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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » April 17th, 2015, 11:02 am

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » April 17th, 2015, 11:14 am

I get a major shaft too
They call to replace the bushings in front..told me was 250/ bushing..said NP
U know when the bill come its 2000. The bushings came in a set. Was 250 per bushing for the small ones and 750 per bushing for the larger front ones. And then on top that 1500 labour ..like wth.
Sensor changed as well. Whole service came to 6700
Could real cuss now..smh
At least I got all the part numbers on the bill so I could post it shortly

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » April 17th, 2015, 11:18 am

1K0407182 bushings
3C0199231E bracket

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » April 17th, 2015, 12:04 pm

Who calls to give you the prices? I find sometimes the person calling doesn't have all the info.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » April 17th, 2015, 12:07 pm

Kwesi..I think they need a more technical person

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby neexis » April 18th, 2015, 9:07 am

jhonnieblue wrote:Kwesi..I think they need a more technical person

I think they need a person with a little more sense and a little less attitude

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby telfer » April 26th, 2015, 10:00 pm

Hey fellas still have my Passat for sale dropper price to $175k I have a medical emergency to attend to

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » April 27th, 2015, 8:00 am

telfer wrote:Hey fellas still have my Passat for sale dropper price to $175k I have a medical emergency to attend to


Sorry to hear bout that. You tried Sheron's for fast cash? Might be a better bet than hoping to sell ASAP on your own.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby telfer » April 27th, 2015, 10:46 am

Sherons .... Waste of time tell me $110k I need money but hell no

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » April 27th, 2015, 11:00 am

Well at least u know how he making his money

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » May 6th, 2015, 6:27 pm

Guys anyone knows where I can change the halogens to the super white type?I. Believe it h7 it uses

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby j.o.e » May 6th, 2015, 10:49 pm

jhonnieblue wrote:Guys anyone knows where I can change the halogens to the super white type?I. Believe it h7 it uses


Carplus has the superwhite halogens

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » July 23rd, 2015, 7:54 am

So having a lil issue on the pass at..high oil burn off..getting the low oil alert every 1500 km and this morning got it after 1000km
Co worker said he saw black smoke when I pressed off hard couple days back...big no smoke otherwise
Any idea what this could be?

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » July 23rd, 2015, 7:04 pm

Those low oil alerts match what is seen when you check the dipstick?

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » July 23rd, 2015, 7:39 pm

Pretty much...contacted Bess auto..told me to come in for a oil consumption test

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Pointman-IA » July 23rd, 2015, 8:31 pm

jhonnieblue wrote:Guys anyone knows where I can change the halogens to the super white type?I. Believe it h7 it uses



Check autobulbsdirect;
Check the Phillips brand. I am running them on the Megane and Clio.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby neexis » July 24th, 2015, 6:29 am

jhonnieblue wrote:Pretty much...contacted Bess auto..told me to come in for a oil consumption test

any noticeable leaks?

I thought those oil consumption tests were for new 1.8 TSI engines that might be consuming oil. That was supposedly an issue during the initial run in. Odd that it should come up now.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » July 24th, 2015, 10:05 am

Nope that's the first thing I checked..dint see anything...I'll monitor it this weekend and see

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » July 24th, 2015, 4:23 pm

Are you under warranty?


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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » July 24th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Nope out of warranty a while now...So hoping is nothing bad

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » November 2nd, 2015, 10:47 am

Well hit the 100,000km mark...doing service on it soon..no issues..just the oil consumption high.ill let them check it out one time...want to do a decarbonation this week


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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby neexis » November 2nd, 2015, 9:16 pm

You still servicing by BA?

Approaching 90km soon so I'm hoping to organize stuff: air filter, cabin air filter, spark plugs.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » November 3rd, 2015, 5:16 am

For the bigger services yea..smaller ones I do outside..who u go by


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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby neexis » November 3rd, 2015, 7:30 am

jhonnieblue wrote:For the bigger services yea..smaller ones I do outside..who u go by


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I looked at the service sheets from the "big" 30k and 60k services, and there was really nothing out of the ordinary that I saw (except for an additional filter) that warranted them having the car for 2 days. If you give BA a chance, they will take a week to do an oil change for you.

As this is my only car, I usually have to rent one from them which usually adds to the cost. Last time I had to rent the car for an extra day just because they didn't get it ready in time.

I've taken it to a former Laughlin service mechanic in south for the last 2 oil changes.
I figure I can do the air filter change myself. If he can swap out the spark plugs and eventually disc pads (suspect those are going), I'll be glad.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » November 3rd, 2015, 9:31 am

All them things you call really easy to do for any mechanic. The only reason to service by BA is to keep yourself in good faith with them in case anything goes wrong even out of warranty.

Goodwill is real and I am thankful they gave it to me for my mechatronic unit.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby neexis » November 3rd, 2015, 9:52 am

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:All them things you call really easy to do for any mechanic. The only reason to service by BA is to keep yourself in good faith with them in case anything goes wrong even out of warranty.

Goodwill is real and I am thankful they gave it to me for my mechatronic unit.

That extra time and cost is something I can't afford.
Even so, when you got your goodwill was probably a good year after your last service.

Hopefully if all goes well, an upgrade/sidegrade will happen in a year.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » November 3rd, 2015, 10:22 am

I got mine cuz I made a case that the part was not serviceable by BA anyway. If it was any other part like say the engine I would have been properly fcucked.

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » December 1st, 2015, 8:19 am

Anyone every change out the brakes and rotors by themselves? Need to change my front and I'll do rotors one time. Just did the 100k service


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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby neexis » December 2nd, 2015, 9:29 pm

jhonnieblue wrote:Anyone every change out the brakes and rotors by themselves? Need to change my front and I'll do rotors one time. Just did the 100k service


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How come you doing the rotors now?

Very interested in how and where you getting this done

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Re: Pros and Cons of the new (B7) VW Passat

Postby jhonnieblue » December 3rd, 2015, 7:01 am

Rotors worn down..most likely doing it myself once I get the part


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