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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 v6 manual. Test only place implicated this hose as failing a visual inspection. Looked myself and it's defiantly cracked. No idea what it's for so I don't know how to look up parts. Image is attached. It has a squared un-corrigated section right above the block. Thanks in advance for any...
  2. New Member Introductions
    2001 v6 manual. Test only place implicated this hose as failing a visual inspection. Looked myself and it's defiantly cracked. No idea what it's for so I don't know how to look up parts. Image is attached. It has a squared uncorrigated section right above the block. Thanks in advance for any...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    General & fault code questions from a new car owner: smog, car reg., and p0171, p0300 Hello, I drive a 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon 4-Door 2.8L V6. As a new car owner I am particularly receptive to learning about how my car works for me and my responsibilities regarding my car. Question...
  4. Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    General & fault code questions from a new car owner: smog, car reg., and p0171, p0300 [moved to B5]
  5. B5 Garage
    I had to get my Passat smogged! And when I put a used turbo in I broke my heat shield. So I bought heat insulating tape to protected the coolant oil feed lines and the pcv. The tech said I have to fail you cause you tampered with the pcv line... I'm like seriously ill take it off, trying to...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Replaced CAT/Seeking Guidance for Logical Steps to Clear Current Faults & Pass Smog 98 Passat 1.8T 4 Cyl Wagon Hello, I would appreciate anyone willing to guide us in the logical steps for process of elimination in order to get this car running properly, to become legally smog certified, and...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I went to get a smog check and they told me they couldn't communicate with the computer, I do have an aftermarket radio in...they said placing the OEM radio would work but I don't have it...any suggestions?
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 Passat 1.8T 140K miles with new Cat Seems to be running fine but failed California smog test for HC @ idle. Anyone know what could cause this? Test results are below. Thanks in advance. <img...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I took my 2001 Passat GLS, V6 (89k miles) for a CA smog test this weekend. They could not perform the smog test, as the RPM could not be read. The car has the ABS light on for about 6 months now. Could that be causing it or something else? Any advice on what I should be doing next? Should...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, How can I test the Smog Pump if it's working? Before I replace the "Big" thing, I wanna check the relay as well. Where is it located and what number? It that the one in the Black Box under the hood? Thanks For your help
  11. New Member Introductions
    This is a tough one. I sold a car here in California and the new owner has had the car for 5 mos and didn't register the car. They are now trying to register but can't smog due to the fact that the obd reader can't read the ecu. I read via a google search that someone had said that a bad abs...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Anyone in California with an aggressive k04 tune want to chime in. I will be installing my Frankenturbo next month and I want to know if I'll pass smog with it and a aggressive tune? Right now I'm running a test pipe, but the CC will be reinstalled before I go for smog. My tune will...
  13. B5 Garage
    From Modulemaster.com: Does the ABS light, brake light, and warning beep come on simultaneously? Answer: Yes This condition indicates the ABS module is not getting power. First check the ABS fuses. Your ABS system uses two fuses; one in the engine compartment and one in the main fuse block...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my biannual California smog test done over the weekend and since many of us on this forum are so detail-oriented, I thought I'd plot the various measured gases. For California, they measure the gases at 15 MPH and 25 MPH. The two items that concern me are the large increases in nitrous...
  15. USA - West
    so time to smog my ride and evap/saip/cat delete um sorta doesn't allow my car to pass CA smog pm me thanks
  16. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, tried to get my car smogged today, but it failed in the low speed test and barely passed the 25mph test. The guy doing the smog said its likely my cat is toast. I called a muffler shop and he said he could put in a new cat for $375 installed so I might go get that done tomorrow if...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2003 Passat 1.8 and I live in California so I need to make sure my car will pass emissions, but I also want to start removing unnecessary vacuum lines and parts from my engine bay. I have seen threads about removing all the check valves and rerouting vacuum lines but I wasn’t sure...
  18. B5 Garage
    [This is in reference to the California smog test requirement for registering a car in our fine state.] My other car is a "potential gross polluter" Ford Ranger and that gets smogged on a dyno at a smog only test station. That's a nailbiter every time. The Passat is a 4mo and -- happily --...
  19. B5 Garage
    I went in for a smog check yesterday, fortunately I passed but I noticed something alarming on my smog report. HC (Hydrocarbon) PPM Max Allowed: 55 Measured: 55 Since I still passed I'm good for another 2 years, but I am a bit concerned what might be causing so much unburnt HCs!! 1.8T Manual...
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