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#7985 of 8276 2004 Passat - Heating/Cooling Fan Always Runs
Nov 28, 2005 (7:24 am)
I have an 2004 Passat and the heating/cooling system fan almost always runs. If the heater is on and then I shut the system off the system still blows warm air. Same happens for cool air. Sometimes the system does shut off - but I have not noticed the pattern. Service Writer at dealer said it is working as designed. Called VW 800# and they said to call another dealer...
Is anyone else having this problem?
#7987 of 8276 Re: 05 Passat TDI Check Engine Light [cosmo]
Nov 29, 2005 (5:27 pm)
Where's the best place to find Stanadyne? I'd like to experiment a little. 10 oz of Power Service has given me about 2 more mpg. Upping the tire pressure to 45 psi gave another 1 to 1.5 mpg. The wife can get around 38mpg on the highway at 70-75 mph. BTW, it was a glow plug failure that tripped the check engine and emmissions workshop - it gets replaced tomorrow. I thought that was odd since I doubt the glow plugs even warm up here in florida.
#7988 of 8276 Re: OBDII Tester [drvw]
Nov 29, 2005 (5:30 pm)
I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that all cars sold in the US after a certain year are required to follow a universal code reader protocol. Maybe there's a VW mechanic out there that can confirm this.
#7990 of 8276 Re: How much oil does your Passat consume? [altair4]
Dec 11, 2005 (3:12 pm)
Why would you want to switch engine oils? My '02 Passat GLS 1.8T Tiptronic has 98K mi on it and doesn't consume ( leak/burn ) any oil. I change the oil every 5K mi. If you have a 01.5 Passat or later you should be using the oil prescribed by VW - for me that is Mobil 1 0W-40. Other VWs ( transverse instead of inline ) do not require an anti-sludge oil. I have been using some variety of Mobil 1 since '85. NO PROBLEMS. If you own a later model Passat you should also be using the larger oil filter as prescribed by VW. This is to eliminate the sludge problem they had with "lesser" oils and the original "baby-sized" filter. None of this will do you any good if you do not check the oil level regularly. There is a bulletin on this - it was sent to me by VW. That guy who was surprised to find no oil on the dipstick 3K mi after changing the oil is ridiculous. He deserves whatever happens to him. Just don't blame it on the car. If you cannot find the 0W-40 in stores, you most certainly should be able to get quarts of it at the dealer. They MUST have it to comply with VWs' efforts to eliminate sludge. If they don't use Mobil 1, they should be using an oil that complies with spec 502.00 required by VW. If they don't - run away fast, and don't return ever. If they cannot get the oil right, I wouldn't trust them for anything except taking my money and running. NO EXCUSES! PERIOD!
#7991 of 8276 Re: How much oil does your Passat consume? [3screwsloose]
Dec 12, 2005 (4:41 pm)
My VW dealer still insists that the semi-synthetic oil they use meets VW specs. I will not use their oil, I continue to use Mobil 1 0W-40 every 5000 miles in my 2002 1.8T.
Dec 12, 2005 (8:12 pm)
I am having this same problem. Did you get a response?
#7993 of 8276 Is it on the magic list?
Dec 13, 2005 (5:38 am)
Is it listed as approved oil?
#7994 of 8276 Re: How much oil does your Passat consume? [bjbird2]
Dec 13, 2005 (7:03 am)
What brand and viscosity is this semi-synth oil that the dealer is touting? I'd want to see a label or product sheet (from the manufacturer) before I had that poured in my engine. Good on ya for sticking with an officially approved oil!