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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Its been around for a bit but now more than ever, for the past two weeks i have been smelling a very engining smell through the vents, unless i put it on recirculate and AC... Smells a little exhausty, my guess is there is an exhaust leak. Im starting to think this is related to my whining turbo...
  2. New Member Introductions
    hello, I am having an issue with an very rough idling engine, and smell of gas fumes. I have recently replaced spark plugs, coil packs, and the turbo diverter valve. Im thinking I might have a clogged cat conv.?? Any ideas? Or common issues? Thanks
  3. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I bought a 1.9 tdi 130 with 160000 on the clock. Noticed a bit of smoke when I bought it, usually when cold or when warm applying hard throttle, nothing unusual for a diesel. The smoke has become worse and the oil level warning light has come on even though the oil level is between the two marks...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I've been noticing a steady decline in performance (2012 Passat S, 28k miles), overall lower gas mileage. The other day I checked the oil and picked up on a strong smell of fuel on the dipstick? I opened the engine oil cap and again smelled gas. I am guessing this isn't normal? I don't get any...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've noticed over the past couple of months, when my windows are closed I still smell everything outside. If a car 3 cars in front of me has someone smoking, I can smell it all the way back in my car with the windows closed. I know I can change the vent to closed, but I enjoy the fresh air. Is...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I noticed my oil was pretty low, probably because it squirted out of the breather hose assembly that's missing. Anyways, I also saw some sludge stuck to the inside of the metal when opening the oil cap. So I added about 1 and a half quarts with some seafoam. What I noticed is that the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 2002 1.8t with 141,000 miles. So two days ago after a hard boost, I parked the car and noticed smoke coming out from around my air intake box area. It smelled like burn wires or plastic. The next day after a hard boost on the highway passing someone, I could smell the same smoke smell...
  8. B5 Garage
    I have a 2001 Passat V6.... So heres whats going on....the oil on the dipstick smells slightly like gasoline and I end up having to put about a quart of oil every 600-1000 miles. Also my MPG have dramatically decreased. On top of that, i dont know if this is part of the same problem but the...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys Here's the mods on the car and things to note: 2.5" Catback Gutted cat Unitronic stage 1 Have checked torque on cat bolts New gaskets used on all exhaust flanges Cabin air filter changed a while back but symptom was there before I changed it...have checked if seated correctly and it...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    smells like coolant when walking by the engine bay after driving it for awhile, but doesnt smell from the rear of the car, doesnt over heat, and i check coolant every week. Could it be a leaky hose touching something hot ? because it doesnt smell like it when its cold/just started. i know i have...
  11. B5 Garage
    Hey everybody, I have a 2003 v6 30v passat wagon. Recently replaced valve cover gaskets and plugs to hopefully fix strange burning oil smell. I smelled it while driving the car and also, on occasion when I'd get out of the car I could smell it on the outside as well. (they were full of oil, it...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My b5 wagon v6 4motion smells like oil through vents when I turn the heat on, only when I drive it around for a bit, but I see no leaks. Please help.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A few weeks back I changed my cabin filter and all was well. A week afterwards everytime I turn on the AC it smells like Band Aids, any ideas? Yes, I did pull the filter out and it looks fine.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I haven't owned my 04 1.8t wagon for long. In fact only about 6 weeks now. I have done some work to it and am fairly impressed with it's performance and the cleanliness I find under the hood. I am noticing, however, that when I park and shut it down after driving long or short distances, the car...
  15. B5 Garage
    So I have the 30 valve v6 and every once in a while when i'm driving I get this burning rubber smell coming through my vents. Any ideas to what it could be?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Now that we have had some warm days I kicked the A/C on and the air coming out of the vents had a really sour almost mildew smell for about 2 mins. and then went away. I figured it was just from not using it all winter. I tried it again yesterday and I got the same smell. Anyone else...
  17. B5 Garage
    Hi all. I have a B5 1.8T 20v Automatic... apart from feeling a little sliggish (it always has) I am now getting a smell of unburnt gas/ manifold fumes. I am 99% sure its coming from the fuel regulator and have verified that it is not the vacum pipe that is attached to it. Is this a common...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have noticed for sometime that my 2001 B5 V6 with 87K has a very rich smell from the exhaust on a cold start. It seems like it is worse in the colder months. I've had a two misfires over the last few months. Other than that, the car runs great. Should I check anything out or is this normal...
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