[Vwdiesel] Passat UPdate
dieseltdi at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 29 13:10:12 EST 2004
Well the 04 Passat is about to reach 15000 miles so I thought I might
give everyone an update. First of all, through two oil changes(always
Motul Specific 505.01 and VW filter using my oil sucker), it has used
0 oil, not a drop even during the time when we took our 6500 mile
vacation with the trailer on back. No warranty troubles except for a
sticking seat belt, a vanity mirror light that wouldn't go out (pinched
wire) and a coolant leak from a fitting on the block (failed O ring).
Not bad for almost 15000 miles. As far as mileage is concerned, in
14857 miles it consumed 510.2 gallons of diesel for an average fuel
economy of 29.1. Highest calculated mpg was 39 and lowest was 24.
Interestingly, the MFA display of average mpg is almost exactly 2 mpg
higher than the calculated mpg. It has been like that from the start
and I am guessing that it has something to do with filling the tank all
the way to the brim, since it gets a signal from the fuel gauge (it
resents the potential miles per tank number when you add any fuel) and
it can't recognize the extra fuel in the tank (almost 2 gallons extra).
All in all, I am very pleased with the car and would most purchase it
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2004 Passat TDI GLS, 2.0l, 8 valve, 134 HP, 247 lb/ft of torque, Blue
Graphite, Anthracite leather interior, ABS, ESP.
1998 Jetta TDI (Wetterauer Chipset, 2 1/2" exhaust, K&N Filter, 119K+
miles, and running biodiesel)
1981 Rabbit Pickup ( with a freshly rebuilt turbo engine, 10K+ on
engine now), burns biodiesel and a WVO system is in the works.
1982 Scirocco, 1.8L engine, 5 speed, not currently running but FOR
SALE!!! Comes with a boat load of parts.
One, yet to be finished, Caddy trailer (the back end of the truck that
gave its life to my just completed Rabbit Pickup).
And many, many, many VWs; from a 1946 Beetle (11 Beetles total), to
Vans (5), Rabbits (3), Karmen Ghia (1), Jettas (5), Passat (1), Dasher
(1), New Beetle (1), and Rabbit Pickups (3) most now gone but not
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