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    96 B4V Missing When Cold, Corresponding Noise Under Dash

    I tested the electrical input to the N18 and it's reading a steady over 13 volts. When I disconnected it and revved the engine, it was smooth and no surging. Also, when I plugged it back in and disconnected the vacuum line at the egr I could feel vacuum at the hose and it also revved without...
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    96 B4V Missing When Cold, Corresponding Noise Under Dash

    Today I figured out what the sound that sounded like it was coming from behind the dash was. It's the N18 EGR pressure converter that's located next to the fuel filter. When cold, it periodically opens up and spills vacuum. The sound I heard was it opening up and then closing which causes the...
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    Vagcom Source for 96 B4V

    Got it, thanks! I found the compatible cable from Ross Tech for $199 and the VCDS lite software. I ordered a VW compatible ODB2 cable and am going to give VCDS lite a try. I saw that people sometimes have trouble with the drivers for the cable. I'm running a 2013 version of Windows 8.1. Anyone...
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    Vagcom Source for 96 B4V

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to get a Vagcom setup for my 96 B4V. The cables are discontinued at the Ross-Tech site. Can I buy a cable from another source and buy the software from Ross-Tech? If so, what is a recommended source for the cable? Also, it appears that the Vagcom locater map...
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    96 B4V Missing When Cold, Corresponding Noise Under Dash

    To clarify, I'm not sure if the sound is coming from inside the car under the dash or from the engine compartment behind the passenger side dash. It makes more sense that it would be from inside the engine compartment but sounds like it's inside. I was refering to the turbo wastegate actuator...
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    96 B4V Missing When Cold, Corresponding Noise Under Dash

    I've had a number of B4 Passats over the year and just bought my first B4V. Very excited to do some Mexico camping in the next week or so. It has an interesting issue that I'm hoping someone might have seen/heard before. When starting cold, it will start right up but then sound like it's...
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    1996 Passat wagon for sale

    I live nearby and left you a message with my contact information. I'm driving through your area tomorrow if you have time to meet. Nick
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    B4 Smoking

    I've done a lot of research on this problem and haven't found symptoms similar to mine. I have a 97 Passat that I run with biodiesel that developed a noticeable turbo whine and smoking problem after a long drive where I pushed it harder than usual. I pulled the turbo and found that it was...
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    WTB - Turbo for 97 Passat

    Mine's going out. Anyone have a good used turbo for a B4?
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