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#8252 of 8275 Slamming Passat Trasmission
Sep 11, 2010 (4:08 pm)
I bought a 6cyl 2000 Passat GLS in 1999. From I drove it off the lot I noticed the gears seem to hang a bit during shifting. I had to take it back to the dealership 3 times.. The last time they kept it for 5 weeks (I guess that was to give me the impression they were actually doing something about the problem).. It did not seem to be much better when I got it back, but decided it was a waste of time to take it back to them....I wrote VW America a detailed letter explaining my problem..I got no help (not surprisingly). I learned to live with the car and drove it passively for all this time...Recently the problem got worse and the box started slamming..the shifting indicator blanked out etc....
Has anyone had this problem...And is there any advice on how to resolve this? I'd appreciate any help.
#8253 of 8275 leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine
Sep 12, 2010 (7:16 pm)
My VW Passat 2000 engine is leaking again after spending close to 1 month at the VW santa monica dealership, they said that they changed 2 times the valve cover gaskets, the camshaft adjusters seals and some other seals and it worked for 3 months, just enough to clear the 10 years power train warranty and then it started leaking again . The 2 valve cover gaskets for instance have been changed no less than 4 times in less than 80,000 miles. I sent an email to VW America but didn't even get an answer. And they want to sell 800,000 cars a year in america?
#8254 of 8275 Re: leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine [bindhu]
Sep 14, 2010 (6:02 pm)
You need to have the pcv system worked over. The car is building too much pressure internally causing the leaks.
Conversely, you might want to consider this: I saw a newly released oil cap on ECStuning.com 's website for the v6, specifically designed to relief pressure from the v6 engine.
#8255 of 8275 Re: leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine [altair4]
Sep 15, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Thank you Altair,
Now why doesn't the Santa Monica VW dealership technicians don't know this?
They supposedly changed all the seals and gaskets and warranty, kept the car for a month and now all this work needs to be redone. What a waste.
#8256 of 8275 Re: leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine [bindhu]
Sep 15, 2010 (5:31 pm)
I tried to follow the link you metnionned at ECS, went to vw, passat, b5, v6, fwd all the way to engine couldn't find the part mentionned.
Sep 16, 2010 (7:05 am)
Sorry, try what exactly? Thanks
#8259 of 8275 Re: leaky 2.8 l 30 valves engine [altair4]
Sep 16, 2010 (7:11 am)
I got it, could open the link and ordered the cap immediately, thank you very much for your help. I will keep you posted.
#8260 of 8275 pcv for vw passat 2000 v6
Sep 16, 2010 (5:42 pm)
What exactly is a pcv, i got the black tubes on top, around the valve cover changed with the valve cover gasket change. Is that it? Thanks
#8261 of 8275 Re: pcv for vw passat 2000 v6 [bindhu]
Sep 16, 2010 (6:50 pm)
The Passat has a complicated system of venting the interior pressure of the engine. Whereas other, older cars have a simple check valve, the Passat has multiple check valves, suction pumps, etc. Truly, modern German engineering at its finest!
Not only are there myriad parts comprising the positive crankcase ventilation system, they are not readily apparent or visible. The icing on the cake is that some of the hoses are fabric that doesn't live long in the heat of the engine compartment. The cherry on the cake is that they are installed with one-use clamps that are a PITA to remove. If you didn't pay about $400 in parts for all of the parts, then they haven't all been replaced (you can see the kits on ECS's website).