Any reason why I shouldnt buy a 160000 mile VW Passat 1.9Tdi S 130?
codybrennan – Member
What are the long-term owners of these PD engines doing for cambelt changes? I’m seeing mixed stuff on the web- is it every 4 years?
60k miles or X years. But mine always need changing before X years, so I can’t remember what it is, as it’s irrelevant.
Similar price to molgrips – although seem to remember paying £350 for a service and cambelt….
Mine needs doing in 10k miles.
rickmeister – I always regret not getting a remap done to mine. I was put off my stories of dodgy maps and clutches dying, as well as tyre life taking a big hit.Posted 4 years ago
I should have bought the Ibiza Cupra rather than the Sport, but I’d already increased my budget to get the Sport! Then I ummmmed and aaaaahed about a remap for ages, before deciding not to bother.
Jabba are only down the road from me, so I should have had a word with them, really.petrieboyMember
Ah, forgot wiper motor. Rear wiper went a bit haywire (the skoosher leaks onto the motor and rots the control) so I just unplugged it. Cambelt wise, do mine every 60k. Local indi specialist. Always done as part of a service so dont remember how much but not massively expensive. Certainly cheaper than the dealer.Posted 4 years agoAlbanachMember
petrieboy – Member
Ah, forgot wiper motor. Rear wiper went a bit haywire (the skoosher leaks onto the motor and rots the control) so I just unplugged it.
Designer of this should hang his head, the skoosher goes through the electrical assembly…mine was happily going on its own like a dog wagging it’s tail before I bit the bullet and replaced it.Posted 4 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Thanks rickmeister. One other question – insurance. I was all set to book a remap today having had the ok from insurer but called them today and they changed their mind!! Rang round a few others (up for renewal) and all refused. Gutted as this new one is so turgid…..70 is a struggle!! Who insured you?Posted 4 years agorickmeisterSubscriber
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Direct line and Liverpool Victoria. Also a comapny called Brentacre had a good rep with the T5 crowd for accepting modification with little or no penalty.
The chap I sold my much modified T5 mentioned he declared all modifications with no penalties also . . .
Whatever car you have, pop onto a forum and the remap / insurance question will probably be a hardy perennial.
Remaps are said to be undetectable but it is obviously closing a loophole if its declared.
HTHPosted 4 years ago
Well clutch and flywheel fitted is about 700 it’s got a leaking tandum pump 300
Getting due a cam belt 300 ish
Leaking oil from erg and somewhere else top end
On the plus side the cam has not worn like many and all the electrics work
It’s a golf mk4 rather than passat but 130 pd 6 speed all the same
But but I’m tempted to just keep the oil changed and level topped up till it goes bang one day and just buy another
Edit it cost less than the sum of those partsPosted 4 years ago
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