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  1. B5 Garage
    I made a mess when I tried to replace the electric auxiliary cooling fan behind the radiator on the passenger side. I loosened the bolt which holds the upper the transmission metal hose into the radiator in order to remove the fan. I plugged the hose back in but did not screw back in the bolt...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, So Ive trawled through the forums to find a previous post with this specific issue and have come up empty. So recently my water pump blew and my engine fried, luckily I was able to pick up a replacement low KM engine and had it installed. Now only a couple of months after I started...
  3. B6 Garage
    Hello everyone tryna do a ATF flush on my b6, anyone knows how can i correctly fill in the new atf without the tool? how can i improvise? have to do the atf replacement in few days where as this tool need weeks to be delivered thanks
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last summer I did a full transmission pan drop, filter and fluid change on our '05 Passat, 1.8t FWD tip and currently 153k miles on the clock. I used the Blauparts kit and the Ravenol fluid that was provided with that. I am looking to do a drain and fill soon, just to have as much new fluid in...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I can't seem to find the dipstick, although I think the pan has a drain plug. Any information/ advice would be greatly appreciated. :wrench::crazy:
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK guys, so I did it. I dropped the pan and wiped the magnets with a lint free cloth. Was it worth it? I want you to answer that. So I bought the car (2004 passat 1.8L wagon) just a few months ago for $1600, it had been in a slight accident (she hit the curb), the control arm was replaced and it...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm just trying to get some opinions on this: My 2003 V6 4motion has not seen many miles (just approaching 63k) which means many consumable items on my car are as old as the day they came out of the factory. The car has never been left standing for a long period of time, the vast majority of...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm going to change the atf fluid in my tiptronic this weekend. I am waiting for my filter and gasket to show up from ECS but should be here tomorrow (12/26). I was wondering should I drain what's in there now currently and fill up with maxlife and run it for a day or two then drain it again...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Double triple checking advice from a shop visit today. They told me that the fill hole on the passenger side of the car was an ATF fill hole and so that kind of worried me. It seems to be a 70/30 split on the forums with 70% saying replace the fluid and/or filter gradually. The transmission...
  10. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Transmission and/or Clutch issues at ATF 5 speeds of WV Passat 1.9TDI 2004 Hi everyone, I'm the happy owner of a WV Passat 1.9 TDI from 2004 of 136 bhp with close to 100k mileages (genuine). I only changed the cam belt and the rear break pads - expected weariness for this mileage and car age...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am in the middle of changing ATF and filter and the last Torx bits is stripped. This is definitely a bummer. Any advise as what I can do to get it removed? Thanks.
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm about to change the ATF fluid but have run into few questions 1) What is the gasket/washer of the drain plug made of? The stealership is asking $18 for the plug and washer together and doesn't sell the washer alone. Can I buy the washer from part stores and use if safely? What is the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been reading lot of posts about ATF and they are divided into two main school of thoughts: 1) Never change ATF as it's good for the life of the car; 2) Change ATF every 60-80 K miles. I personally don't buy the idea that ATF should never been changed. The extreme operating transmission...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, my Passat is leaking oil from the trans but I cant tell if its from the trans pan or if its gear oil. Is their a sufficient way to tell? Since of course, it doesn't have a trans dipstick. If I drove it around the neighborhood maybe a symptom to look for? Its a 2000 Passat 1.8t, any...
  15. Parts For Sale
    For sale thread of broken dreams: FUNK button - $50 ==SOLD== AWM coded ECU - $40 ==SOLD== ATF Fluid Change kit and new filter - BNIB - $100 obo Purchased from ECS with the intention of performing this service, just never did, probably won't. Brand new in box. Product link: 8352230504KT -...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lest I bear the wrath of the Bentley-thumping, wiring-harness-handling contingent of my fellow German car adherents, I'm running out of options on the auto tranny. You can read the full, ongoing thread here...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am changing the ATF for my 2003 1.8T Auto. Last weekend I put the car on four jack stands and drained all transmission oil. I didn't measure how much it came out since some of the oil end up on the floor from the check/fill valve due to the car was not leveled. Removed the pan. Then I order...
  18. Parts For Sale
    Brand New. Just sitting around the garage. open and inspected. $55 shipped
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I really need help with stopping an automatic transmission oil (ATF) leak. It’s not coming from the transmission pan. Three days ago I changed the pan, gasket and filter. No leaks from the pan. The leak only starts when the car is running. Ten minutes in and the leak starts...
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