Passat Variant - 1.9 TDI pd [6MT] (96 kW/129 hp) - Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI confused abit - yaris d4d
Passat Variant - 1.9 TDI pd [6MT] (96 kW/129 hp) 6 speed box a bit confused Passat - 1.9 TDI [5MT] (96 kW/129 hp) November 2000 - March 2005 5 speed box how come the the 6 speed can tow an heaver load

and the 5 speed which should be the same but are not on towcar info.com when matching this car up with my caravan the 6 speed will tow better ??????????????? the calculations in towing are diffrent

on early 2005 to 2006 did they fit the same pd engine in some cars

before the change over .

Passat - 1.9 TDI [5MT] (96 kW/129 hp) lighter tow weight
November 2000 - March 2005 Passat - 1.9 TDI [6MT] (96 kW/129 hp) better in towing

November 2000 - October 2005 Passat Variant - 1.9 TDI c.r. [5MT] (96 kW/129 hp) THIS TOWS LIGHTER

November 2000 - October 2005 Passat Variant - 1.9 TDI pd [6MT] (96 kW/129 hp)
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Passat Variant - 1.9 TDI pd [6MT] (96 kW/129 hp) - Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI confused abit - RobJP

You are, of course, assuming that the information from the towcarinfo website is 100% accurate. 'Fat fingers' can happen to anyone.

The gearboxes will be different. I assume the 6 speed gearbox is probably heavier, and as such is allowed to tow a heavier trailer/caravan.

Passat Variant - 1.9 TDI pd [6MT] (96 kW/129 hp) - Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI confused abit - Big John

I think the 6 speed has a bigger clutch

However:-

5 speed original gearbox with external slave cylinder - v reiable

6 speed has concentric slave cylinder - Slave cylinder and gearbox less reliable

[EDIT] possible at this age slave cylinder is external

Edited by Big John on 19/02/2017 at 00:29

Passat Variant - 1.9 TDI pd [6MT] (96 kW/129 hp) - Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI confused abit - craig-pd130

My memory is a bit hazy but I recall that the 1.9 PD motors with the 6-speed gearboxes were rated with a slightly higher torque output in VW's own figures: 228lb-ft compared to 210lb-ft for the 5-speed gearbox variants, although peak power was identical between the two.

 

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