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  1. Can't accelerate beyond 2500 rpm at neutral

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello, my Passat B7 2.0 TDI 140 hp doesn't go beyond 2500 at full acceleration in neutral gear. Can anyone confirm if this is normal?
  2. 2003 1.8T RPM surging between 1200-1800

    B5 Garage
    I've recently been experiencing surging of about 100 rpms ONLY when under light acceleration between 1200 and 1800 rpm. Car accelerates from a stop fine, accelerates fine above 2000 rpm, and cruises fine at speed where rpms are above 2000. As others have experienced, this only happens once the...
  3. 99 passat 1.8l turbo oil lite coming on during driving when rpm under 1500?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Engine rebuilt 5 yrs ago.... just did synthetic oil change 2 weeks ago?? Its comes on then goes away. Oil level is within dipstick level...
  4. RPM and shifting

    New Member Introductions
    Can I actually break the turbo? I drove a subaru standard shift before...non turbo. My sister (previous owner) said I shift too soon.Where should the RPM needle read before I shift? I think she said 30?
  5. B5, RPM blips while braking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '00 Passat 4Mo wagon, 2.8L, ATQ, 134 kmi During routine braking, I notice when the tach drops to ~900 RPM it momentarily bumps up to 1000, then it smoothly drops to ~630 and quickly bumps up to 680, where it remains. The warm idle speed is 680, which is within spec for the 4Mo. I don't feel...
  6. Shudder in 1st and 2nd gear only at low rpm

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 4Mo wagon with 30V 2.8L AT, about 205k miles. For over a year it has had a slight shudder in 1st gear at the beginning of acceleration under medium or greater throttle. It only does if from idle to maybe 2-3000 rpm. Light throttle, no shudder. Now I notice it a little in 2nd...
  7. HELP on my B5 stumbling between 1500 and 3000 RPM

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I have an issue with my B5 stumbling between 1500 and 3000 RPM. I have done all the maintenance top to bottom. Was running fine then over the last three days it started to stumble between 1500 and 3000 RPM. In 5th gear it shakes the car like crazy if you're driving slow. NO CEL. I have...
  8. 02 v6 awd high rpm and shifting issues

    B5 Garage
    So I recently was given a Passat . I noticed That it was shifting odd (not going into overdrive on the highway and shifting out of 2nd and 3rd at really high rpm 3800-4500) I have done a lot of research, I have taken it to dubwerx in Cincinnati and they can't find any error codes and couldn't...
  9. Intermittent RPM Dives - 1999 Passat - AEB Engine - 1.8t

    B5 Garage
    My 1999 Passat , 1.8t, with many new pieces and parts has only one issue left.....intermittent RPM dives. So here is the symptom. At any time the car will have RPM dives and rises almost as if a vacuum leak is present. I can turn the car off, start it back, and it is immediately back to normal...
  10. 5sp gasser trans into tdi - rpm question

    B5 Garage
    2005 Passat wagon tdi is going to get a gasser 5sp manual transmission for starters. Those of you that have the 5sp & v6, what rpms are you turning at 65mph in 5th gear? Thanks in advance.
  11. Rough idle - smooth at higher RPM

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I was hoping someone could help me with my current situation. I have very rough idle. When the RPM is raised slightly the car runs smooth. Things I have checked/replaced so far: 1. Checked Coil packs 2. replaced engine temperature sensor 3. replaced fuel filter 4. Checked for vacuum leaks...
  12. what is this buzzing sound coming from rear and causing RPM to drop ?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    - i just have 2012 VW cc 1.8T 4 months ago , - i noticed After driving about 30 minutes in hot weather, there is a buzzing noise "Buzzzzzzzzzzz" started from the rear. - the noise happens every one minutes for about 10 seconds - it can be heared also from trunk area. i think it is coming from...
  13. what is this buzzing sound coming from rear side and causing RPM to drop ?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    - i just have 2012 VW cc 1.8T 4 months ago , - i noticed After driving about 30 minutes in hot weather, there is a buzzing noise "Buzzzzzzzzzzz" started from the rear. - the noise happens every one minutes for about 10 seconds - it can be heared also from trunk area. i think it is coming from...
  14. RPM Indicator showing about 900 RPM less than actual RPM.

    B5 Garage
    I have a B5 Passat, 1997 1.6 Petrol to be exact. The issue i'm having is that the RPM indicator doesn't show the actual RPM of the car. When the car is off the indicator will go below quite below 0, at about exactly straight position. When the car is Idle the RPMs go to exactly 0 and the car...
  15. 1997 B5 Passat very low idle rpm

    New Member Introductions
    So i got a 1997 VW Passat B5, 1.6 Petrol Engine. When i start the car it will idle at alomost 0 rpm, even though it doesnt stall and runs kinda fine, except it doesnt have much power. What i mean by that is that it doesnt accelerate good and in a steepy road it will accelerate very slowly on 3rd...
  16. 99 passat rpm gauge abs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    bought this car alittle over a month ago now rmp gauge does not work ,oil light & Brake, Abs also Check engine light come on? what could be the issue? 2.8L with 178,XXX Miles 5 Speed
  17. Rpm oscilation

    New Member Introductions
    Thank you I have a issue with my car, my rev counter is always oscilating. When. The car is in "P" the revs oscilate from 700-900rpm, when i drive the car acelerates, stop acelarating and acelerates again (ex. Rev 3000rpm, 2800rpm, 3200rpm), it looks like is loosing power then the power cames...
  18. RPM oscilaing ( up and down)

    New Member Introductions
    I drive a 99 vw passat, 1.8T petrol engine, automatic guear box. I have a issue , my car, my rev counter is always oscilating. When. The car is in "P" the revs oscilate from 700-900rpm, when i drive the car acelerates, stop acelarating and acelerates again (ex. Rev 3000rpm, 2800rpm, 3200rpm), it...
  19. Horrible engine noise from 1100 - 1500 rpm's

    B5 Garage
    I drove from Florida to Kentucky last week and headed back yesterday. About 1000 miles each way. I noticed about 100 miles into my trip home, a horrible noise started within a small, low-end rpm range. It sounds like it's inside the valve cover. I uploaded a small video to YouTube instead of...
  20. Turbo problem after 3000 rpm..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, My vw passat b5 (2000) 1.9 TDI 'turbine' stops working after it hits above 3000 rpm, so I need to switch off/on car to have power again. I have read that vacuum hoses might be faulty, how do I find out if the vacuum houses are the problem (which one)? (I have attached some pictures)...
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