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  1. 2005 1.8t transmission cooler lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The lines from the transmission to the cooler in the radiator were damaged. They were cut where they cross under the radiator. I took off the lines before marking which one goes where on the transmission. I assume that it would make a difference as to where the fluid enters the cooler? Any...
  2. Aftermarket External Transmission Cooler Recommendations?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Although, I replaced the o rings on the transmission cooling lines at the radiator connection, a bit of fluid is still leaking. I believe it is the radiator side that has the problem. So, I decided to install an external transmission cooler, bypassing the radiator. Does anyone...
  3. Oil cooler and oil pan not sealing properly.

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    I got this white b5 wagon for about 500 because there were a few simple problems that i could easily fix, however, I ran into an issue. I replaced the oil cooler and pan because they both seemed to leak severely. The seal for the oil cooler broke and the oil pan had a crack. I replaced both (...
  4. 01V 5HP19 additional trans filter, thermostat and cooler

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 Passat TDI with an 1.9 AVF engine and a 01V 5HP19 Tiptronic auto transmission. Purchased the car last year with 300K km and a bad transmission, reverse issues due to oil pump bushing and a broken drum but not the D-drum. I replaced it with a used trans and, after testing,removed...
  5. How to Replace Rubber Power Steering Return Hose Cooler to Rack

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I spent more time trying to get the right tools to get that darned banjo bolt off the rack than it would take to do this whole procedure with an actual list of what I'd need. So I'm writing this up, with all the things I wish I'd known ahead of time. (I actually did this on my Audi A6 2.8L, but...
  6. Pink residue on the oil cooler

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is the oil cooler leaking coolant?
  7. Transmission cooler

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Good day I am looking for a transmission cooler for a VW Passat b6 2.0tfsi. Engine code BWA, gearbox code HRN. Please help
  8. Steering rack to cooler return line

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My steering lines have been dribbling for a while where the rubber lines meet the metal cooler pipe. I was able to easily replace the short section between the reservoir and the cooler with some 3/8" line from AutoZone. I trimmed an inch off the other line (the return from the rack) and...
  9. Just an Oil Cooler Gasket/Seal or All New Oil Cooler Needed?

    B5 Garage
    Let me just say THANK YOU in advance for any and all help/input. Story -- Sunday afternoon, I finished the valve cover gasket placement. (There should not be oil on your spark plug wires.) So I stopped the oil leakage from there. The camshaft seals did not appear to be leaking. (Fingers...
  10. Bleeder screw head stripped :-0/ oil cooler issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 V6 2 questions My brother accidently stripped the hex insert to the coolant bleeder screw closest to the front of the motor :thumbdown Do I have to be able to use this particular bleeder point so long as I bleed from the other (the one closer to the firewall) and the one on the heater...
  11. radiator with trans cooler used for power steering?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While at work today, I was pondering all things Passat GLX. Thinking outside the box here. Has anybody ever used a radiator from an automatic car, swapped that radiator into a 5sp manual and connected the power steering reservoir up to the transmission cooler ports? Cause I got a spare radiator...
  12. Oil Cooler line water leak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK. So I replaced the coolant flange. Wasn't the hardest job ever (i.e. sump) and fixed that leak. I got the dual port one and it came with a plug in the second port. That leak is fixed. I gather I caused it be bumping the hard line while fixing the oil leaks. Anyway, now I have a coolant leak...
  13. trans cooler lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to repair the transmission oil cooler line that runs to the top of the radiator/intercooler. I assume this is the delivery and not return line. The fitting on the "hardline" was bad and wouldn't turn and someone (ahem!:whistle:) managed to twist and kink the line while trying to...
  14. Oil Cooler Nut

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Another really quick question. What size is the nut that holds the oil cooler on? I know it is pretty big, but the biggest metric socket I have is 18MM and it looks to be larger than that. I would like to only have to buy one socket rather than a whole set. Thanks. (2002 GLS)
  15. Bleed Coolant After replacing oil cooler lines

    B5 Garage
    So my expansion tank started leaking, which helped tear open the return oil cooler line, I wanted to ask whether or not I have to bleed out the lines after i replace it, and where should i clamp the lines down so that i won't drain out the whole system. Or alternatively, would it be better to...
  16. oil cooler recommendation?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Vehicle is a 2001.5 1.8 T AWM with a crack in the oil cooler. Oil cooler failed around four years ago and the local shop would only use OEM to replace it. Well, same problem again, but this time I have a new shop that will use whichever one I want. So, I could use a recommendation on...
  17. oil leak front center of V6 (not oil cooler seal)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat, V6 I have a steady drip, drip, drip of oil from the front of the engine. I just replaced the seal in the oil cooler (see link below), the seal that is behind the oil filter and at first it seemed to solve the leak but then I drove the car enough to warm up the engine and I...
  18. Oil cooler

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone tell me how this part works...
  19. trans cooler lines while doing water pump

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    03 Passat 1.8t So I am in the process of installing new water pump and timing belt. I noticed 1 bad rust spot on each trans cooler line. The ones that go from rad to rubber lines. How much do these cost? I looked at auto zone site and it says 140$ each, but the pic doesn't look like part. Any...
  20. Well, the whole country is freezing... where are the oil cooler ring failures?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is the first year in a while that I haven't seen multiple posts about oil cooler o-ring failures during the first really deep cold snap! Every single one of the 50 states is reporting below-freezing temps! Care to take a wager on how long until the first "There's a gigantic puddle of oil...