03 passat oil pressure

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Old 07-19-2009, 03:16 PM
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wifes 03 passat 1.8 turbo just started loseing oil pressure. as there is no pressure gauge only an oil light. any one had similar problems?
 
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:47 PM
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YES!!!!!!!!!!! Then my engine went boom!! The problem is a couple of things. 1. the feed or return line from the turbo is clogged and restricting oil flow therfore lossing pressure, but most likely not the problem. 2. The thing I found out that was my problem and possibly yours is that the oil pick up tube in the oil pan that provides the circulation to the engine, bearings, cams all of that is getting blocked with build up or metal particals from the engine and not enough oil is circulating. Do NOT run motor flush thru the engine. This is what caused mine to fail. You need to take it to a mechanic you trust and have them drop the oil pan and replace this pick up. You will have to have the sub-frmae dropped a litte to get the pan off or the motor mount bolts removed to have the engine lifted to the pan off. It sounds like alot but if you don't take of it now, trust me it will cost you alot later. If you have any questions let me know I have replaced my engine and the car is running good now. And I did all the work myself so, I know the engine inside and out.
 
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:18 AM
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thank you for the input. i have already took it to the one "professional mechanic" that i trust. and what you just named was exactly what he checked and cleaned. since he was already at the pump i had him change it for good measure. she has had the car back since monday. and all is fine. my life is better when HER car is better.
 
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:05 PM
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That's great to hear that you got it fixed before any catastrophic failure. Glad I could put my 2 cents in so nobody else has to go through what I did.
 
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