Question about 2002 Volkswagen Passat
You can see the coolant level by looking through the opaque round coolant reservoir. It should be just over the middle. There's a line indication proper level. Orange Dexcool meets the VW specification and is generally available. The rear coolant flange can warp and seep over time and leaks onto hot parts. That's probably why you smell it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
This is not a head gasket problem, it's the oil cooler.
Water in oil= head gasket - will also overheat, bubbles in expansion tank and loss of water.
Oil in water = Oil cooler. You will also have with non of the above symptoms.
Don't wast hundreds of pounds having your head gasket canged, there is nothing wrong with it!
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
as long as the light is not flashing, you should be good to go. you can also have a parts store scan the system. most parts store will do this at no cost. doing this would make sure nothing serious is going on.
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
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