ThanksDavid. Strange how everyone on teh boardsseemsconvinced there isapproblemwiththr B5.5 TDIs.
.As forwarranty, I'm lookimg at the VW recomended AUL policy 3 yrs / 36K miles powertrain.
So, you think I should get he warranty, and rest assured knowing thst th 2.0 with the balance shaft TDI motor in my Passat is a good design?
Details: Do you yhink this ce=overage is sufficient?
AUL Administrators Powertrain Coverage
"Covers the basics, this may just be what you need"
All internally lubricated parts. Crankshaft and bearings, oil pump, fuel pump, internal timing gears or chain/belt, camshaft, camshaft bearings, valve lifters, rocker arm assemblies and push rods, valve guides, pistons and rings, wrist pins, connecting rods, and distributor drive gear. The engine block and cylinder heads are covered if damage is caused by mechanical failure of an internally lubricated part.
All of the above listed parts plus rotors, rotor seals, rotor chamber, eccentric shaft and bearings.
Factory installed turbocharger or supercharger, including housing, and all internal parts.
Transmission, Transaxle, and Transfer Case (4x4 / AWD):
All internally lubricated parts contained in the housings - and torque converter. Case housings are covered if damaged by the failure of an internally lubricated part.
Drive Axle Group (Front or Rear):
Drive axle housing including pinion bearings, side carrier bearings, ring and pinion gears, carrier assembly, thrust washers, axles, axle bearings, constant velocity joints, internal transaxle seal, and drive axle housing, if damaged by the failure of an internally lubricated part.
Seals and Gaskets:
Seals and gaskets are covered when replaced in conjunction with a covered failure, or if the "Seals and Gaskets Coverage" option has been selected and the covered vehicle has less than 125,000 miles at contract purchase date, failed seals and gaskets for covered components will be replaced. Minor loss of fluid or seepage is considered normal and is not considered a failure.
Plus these benefits are included with every AUL plan...
If your covered vehicle breaks down, we won't leave you stranded. We'll arrange to have your car, truck or SUV towed to the nearest qualified repair facility within a 150-mile radius. This service is available 24/7.
Flat Tire Change:
Don't risk changing a flat yourself-call us. We'll send a qualified pro to put a spare on your covered vehicle. If your spare won't work, we'll provide you with transportation to the nearest tire store for repairs.
Emergency Fuel Delivery Service:
When it comes to emergency fuel, we deliver. Any time you run out of fuel, we'll arrange for a service provider to deliver two (2) gallons of fuel to your covered vehicle. You are responsible for the cost of the fuel at the time of delivery.
Battery Jump Service:
Few things are more frustrating than a dead battery. If your covered vehicle won't crank, we'll arrange for a service provider to assist you and get your vehicle moving again.
Key Lockout Service:
It's embarrassing. It's inconvenient. It's easily solved with our Key Lockout Service. Just call us any time your keys are lost, broken or locked inside your covered vehicle. We'll send a service provider and pay up to $100 per occurrence to cover the cost of the locksmith service, excluding the cost of replacement keys. You are responsible for replacement keys.