VW Tech Tips

  1. FAQ: Why Does Diesel Motor Oil Turn Black?

    Black Dirty Diesel Motor Oil

    Shortly after performing a diesel engine oil change many people observe that their engine oil has already begun to turn black. Is this normal? In this article we will briefly discuss several reasons why a diesel engines oil turns black after an oil change. This information applies to all diesel engines. This includes popular Audi VW TDI diesel, Mercedes BlueTec and CDI diesel, GM Duramax, Ram Cummins and Ford Powerstroke engines and others.

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  2. Topping Off Audi VW Coolant Antifreeze

    Topping off Audi VW Coolant Antifreeze

    Is your Audi or VW coolant level low? Did the coolant warning light start flashing? We show you how to confirm the coolant level and demonstrate the steps of adding antifreeze to your Audi or VW coolant system. The proper Audi VW G13 and G12 coolant specifications used when filling the coolant reservoir tank are also explained.

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  3. What Type of Transmission Fluid (ATF) Does My VW Take?

    What Type of VW Transmission Fluid Does My Car Use?

    When shopping for transmission fluid, many owners wonder what type of ATF their specific VW models uses. Unsure what type of automatic transmission fluid your VW takes. Our helpful VW transmission type charts can help!

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  4. Improved VW Passat Tie Rods

    This article will briefly discuss VW Passat tie rods. The inner tie rod, outer tie rod ends and tie rod assemblies? We will also discuss how to determine if your tie rod is loose, which part of your tie rod to replace and how to replace them?

    How to determine which part of the...

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  5. VW Axle Shaft CV Joint Kits

    This article will briefly discuss several VW Passat axle shaft and CV joint questions. Why do we recommend just replacing the VW Passat CV joint on the axle shaft versus replacing the entire VW Passat axle shaft? Also a few tips on how to know if your axle shaft needs to be replaced?


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  6. Troubleshooting Audi & VW Suspension Noises

    Troubleshooting Audi & VW Suspension Noises

    We understand the frustration our customers feel when they have suspension noises soon after installing a set of shocks and sympathize with your frustration. Please review the following information with your mechanic and perform the following suggestions before assuming your shocks are bad...

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  7. Is It Safe To Use Universal Transmission Fluids?

    Is It Save To Use Universal ATF Transmission Fluid?

    When Getting your transmission fluid changed there are a few things to consider. Where do you get your vehicle or transmission serviced? The factory dealership, an independent specialty shop, or a quick service repair center? This decision is often made based on price. However, it's also...

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  8. VW Passat Crankshaft Pulley Removal for V6 2.8 Engines

    VW Passat Crankshaft Pulley Removal for V6 2.8 Engines

    Blauparts has received reports of inadvertent damage occurring during the removal of the lower crankshaft timing belt pulley. Reassembly using even a slightly damaged pulley can cause catastrophic engine failure. Thus, we've decided to add the following information in regards to the lower timing...

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  9. How To Find Your VIN

    When shopping for replacement parts, many owners often become confused because of VIN splits. Each vehicle has a different unique VIN (vehicle identification number). It's a serial number used by the automotive industry to identify a specific vehicle. We help you find and decipher different Audi VW VIN splits code with pictures and tips that can help you choose the right parts for your car.

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  10. Audi VW V6 & V8 Water Pump Coolant Leaks

    Audi VW V6 & V8 Water Pump Coolant Leaks

    Are you experiencing a coolant leak soon after a timing belt and water pump replacement? We understand the frustration our customers feel when they have a coolant leak soon after installing one of our BLAU Timing Belt Kits. Often when problems arise, such as a coolant leak, the new water pump is...

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