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2003 passat oil pressure/sludging

2003 passat 1.8t oil light popped on. I was having repairs done from an accident that wasn't my fault so I assumed that it was from that. Insurance company shop mechanic told me it was a sludging problem very popular with this vehicle type. I went ahaead and performed a flush and changed the filter and oil (Valvoline MAX LIFE SAE5w-30 synthetic). Car ran fine yesterday. Today on my way to work anytime I pushed it above 2000 RPMs the car would make a howling noise and have little pick up. Do I need to perform a more serious flush? I have BG Quick Clean 109 but was hesitant to use it and used a more generic brand. Please help.

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    yadayada Jun 02, 2010

    whether the accident is your fault is really not pertanent info

  • James Famigletti Jun 02, 2010

    -Just giving details of how I figured out I was having problems. I'm not a mechanic, have never pulled apart an engine to examine it. Oil changes have been performed regularly(3500 miles) though I am the vehicles second owner.

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Vw group all say engine should be flushed at every service but owners are normally cheapskates(like me) and dont get it done(i do my own oil changes )your running problem has nothing to do with oil/filter/flush.get a computer diagnostic asap its easier than guessing...

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