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Old July 23rd, 2011, 06:59   #46
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I'm usually on the B4V site but we've had an '05 Passat SW TDI since new. Let's hear it for extended warranties! However we're now at 98K and I'm praying that anything major that's going to go wrong does so soon. Specific to this thread, is the BSM such a leaky pail that it qualifies for replacement just by bad design?

And, any recommended shops in Maryland?
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 07:13   #47
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And, any recommended shops in Maryland?
I'd trust Oliver Wegener to do anything related to a TDI... http://forums.tdiclub.com/member.php?u=16069

As for warranty... I doubt that you'll get anywhere unless it actually breaks...

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Old July 23rd, 2011, 08:29   #48
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Yuri, thanks. Next step, how do I break it in the next 2,000 miles? Uh, just kidding. In the meantime I'll look Oliver up - more good shops, the better.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 08:46   #49
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I believe there have been a few BSM conversions covered under extended warranties where they were noisy enough for the adjusters to assume failure was near. Here is one example: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=292292
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 08:51   #50
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Yuri, thanks. Next step, how do I break it in the next 2,000 miles? Uh, just kidding. In the meantime I'll look Oliver up - more good shops, the better.
I checked with Oliver before we had ours done, and he had never done a BSM job by himself before. He had assisted MoGolf on a couple of occasions so he suggested that I contact Glen. Glen wasn't available, so I wound up taking the car to hevster1 in northern NJ. He's in the Poconos, so we rented a cheap hotel and had a wonderful short vacation at Delaware Water Gap while Mike did the conversion. He did an excellent job, and I highly recommend him.

Also, Mike's price+Room, Meals, etc.<Dealer price!!
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 08:55   #51
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I would assume that your example is noisy as every other BHW at your mileage. My car was noisy at 57k and I am sure glad it has been taken care of. I would definitely try to get the warranty to pay for it. Of course it depends upon what insurance coverage you exactly have.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 12:07   #52
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I've got the same warranty that DeliveryValve had in s4phillips' thread above. The car is going into the dealer on Monday (ordinarily I'd take it to my mechanic but he's on vacation) to check out a delivery workshop warning message. I'll ask them about BSM noise. I don't know what to listen for - I doubt if they would either or purposely won't hear it. If I could get the work greenlighted by the warranty company, I'd drive it to the Poconos for the upgrade.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 21:57   #53
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Bottomline-I need to go chainless near Cincinnati. I've got a couple feelers out there but not really getting any feedback. Sounds like there is a shop in athens, ohio and possibly one in lexington, ky as well as Oilhammer down in St. Louis. I've contacted a couple other tdiclub gurus to see if this is a job they will do, but no word yet. Just wanted to see if there was someone I'm missing closer to the Cincinnati area. Thanks in advance!
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Old July 29th, 2011, 11:30   #54
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My TDI is at 86K and I am torn between selling it or having the upgrade done.
My last TDI was a 2003 Jetta wagon. It went 403K with only normal service before I sold it.
I wonder will the passat run with that reliability? Is it a 400K engine?
What is it costing to have the update done with timing belt kit?

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Old July 29th, 2011, 12:11   #55
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My TDI is at 86K and I am torn between selling it or having the upgrade done.

My last TDI was a 2003 Jetta wagon. It went 403K with only normal service before I sold it.

I wonder will the passat run with that reliability? Is it a 400K engine?

Yes, with proper care. There are some now with over 250K miles on them.

What is it costing to have the update done with timing belt kit?

Around $3,000.

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Old July 30th, 2011, 07:18   #56
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My TDI is at 86K and I am torn between selling it or having the upgrade done.
My last TDI was a 2003 Jetta wagon. It went 403K with only normal service before I sold it.
I wonder will the passat run with that reliability? Is it a 400K engine?
What is it costing to have the update done with timing belt kit?

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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:01   #57
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I wonder will the passat run with that reliability? Is it a 400K engine?
Yes it should, mine is at 270K right now.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 05:17   #58
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Yes it should, mine is at 270K right now.
It must have a real good guy keeping it going .
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 13:46   #59
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It must have a real good guy keeping it going .
I have a really good guy in St Louis that has rescued it twice and makes sure my slacking doesn't kill it.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 05:12   #60
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LOL, Bill!

I added a couple new shops to the original post.
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