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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello, everyone, After having my car 140 hp 2.0 tdi passat serviced at a non VW place, the usual oil and filters change, and also the diesel filter change, I experience a loss of power, more outstanding beyond 100 km/h. In fact, in a steep motorway, the foot all down on the accelerator, the car...
  2. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    My 2014 CC runs fine on 87 octane. Why pay more? The owner's manual only RECOMMENDS premium, but does not REQUIRE it.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The Bentley manual recommends using 5w40 or 10w40 motor oil. I went to my local auto parts store and the only 5w40 oil they sold was Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic, so I used that when I changed my oil. At the time I didn't notice the fine print on the label saying it was heavy duty Diesel...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So does anyone know the last year they offered a Passat with AWD/4-motion? I have it on my 2003, and notice on the VW website it is only offered on the CC. Just wondering when it went away.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wondering if I need to do anything to the moon roof to keep it operating good. No issues at all now, opens, and closes and all operations with the switch seem to work, just want to know should I add some grease or anything to the components?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A little while ago, the check engine light came on on my 02 Passat V6. The dealership couldn't find anything wrong with it but they ended up replacing some vacuum line that they said could have been the issue. Coincidently, my dad put regular gas in it around this same time. The check engine...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Finally someone got it: VWVortex.com - gas 87 vs 91 Please see post # 3 and post # 8....
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Its a 2000 1.8t Recently I had to put in regular for a short while due to fuel prices ( thank god it went down now ) and I noticed it was sort of sluggish off the line. The throttle response was laggy or slow as in I would touch the gas and the car would feel strained. Which really bothered me...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there, Car - VW Passat b5, 1.9 diesel, 2000 year it's an EU car. Apparently I bought a car without the heat. The heat is for 15-20 sec and then it turns into cold one. After 30 min or more I can turn my heat to 'red color' and I can have my heat for 20 sec and then again it turns into cold...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had customer come in with his newly purchased B5 2001 wagon (1.8T AUG) last month for a check engine light. The CCT had been replaced with a non-VVT version. The car also had a cracked and JB welded oil pan, new turbo, multiple out of place bolts, a hacked coolant line to the new turbo and the...
  11. B5 Garage
    So I bought 5w40 synth oil and asked to see if they had a filter for my car. The guy tried to upsell me a $18 mobil 1oil filter which is apparently synthetic. He said that is what should be used with synthetic filter. I never heard of it. Anyone recommend the more expensive filter over the...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so i recently purchased a 02 passat 1.8t and runs great. But i recently found out that the car, although the car has had regular oil changes, they have been using regular oil 5w30. Ive always used synthetic oil on all of my vws and this makes me a little nervous. The car has 160k and I want...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hello. I have two B5.5's - one model year 2001 and one 2002. The 2001 has alloy wheels and the other has regulars. Is it possible to switch and have the 2002 have the allow wheels, or is it somehow dangerous? Thanks.
  14. B5 Garage
    You'll find them listed for the Audi B5 chassis on the 034 website. 034 MOTORSPORT Drivers side transmission mount. Regular mount on the right is sprung with webbed rubber. 034 mount on the left is solid rubber of a harder composition. They offer a Street and a Track density with the track...
  15. Parts For Sale
    FS Misc. Parts (coils, speakers, radio, v6 belly pan, steelies) Good Day Everyone! Parts came from a 98 Passat 1.8t AEB. Prices are listed below and everything is OBO, pictures at bottom of post: 4 OEM Coils, spare ICM, and 4 NGK BKR6EK plugs (Plugs were used for under 300 miles, coils and...
  16. B5 Garage
    Which one should I get? The regular version or the enhanced? Regular is $265.25; enhanced is $345.95 and includes the following: 1) 1 NTN Hydraulic tensioning damper 2) 1 relay tensioner lever Do I need these parts changed? regular http://www.blauparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GH21112-C...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    No bs, just called local VW parts counter and confirmed $299. However, the unit needs to be programmed and installed by dealer. http://www.vwparts.com/parts-outlet-center/?pg=1
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sounds so continental when we call "gas," petrol, doesn't it? Just did a tune up on a friends ATQ - 87,350 mis. She's owned it since 60,000 and never did a tune up - never. I removed and thouroughly cleaned MAF & TB. TB especially was grostequely dirty black. Plugs were O.K., not great (OEM...
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