Mechanics

WHAT WOULD MAKE MY VW PASSATT'S OIL PRESSURE STAY HIGH

2000 Volkswagen Passat • 145,000 miles

It seems to run fine but the oil pressure stays high?
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Dawncampbellt3
April 21, 2012.




Oil pump check valve stuck closed. Make sure the sender unit is sending the correct signal.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 21, 2012.
Is that expensive to fix?
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Tiny
Dawncampbellt3
Apr 21, 2012.
Depends on whats wrong. If the sender is wrong, no. If the pump needs to be replaced then yes. The failure is most likely from sludge in the pump and the engine will have to be completely flushed of all sludge so it does not happen again.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 21, 2012.
I thought vw paid 4 it since there was a recall or something about the sludge? Is that true?

Tiny
Dawncampbellt3
Apr 21, 2012.
Sludge is your responsibility to change the oil at the intervals required by te manufacturer.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 21, 2012.
Ok Im trying to find out if the car is worth 1500$ before I buy it it only has 150000 miles on it & its had alot of new parts put on it but I got stuck w a jetta before thats in need of timing belts & htey are super expensive 2 replace so I was told so idk if the passat's worth it whats you'r opinion?

Tiny
Dawncampbellt3
Apr 21, 2012.
Cant tell without seeing it and examing it. It would be worth your while to take it somewhere nad have them evaluate it for you. It would be the best 50 bucks you ever spent on a car.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 21, 2012.
Ok Thanks so much for your time I truely apreciate it!

Tiny
Dawncampbellt3
Apr 21, 2012.
Good luck

ASEMaster6371
Apr 21, 2012.
Thanks I'll keep you posted lol

Tiny
Dawncampbellt3
Apr 21, 2012.

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