looks good change the cabin air filter? bleed brakes?
CAR: 2006 Passat 2.0T FSI 89,XXX mi.
I bought this car @ about 60K miles and It has been running well. I've been researching things I need to do to keep my car running well for years to come. My maintenance plan is as follows:
1.) I plan to use the 1/3,1/3,1/3 seafoam method (gas, oil, intake) right before my next oil change of 4,000 miles.
I have completed Sea Foaming my engine. Results: MUCH smoother idle. Definately more responsive. I cannot prove more power was a result. And from tracking my MPG in my commute, I'm getting a little better MPG; nothing extremely substantial though.
2.) I will change my oil, either 0w40 Mobil 1 european full syn, or the Pento High Performance II from ECS (Currently running)
3.) I will have my timing belt and switching to a metal water pump serviced by the dealership
4.) I will change my transmission fluid and filter changed at the dealership
5.) I will have my cam follower replaced at the dealership (Using ECS Follower)
6.) I will have my plugs and coils replaced at the dealership
7.) I will have any recent recall work done while at the dealership. (I think there are some resent ones to be done to certain VINs)
8.) I will clean and re-oil my K&N drop in filter
9.) I will be installing an AWE diverter valve
10.) I will be tuning to Unitronic 1+
11.) I will be adding s5 style headlights with DDM HIDs and a very very light tint to help resist oxidation of the lenses.
Everything will be here end of next week. Is there anything I should have them look at or do while they have my car all taken apart to do all these other things? (Thermostat replaced 3 months ago)
There's a TSB and an extended warrenty for the PCV Valve. What would I have to do to get them to change this out?
Last edited by Cranford803; 06-14-2012 at 08:10 AM.
I just replaced the cabin air filter. Good catch. I didn't include it because I had just done it. Should have mentioned it.
I wish I could do more of this on my own, but doesn't it have to be brought to a certain temperature? Plus that's way too important a part for a guy like me to do. I'll leave that to the professionals.
In addition to these maintenance items I'm installing LED license place lights, s5 style LED DRLs, and a 35w DDM 4300K HID kit. Also trying to find a good polish to use on my car before I give her a nice coat of wax. Any suggestions with that would be greatly appreciated as well!
Full overhaul for the Passat. She should run / look nice after all this. Hopefully for many many more miles.
Are u gonna sell your old headlight? I. Somewhat interested...
Unitronic Stage 2 -- 42DD 3" catless downpipe -- votex front lip -- HiDef side skirts -- painted rear valence -- mkvi wheel w/DSG paddles -- DDM HID headlights -- Euro side markers -- Interior & licence plate LEDs -- Skyline style Euro Tail Lights -- Podi gauge and pod kit -- revision D diverter valve -- Eibach DG springs (waiting to be installed)
If you are just interested in functional headlights and want to have them restored then I am more then happy to work something out when I have them switched out late next month.
www.adamspolishes.com). Made in USA, best customer service, 110% money back guarantee, great instructional videos, involved and supportive community (www.adamsforums.com). Definitely better than anything you'll pick up from an Auto Parts store. Rivals anything you can buy at autogeek.
I did a full detail this past weekend and used all Adam's Products - Shampoo, Clay, Polish, Sealant, Wax, the whole shabang. The results were Excellent Didn't upload the pictures to flickr yet, so you have to take my word on it
Yes, for scratch free paint, you will need a rotary or an orbital buffer. Try the Porter cable 7424XP. It is a great tool and very forgiving for beginners. It is orbital. Perfecting a rotary needs practice, so I would not recommend jumping directly to a rotary. Rotary gets very hot and you can damage your paint. Makita is an example of a rotary buffer.
Rotary buffer is supposed to be better for paint correction, and will do a better job of paint correction, but as I said, it takes practice.
I used only hand polishing products, because I was not looking for "perfect paint". I wanted good protection and a reasonably "deep" shine.
Search YouTube for Junkman2000's channel. Junkman is a great guy and his videos, albeit long, are very educational.