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Passat TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a Passat TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old July 8th, 2008, 15:04   #16
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...seems like the oil pump chain is the weak link though.
Was that pun intentional?
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:57   #17
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On a side note, does anyone have the figure on how many B5.5 TDI's were imported to north america?

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The chart I made has this information. Its a rare bird.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 15:47   #18
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Leicaman,

Thanks for the info, I just saw those numbers broken down a little more than that as I re-read the Oil Chain Issue thread. Don't remember which page but early in the thread.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 14:03   #19
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Got it with 24K wife drove till 42K now im offically the new driver. Have had no issues up to now except a stiff trunk fix under warrenty, bad lighter fixed under warrenty, and a break recall. But plan to drive it till I or it dies...

Got a 08 TDI jetta wagon on order....
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Old July 10th, 2008, 15:46   #20
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The wife's 05 Passat TDI now has 152+k on the odo now. Bought it used with 14,000 on the clock. We'll keep it until it dies. We both burn the highways in our work. My 00 NB TDI has 322+k. Holding on for 500. Funny, her trunk is stiff too, but way past warrenty.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 21:50   #21
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my trunk's not stiff but the seal sticks sometimes, gotta figure out what to condition it with.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 06:25   #22
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my trunk's not stiff but the seal sticks sometimes, gotta figure out what to condition it with.
Don't use a silicone spray. That causes the seals to deteriorate. I use the krytox lubricant from my Eos to do the seals on my other vehicles. It is designed to keep the seals from deteriorating and to stay flexible.

The part number is G 052 172.A1 for a 30ml bottle. It is expensive (~$45) but a little bit goes a long ways. Or you can get it from a GM dealer. Krytox is the DuPont trade name. For more info check here http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2819603

Tips on how to apply http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3087297

As for "trunk stiffness," in my case, the dealer actually replaced the hinges and that solved the problem.

Forgot to add one thing - do not use the Krytox on any "fuzzy" seals - the ones that feel like velvet. The Eos in particular has one underneath the rear window.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 06:28   #23
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Hi guys- I guess I have lower miles than most of you guys-53k. I also have a 98 NB that was purchased new, now at 180k. Because of better mileage-I use the Beetle when both are around.
I really love the Passat wagon. It's a GLS with the 17" wheels. They make all the difference in the world for the looks of the car. I managed to find a guy selling 2 scratched ones on ebay-so I cosmetically repaired them and changed my steel wheel 16" spare to a 17".
It's amazing how many people have tried to buy the car out of the blue. Even Rocketchip Jeff wanted to buy it from me at a gtg in Jax. Things like that make me feel good about my purchase!
Most of you guys talk about high mpg and how it gets better with break-in. I get 29 around town but I guess my highway speed is a bit to high for good mpg-I drive almost 80 and usually get around 34. This is pretty much the same mpg since day 1. Maybe it isn't broken yet.
One more thing-I can't tell you how much better this thing runs now that it's been RC2'd. It's well worth the trip if you get a chance.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 19:03   #24
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Here's my wife's '04 TDI. has 89000 miles. The car on the background is mine a '95 GLX VR6 with 177 k

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Old July 15th, 2008, 08:19   #25
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OWR084,

Thanks for the info on the door and sunroof seals, I knew VW had to use something different. I'll have to find some.

Thanks,
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Old July 15th, 2008, 11:19   #26
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OWR084,

Thanks for the info on the door and sunroof seals, I knew VW had to use something different. I'll have to find some.

Thanks,
Forgot to add one thing - do not use the Krytox on any "fuzzy" seals - the ones that feel like velvet. The Eos in particular has one underneath the rear window.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 20:13   #27
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Bought used with 5X,000 miles on it in November 07.

Just rolled past 70k and so far so good.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 08:37   #28
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Leicaman,

Thanks for the info, I just saw those numbers broken down a little more than that as I re-read the Oil Chain Issue thread. Don't remember which page but early in the thread.
I did a search previously about the production numbers in this thread and leicaman led me to passatworld.com member traubenberg who had all the info on production numbers of all 2000-2005 Passats sold in the United States.

Here is what he found for me....



2004 - 2005 Sedan GL =1137 GLS = 7605 Total = 8742
2004 - 2005 Wagon GL = 477 GLS = 3842 Total = 4319

Total 2004 - 2005 TDI production =13061


2004 Sedan GL = 263 GLS = 2075 Total = 2338
2004 Wagon GL = 96 GLS = 787 Total = 883

Total 2004 TDI production = 3221

2005 Sedan GL = 874 GLS = 5530 Total = 6404
2005 Wagon GL = 381 GLS = 3055 Total = 3436

Total 2005 TDI production = 9840


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BTW - I have over 49,000 miles on my Wagon and just love this car!
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Old August 1st, 2008, 00:00   #29
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Interesting as I got the information from Traubenberg if I recall correcty....mmmm. Still the B5.5 is not exactly common, although I saw another last night....Black with Tan leatherette. Oh and I just ticked over 48k on mine. I got mine with 20miles on the clock.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 13:39   #30
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Bought the 2005 Passat TDI new in September 2004.

It has over 152K miles currently.

Turbo blew apart at 68K, engine was replaced under warranty. I drive a minimum of an hour and a half each way to work and back.
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