Last post on Oct 03, 2013 at 1:25 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Passat
What is this discussion about?
Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
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#2572 of 3341 Re: considering buying this 02 passat GLX wagon [bjss]
Mar 03, 2008 (5:38 am)
germanautoparts.com (a.k.a. GAP) is highly regarded in the VW enthusiast scene. I've been dealing with them for years and have had no issues whatsoever. They specialize in VW OEM parts and aftermarket VW parts that meet or exceed VW specs. I purchased the timing belt kits for my 2003 Wolfsburg Jetta 1.8T and my wife's 2003 Passat GLS 1.8T and have been more than happy with the quality of the parts.
I'm an East-Coaster, so I wouldn't personally know any mechanics in the Dallas area.
However, here's a link (specific to your area) that has some recommendations for VW mechanics:
#2573 of 3341 Re: considering buying this 02 passat GLX wagon [600kgolfgt]
Mar 03, 2008 (6:45 am)
Thanks for the reply..found this shop in Dallas that specializes in VW's and Audi's (shop name - 'Lord of the Rings')....have seen several good posts recommending them. They quoted me $900 for the Timing belt service.
#2574 of 3341 2004 Passat? or any Passat
Mar 03, 2008 (11:41 am)
We just got a passat and have been having issues when you come to a stop. It has died out on my twice and I'd say about 85% of the time it feels like it's going to die out... It acts like if it were a clutch you didn't put the clutch in. I have had it to the shop twice and they told me they dont know what is going on... They did tell me that I needed to put prem. gas in it not regular. I find it hard to think that with 55,000 miles on it that it all of a sudden needs this gas, they told me because of the Turbo.... I think since putting this tank of prem. in it that it's acting up more... Any ideas or suggestions??? Thanks!!
#2575 of 3341 Re: 2004 Passat? or any Passat [vogpooh]
Mar 03, 2008 (2:31 pm)
Just try to use premium gas for a few tanks and see if it works better. If it's designed that way you can't complain too much if it's not fed with the design standard. Remember this car was designed by the German.
#2576 of 3341 Re: 2004 Passat? or any Passat [vogpooh]
Mar 03, 2008 (3:17 pm)
Is it throwing any codes? If so, post 'em and see if anyone can help you. You can get the codes read for free at Advance Auto or Autozone.
#2577 of 3341 Re: considering buying this 02 passat GLX wagon [bjss]
Mar 03, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Good deal! Much better than the $1600 quoted by the dealer. The lion's share of the cost of a timing belt service for the Passat consists of labor, as the "nose" of the car (including the front bumper) has to be removed to access the timing belt due to the longitudinal (north-south) positioning of the engine, as opposed to a transverse-mounted (sideways) position.
I'm confident you are in good hands. Good luck, and keep us posted!
#2578 of 3341 Bentley manual or Haynes manual
Mar 04, 2008 (1:56 pm)
So where can I buy a Bentley manual or even a Haynes manual on 2008 Passat? I went to pepboys and advanced autoparts and did not find any.
#2579 of 3341 Re: Rough Ride after Timing Belt Replacement [misto7]
Mar 04, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Had similar problem with temperature guage bouncing between 90 and 180 on my '02 Passat 1.8T with 92,000 miles. Had the sensor replaced to fix. Then a few weeks ago, I got a notice from VW that they extended the warranty for the sensor to 100,000 miles / 10 years for 2001-2003 Passat with the 1.8T engine, 2001 Betten, Golf, GTI, and Jetta with the 1.8T engine, and 2004 GTI and JETTA GLI with the 2.8L engine.
They gave me a form to get reimbursed if I had already paid to have this repaired. I am in the process of getting the dealer to provide me a breakout of the repair service so I can send this in to VW.
#2580 of 3341 Re: Bentley manual or Haynes manual [greatcars]
Mar 04, 2008 (2:18 pm)
Looks like Bentley only goes up to 2007 at this date.
Haynes is notoriously slow on bringing out updated VW manuals. They don't appear to have a manual available for the B6 Passat, with the most current model available being the B5.5 2005 model.
#2581 of 3341 1999 passat cv joints/shafts
Mar 05, 2008 (8:58 am)
i recentely upgraded my original clutch to a stage 3 racing 6 puck clutch and replaced the original dual mass flywheel with a light weight single mass one . The probolem is now i need to replace my outer cv joints and i was wondering if their is any high performance cv joints or complete shafts that will cope with the increased stresses that the new clutch is dishing out