Hi VW World,
My name is marko and I' m driving an awesome red B5 passat 1.8t
There is a slight ticking sound while the car is on idle so I want to the mechanic today. He lifted her up and stated the engine, and I could see that the pulley is turning very strange.
He said if I'm lucky, that only the pulley need to be replaced (some 150EUR + hands), but If I'm not so lucky then the Crankshaft is kaput and that he will have to open/ replace the engine block
The car runs perfectly, I recently had a vacation and made 5000km and I've been racing through Germany 225km/h racing with brand new Audi's, BMW's ... The car did just perfect and it it perfect
Now, suddenly this. Is there anyone who experienced the same problem? My mechanic said that it's so rare and that he only had 3 cars with pulley/ Crankshaft problem within 10yrs.
I will go to the Bosch Service to take a 2nd opinion, but I'd like your input so much.