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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Poor Leakdown Test Results - Help Moving Forward? So my 04 1.8T Passat has an oil consumption problem. I took it to my local shop that I trust. They work on all sorts of euro cars much more expensive than my 04 Passat. I had them check for where i might be losing the oil. The car is stock with...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have found a couple threads discussing the underhood felt insulation (that inevitably gets eaten by rodents) where guys removed it entirely. How has the paint on the hood held up after this decision? Any other ill effects that make the $100 price tag worth the cost, or is going naked an...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    History...owned an '01 1.8t Passat wagon that was totaled when hit by a drunk and now have an '03 2.8 Passat wagon. Drove all the way to NJ to pick it up last Dec because it had low miles (79k at purchase, now at 91K), detailed service records, and a 5-speed. On the way home from purchasing it I...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wanted to share my results with weight reduction. The car is a 2001 B5.25 Passat with 1.8T and manual transmission. The stock weight is 3043 from what I have gathered online which seems about right. I initially just wanted to reduce the engine bay clutter and removed the air conditioning...
  5. B5 Garage
    I popped a CEL for P2181 cooling system issue. Everything was working normally except I noticed that the SAIP was not running as usual on some cold starts. the existing coolant sensor was coolant soaked as the o-ring had disintegrated. Replaced sensor, o-ring and clip, cleared codes and life...
  6. B5 Garage
    My 99 V6 Passat (B5, AHA engine) went from running fine to not starting overnight. I've found: VCDS says it's cranking at 280 rpm which also rules out the engine speed sensor, but I checked that with a multimeter per Bentley to be sure. Throttle body is adapted VCDS shows no engine faults...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat GLX 4Mo Wagon, 2.8L V6 Going into it I had the airbag fault chime on startup and icon, and my Climatronic self diagnosis gave a code 313 for bad temp sensor in fresh air intake duct. I did have a water ingress problem which I have rectified, but not after having to dry out some wet...
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    How do I search for "2008 Passat wont shift to high" and NOT get all the 2008 join dates in results?
  9. B5 Garage
    So a couple a weeks ago I flushed out my hydraulic system with Pentosin Super DOT4, and the results are poor at best. Call me a liar if you will, but I'm giving it straight. Before the flush there was no difference in pedal feel whether the car was hot or cold. Now when the car is cold the...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for even the most simple search terms?... like oil or wheel?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    finally had some free time today to peel off the intake manifold and replace the stock metal one with the new south performance gasket. with the old gasket it was unbearable to touch it, now with the new gasket i can rest my palm on it even after driving for a hour or 2 the overall result is...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just ordered my light weight pulleys. Audi B5 A4 Quattro V6 30v Engine Pulleys ES#3084 Lightweight Crank Pulley - Black - 001551ECS01A-01 Also gutting the pre-cats and bridging O2 sensors. With all the existing mods (resonator delete, K&N custom CAI, Magnaflow performance series low...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so if you have been following my threads on my steering and knocking problems. i finally bit the bullet and took it to the pro's. they found worn motor mounts and snub mounts, front lower rear control arm bushings were worn (i just had new control arms installed few months ago and was shocked)...
  14. B5 Garage
    Hello all, I did the compression test on my 98' 1.8t. I did the test with the engine warm. I wanted to rule out if the worn piston rings and uneven compression are the cause of the engine vibration. I appreciate your input. Here are the results. Cyl #1 (Closest to the timing belt) : 170 psi...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I stopped in to the local tire shop this afternoon to get some new tires before winter sets in. The guy that helped me said it looked like I needed an alignment due to outer edge wear on the front tires. They put it up on the rack and the results came back that the right front is reading -1.4°...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I read almost all the threads on this issue but I could not find any satisfactory solution. I have had the problem that my B5, 1.8t, SW is pulling to right. I got the alignment done at Sears. The results came fine. But still it pulls to right so much so on highway it feels annoying...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need help. I have an 04 1.8t that idles rough. I replaced the cam tensioner last year, new motor mounts, 1/2 of the vacuum lines and pcv system, and new clamps on all the connections. At idle, my car isn't misfiring, but is running rough (common problem i guess). Following instructions, I...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay so I checked for a vaccine leak. I got one coning of a hose near the air box the hose that connects to the black rail by it got cut by the airbox heat shield I also have one coming from the hose that goes from the dv to the block and I also had a loose hose yo the tv and when I took the...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Setup: Depo Projectors HIDs with relay swapped fog and citty light connectors (city lights come on instead of fogs) Euroswitch (obviously) swapped pins 3 (TFL) & 8 (NL) Reference...
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