Last post on Feb 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
#53 of 62 Re: 1.8 Turbo Passat 2003 Crankcase fumes coming inside the car [kenny275]
Nov 25, 2010 (10:19 pm)
Interesting idea about swapping engines, but I think it's more complicated than you might imagine. Engine management, transverse to longitudinal (at least if you stick with a VW application), electrical harnesses, exhaust customization...probably not worth the cost.
But if you're a DIYer and have the time and money, anything can be done.
#54 of 62 Re: 1.8 Turbo Passat 2003 Crankcase fumes coming inside the car [altair4]
Nov 29, 2010 (9:46 am)
Hey... I looked at a Audi A4 2.0 this morning at my local VW dealership and this engine looks like it will go right into my Passat... Your thoughts on this engine swap???? Thanks...
#55 of 62 Re: Location of Fuel filter [jett4]
Jun 18, 2011 (9:55 pm)
Look on driver side in front of rear wheel. You will have to remove the plastic cover.
#56 of 62 Engine misses
Jun 18, 2011 (10:15 pm)
I don't know what's wrong?? It runs rough, doesn't die but misses at idle. I have replaced the coils and plugs. Just done a fuel filter. Still sputters. Any ideas?? Thank you.
#57 of 62 Re: 1999 VW Passat 1.8T problems [joshsr2001]
Jun 24, 2011 (9:06 pm)
Have you found the IN LINE gas filter? It sounds like a case of vapor lock which happens when that in line filter gets gunk built up in it ...I hope this helps
#58 of 62 Re: Engine misses [astan84]
Jun 24, 2011 (9:07 pm)
IN LINE gas filter sounds like vapor lock..I hope this helps
#59 of 62 2006 VW Passat 2.0T Oil Pressure
Jul 10, 2011 (6:45 am)
This vehicle needed a new catalytic converter at 50K miles. It was always losing oil and the oil pressure alarm would go off at lower RPMs. I was told by dealership that this was normal for turbo engines and to just monitor the oil level which I did. At about 80K miles, the oil pressure alarm started sounding more frequently and now it goes off constantly when driving. After a lot of back and forth with my mechanic (a former VW mechanic) he recommended I take it back to the dealership because he thought it required a major engine repair. VW's Customer Care's response was that my car needs A NEW ENGINE! VW Customer Care is declining any responsibility. Their response "there is no expectation that the engine will last beyond the 60,000 mile warranty".
#60 of 62 Strange High RPM
Nov 03, 2011 (10:44 am)
My wife noticed this morning that her 06 passat 2.0T is revving higher than usual. Check engine light came on yesterday. Had the oil changed last week. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Mileage is around 62K...
#61 of 62 2003 VW Passat Wagon power/acceleration issues
Nov 08, 2011 (4:49 pm)
I have a 2003 VW Passat Wagon, 110k miles, which has started to have a lot of difficulty getting up hills, lol. I'll be flooring the accelator and maybe hit 30 mph. Acceleration on flat roads is fine. The check engine light came on in July and at that time I had the timing belt replaced, but I opted not to fix some sensors and a small oil leak, so the check engine light remains on. At that time the mechanics were investigating my complaint of a "whirring" sound upon hitting 60mph on the freeway, but they thought it might be something with the turbo and they quoted me thousands of dollars to fix that, so I opted out for them to dig further into the turbo. The car has only been fed full synthetic according to records; I am the third owner, bought it a year and a half ago and have put 10k miles on since. Anyone else experiencing this power issue?
#62 of 62 Re: 2003 VW Passat Wagon power/acceleration issues [katersqd]
Feb 29, 2012 (8:55 pm)
am actually having the same issue with mine...they told me its going to cost something like 1500 dollars...i dont think ill ever own a volkswagen again