[Vwdiesel] Vwdiesel Digest, Vol 86, Issue 23

brian gochnauer brian at gochnauer.net
Mon Dec 27 12:45:18 PST 2010

I heard of the VW 1.8 sludge problem from my nephew, I didn't know they were
actually going to 'fix' it.
He is fighting Honda over their marginal battery pack in their Civic Hybrid,
which after recent computer software upgrades; now get worse mileage than
the non-hybrid model.

btw, Chrysler had a problem with a sludge problem in the 2.6L (maybe 2.7L)


Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:06:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Matthew <mpteleski at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Vwdiesel] vw turbo recall? 1.8T
To: wetwesties wetwesties <wetwesties at yahoogroups.com>,
       tdi-conversion at yahoogroups.com, diesel fans <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>,
       diesel-vanagon at yahoogroups.com
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anybody else get the letter from VW about the recall for 1.8T (gasser)
motors? Apparently there is excessive sludge buildup, causing premature
failures (turbo, engine, etc).  I had a passat that was included, so i got
the letter.
I'm sending this email because many of us are driving turbo'ed vw (diesels
and some gassers i suppose) and this may be noteworthy.
I'll try to get the letter scanned and posted in the files (or p-mailed)

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