VW Tech Tips

  1. 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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  2. Improved VW Passat Tie Rods

    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?

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  3. VW Axle Shaft CV Joint Kits

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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 belt pulley and front crankshaft seal.

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  6. Audi VW V6 & V8 Water Pump Coolant Leaks

    Audi VW V6 & V8 Water Pump Coolant Leaks

    See how to correctly diagnose Audi or VW coolant leaks discovered shortly after performing timing belt replacement service. This article outlines several steps in determining the cause of a VW or Audi coolant leak that should be followed before a "defective" water pump diagnosis can be made.

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  7. Service Bulletin: Proper Removal and Installation of VW Passat Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioner Damper

    Service Bulletin: Proper Removal and Installation of VW Passat Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioner Damper

    In an effort to save time some untrained technicians make the mistake of skipping important VW Passat hydraulic tensioner damper installation steps. How to prevent irreversible damage and properly compress the VW Passat hydraulic tensioner damper piston shaft is explained in this post.

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  8. 2.0T FSI VW Eos Timing Belt Change Interval

    2.0T FSI VW Eos Timing Belt Change Interval

    What is the recommended timing belt change interval for your VW Eos? Has the recommended 2.0T VW Eos timing belt interval for certain engines changed?

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  9. VW Driveline & CV Joint Information

    VW Driveline & CV Joint Information

    BLAU® CV Joint Kits for VW models make this replacement easy! We've taken our over 27 years of VW CV joint removal and replacement repair experience and put it to work for you! Only from the nation's leading independent VW CV joint parts specialist.<

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  10. Types of German VW Oil Specs

    Volkswagen Oil Specifications

    The VW oil quality specification signifies the necessary oil performance levels, chemicals, and properties in accordance with a desired VW engine. Using the correct VW oil specification offers the best possible engine protection, performance and longevity. This is a brief overview and explanation of the different types of VW oil specs.

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  11. VW Passat Crankshaft Timing Belt Pulley Removal

    VW Passat Crankshaft Timing Belt Pulley Removal

    Is it necessary to change the VW Passat crank seal during timing belt service? This post explain how to remove the crankshaft pulley on 1999-2005 VW Passat V6 30 valve engines. Proper replacement will prevent your VW crank seals and crankshaft timing belt pulley from getting damaged.

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  12. Clogged Audi A6 Crankcase Breather Hoses

    Audi A6 Crankcase Breather Hose

    In this article will help you diagnose and check the condition your Audi A6 crankcase breather hose system. Clogged and restricted breather hoses can be the underlying cause of oil leaks. We also explain how to prevent oil sludge buildup in your Audi A6 engine.

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