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  1. Venting on 2007 VW Passat 2.0T

    New Member Introductions
    First of all I want to clarify a few things with VW cars. 1) If your gas cap is not on all the way, your CEL will not come on. The gas cap indicator light is a different light, trust me you will know it. At least that is how it is on mine. It actually said check gas cap. 2) If your CEL is on...
  2. What is left to break?; How many things can break in one car? (a venting session)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the 5 years I've had with atia (B5 v6 5spd) I feel like if it is possible for it to break, it has, twice. I'm wondering if there are other common failures someone has had that this car hasn't. I feel like I should get a prize for having a passat that ALL common failures were shown. This...
  3. Is there a venting section? Wife just backed the Passat into my Spider

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I need to vent a little and find out where to get the rear passenger side tail light assembly for my 2002 Wagon. The wife just backed the Passat into my 81 Fiat Spider. :banghead::mad: Not only does she screw up one, but 2 at one time. I'm steaming! Thanks. I feel a tad better. G.
  4. Fuel leak, venting issue?

    B6 Garage
    Hey all, just joined the site as we picked up our second Passat back in June. We had a 1995 years ago. We have a 2005 Passat 1.8 T 4motion wagon. We are currently on the way back home ftom vacation. Don't worry she is driving lol. We started having that fuel smell after fill ups that would...
  5. Venting about suspension

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I don't know what it was but it seems like every time I touch my Passat something either doesn't fit right or something gets damaged. well not all the time.. but I'm a little frustrated and disapointed. 1st off I realized after the fact that I was stupidly going off of very sub par youtube...
  6. Short shifter - just a little venting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did my first official mod on our family's new ride, 2003 GLX Wagon V6. I installed a fleabay short shifter. Everything came apart just fine and the kit pieces went together fairly smoothly. Putting the unit back into the shift tunnel proved to be a bit of a chore, especially getting the front...
  7. Passat Venting Air Out (Almost like a BOV)

    B5 Garage
    Hello Everyone, I know this description might be a little bit short, but I honestly have no way to describe it. I have noticed lately that when I shift my car to another gear at medium to high boost (sorry, I haven't installed my boost gauge yet, NewSouth Performance is investigating where it...
  8. Venting crank to atmosphere

    B5 Garage
    I have my bike setup to vent to atmosphere with a hose dumping to the ground for simplicity. I'd like to do the same on my Passat. Will this work fine? Will it be detrimental to my engines health or will I loose 3 hp?
  9. Venting Oil Cap....good solution to crankcase pressure..??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I saw on the ECS website the other day that they sell a revised oil cap that vents excess crankcase pressure. Other than the obvious negative of dumping gases straight into the atmosphere, is this a good solution to many of our PCV system woes..?? To me, clogged PCV system is also leaking the...
  10. Fuel Cap Venting

    B6 Garage
    Apologies for my double entendre, by my fuel cap or evaporative systems seems to be having serious issues. The car: 06 Passat 2.0T under pre-loved warrantee. Here's the timeline. A month or so ago, I got a "check fuel cap" light. I pulled over, checked my cap, and it was fine. I...
  11. Venting in regards to my B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can I start by saying I love my car. It is beautiful, it runs great (When it runs) and it never fails to impress. Recently I replaced my timing belt, which was a major success. A week later my idle dropped to a rough stamper. And then I started smelling fuel... "No problem" I think. Right? I...
  12. Venting a Diverter Valve to Atmosphere?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got big turbo software and the MAF is disabled so that eliminates one headache. But when I ran with the DV vented to atmosphere I got the infamous goose honking noise and I'm not sure why. Can someone explain? It was a stock DV. And it sounds fine when I vent it back to the intake, just the...
  13. Battery venting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've read the threads on battery replacement and it seems simple enough but in looking at replacement batteries formy 2002 Passat the descriptions say battery is vented to outside. I didn't see any steps regarding venting the battery. How is this accomplished?:confused:
  14. venting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well this was my first and last time trying to redo door cards. I figured that I would start with the rear and see how it went, well the rear cards came out very easy. I cleaned up my first card and began. Sprayed the glue on the card and the fabric wait for it to tack up and went at it pulling...
  15. Ok - Annoyed - Venting - Sunroof - VWoA Customer NON-Care

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is long, but well I am ranting, and it's a long story, so I appologize in advance.. Ok, new to these boards, but when I have an experience like I had with a company I share it with others, as that is the only way that seems to make any difference anymore.. get enough people knowing about...
  16. Issues with the venting system

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I am not sure if anyone else has this problem........while driving, outta nowhere no matter of it's A/c or just normal air..... the vents start to lose their "power"..... the air stops coming out as strong and there is a whistling wind noise coming from the top of the dash nearer the windsheild...
  17. Talk about bad luck (I'm venting)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Tuesday I had to take my car into VW for a broken vac hose and a loose bolt that cost $300:banghead: . Wednesday was my B-day (no gifts/party):( Thursday I finally got to put my 19''s on after a year only to find out that my CV was busted.:Yikes: Friday my other CV busted! (whats the chances of...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not that I would try this, but I'm wondering if you could bypass all a/c circulation straight through the intercooler as a coolaid? A straight air ducting would probably help some, but I'm picturing routing the condensor straight to the intercooler where you could apply some liquid cooliong...
  19. Fenderwell venting for side mount IC...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have read write ups for installing a fender well vent to help the aparently meager ability of the OE side mounted intercooler be more effective. Would it be possible to simply drill some holes in the fender well with a drill to obtain the same effect? a. Would this help the interecooler? b...
  20. Frozen wiper fluid in rental car (mostly venting)

    Anything Auto
    Over Xmas my wife and I flew from Boston to San Francisco to visit her parents, then rented a car to drive to Tahoe to do a little skiing. As we got near Truckee, the temperature dropped and the wiper fluid stopped working. I assumed it was empty but when I stopped at a gas station I saw the...