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#23 of 62 Re: oil in cooling system /overheating [rwheeler1]
Dec 09, 2007 (11:28 pm)
my 2000 passat had the same problem. The warranty was good up to 100,000 miles. So, check it out. VW would not pay for the tow.
#24 of 62 oil in coolent again
Dec 11, 2007 (11:06 am)
bought a new turbo and installed. did not make any difference.done a leakdown test on the engine, did not lose a pound from either cylinder. how many other ways could oil get into this engine.lost.
this car will soon be on ytube gettin trashed buy a very big backhoe.
#25 of 62 wire problems
Dec 19, 2007 (4:20 pm)
My car resently started shaking while I was idling at a red light. The engine light came on and I had it towed to my mechanic. He said that 2 of the 4 ignitor coils were bad. He thought that this was odd since I don't have many miles on the car yet. Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do about it? Are there any recalls that I might not know about?
#26 of 62 Re: oil in coolent again [rwheeler1]
Jan 11, 2008 (12:42 pm)
You can get oil in the coolant at the oil cooler, right above the oil filter. The cooler exchanges heat between the oil and coolant. It's not an uncommon issue. You might want to check your oil for coolant, too. Coolant is muy mal for the bearings....
Google this: passat oil cooler leaking
#27 of 62 2002 Passat 1.8 Turbo exhaust gasket or manifold problem
Aug 23, 2008 (12:56 am)
When I start engine in the morning you can hear some noise coming from the bottom of the engine(like exhaust leak noise) and continue for about 2 min. and after everything is great.There is no smell, no smoke,full power.VW specialist told me the problem is….exhaust gasket or manifold crack or leak(under the turbo) something like that.Is anyone know how to change exhaust gasket or manifold(he told me needs to remove turbo).Is it a big deal…
#28 of 62 Re: 2002 Passat 1.8 Turbo exhaust gasket or manifold problem [torino5]
Aug 23, 2008 (8:47 am)
Are you sure it's not the secondary air injection pump (part of the smog equipment)? That pump will make the car sound loud for the length of its run time (about two minutes, under certain temperature conditions).
#29 of 62 Re: 2002 Passat 1.8 Turbo exhaust gasket or manifold problem
Aug 23, 2008 (3:46 pm)
It's not that car sound loud,Its just different kind of noise mixing with engine sound
#30 of 62 2008 Passat Turbo Engine Repairs
Sep 23, 2008 (8:54 am)
I am considering buying a 2008 Passat 4-cylinder sedan which has a turbo engine. Some people have told me that buying this car is a mistake because it is difficult to repair this type of engine and there are a lot of problems with a turbo engine. I know nothing about engines but this doesn't sound correct! Please help... Thanks
#31 of 62 Re: 2008 Passat Turbo Engine Repairs [rubester]
Sep 23, 2008 (5:47 pm)
I would be very careful. Perhaps VW has corrected the many, many flaws in the early versions of this model. I had the 99 version and have spent a fortune and still have some problems that simply can´t be corrected. Assuming that its a better car now (?!) you also should consider the fuel economy with the 4 cyl turbo. Mine has never come close to what it is supposed to get. I currently get:
14l/100 km city and 11 l/100km highway. That is poor for a 4 cyl. Its supposed to get 11 and 7 l/100km. Yes part of that is due to faster driving, but certainly not this much. Hereś one clear suggestion I would offer - If you must buy this car, get the 6 cyl! It will give you the same mileage yet you will have more power and cheaper gas.
And finally, I h8passat.
#32 of 62 Re: 2008 Passat Turbo Engine Repairs [h8passat]
Sep 24, 2008 (4:05 am)
I get 23 mpg (US) around town and 32 on the Interstates on any trip over an hour with my 2003 1.8T. At 55,000 miles, I haven't had any unexpected issues.
Follow the maintenance to the letter. Don't skimp on the specified oil (synth) or fuel (premium). These cars aren't a Honda, but they do reward you with a unique driving experience. If you can't commit to the idea of rigorous maintenance, it's probably not the car for you.