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Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
#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).
#8262 of 8275 Re: pcv for vw passat 2000 v6 [altair4]
Sep 16, 2010 (9:02 pm)
So what is there to do? Seems awfully kompliziert. Should i just have the seals and gasket replaced under warranty and hope that the new cap from ECS tuning is going to make the difference? Thanks
#8263 of 8275 Re: pcv for vw passat 2000 v6 [bindhu]
Sep 17, 2010 (7:11 am)
I can't answer your question. The car is ten years old. How long do you anticipate keeping it? How bad have the leaks become? What is the condition of the rest of the car?
I can't say if the newly designed cap is ultimately going to make any real difference - you might need to research this further online and see what you can come up with. I have no personal experience with it, but I plan to buy one for my Passat. I've got valve cover gasket and cam tensioner gasket leaks myself that I plan to address next Spring. I've had some of the pcv system replaced, but I'm not done yet.
Here's ECS's emissions webpage:
ECS Emissions Parts
Look at the bottom of the page - it shows what they have in a total kit (3 varieties, actually). This will give you an idea of what may have already been replaced when you had work done previously. If all of these parts were already replaced, then I'm at a loss as to what to tell you.
#8264 of 8275 Re: pcv for vw passat 2000 v6 [altair4]
Sep 17, 2010 (7:24 am)
Thank you for your answer, the car has about 80000 miles, is in good shape overall, has been well maintained, the valve cover gasket has been changed 4 times, the cam adjuster seals 2 times, t was under warranty until august, vwofa tells me that the repairs done at the dealership are guaranteed 12 months 12000 miles, so i should get the leaks fixed under the nex warranty. I am going to look into the pcv system. Thanks
#8265 of 8275 Re: pcv for vw passat 2000 v6 [altair4]
Nov 07, 2010 (9:24 am)
the dealership ended changing the breather and charged me only for the parts. about 140 $. Seems to have reduced the leaks. At least for now. But then the car developped some quirky problems, sometimes you turn it off and the lights stay on the dash board, you can only get them out by pressing the brake pedal, then the lights come again and you can't lock the doors with the remote unless you get back into the car and press the brake pedal again. Another thing that happens is when you switch off the ignition the engine sometimes keep running. Does it need to be reprogrammed? thanks
#8266 of 8275 Re: pcv for vw passat 2000 v6 [bindhu]
Nov 08, 2010 (4:12 pm)
Wow. Okay, that's a new one. I've never experienced or heard or read about a set of symptoms like you've described. If Edmunds had a "shrug" emoticon, I'd insert it here.
#8267 of 8275 puzzled too
Nov 10, 2010 (10:19 pm)
Yes it is kind of strange, i will lt you know if somebody comes up with ananswer, thanks for responding
#8268 of 8275 VW Passat, 05
Jan 11, 2011 (11:28 am)
When I turn off the car, having driven maybe half an hour or so with the heater on, I sometimes get a suspicious 'something's overheating' smell! Everything works fine but I'm wondering what it could be? And what is a 'heater core". I've 78,000 miles on this Passat and wondering what kind of problems I should be looking forward to?
#8269 of 8275 4motion tire replacement
Jun 22, 2011 (6:53 am)
I've got an '02 Passat 4motion with one bad tire. do I need to replace all 4? Will it stress the AWD system to have one tire new and the other 3 with 1/4" of tread left?
#8270 of 8275 Re: 4motion tire replacement [morey000]
Jun 22, 2011 (7:02 am)
Never mind. Read some other forums. Looks like for this AWD setup (Torsen differential), you just need to replace them in pairs- rather than all 4. OK- that saved some coin.