Question about 2003 Volkswagen Passat
2 weeks ago my Passat, while on a road trip, lights up ''oil pressure and stop engine''. Luckily I found a reputable mechanic who knows VW pretty exclusively. This yr car has a notorious ''oil sludge'' problem apparently and it clogged the oil from the pump so I needed a new oil pump. No other damage occurred, luckily. Car returned fine. Fast forward to today and letting someone borrow car. Upon return, I notice the MIL is on. Apparently the borrower noticed it came on maybe 15 miles prior to returning car. Though it may not be related, I am concerned that more expensive repairs may be in my immediate future. Any info on whether this newest illumination is related to the oil pump fiasco?
I have a 2003 Passat GLX V6 and i havent been experiencing this issue, however from my experience with VW, the early 2000 models of the passat that have a 1.8T 4 cylinder engine have a major issue with what has been deemed "oil sludge" you have to be careful with this engine oil wise and make sure to get the oil changed every 3,500 - 4,500 miles and make sure you get the full synthetic oils for it and the proper filters :-) the turbo that is on this model heats up the oil to extreme temperatures and if not serviced regularly you will have problems.... i hope this helps! i would have someone check it again for this issue... hopefully you get to it before it becomes costly!
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
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