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I am approaching 100k fast and I need some advice on what needs to be done to the car. So far I did nothing other then a recall for glow plugs and the regular maintenance.
I understand this is a big mark in the car life and I would like to know what are mandatory repairs and what is reccomended to be done. I plan on keeping this car for another 100k so I guess it is important to do it RIGHT. I love the car and I love the fact that I didn't spend a dime on repairs so far.
I would also welcome any mechanics reccomendations in my area. I'm willing to drive 100 miles to do the right thing.
Thanks,
Radu
 

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The most important thing is to change timing belt, water pump, and all timing belt rollers/tensioners. Technically it's required at 80k, IIRC VW reduced it down from 100k. Here are some optional things, and when I say optional, I mean do them if you want your car to last another 100k with the absolute lowest possible chance of problems. Steps showing how to do all of these are in the B5 FAQ index.

Optional: change balance shaft module. This is suggested because it's a common failure point. Some believe every Passat will have this problem sooner or later. If it fails you get low/no oil pressure which requires engine repair. It makes sense to do it when the timing belt is done because the timing belt has to come off.

Optional: change ATF fluid. VW calls it lifetime fluid but it's not.

Check the outer CV boots for cracks. This is a 1 minute inspection.

Clean the sunroof drains at the corners of the sunroof and the windshield drains at the base of windshield behind the battery. You can use a hose to check for proper flow.

If you are willing to do basic maintenance, change the engine air filter (40,000) and fuel filter (20,000) if they are due.

Look through this common problem checklist: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/b5/vw-passat-TDI-buying-guide.htm and see what I might be missing.

Also, PM sent.
 

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New member from Iowa

1st time ever to post a forum. I purchased my 2005 Passat GLS TDI last year in may and I
really enjoy driving it.It's a sharp looking car with the front end cover and spash guards that
I put on it. I have 98,000 miles on it now and getting ready to buy the tools and parts needed
to change the timing belt.There's a lot of great information on this website that I enjoy reading.
Well anyway,glad to be a member.
Garry.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Well you don't state any year only Passat B5.5 tdi. I've no idea what a B5.5 is but lets take a

Volkswagen Passat (88-96) 1,9D TDI 1993-96 Engine code: 1Z, 100,000 miles service.

Service Time (hrs): 1.90

VEHICLE ON FLOOR
1.0130 Airbags/system - Visual check
1.0160 Horn - Check/report
1.0180 Interior lamps - Check/report
1.0190 Front wiper blades - Check/report
1.0220 Front screen wash - Check/adjust
1.0250 Headlight wash/wipe - Check/adjust
1.0260 Instrument illumination - Check/report
1.0270 Direction indicators/hazards - Check/report
1.0280 Lighting system - Check/report
1.0300 Headlights

VEHICLE FULLY RAISED
3.0100 Front brake pads - Check/report
3.0190 Rear brake pads - Check/report
3.0250 Rear brake drums/linings - Check/report
3.0310 Brake hydraulic system - Check/report
3.0380 Tyre condition - Check/report
3.0410 Tyre pressures

ENGINE BAY OPERATIONS
4.0040 Battery electrolyte level - Check/top-up
4.0080 Brake fluid reservoir - Check/top-up
4.0140 Coolant level/anti-freeze strength - Check/adjust
4.0350 Pollen filter, if fitted - Renew
4.0570 Diesel primary fuel filter - Renew
4.0581 Diesel fuel filter - Drain
4.0760 Auxiliary drive belt/s - Check/adjust
4.1090 Air conditioning

FINAL ITEMS CHECK
5.0040 Engine fault diagnosis trouble codes - Check/report
5.0090 Vehicle locks/hinges - Check/lubricate
5.0110 Headlamp alignment

ROAD TEST VEHICLE
6.0010 Steering free-play - Check/report
6.0050 Transmission - Check/report
6.0060 Brakes

Volkswagen Passat (01-05) 2,0D TDI PD 2003-05 Engine code: BGW, 100,000 miles service

Service Time (hrs): 1.90

VEHICLE ON FLOOR
1.0010 Brake servo - Check/report
1.0040 Footbrake travel - Check/report
1.0090 ABS warning system - Check/report
1.0100 Fault diagnosis trouble codes - Check/report
1.0110 Instruments - Check/report
1.0130 Airbags/system - Visual check
1.0140 Switches/controls - Check/report
1.0150 Heater blower - Check/report
1.0160 Horn - Check/report
1.0180 Interior lamps - Check/report
1.0190 Front wiper blades - Check/report
1.0220 Front screen wash - Check/adjust
1.0230 Rear wiper - Check/report
1.0240 Rear screen wash - Check/adjust
1.0250 Headlight wash/wipe - Check/adjust
1.0260 Instrument illumination - Check/report
1.0270 Direction indicators/hazards - Check/report
1.0280 Lighting system - Check/report
1.0290 Headlight levelling system - Check
1.0300 Headlights - Check/report
1.0320 Body work/paint - Check condition
1.0340 Sunroof guide rails - Clean/lubricate
1.0350 Sunroof seal - Lubricate

VEHICLE FULLY RAISED
2.0010 Engine oil leaks - Check/report
2.0020 Engine oil - Drain/refill
2.0030 Engine oil filter - Renew
2.0100 Gearbox oil leaks - Check/report
2.0110 Gearbox oil - Check/top-up
2.0170 Auto transmission oil leaks - Check/report
2.0320 Front differential oil leaks - Check/report
2.0370 Transfer box oil leaks - Check/report
2.0380 Transfer box oil - Check/top-up
2.0410 Steering joints - Check/report
2.0430 Steering rack/box - Check/report
2.0450 PAS hoses - Check
2.0470 Steering column couplings - Check/report
2.0500 Suspension joints/seals/gaiters - Check/report
2.0560 Drive shaft joints/seals/gaiters - Check/report
2.0580 Rear differential oil leaks - Check/report
2.0590 Rear differential oil - Check/top-up
2.0670 Exhaust system/mountings - Check/report
2.0700 Brake pipe corrosion - Check/report
2.0750 Underbody condition/sealant - Check/report

VEHICLE HALF RAISED
3.0100 Front brake pads - Check/report
3.0110 Front brake discs - Check/report
3.0120 Front brake calipers/cylinders - Check/report
3.0190 Rear brake pads - Check/report
3.0200 Rear brake discs - Check/report
3.0210 Rear brake calipers/cylinders - Check/report
3.0260 Parking brake cables/linkages - Check/report
3.0310 Brake hydraulic system - Check/report
3.0380 Tyre condition - Check/report
3.0410 Tyre pressures - Check/adjust

ENGINE BAY OPERATIONS
4.0040 Battery electrolyte level - Check/top-up
4.0050 Battery condition/specific gravity - Check/report
4.0070 Washer bottle(s) - Check/top-up
4.0080 Brake fluid reservoir - Check/top-up
4.0140 Coolant level/anti-freeze strength - Check/adjust
4.0160 Coolant hoses - Check/report
4.0340 Plenum chamber - Check/clean
4.0350 Pollen filter, if fitted - Renew
4.0570 Diesel primary fuel filter - Renew
4.0573 Bio diesel fuel filter - Renew
4.0760 Auxiliary drive belt/s - Check/adjust
4.1090 Air conditioning - Check/report

FINAL ITEMS CHECK
5.0050 Service interval indicator - Reset
5.0090 Vehicle locks/hinges - Check/lubricate
5.0110 Headlamp alignment - Check/adjust

ROAD TEST VEHICLE
6.0010 Steering free-play - Check/report
6.0020 Clutch operation - Check/report
6.0030 Vehicle suspension operation - Check/report
6.0040 Engine performance - Check/report
6.0050 Transmission - Check/report
6.0060 Brakes - Check/report
6.0070 ABS function - Check/report
6.0080 Instruments - Check/report

AFTER ROAD TEST
7.0010 Engine Check for leaks

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If its anything different let me know. ;)
 

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Well it lists

Passat (01-05) 1.9D TDI PD - Engine code AVB 100HP, AVF 130HP, AWX 130HP

Passat (01-05) 2.0D TDI PD - Engine code BGW 136HP, BHW 136HP

Passat (05-) 1.9D TDI PD - Engine code BLS 105HP, BKC 105HP, BXE 105HP

Passat (05-) 1.9D TDI PD BlueMotion - Engine code BLS 105HP

Passat (05-) 2.0D TDI CR - Engine code CBAB 140HP, CBBB 170HP, CBAA 136HP, CBAC 143HP, CBDC 110HP

Passat (05-) 2.0D TDI PD - Engine code BKP 140HP, BMR 170HP, BMA 136HP, BMP 140HP, BUZ 163HP, BVE 122HP, BWV 120HP

Then there is the

Passat CC (2008-10) 2.0D TDI CR - Engine code CBAB 140HP, CBBB 170HP, CBAA 136HP, CBAC 143HP

Take your pick. ;)
 

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100 k on 05 Passat tdi

After I listen to multiple opinions I decided to do the following:
- timimg belt kit (belt, tensioners, water pump)
- Change chain tensioner on balance shaft module
- change ATF
- of course all the other regular fluidss/filters

Thank you for your input
Radu



The most important thing is to change timing belt, water pump, and all timing belt rollers/tensioners. Technically it's required at 80k, IIRC VW reduced it down from 100k. Here are some optional things, and when I say optional, I mean do them if you want your car to last another 100k with the absolute lowest possible chance of problems. Steps showing how to do all of these are in the B5 FAQ index.

Optional: change balance shaft module. This is suggested because it's a common failure point. Some believe every Passat will have this problem sooner or later. If it fails you get low/no oil pressure which requires engine repair. It makes sense to do it when the timing belt is done because the timing belt has to come off.

Optional: change ATF fluid. VW calls it lifetime fluid but it's not.

Check the outer CV boots for cracks. This is a 1 minute inspection.

Clean the sunroof drains at the corners of the sunroof and the windshield drains at the base of windshield behind the battery. You can use a hose to check for proper flow.

If you are willing to do basic maintenance, change the engine air filter (40,000) and fuel filter (20,000) if they are due.

Look through this common problem checklist: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/b5/vw-passat-TDI-buying-guide.htm and see what I might be missing.

Also, PM sent.
 
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