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Discussion in 'New TDI forum member introductions' started by dalmolin, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. dalmolin

    dalmolin New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    2004 Passat TDI
    Hello Everyone,

    I am in the process of searching for and buying a TDI... I am interested in 2004-05 Passats primarily but am keeping my options open for possibly a Jetta Wagon. I have owned two diesel Rabbits .. mid 70's vintage... one for over 10 years and am going back to diesel for the same reasons I bought the Rabbits - fuel economy and longevity. I am pretty handy with cars and my son is as close to being a mechanic as you can get without the papers. This looks like a terrific forum and if all goes according to plan I hope to be able to contribute as much as I learn. Thank you to all who have contributed to making this very valuable resource!

  2. YMZ

    YMZ Super Moderator

    Sep 22, 2010
    Jetta 2003, Golf 2001
    Latitude 44.407959, longitude -76.018369.
    welcometomyturbodies Welcome to the site!

    Sorry to repeat myself (it appears that over the past little while we've had an awful lot of newbies concerned with 2004/5 Passats...), but... that model has a design flaw that must be addressed... not an inexpensive bit of maintenance... Please read the B5 section, paying particular attention to the Balance Shaft issue...

    All the best,


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