HY, everyone. What a great site. Three months ago I purchesed 2001 vw Passat GLS 1.8 T, Certified pre-owned. Ever since then I've been looking for something like this, a site where I can share my opinions and problems . I have so many question but I am gona start with something that is bothering me the most right now. Every time I start the car, when the engine is not warm the techometar is going crazy, like would jump up and down between 1100-1500 RPM , then the car is making a weird noise that I think it comes from the belt area. This lasts for a couple of minutes and then the noise goes away, and the car starts to sound normal. I took it to VW dealeship, they told me it was a belt damper, that causes the problem .Also the car is making a jet engine kind of noise. What do you think.