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Old 11-10-2009, 01:24 PM
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Not my W210 but my Passat

http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300628

I am hoping the W210 can make it that far plus some more.

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2006 E320 CDI Black/Black Leather. Nav, HTD Seats HK stereo 32000 miles.
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1997 E300d Silver 300,000 miles As of Jan 05, 2010
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:00 PM
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nice going! We have a '02 jetta 1.8 auto, has 70k on it and has been nothing but problems. Im crossing my fingers for 100k, let alone 300k!
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:06 PM
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A VW 1.8T making it that far is nothing short of a miracle. I had a 99 Passat and at 176K km it was done. Even after babying the thing on synthetic oil religiously at specified intervals, the thing sludged up, starved the main bearings, and well... I'll never own another VW because of the bath I took on depreciation. Do some googles on "class action 1.8" (as in law suit) and you'll see several hits...

Benz knows how to build an engine to last, VW only hopes they can do something just as good.

Oh, congrats on 300K ! I had fully the same intentions when I bought my 99. I wholesaled it and walked across the street to Subaru and got myself a Legacy wagon, to replace the Passat wagon. That was in 2006, and it's a better lasting car - one bearing, on warranty, this year. By the same amount of time my list of repair on the Passat was into the thousands.

The ODO on my daily driver 300D says 660K km on it. And it's had zero replacement timing chains. Chains mind you, not belts. It's just getting to the stretch mark now to be worthy of a replacement. Less than $200 later, and 2 hour job and it's done. What did a belt change cost for the Passat? I can't read the tiny type in the post.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:37 AM
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Scott,

I purchased the Passat new. Most of its life has been highway miles. I think city driving is what is killing the 1.8t. I did 3 timing belt changes, they all ranged around 700-800 dollars.. My E300d is falling to the rust demon. I have already done some patching on the floor near battery and along under the passenger seat. The motor in the E300 is rock solid. I feel the same way about the 1.8t, its rock solid its just the addon stuff and electronics thats crap. If VW had put on a simple PCV valve that required maintenance it would have eliminated most of the Cam seal leaks and probably some of the sludging issues you speak of. I didnt switch until 140,000 miles to synthetic. I do have a PDF version of the maintenance if you would like, just PM me your email address.

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