I was wondering what can be done to keep the turbo happy and long lasting?
I am using 0W-40 Mobil Synthetic and just cleaned the oil supply line to turbo. I also idle the car for at least 2 minutes after highway driving.
Well I took the car in to have the timing belt done (just before 120k miles.) At first they decided not to replace the seals as they looked fine. After they got everything on the car back together, they found a leak coming from one of the cam seals.. Anyway they got it back in service position...
Well I guess I'll begin by saying that this was an unintended exterior detail, I was supposed to be at work yesterday but awoke to find my faithful companion lying dead in the yard which was and still is tough to swallow. I had to keep my mind off of the whole ordeal so I detailed my car.
Car: VW 99 V6 GLX
Battery is now 6-year old. No problem experienced at all, but it seems due for a change due to age. I got AAA+ membership. Should I keep using it until it dies or change it before the winter time?
Hey everyone, our B5.5 black sedan was stolen from a parking garage in Crystal City, VA today, sometime between 10am-2pm. The police have been notified and all authorities. What really sucks, is that the wifey's breast pump was in there for the baby + 2 car seats, phatbox, camera, etc... and...
Hello all. I have been frequenting passatworld for quite some time due to various issues with the GF's 99 passat.
So far it has been such a great help that I have decided to create an account and join in posting.
See you soon!
A little background...
As of the past year, I've been getting that ABS/Brake light problem, which didn't affect any of my driving performance.
This past Friday, I went to have my tires replaced at a national chain tire store. When I picked up the car after the tires were replaced, I noticed a...
Solved - B5-AHA V6, Camshaft plugs keep popping out. Does anybody know why?
So, last summer, I replaced all the plugs and gaskets to fix the common oil leak problems. I haven't had a problem since until two weeks ago when the temperature dropped to about 10 F at night. The next morning on...
I'm facing a dilemma with my b5.5 passat that's driving me crazy. I'm trying to decide whether I should hold on to it or sell it to my Toyota dealership. I love the car and have owned it since new, have done ALL factory scheduled maintenance (15,30,60,90k service, etc.) up to 100k and then all...
2003 GLX with Votex body kit should I sell or Keep ?
Picked up a used S4 this weekend, should I keep the Passat or sell that is the question.
2003 Silverstone Grey GLX V6 4-Motion
Timing belt last done at 102,000Miles
Has Votex body Kit
Left rear window clips need to be fixed
I have a 2004 B5 1.8 AWM with 135k that we have owned since new.
It has the following upgrades/changes:
* K4 turbo at 100k
* New CAT and oxygen sensors
* N249 delete
* Stratmosphere diverter valve
We gave to my early twenty something son to use and that's when the problems started. That was...
I am thinking about selling my car and buying another car. I can't decide if I should keep my car and put more money into it, or take a loan and get a 350z or possibly an S4.
On a side note, I just test drove a 2000 s4 that is bone stock. It was very disappointing. I guess because I am used...
Ok, so heres the situation... 2000 1.8t passat GLS in need of some major maintenance/repairs; toying with whether its better to keep it and repair or just get rid of it and not dump the money into it.
what it needs:
--SAIP + combi valve
--im sure some of the stupid plastic tubes...
So it appears as though if I keep clean, full oil in my passat it will continue to run for the time being (duh.) What I mean is, the turbo is bad and its both coking and bleeding oil.
This is a really high mileage car and I would like to not dump $2-3k just to have it blow up because the...
So I've started to do cover my pillars with custom fabric and now I want to do the same with my headliner. But I've heard some story of people doing it and then a couple days or week after, the headliner starts to fall at some spot and then it looks like crap.
The spay-on glue I've used for my...
I have a 2002 glx v6 and I want to turbo my v6 but I would have to make a custom kit, because they dont make one. Would I be best off swapping to a 1.8t and putting a stage 2 or 3 turbo in it, or going with a w8 swap and tuning it????
Some input would be nice. :D