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  1. B6 Garage
    Hello people , i have a VW PASSAT (B6) 2.0 TDI (170 Hp) DSG 2008 , not so recently a coolant leak had appeared and since then i have done a million things , looked for leaks ( found some and had them "fixed") , cleaned the whole system(they said the head does not leak -"that may differ...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, I have Passat B6 2.0 TDI 103kW 16V CBAB 2009 Few days ago this icon about coolant starts popping up but problem is, theres is enough coolant, the icon starts to show when I am driving a highway, any ideas? I checked coolant level myself and with mechanic and its ok, maybe litttle problem...
  3. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello! I am new to this page, and own a 2013 VW Passat TDI SE. I’m a bit stumped on my situation, I’ve lifted my car and checked for leaks on multiple occasions now and am sure evreything is right where it’s supposed to be, nothing is missing or damaged. I know my coolant jug is draining at...
  4. B5 Garage
    Hello forum, I have what seems to be a small coolant leak somewhere on the drivers side of the vehicle. I recently added UV coolant dye to the coolant reservoir to help me to locate the leak. After a week of driving around with the dye in the cooling system, I was able to see some of the UV...
  5. B5 Garage
    My 2002 Passat (GLX) has started smoking (white smoke) out of what appears to be both sides of the engine. The triggering event and the day this all started is shown in the attached video - hot water vapor and white smoke started spewing into the cab, with water/coolant pooling below the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    hi guys.i have passat 2006 2.0 tdi.recently my coolant started to go away really quickly.there is no a leak that i can see while standing.it seems when the temperature goes up,the preasire created makes the coolant to leak from somewhere.also when the engine its warm,i dont have heat inside the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i feel like i'm beating my head against a brick wall. i keep loosing coolant in my 2003 1.8L, but i can't see where it's going! i fill the reservoir, drive the car, and after a while the coolant light turns on and gives me the warning beeps. I pull over, and let it cool enough to open the...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hello I have Passat B5.5 2004 1.9 TDI. The issue is known for over 2 months and looks like after close inspection that radiator is leaking from bottom. There is some kind of rubber on both sides at the bottom, and on side where you can drain coolant from radiator there is leakage, have anyone...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought a used 2005 Passat V6 with 78k miles on it. Very very poorly maintained and needs a paint job but I think it has a lot of life left in it. Really bad mechanics have been at this car based on the number of missing and broken screws just getting it into radiator service position. Anyway, I...
  10. B5 Garage
    My new to me B5 Passat 1.8t is having some issues. The first drive of the morning the car takes FOREVER to reach the 190° mark on the coolant temp gauge. After it reaches that point it’ll stay there for a few minutes and then start dropping back down. The heat also blows “warm” but not by any...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 Passat 1.8T Coolant Dripping Above AC Compressor Hello, I have a 2004 Passat 1.8T and was getting ready for work in the afternoon and come to find a small puddle of antifreeze on the passenger side I wiped my finger under the AC compressor and it was wet with coolant dripping somewhere...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All: This evening when I got home, suddenly, steam started coming out of my car's hood on the passenger side near the windshield/window wiper area. I opened the hood and saw that a small amount of steam coming out the area on the upper left side of my engine where the hoses are and also the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just bought it as my first car, just had it 2 weeks and its been a nightmare so far. i got it off of facebook for 2k, my brother checked it and it was fine when he drove it. then later that afternoon the coolant started to overflow and it leaked out of the hole in the reservoir. All of it...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8T 5.5 .... I recently had leakage suddenly occur at rear of engine. Thinking it was the typical cracked Coolant Flange fitting on the back of the engine I looked back there and saw coolant leaking. I bought a new VW replacement Flange but when I removed the original Flange I could not...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The nozzle on top of the coolant tank broke off as I was moving the tank out of the way to disconnect some sensors. Attached is a stock picture of the tank with the area that broke circled in red. There's about a 1/4in piece left that's reinforced with plastic bars on the top and bottom and that...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys! Just wanted to share this little bit of breakdown genius I had yesterday. We all know our cars are getting older and parts need replacing...especially those plastic parts that are subjected to extreme heat. Well, it's been hot in Florida the last few days...REALLY hot. Yesterday, I...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since a few days I noticed coolant loss in front of the car (passenger side). Could this leak possibly be from the o-ring of the temp sensor in the lower radiator hose (per AndreasPassat)? If so, where/how exactly should I look for it? Or could it also be from the turbo coolant lines (per...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 Passat dumps coolant out when turned off after running on highway for about an hour and then driving around town for a bit. It appears to come from the passenger side. It does not leak at any other time.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04' V6 30v Yesterday I noticed steaming coolant leaking. Opened the hood and it was coming from the rear of the motor. Couldn't see from the top where it was coming from. Got underneath and it was dumping on the top of auto trans housing. Still couldn't see from where. I have researched it and...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    EDIT: If anyone is interested, ECS has 813 972 923, which looks like an updated, upgraded, or maybe just retrofit, version, $24. This one looks like you could insert the ends of the old wires and secure them into the new housing. EDIT: It gets better -- the 1996 A4 takes coolant tank...
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