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Back in action talking about more failed parts. We are well into the series where we are talking about overall failures of the car, not just the specific parts. I think it’s a lot of fun to look back and remember all the issues a generation had. The car we are talking about today is the 1998-2005 Passat. This would include the 1.8t, V6, TDI, and the W8. There is not much to talk about on the W8. They had their issues for sure, but the production run was so limited, they are a rare bird.

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Join me as we breakdown:

  • This is one of the most expensive VWs to own
  • Passat Oil leaks
  • Passat Water leaks
  • Passat Suspension links failing
  • 1.8t Passat Engine sludge
  • Passat Rear brake wear
  • Rapid fire ~ Passat Recalls
  • Rapid fire ~ A lot of other issues
  • I LOVE my B5.5 Passat
  • and more


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How VW 2.0t TSI Intake Manifolds Fail ~ Audio Podcast Episode 20

VW 2.0 TSI intake manifold failure is SUPER common. In fact they have a warranty extension on them. But how exactly do these intake manifold fail? Join me today as we look at some ways the CCTA intake manifolds fail. This is not only an VW issue, but an Audi issue as well. It has been well documented that many cars even get multiple manifolds replaced. Since this video came out, VW has updated the 2.0t TSI intake manifold. It how has a metal control arm, and a few other changes. I did a video about it if you want to learn more.

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On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:

  • How it fails
  • Faults that may show intake manifold failure
  • Drive-ability issues with a failed intake manifold
  • How it fails
  • Intake manifold runner sticks
  • Intake manifold solenoid fails
  • Connecting rod for runner breaks
  • Sensor fails
  • Ways to test the intake manifold
  • Replacing intake manifold
  • Other repairs to consider with intake manifold removed
  • Injector seals
  • Carbon cleaning
  • DIY replacing 2.0t VW intake manifold
  • And more…

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