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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Can bad spark plug cause CEL Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold

Hi I have a 2002 Passat GLX V6 Wagon 4motion. Its coming up to 120000 miles soon. This week I got a CEL and I took the car to Advance Auto Parts and they said the error is Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold. Now I have no idea what this error means so I did some Googling and on one web site it mentioned a bad spark plug might cause this error. That reminds me 2 months ago I got my first CEL

It would not hurt to change the spark plugs as they are overdue at 120K. Use the OEM NGK spark plugs not the aftermarket as many have experienced issues with non OEM plugs.

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Spark plugs keep loosening up

Ive searched for this problem using the custom search but cant find any info here on this site regarding my problem. I went to replace my NGK plugs two months ago on my 1.8t AWM and noticed that the plugs were only finger tight when I went to remove the old ones. I know that I torqued them down to 23 ftlbs when I installed them. No codes were thrown and the torque wrench is only about 3 years old.

Dont use thread locker on spark plug threads. Is this happening with all the plugs or just the same specific ones each time

(which I bought brand new from SearsCraftsman) just 3 years ago. Its never been banged around or mistreated. It goes back in the blister package after each and every use. I always change my plugs when the engine is cold. So thats not it. No the threads arent stripped. My dad asked if they had ever been put in to tight thereby stretching the threads in the aluminum head. Ive done most every tune-up

I am the original owner however the dealership only changed plugs once at approximately 110k when coil pack recall took place. They said they did spark plug change as a courtesy. Currently when I put the plugs in (and out) it feels normal. There is no cross threading at all. plugs have always been put in by hand until snug and then torqued using torque wrench to 23 ftlbs. I do recall one time (a long

Originally Posted by CRUZR I am the original owner however the dealership only changed plugs once at approximately 110k when coil pack recall took place. They said they did spark plug change as a courtesy. Currently when I put the plugs in (and out) it feels normal. There is no cross threading at all. plugs have always been put in by hand until snug and then torqued using torque wrench to 23 ftlbs.

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VOLKSWAGEN JETTA IV 01 Jetta 2.0 black spark plugcar-shakingCheck Engine Light Blinking.Whats Going on

I Have a VW Jetta 2001 2.0 and the other day while driving the check engine light came on and the car started shaking I changed the spark plugs...but i noticed the Cylinder 1 spark plug was black and all the other spark plugs fine I took it to a shop to have them do a Dianostic and he said that the 1 and 2 cylinder were coming up and the codes P0300 P0301 P0302 are showing up......I showed the guy

this sounds a lot like what i was dealing with in my fiances car (2000 jetta 2.0). i changed the fuel filter spark plugs and still had issues. took it to a shop and they ended up swapping out plug wires as well. i suggest doing a full tune up (spark plugs wires fuel filter air filter etc). the most important of those are the plugs and wires. the wires will be most expensive somewhere at least 80. also

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Spark Plug and Ignition Wire Change

I drive a 95 Golf III GL. It has everything stock in it including the 2.0 motor. I want to do a spark plug and ignition wire change but i have absolutely no idea where to start when it comes to both parts and installation. First off i want some performance parts so i can gain some hp out of changing it. And for installation i need some detailed diagrams as to how to take it all apart and put it back

that needs to be matched for the new wires so its hard to beat the factory wires. If you use an incorrect heat range plug and it happens to be too hot you could burn a hole in a piston. Incorrect plug wires could cause static on your stereo system and interfear with the computer system that runs the engine. If you go with the hot aftermarket stuff and the rest of the engine isnt hopped up

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Please help with spark plugs choice...and upgrades...

OK I just bought a 2003 volkswagen Passat 1.8T Sedan (automatic) and want to do a quick tune up to it. It has never had the spark plugs changed. Which ones should I use NGKs are stock but I am looking at the NGK Laser Platinums (which are 13.99 ea). Anyone had any luck with these Or any advice on what to usenot use Also I would like to do quick performance upgrades on it - any suggestions Air filterCold Air Intake Etc

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA V 2007 Jetta 2.5 5cylinder Wolfsburg Spark Plugs

I have a question. i would like to change the spark plugs out in my car. I was thinking about getting the NGK Double platinums the part number is 6737. I was wondering what you guys would recommend This ad is not displayed to registered members. Register your free account today and become a member on volkswagen Forum

Welcome to the forum. Well if thats the part number for your car these spark plugs are about three times the cost of standard plugs go for it. But dont think because you have platinum spark plugs fitted they will last forever the plugs might but they still need to be removed at the service interval else carbon will build up on the end threads and it may strip the threads when you do decide to take them out.

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Spark Plug Failure

I changed my spark plugs this evening then drove maybe a block from my house and felt a slight hesitation as I began to ascend a slightly inclined street. I heard a loud pop followed by a rough idle. I pulled over and shut off the engine. Upon opening the hood I discovered that the second coilpack from the timing belt area had popped up and broken through the engine cover. The third coilpack was slightly

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 1.8T Spark plug guide

Edit - Note This spark plug guide is for the 1.8T motor. 2.8 V6 guys will find this info not so useful. So i have gotten many spark plug PMs so i decided to put all the info in one spot. so lets talk plugs. plugs for the Passat fall into 3 categories stock chipped big turbo Stock stick with the stock plugs stock gap and you are good to go upgrading the plugs on a completely stock engine provides no

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B6 Preferred Spark Plugs for 2008 2.0L BPY

Contemplating a first tune up for this ride I just bought one Im not really familiar with yet. Four questions for ya on spark plugs. Thanks 1. Your preferred spark plugs for this engine. Brand single platinum double-platinum iridium unicorn horn tipped etc. 2. Brands or plug types that DIDNT work well for you in this engine. 3. Without going out to my car to check the owners manual Ill assume that

Originally Posted by TC-12 Contemplating a first tune up for this ride I just bought one Im not really familiar with yet. Four questions for ya on spark plugs. Thanks 1. Your preferred spark plugs for this engine. Brand single platinum double-platinum iridium unicorn horn tipped etc. 2. Brands or plug types that DIDNT work well for you in this engine. 3. Without going out to my car to check the owners

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Replacing spark plugs Dealer wants 220

So my 2003 Passat 1.8t is getting an oil change and the dealer called to recommend they replace the spark plugs while its being serviced. My jaw hit the floor when he says its over 200 to replace four plugs. So my question is...is it possible for me to learn how to do this myself Are there any guides (with pictures) online or would a hayneschilton manual be the best thing for me to use Do I need any

The 1.8T is the perfect engine to learn to replace spark plugs on... access is very easy. Pop hood open. Disconnect battery (-) terminal. Remove engine cover. Disconnect wiring from coilpacks (4) -- note which plug goes where. (early B5s only -- unbolt coilpacks (8 bolts total) if applicable) Pull straight up on coilpacks to expose spark plugs below. Use canned air to blow-out any debris from the spark

Originally Posted by pete1 The 1.8T is the perfect engine to learn to replace spark plugs on... access is very easy. Pop hood open. Disconnect battery (-) terminal. Remove engine cover. Disconnect wiring from coilpacks (4) -- note which plug goes where. (early B5s only -- unbolt coilpacks (8 bolts total) if applicable) Pull straight up on coilpacks to expose spark plugs below. Use canned air to blow-out

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Spark Plugs

Hello again I recently took my 2001 Jetta to a volkswagen dealership in Orem Utah and they told me i only had standerd spark plugs in it. They also told me that it would cost 180.00 to put platinum plugs in. How inportant is it for my Jetta to have Platinum plugs Will it run better They never really did tell me. If so i dont want to spend that much just for plugs how hard would it be to put them in

I live in Utah.....go to a VW dealer buy the NGK plugs got to autozone and pick up for free the spark plug gapper. The NGK plugs are already gapped but you can test them on the gspper if you really want to. those plugs are great. the platinums are stupid especially the quads or whatever they are. I always get the NGK from the dealer.

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Spark Plugs

I have a 2001 Passat V6 and want to add just alittle more power...not chips or anything like that but just some small things I can do. If you have any ideassuggestions that would be great. So far...I put in a K&N Air Filter and using a new spark plt 4 plugs...and Im thinking about putting new wires in. Any suggestions would be great

Posted by Heero_yuy151 I have a 2001 Passat V6 and want to add just alittle more power...not chips or anything like that but just some small things I can do. If you have any ideassuggestions that would be great. So far...I put in a K&N Air Filter and using a new spark plt 4 plugs...and Im thinking about putting new wires in. Any suggestions would be great Let us know how your spark plugs hold up

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Spark plug diagram and removal 2003 V6

I have a 2003 V6 passat and have located the spark plugs but need to know the best way to replace them. I am not that car saavy. It looks as though there is a fuel rail located above the plugs. I just wanna know how to replace them

The pics no longer work but heres a write-up with some details V6 spark plug change Just replace one at a time so you dont accidentally mix up the plugs and wires. I had some trouble with the spark plug socket coming of the ratchet extension and staying attached to the new spark plug way down in the hole. Some duct tape on the extensionsocket connection solved that. I must confess I didnt use a torque

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B6 B6 Spark Plug Gap

Im replacing the spark plugs on my 2006 Passat 2.0T this weekend and Im not sure on the gap setting. Some say .028 or .030 or 035 and even .044... Whhhaaat The car has 45000 mi. I have the Denso platnuim PK20PR11 Stock 3168 (6.19ea at local auto parts store) Denso website says .044 - this seems a bit to wide.... Any feedback is helpful - Thanks

brand) where reading around .033 - .034. as I expected with wearusage. So I set the gap on the new plugs to .032 - no issues but my gas mileage got a lot better. The car is running much more responsive than before. I also replaced the air filter cabin filter and the oil. Used Mobil 1 0W40. The coil packs were replaced under warranty a month ago. The service advisor recommended the 40.000 tune-up

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 How do fix leaking oil in my spark plugs tubes

My 2003 passat glx currently has oil leaking in the spark plugs tubes... the previous owner traded it in at a Chevy dealership (now that i think of it its probably the reason why it was traded in) and the air heads (the chevy dealership) claimed to not know anything about VWs. Needless to say I took a leap of faith and purchased the vehicle as is no warranty... only to find out later that the previous

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 NGK spark plugs.

I just installed them in my 2000 v6. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about them I just took the car around the block and no more misfire and it feels a little more responsive. I just put in some ACDelcos and didnt even get 500 miles on them before having to replace them. I am hoping this doesnt happen to the NGKs.

I found this thread because the plugs in my wifes 2001 Passat 4-motion 2.8 are way overdue to be replaced. I was going to try the BKR6EIX iridiiums. I was having some other issues with the car and was going to remove the plugs to see if they were sparking and getting fuel. I tried to take out the front plugs on each side....I was just using a 38 rachet and HOLY crap....were they tight The turned a bit and then got tight again. I am scared to try and remove them It was a VW shop that installed the plugs eons ago. Any suggestions so I dont screw something up

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Spark plugs change. Help needed.

Hello all. I have changed my spark plugs due to an engine misfire on my vw passat 2003 v6. I changed all 6 of the spark plugs which appeared to be what the problem was. The thing is when I bought the spark plugs there was a manual I referred to buy them. So I bought them and while I was changing the spark plugs I noticed that 2 of the spark plugs were the same length (thread wise) as the ones I pulled

Neither of the plugs you purchased are correct for your car. And neither of them has the correct thread length. Do not start the car Even if both plugs were correct for your car it is not a good idea to mix plug types. Buy 6 of the same plug and start again. As for the plastic things that close the holes I assume you are talking about the boots of the spark plug wires not seating completely onto the plug There is a snap lock connector inside the boot that locks onto the tip of the spark plug and sometimes they can be a little hard to get seated. Try wiggling the boot slightly while pushing down on the boot as the alignment of the snap lock and the top of the plug may be off slightly. Not brute force just a little pressure. Here is a screen shot from the Bosch part finder of their recommended plugs for your car and a link for future Bosch parts look up. VehiclePartFinder Bosch plugs .jpg ctrp-1106-02do-it-yourself-spark-plug-wires.jpg

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 How to replace spark plugs on 01 passat 1.8T

Hey just need to replace some spark plugs on the passat. I have an 01 1.8T 20v I guess they are all bad.

extension(make sure its the kind that locks to the socket or you will have issues) Ratchet Torque wrench may need a 6mm allen to remove the coilpacks if you have the old style bolt down ones) 2. Open Hood 3. Remove engine cover(the plastic on the top of the motor) its held on my three half twist screws 4. remove coilpack if you have the type that bolt down you use a 6mm allen other wise you pull up

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B6 2006 Passat 2.0T Spark Plugs what do you use

I need to do the 60K service on my B6. Which plugs do you guys use I am thinking about putting in the Brisk DOR14LGS-T Brisk Racing plugS LGS BRISK PREMIUM DOR14LGS-T spark plug Thoughts

swapped out frequently)....or long-term fouling (necessitating a two-step center electrode)...or 60K mile durability....all of which are concerns for street spark plugs. So Id suggest that racing part can be appropriate for a street ride....but sometimes not so much. My May 2008 Bentley manual calls for Bosch F6KPP332S plugs gap of 0.028 (BPY) and 0.040 (CCTA CBFA). (Bosch FR6KPP332S also comes up

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 30v V6 spark plug change instructions

I am wanting to change the plugs in my 04 GLX variant. The problem is that I am pretty bad when it comes to figuring mechanical things by myself I need pictures I have done the oil and filter changes no problem but the plugs look a bit scary with having to remove the coil pack etc. I did a search but couldnt find any threads with the instructions and pictures. Does one exist

Originally Posted by rk0601 Just curious if anyone has come around to taking photos for changing spark plugs on a B5.5 V6. Ive searched most of the write-ups but havent come across pics for this engine. I plan on changing my spark plugs at the next oil change and itd be my first time doing it. From what Ive read it doesnt seem hard at all but pics would definitely calm my nerves. read this and then

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 HOWTO W8 Spark Plugs

Step 1 Remove engine cover. Step 2 Remove left intake manifold side 5mm hex Manifold side removed metal gasket intact. Step 3 Disconnect wire harness from coil packs. Step 4 Remove coil pack. Step 5 Remove spark plug with 58 sparkplug socket and 6 extender. Step 6 (optional) Place anti-sieze on new plug threads. ..but not that much I used NGK Iridium plugs. Step 7 Install new plug tighten to 30 Nm

When I try to remove the coil pack it seems to be pretty secure. Rather than try and force it and break it I left it alone. Should it just pull straight up Should I twst it Any tips so that I do not end up breaking anything Originally Posted by IndyW8 Step 1 Remove engine cover. Step 2 Remove left intake manifold side 5mm hex Manifold side removed metal gasket intact. Step 3 Disconnect wire harness

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 spark plug for 1.8 (ADR) non-turbo engine

To all the experts out there Id like to seek an opinion about the correct spark plug (aftermarket) for the 1.8 non turbo (europe version).According to Bosch faq. a non turbo engine when upgraded to turbosupercharged needed a different spark plug to optimise the engine performance which in this case is parallel to an ADR and AEB engine ADR is the 1.8 non turbo for passat here in Ireland and UK. Referring

adding a turbo or are you looking for the part intended for European spec. non-turbo applications (I am no expert... I want to be clear on this from the start - I just thought my Bentley would have the information you requested) I believe that the 1780cc engine is so common among the VWAudi vehicles that the best plug for all applications (turbo and non-turbo) is the NGK. I have been reading up

adding a turbo or are you looking for the part intended for European spec. non-turbo applications (I am no expert... I want to be clear on this from the start - I just thought my Bentley would have the information you requested) I believe that the 1780cc engine is so common among the VWAudi vehicles that the best plug for all applications (turbo and non-turbo) is the NGK. I have been reading up

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 25 EACH for spark plugs at the stealership

I am fixing to take my 03 GLX in for 40k service and called to avoid shock when I see the bill. 427 for this service... The service writer said the spark plugs were 150 just for parts... thats 25 per plug Are these things sold by Sothebys auctioneers (like fine collectibles) Imagine what one might be worth in 20-30 years... damn Ill keep the used ones as a retirement nest egg... Is that price normal... or am I about to get screwed and not even get a cigarette afterwards

You missed this statement Shriner I would stick with the OE on this particular item. Some items are definately open for debate. What an engineer designs as part of a system and what a large corporation (VW NA) suggests for maintenance of that system are two different issues. Thus my comment regarding items being up for debate. We were discussing plugs and not fluids. I do agree that a lifetime fluid

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