VW Passat Overheating and Timing Belt

This VW Passat had an overheating issue which we had to look into. We inspected the cooling system and thermostat to determine the cause. The cause of the overheating was the thermostat which was rectified once the part was replaced.

VW-Passat-Bumper-Wheels-RamSpeed-1 VW-Passat-Engine-Belt-RamSpeed-2While the vehicle was here the waterpump was replaced including the installation of the timing belt, tensioners and pulleys. A final test drive was then done to ensure that all the initial issues no longer appeared.

VW Passat AC Regas

One of the jobs for today was an AC regas for a VW Passat as the aircon was blowing hot air. Before the regas we checked the AC gas pressures and found it was low on gas.

VW-Passat-Engine-AC-Regas-Wheels-RamSpeed-1Gas was added to the system but we found the AC was inefficient so we checked the AC components. During the inspection we found the AC compressor was faulty and needed to be replaced in order to fix the hot air problem.

Volkswagen Passat Service and Noise Issues

One of our long time customers was booked in to get a minor service done on his Volkswagen Passat, and to look at some issues.

The service was done first which was a minor one according to the log book and current km on the vehicle. We changed the oil, air and pollution filters during this service and ran an engine detox through the car. Also changed was the timing belt and waterpump.

We looked into some tyre air pressure issues and lubricated the passenger door with special wax as it was squeaking. A TPMS switch was needed to rectify the hard fault logged with the switch. Another noise was apparent with the drivers door brake when closing which we replaced.

The coolant connector at the back of the cylinder head was replaced due to it leaking coolant. We then filled and bled the cooling system as required.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

VW-Passat-Lights-Boot-Spoiler-Exhaust-RamSpeed-4 VW-Passat-Belt-Engine-RamSpeed-5Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Volkswagen models (see our VW performance work here) including Volkswagen Passat. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Volkswagen electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Volkswagen electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Volkswagen Passat Diagnostics and Repair

One of the vehicles in our workshop last week was a Volkswagen Passat for some repairs.

We checked the Passat as the customer had advised it was overheating and had a strange noise. The service records indicated that the timing belt and water pump were never changed. Upon inspection the timing belt was cracking, the water pump impeller and thermostat were both questionable. A pressure test showed that there were no leaks in the system though a replacement of parts would need to be done. Once the replacement was done the noise was no longer apparent.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Volkswagen-Passat-Diagnostics-Timing-Belt-Waterpump-Rear-Spoiler-RamSpeed-1 Volkswagen-Passat-Diagnostics-Timing-Belt-Waterpump-RamSpeed-2 Volkswagen-Passat-Diagnostics-Timing-Belt-Waterpump-RamSpeed-4 Volkswagen-Passat-Diagnostics-Timing-Belt-Waterpump-RamSpeed-3Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Volkswagen models (see our VW performance work here) including Volkswagen Passat. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Volkswagen electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Volkswagen electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Volkswagen Passat Brake Replacement

We had a simple job yesterday on a Volkswagen Passat replacing the brakes as indicated by the warning lights.

We replaced the front and rear brake pads, discs and sensors as required. The fluid was then adjusted to the proper levels and a road test was completed.

VW-Passat-Brakes-Rear-Spoiler-Wheels-Exhaust-RamSpeed-1RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all VW models (see our VW Performance work here) including Volkswagen Passat. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all VW electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all VW electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your BMW maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.