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Might just be a feed or return pipe unless its throwing big clouds of blue smoke out of exhaust ,please be more specific

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My 2006 2.0 tdi passat keeps going in limp mode and saying emissions workshop. Can anybody help


hi mate, my 55 plate passat did the same before major problems happened. first turbo went then the oil pressure light came on and the car went into limp mode. before its too late for you and a costly bill can you do the following.
check if your car has a recall for the injector problems which vw are replacing under warenty.
second thing the guy who repaired my turbo told me that these cares have a major fault which caused the turbo to go. the fault is the oil pump failure you must adress this issue as you can get a lot of info on the discussion forms.
my car started with the same problem as you have described the pd engines have a design fault with the oil pump and shaft. this is common causing your turbo to go then the car will start showing oil pressure low please stop engine. educate your self via the forms and act quickly befor you end up with massive bills.
i hope this has helped. trust me vw know about this design fault.you need to change your chain driven oil pump to the new gear driven system which vw have modified. all vag cars have the same problems be it audi skoda vw . my car had the same problem as you have said .started off with emissions then turbo failed thats when i started to investigate this problem . the pd engines was designed by some rookie at vw.

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Hi In my VW Passat 2002 model with 118K I got oil pressure indicator and stop sign in dashboard. and got off. what I have to do now?


Oh no sorry to hear that. You did the right thing by stopping. If you have the 1.8 turbo engine this happens too often. The oil pressure sending unit could be the problem, but most likely it is the oil pump. This engine has sludge buildup problem & VW is aware of it, so there is hope. VW issued this update awhile back....

Passat owners. 1998 through 2004: VW has just made a warranty extension covering certain oil sludge repairs on these models. It is now covered for 8 years unlimited mileage and will reimburse for repairs made because of this problem. See your local dealer or contact VOA for more information.

Good luck, i hope this helps.

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I have a 2003 vw passat turbo the dealer said it needed a coolant flush due to sludge. I paid $75 for flush, then they said need diagnostic another $79. After they said oil cooler leaking. How do I know if...


Switch mechanics. You can get free diagnostic from parts stores. If the oil cooler is leaking, you will see it--and $450 is too high. The part is less than $100!!!

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Oil leaks in a 2004 VW Passat


assuming car is leaking oil not burning it [blue smoke] look under car and check where oil is coming from if done at a shop should have brought back so correction could be made --if coming from filter area possible wrong filter -cross threaded -loose -or missing/doubled gasket=if coming from pan area drain bolt same -loose -cross threaded-missing gasket-

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2003 VW PASSAT. Check engine light goes on and


8.5 hrs + parts sounds about right. But why would a 7 year old cars oil pump fail? They usually last a lifetime. Has there been a lubrication problem? Low oil, cheap oil, wrong oil? But then again my daughters 04 Toyota needed a valve job, head gasket and water pump recently. I'm doing 90% of work and it still cost about $2000. Her problem was bad oil!

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Oil in water resovour vw 2002 passat


Could be just the OIL COOLER. VW IS CORRECT.
If the oil cooloer fails internely you will have a mix of coolant and oil. In the engine and in the Radiator,

But not to say the other guys were wrong...

May 27, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat

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How do I remove the oil filter on a 2006 VW passat 2.0 turbo?


the filter has to be removed counter clockwise." most cars do"
.dont une a ratchet...first try twisting by hand......if you use a ratchet without knowing which way to turn it...you could strip the treads that hold the filter....and this could cost you big money to get it repaired......

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May 15, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat

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2003 VW Passat "Oil Press, Turn Off Engine" and "STOP" Light


I would check the oil pressure sensor and the oil pump itself. You can take the sensor out and use a mechanical gauge to check the oil pressure. If the oil pressure is within specs, you need a new sensor, if not, you need a new pump.

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2003 VW Passat Malfunction Indicator Lamp on


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!

Jan 25, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat

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2003 vw passat 1.8 rough idle low mechanical noise check engine light on and steady


dont drive make sure you get the timeing belt put on buy a good repair place. one that wont burn you up belt might be 60 bucks but that engine is 2000.00 used . the worst option is that it might need turbo is there smoke . or rough idle comeing from turbo blade will make a nose if it is going out start and listen to turbo if it coming from there turbo . i should have one used for about 300.00 plus shipping wreckcars@aol.com

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