So the PCV replacement... I take it that the new part is "tougher" and will not spring a leak as easily?
I can't get my dealer to swap my cam follower to save my life. Impossible without a code. They talk me out of it all the time. " Dude, you got a warranty extension until 120K. I wouldn't worry about that. You got another 40k to go".
Then when I say I may go to an independent shop to do it, then they are like " Why would you want to do that when VW has a warranty extension on it? And you don't want a non-dealer working on your car, etc, etc".
I don't think that is a good philosophy. If you just wait for it to fail, first of all you don't know what reason they dig out then to deny the claim. That would be a costly repair. I could also imagine that they don't give you a new engine, but just a new camshaft and HPFP. In this case, you can't be certain that parts of the follower and failed camshaft are not still somewhere in the engine, waiting to become dislodged and destroy something else.
Preventative maintenance is paramount.
Owning a VW is like having a hot girlfriend that's mentally unstable
Ok so this may just be an illusion, but I feel like my car pulls harder after the timing belt change and PCV valve replacement. It is like I have more boost and the car feels "newer".
Could it be possible that I could have had a small leak in my PCV valve all this time, or is it either broken or it isn't? No gray area like that I mean?