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Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
#8152 of 8275 Re: Considering buying a 2004 Passat GLS Wagon, manual [a2mx]
Apr 26, 2007 (8:24 am)
The primary concern would be proper lubrication, both quality and timeliness. Look for full documentation supporting oil changes on at least a 5,000 mile cycle using VW spec 502.00 synthetic oil. Sludge (actually coked oil) is the concern - obstructions in the oil pickup can kill this engine).
At that mileage, find out if the timing belt and associated hardware have been changed out - if not, budget $750 to $1,000 for all the parts and work. Check the condition of the CV joints. Listen for unusual noise from the top, back end of the engine - hot idle clatter there is indicative of issues with the cam chain tensioner - also sludge related.
No idea on the price. Check Edmunds for your area, the car's condition and mileage for a guide.
#8153 of 8275 Re: error codes on 2002 vw passat [melinitemplin]
Apr 26, 2007 (8:25 am)
Post the actual idle speed.
#8154 of 8275 Re: error codes on 2002 vw passat [melinitemplin]
Apr 26, 2007 (10:18 am)
Hi - your posts would be a lot easier to read if you would not post in all caps.
#8155 of 8275 Re: error codes on 2002 vw passat [altair4]
Apr 27, 2007 (9:42 am)
the idle speed is under the 1 right on the line. it just seems that when i am stopped at a light it rides rough
#8156 of 8275 Re: error codes on 2002 vw passat [pat]
Apr 27, 2007 (9:43 am)
#8157 of 8275 Re: error codes on 2002 vw passat [melinitemplin]
Apr 27, 2007 (12:53 pm)
No worries, thanks.
#8158 of 8275 Re: Considering buying a 2004 Passat GLS Wagon, manual [altair4]
Apr 28, 2007 (12:45 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I was planning on test-driving the car over a weekend, but it got sold before I could get to it.
Mid- to large-sized wagons with manual transmission seem to be the most rare type of car species...
I'm now vacillating between used VW Passat and BMW 525 wagon. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
#8159 of 8275 MASTER BOOT MECHANICAL ERROR
May 01, 2007 (8:19 am)
can anyone tell me if they have ever heard of this. Also, my car is still running sluggish...any ideas. It is not registering on the computer at the mechanic and my auto dealership is just barely turning in the paperwork today. Could this be thoes ignition coils, the tranny or something else like a fuel pump
#8160 of 8275 Re: error codes on 2002 vw passat [melinitemplin]
May 02, 2007 (11:23 am)
The car won't jump off the line because the turbo typically won't kick in until around 2,250-2,500 RPM (at least that's how mine works). You could probably mod it with a supercharger to get more GO off the line. You'll feel the benefits of the turbo at higher RPM's like when you get ready to pass someone or accelerate on the freeway.
#8161 of 8275 Passat for sale-Beautiful Body for part-Does not run
Jun 02, 2007 (5:41 pm)
I have a 1998 used Passat that I bought from a reputable dealership for my daughter when she started driving in 2003. It was maintained by me consistently. One day last, February 2006 it stopped running at a stop light as she was on her way to school. It needed a new engine part that would cost anywhere from $8,000-10,000 so I opted out on doing this. I would like to sell the car for the body which is in EXCELLENT condition.