Unlikely to be the oil pump underneath the valve cover, more likely the cam chain on that side. You engine has a main timing belt and 2 chains, one for each bank. If the chain broke, the valves are probably bent on that side.
This website has been here for 15 years. The B5 Passat has been around since 1997, the B5.5 since 2001, the B6 since 2006, the B7 since 2010, and the B8 was released in Europe in 2014.
For the older models (B6 and earlier), almost any possible issue you might have with your Passat has been...
Hello everyone. I just picked up a 2010 Passat 2 days ago with 152k mikes, and I wanted some input on what to do to maintain it the right way, and have a car that will last me for years. As of now I absolutely love it, But wanted some input from people who know since it’s my first VW, as well as...
Hello Passat world I’m having a problem with my Passat but I can’t find the leak so I know oil is leaking and going to my intake manifold and it’s smoking so every time I drive it it’s smokes and already changed the gaskets. Any recommendations?
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I'm new to the site and hoping to get to know everyone in good time!
I'm driving a 2001, B5 3B3 PD130 saloon. Ive had all sorts of cars before this, from 1Ltr nissan Micra's to Honda Civic EP3 Type R to a VW LT35 Camper.
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