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Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
Oct 02, 2009 (3:35 pm)
I have a new 09 passat sedan. It is 2 months old. The motor seems to be getting noisier by the day, especially when it is idling at a stop sign or the AC is on, or I am accelerating. Is this normal for a VW or a turbo motor? I am not familiar with this brand. Most new vehicle motors are very quiet when new.
#44 of 62 Re: Passat Fuel Mileage [tomj2]
Oct 13, 2009 (10:20 am)
Yes, I have a 2003 passat, 1.8T, 88K miles. My mileage has gone down about 20%, and runs a little rough over 50 mph. Had it check 3 times, they can't find anything wrong. Very frustrating.
Dec 10, 2009 (7:27 am)
I have a 98 Passat. Smoke filled the engine compartment and smelled like burning clutch. It then stopped and there is oil splatterd around the engine compartment. I can see oil right on top of where the oil filter is. I start it now and it runs but afraid to drive it. Any advice would really help.
#46 of 62 Re: smoking Passat [jrobustellini]
Dec 10, 2009 (12:13 pm)
What engine? Could be a failed oil cooler gasket. If you're not a DIY kind of person, you'll need to get it towed in for repairs. Personally, I wouldn't drive it until someone looks at it and gets to the bottoom of the problem.
#47 of 62 Re: smoking Passat [altair4]
Dec 10, 2009 (8:40 pm)
It is the 1.8 Turbo 4cyl. has 170,000.0 miles on it. I don't think I will be driving it until I know what the problem is, I don't want to make things worse. It still starts right up and sounds good.
#49 of 62 1999 VW Passat 1.8T problems
Jul 24, 2010 (4:13 pm)
I think Im having problems with the fuel filter but i am unsure. Yesterday I stopped at the gas station and put 2 gallons in it. Drove out of the parking lot and the car started cutting out and finally died. It would start back up for a minute or so, then struggle to stay running, then die again. Today, I tried to start it, it ran for a minute than as soon as i pulled out of the drive it died again. Please let me know if you know if Im on the right track or not...
#50 of 62 1.8 Turbo Passat 2003 Crankcase fumes coming inside the car
Nov 23, 2010 (4:40 pm)
My 2003 Passat has 160,000 miles on it. Love the car, but little things that keep breaking are killing me. Now my check engine light floats in and out and crankcase fumes are so bad that I have to keep the air recirculator buttom pushed on so that we can breathe! It is running like it should with no unusual noises but I think that the valve cover gasket has "blown out" again from too much pressure. Always used synthetic oil in the engine and I bought the car new. Any ideas before I have to take it back for another $500 plus repair.....
#51 of 62 Re: 1.8 Turbo Passat 2003 Crankcase fumes coming inside the car [kenny275]
Nov 23, 2010 (5:42 pm)
I'd look real hard at the complex PCV system that the Passat has. It's often cited as the culprit for causing oil leaks around the valve cover gasket. The system clogs and that allows the engine to overpressurize.
Take a strong flashlight, and look all the way around the valve cover. Chances are, it's leaking at the rear of the engine and dripping oil on the exhaust system.
#52 of 62 Re: 1.8 Turbo Passat 2003 Crankcase fumes coming inside the car [altair4]
Nov 25, 2010 (4:55 pm)
Thanks...It does have a small leak at the back of the engine on the drivers side, which does not seem to be leaking on the exhaust at any point. However, this could be blowing over to the exhaust pipe while driving down the road and causing the fumes to be drawn into the car via the cabin air intake. The fumes do not come in as long as I am moving down the road...only when I stop at a traffic light or for some other reason. I am seriously considering putting a newer 2.0 direct injected turbo motor in place of the 1.8. Any ideas about doing this??? My car body is perfect (GLS model) and has most all of the options that came on that car. Another thing that I have done is to wrap the catalytic converter and most of the exhaust pipe under the hood with 1" heat wrap. This made a big difference on getting the heat out from under the hood and even made it run better with less turbo lag! What a deal! Thanks again....Ken