Having problems with your Volkswagen Passat ?
I checked my oil with the car running today and there was an instant vaccum problem that sounded like the car was going to die. I put the dipstick back in and it went away instantly. I was told this was the pvc valve, but all the parts stores Ive called say that this model doesnt require a pvc, or pcv valve. The car has been using close to a qt. of oil every 45 days and does need an oil change. Any other suggestions?
First of all, you cannot get an accurate oil check with the engine running.. Turn the car off, remove the oil dipstick, wipe all oil off the dipstick, then put it back in to check for proper level. Next, your car does not have a pcv valve but rather a crankcase vent valve. The oem part sells for $40-$45. Good Luck! I hope you find this to be very helpful!
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Volkswagen Passat
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