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rramanan 12/29/2012
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 6 Cyl 2.8L - Preventive Maintenance
What needs to be fixed immediately?
My technician gave me the following assessment report :
* Found engine mount ruptured/leaking
* Found serpentine belt damaged/cracked
* Found left outer CV joint boot torn
* Found engine oil leak
I have limited budget. What should I fix immediately?
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  • Bill
    Bill 12/29/2012
    Belt and you could try some oil stop leak supplement
    Bill 12/31/2012
    Actually I believe it wouldn't put gasket makers out of business, kind of like how RTV gasket maker has. I think I can agree to disagree. :)
  • Reaper Automotive
    Reaper Automotive 12/30/2012
    Replace the belt first. As long as you can keep the oil level full, the next fix should be the CV boot. dirt and debris will ruin the axle. Don't use stop leak for the oil, they don't work. Stop leaks can cause more damage internally. If stop leaks worked, gasket makers would be out of business (just some food for thought). Fix it the correct way. The engine mount will be ok to repair last.

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