|My Passat W8|
In 2003 I became the second owner of the 2002 VW W8 that is the subject of this page. I loved the ride and effortless power and it quickly became my daily driver. Holiday trips around the American West and occasional visits to my clients has given us the opportunity to explore the limits of the power train and chassis and we love it. It hasn't been completely trouble-free but it has been less troublesome than some of the cars you read about elsewhere on the Web. Dealers have taken care of the more involved repairs but in recent years I have taken care of the maintenance. In this page you will find posts about some of that as well as other information I continue to gather about the car.
|Posts About My W8|
Back in the day when I purchased the car, the dealer gifted me a set of the marketing materials and brochure that were distributed to dealers to market the car.
|VW Passat W8 Marketing Materials|
|VW Passat W8 Sales Brochure|
|Other Posts About the W8|
|Engines - Volkswagen W8|
|Video - Electroshock Therapy for the Passat W8|
|Video - An exploded view of the W8 engine (animation)|
|Posts From Elsewhere Around the Web|
|Photo Essay of a ZF HP19 FLA Disassembled from FixEuro.com|
Slowly but surely I have come across a number of documents that can help us understand the complexities of this car.
|Self-study Program 261 - The Passat W8|
|Self-study Program 248 - The W Engine Concept|
|Self-study Program 249 - Engine Management of the W8 Engine in the Passat|
|Self-study Program 246 - Variable Valve Timing|
|Self-study Program 257 - Electric Vacuum for Brakes|
|Self-study Program 210 - Electronic Power Control|
|Self-study Program 222 - Electronic Mapped Cooling|
|VW Oil Chart|
|Road & Track Road Test Results|