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#108 of 147 Re: 2002 Passat coolant Migration?? [blamb2]
Jun 28, 2005 (9:43 pm)
Dude, that sounds bad...how was it resolved? My 2001 Jetta just got diagnosed w/ the same problem - "coolant migration" - sounds like something a political action committee would have named. Anyway, my dealership told me I had to pay for it, then came back and offered $1000 toward the repair (out of $2500). I haven't decided yet whether to take it or take further action via the legal/consumer protection route.
#109 of 147 Re: 2002 Passat coolant Migration?? [rokecar]
Jul 25, 2005 (11:06 am)
I just had the same problem (coolant migration) diagnosed in my 2002 jetta. The dealer recommended I call VW of America about the issue to get support, and I just received a call back today that VW is covering parts and labor 100%. The number to call is 1-800-822-8987. The estimate on my damage was $1,700 but "maybe more". Work through VW Customer Care at the number above and they will call the dealer and get back to you on this issue -- it's a well known problem for them. Don't pay anything until you hear back -- you may be able to get more $!
Hope this helps (and it's not too late)!
#110 of 147 Re: 2002 Passat coolant Migration?? [goochmonger]
Sep 06, 2005 (11:54 am)
I am currently having a similar problem with my 1997 Audi A4 2.8
The check engine light came on when I accelerated onto the freeway, the engine sounds fine but will not accelerate.
I took it to the dealer and they said the error is with the cam positioning sensor. I had it replaced and drove off, while accelerating onto the freeway it happened again.
I took it back to the dealer, they then told me that coolant leaked through a faulty o ring on the coolant sensor and wicked coolant through the harness and into the ECM.
I was then told it would cost about $5000.00 to replace the sensor, the harness and the ECM ( OUCH )
That sounded kind of crazy. I drove the care home, as long as I don't do a hard acceleration the car drives fine in both city and hiway driving.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
#111 of 147 Re: 2002 Passat coolant Migration?? [gunslinger3]
Nov 22, 2005 (4:55 am)
Take the car to a local mechanic who specializes in German cars or European cars and have them look at it. Once a car is out of warranty, there is no sane reason to take it to the dealer (unless you have a lot of disposable $$$$) when a private mechanic can perform the same diagnostics and repairs for significantly less than what the dealer charges.
#112 of 147 97 Jetta GT -- Replaced plugs but won't stay running
Dec 30, 2005 (6:05 pm)
Replaced the spark plugs and wires on my 1997 Jetta GT today and all I get out of it is a short start and then it dies. A buddy of mine told me the firing sequence could be off and to find a firing sequence diagram to get them in the right order. I cannot find a diagram of the firing sequence on the distributor. Can any of you help me out with this? Thank you in advance.
#113 of 147 1998 jetta w/door malfunction
Feb 09, 2006 (4:33 pm)
Hi, I have a 1998 VW Jetta that occasionally, the door handles won't open the doors to allow you to get in. There is no rhyme or reason for this (it's not freezing after getting wet, it sometimes happens when it's totally dry). It does seem to happen when it is colder. Sometimes the door won't open after numerous tries, then, for no reason the door will open.
#114 of 147 Re: 97 Jetta GT -- Replaced plugs but won't stay running [caine021800]
Feb 09, 2006 (4:46 pm)
The firing order is 1-3-4-2
#115 of 147 2006 1.8T GTI
Mar 08, 2006 (9:58 am)
Hello all. I just purchased a 2006 1.8T (not the new 2.0T) two weeks ago. I car is sweeeeet and i love the power . i was thinking about oil changes and wanted your opinions. the manual says every 5000 miles. would i be ok if i did it at 5000 miles? i had a 1999 vr6 and use to change the oil at 3000 miles. the car ran like new until i sold it at 165,000 miles.
also, what kind of oil is good for the 1.8T -- synthetic, blend, or the mineral.
any suggections will be greatly appreciated. thanks
#116 of 147 Re: 2006 1.8T GTI [nmrt]
Mar 09, 2006 (5:28 am)
> what kind of oil is good for the 1.8T -- synthetic, blend, or the mineral.
If you want VW to honor your engine warranty - you must use a motor oil that conforms to the VW 502.00 specification (in other words - synthetic oil only). Here's the official list from VW:
Every oil on the list is synthetic. There are no mineral, dino or synthetic blends. And make sure you change your oil every 5000 miles (it is important that you follow this to the letter - do not go more than 500 miles above this interval)...
#117 of 147 Re: 2006 1.8T GTI [600kgolfgt]
Mar 09, 2006 (7:31 am)
Thanks for the advie 600kgolfgt. i have been hanunting these forums for more than a year now and have always appreciated you advice to members.
dont worry i will not exceed the 5000 miles for an oil change.