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    Not too happy with my VW
    My wife and I were going to see her parents who live about 3 hours away. We were about 30 minutes away from their house when the car (2006 VW Passat 2.0L Turbo) suddenly got very loud. We were able to make it back home and I put the car up on jack stand and took a look underneath. It seems the pipe coming out the back of the turbo came loose from the manifold. I took it to 2 muffler shops and they both said it couldn't be re-welded. VW said it would be $1,100.00 to fix if it couldn't be covered under the 80,00 mile catalytic converter warranty. I thought about buying an aftermarket turbo-back exhaust kit but I could only find one and it was more that what VW charges. Any ideas?
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    Out the turbo like the downpipe from the exhaust side? I don't see why it couldn't be rewelded... any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD2002 View Post
    Out the turbo like the downpipe from the exhaust side? I don't see why it couldn't be rewelded... any pics?
    Either could i unless it was some sort of Cast Iron
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    Hrm.. seems odd to have come apart there, and IDK why it couldn't be rewelded, probably the material, but worst case buy a new downpipe and instal yourself.

    Check out vwvortex.com for more info, tons of people over there.

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    Yeah, I wasn't sure why it couldn't be rewelded myself. I have MIG welder and I am pretty good with it. I would be willing to attempt the repair myself but I don't have a 220 plug installed at my new house yet. I know I'm not good enough to fix it without any leaks but at least it wouldn't sound like a logging truck anymore. Thanks for the info.
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    I don't see a problem running like you are, except for harming the environment a bit, but I don't even have a cat on my car, lulz

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    Well, the HP dropped off a lot and the fuel mileage dropped some as well. Probably because the O2 sensors aren't getting any data. I'm guessing it's throwing the air fuel mixture off but I could be wrong. It's producing a lot of black smoke now when accelerating. The environment is a concern also but the biggest thing is I don't like looking like an idiot driving a car that sounds like it should be hauling logs through the mountains. I mean it sounds really bad. Not to mention the smell since the exhaust isn't going through a catalytic converter.
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    Yea get that fixed ASAP lol

    Are you throwing a CEL from the O2 sensors?

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    It didn't throw one right away but it did after I got home. I didn't ave anyone read the code but I'm sure VW will let me know what it says when they look at it Monday. I dropped it off yesterday but they cant get it on the rack until Monday. I showed them the pics and described what happened and that is how they determined the price. There is still a small possibility it will be covered under the catalytic converter warranty but I'm not holding my breath.
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    if it's cast you'll have difficulties welding it with normal wire in a mig. The method and materials will vary based on the material. If it's cast aluminum.. forget it. You'll never get it clean enough for a sound weld.
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    This is what my buddy has on his passat
    42 Draft Designs Downpipe for GTI / Jetta / Passat / Audi A3 - FSI, TSI 2.0T RACE SERIES
    It's a lot cheaper too....and sounds awesome!
    It was a pretty easy, no guides needed, install.

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    That's just what I was looking for thanks for the link! I will have to get the street series instead of the race series though. I want to keep it street legal in case it ever needs to be emissions tested.
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    they probably dont want tto weld it so it doesnt get stuck if you need to put new exhaust or aftermarket.

    get the race series it will still pass any test.

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    The race series still passes the test because it still allows you to use the catalytic converter, but it happens to come with a test pipe for when you want the CC out on race day for when you don't want your cc to limit your power. With the resonator, the sound gets cut A LOT when compared to the example video on the website. It was high quality material with solid welds. I'm going to be putting that on 2008 passat soon. And also, the down pipe seemed to be held on to the attachment plate just by widening the tip of the exhaust from the inside while it was held inside the attachment plate. Then all was needed was to bolt it on tightly. Lots of companies do this, the only bad thing is that a lot of enging "play"(engine movement), it will eventually loosen the tight fitting.

    they probably dont want tto weld it so it doesnt get stuck if you need to put new exhaust or aftermarket.
    Not true, because the attachment plate comes off with all exhaust. This down pipe got loose from the attachment plate(the plate that has the bolts on. If you look, you will see 2 plates...).

    Good luck! Treat this as an upgrade, not a problem that needs fixing...LOL

    I forgot, street series is nice too, but it's not worth the extra money when you can have a nicer sound.

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