used to in other cars I've owned. I was going maybe 35-40mph when I was approaching my driveway...
  9. Poor sound from front speakers

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello. Recently I've bought a Passat 2006 with a 8 speakers system (Not Dynadia I guess). The sound from the front speakers (the ones in the doors) are very low and miss all the punch whereas the ones in the rear doors are fully working. I've read a little, and as far as I understand, there...
  10. 2005 estate front lights very poor

    Europe
    lights are real bad fitted new headlights high power bulbs not much of a difference anyone fitted after market head lights
  11. 2.8 Poor MPG, No cel, some new parts no fix yet...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I've read just about every thread here regarding mpg fuel selection etc etc. My situation: My 2001 B5.5 was diagnosed with a bad head (138K miles). We decided to change it with newer engine instead of rebuild the one I have. new/ used engine (had 62k on it) and clutch and (comfort control...
  12. Poor acceleration for my 08 2.0T passat and grinding noise when release the brake

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, I am a newbie of cars so I really need your opinions, any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. I got a second 08 2.0T passat and now it got 78K mile on it . I began to experience a sluggish acceleration of the car about a month ago, every time when i got a cold start, I feel it is...
  13. 2007 Passat Radio Broken

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi Can someone please give me a hand with a radio problem on my 2007 Passat! Recently, the radio has being playing up! It has a very weak connection to stations and then sometimes stops working all together and makes a crackaling moise!!! Any help would be amazing ! Cheers Ps ariel is in the...
  14. Poor AC performance / clutch always engaged in AUTO

    B5 Garage
    So before leaving it to the shop to get the AC recharged, I just wanted to vent my thoughts with you guys. Car is a 2003 wagon VR5 (european) with Climatronic. When in AUTO mode, the compressor clutch is always engaged (does not cycle on/off). When in ECON mode the clutch releases (as expected)...
  15. Poor gas mileage/ loss of power

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 98, 1.8t. Automatic with 293.000 miles. I am experiencing loss of power and poor gas mileage especially in city driving. (21-22 mpg. It was much better before) About 1500 miles ago I VCSDd it and the following code came: 17956 - Boost Pressure Regulation Valve (N75) P1548 - 35-10 -...
  16. Poor running and engine stumbling

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 1.8T auto. I have been having trouble with my Passat not restarting within 10 min if I shut it off .. Like if I go into a store and come back out I have to crank it over for 30 seconds or so till it starts and smells flooded. Then runs rough till it clears in a min or two. It also will...
  17. Poor acceleration and rough running.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 AEB 1.8t auto. First off it is not coding anything. It will idle rough sometimes and then on occasion while at various speeds it will kind act like it is just shutting down. like you turn off the ignition for half a second. It does this under acceleration or at a constant speed. I cant...
  18. Poor idling! Help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello! Yesterday, My 02 passat started having a weird idle after a two hours drive in the freeway. It started pretty simple and then it increased more and more. By the time I got home, the Check Engine Light had come up. This morning I researched possible reasons for such behavior, and I found...
  19. My poor sedan...

    New Member Introductions
    This was my 2000 GLS 2.8L 5-speed. I never thought about it in terms of safety but I found out quickly enough. I escaped with only two broken legs and some glass in my arm, but today with the help of titanium rods I'm already driving another manual B5 :thumbup:
  20. Standard audio system OEM radio poor quality music problem

    Mobile Electronics
    I know that there could be something wrong with my radio because it was flooded before by a mold remover :lol: but everything dried out and radio works, but the quality of sound is very poor, basically, my tweeters works the way they should but main door speakers play in the same quality as...
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