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    Thread: any w8's above 100k miles??

    1. n00b
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      Mar 26th, 2011
      Boerne, Tx
      '03 VW Passat W8
      03-26-2011 10:23 PM #26
      Currently my 2003 W8 has 137000 listed. Thermostat needs to be changed, and, other than the recalled item such as the ignition coils, this car has been a pleasure to drive. I replaced the belt close to 120,000 and just recently replaced the front rotors and pads. My goal is 200,000 at least. We shall see. And so the journey continues.

    2. 05-15-2011 01:51 AM #27
      135k chicago il , 2nd motor 40 k , original took a **** at 115k

    3. Member mk6_myke's Avatar
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      Jul 16th, 2009
      Mk7 GTI
      06-01-2011 09:09 PM #28
      What's the maintanence costs in reality on these engines? I'm thinking about trading my b6 for one cuz I don't want a car payment anymore.

    4. 06-08-2011 09:43 PM #29
      mine has 158k.
      running strong.
      replaced coil packs, tranny fluid, tie rod ends, and about to do oil.

    5. Junior Member
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      Jun 16th, 2011
      2003 Passat W8 Wagon
      06-16-2011 04:56 PM #30
      03 W8 wagon , sport package, black leather, Silver , I have 219,000 miles on it, had the engine rebuilt at 195k to the tune of 4,500$, runs like a champ, but I have the cam ajuster code and the fan runs for a minute or two after I shut it off.

    6. 06-18-2011 01:41 AM #31
      wow! 219k i think you take the cake for most miles on a w8

    7. 03-26-2016 05:57 PM #32
      Picked up a 2002 W8 in January, it had lots of repairs and receipts, Fuel module, Brakes etc, but somehow he covered up the fact it needs a timing chain so at 123,xxx miles, it is in my friends shop, only got to drive it a couple months. Hoping it isn't going to be to costly. I have read upwards of 7,000?? Nooo way no thank you.

    8. Junior Member
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      Mar 30th, 2010
      Truckee, CA
      '99.5 Jetta TDI, '03 Jetta Wagon TDI, '84 Toyota 4x4 xcab TDI (1Z), 2004 R32, '13 Yeti SB66
      08-13-2016 12:38 AM #33
      The one I just got for $600 is in great shape with 209,000 on it.

      It wasn't in such great shape when I found it. It was listed as undriveable and puking alternately black and white smoke. With 7 codes on it and an anxious seller, I performed the cam adjuster solenoid shock therapy before starting it, assuring him it would be ok to run afterward. Started it with all codes cleared, it ran beautifully. The white smoke eventually burned off. It drives very strong and rides wonderfully. I drove it home with ease. Flushed green coolant and replaced with G12.

      Knock sensor code keeping it from passing smog, but I'm researching that and it should be a $40 fix. Thoughts and suggestions welcome.

      Who rebuilt your engine, Durb W8?

      Green Coolant Drain and Flush

    9. 09-06-2016 05:48 PM #34
      My friend has a W8 with ~110K on the clock. Only needed an auto trans rebuild, steering rack rebuild and is currently misfiring so ignition coils/new spark plugs are coming

    10. 01-08-2017 01:40 AM #35
      $600, that is just crazy, well done!!

    11. 02-18-2017 09:47 AM #36
      182,xxx miles on 2002 Wagon. Put new plugs in, fixed oil and exhaust leaks, deleted SAI, converted to manual transmission. It probably sat for over a year before I got around to working on it. I usually only mess with diesels but 4motion is necessary to get a VW up my driveway without doing it in reverse, which is inconvenient on a daily basis. I have a BHW engine that will get worked and go in if/when the W8 goes.
      Don't really know the history before I bought it.

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