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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a B5 with about 85,000 miles on it, and recently, after noticing a day or two of brown puddles under the car, the computer displayed "STOP!" and then instructed me to check the coolant. I opened up the coolant cap, and a thick brownish mix (read: lots of oil and not much coolant)...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got an oil cooler from my previous project car and was wondering if it would still work on my B5? It's an after market kit that i never installed and was designed to work on a 1.6-1.8L motor. So i suppose the question is, is it possible to hook it up to my B5? Would it offer any...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I planning on putting on a tip trans cooler, any pics of your install.... where did you mount it , what trans pipes/hose did you tap in... where and which did you purchase it? trying to get some insight from the guys that have done this before peace, John
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    We all know our turbos need a nice flow of oil; not too hot as to coke and not to cold as to lose lubricating properties. A very fine process which DieselGeek has researched. Ultimately designing an oil cooler kit. Same makers of the loved shifter kit and other products for VWs/Audis. Some have...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While doing my monthly engine bay inspection last night I noticed that there was pink crusty crude around the coolant lines at the oil cooler. While this does not appear to be leaking but rather weeping, I was wondering if anyone else has had a simlar issue and what, if anything, was/should be...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been struck by the pink foamy goo that is the result of leaky oil cooler lines. I bought some replacements, but I need to know if I will have to completely drain the cooling system, or can I just replace the lines?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On the left side of the oil cooler is a black plastic sleeve thingy in the left hole, but on the right side there is none. Does this look right or did the left sleeve thingy break off? And does it even serve a fuction to be concerned about? Btw, picture is from my 03 passat wagon v6 with 13k...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Who has one? What model number would I need for my 98 1.8T Tip passat? How hard is the install? Is it tranny fluid running through the cooler, or regular oil? Thanks, Danny
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know we have at least two members that have added tranny coolers to their Passats. In one case at least, a Fluidyne FPH-10029 was used which is <$50 from Summit Racing. I plan to change tranny fluid and filter soon and that would be a great time to add a cooler. Can you guys provide some...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any info regarding adding front oil cooler for V6. Does it worth or is BS from sellers?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seen this on Trucks TV its a heat sink that goes over your oil filter thats cools it 23 degrees.
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyhow, I too noticed the crusty pink, tell tale signs on my oil cooler. More specifically, on the seam and around the coolant hoses themselves. But to my surprise what looks like a seam is not, and merely a "lip" and part of the cast design. I pondered for a moment, that perhaps those...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yippee! I am waiting for the part to come in, but the dealer (Suburban in Troy) has informed me that the leaky oil cooler will be covered under the powertrain warranty. This is good news. I did not bother to take the time to determine where the leak was exactly, but they feel that the actual...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took my car in to the dealer last week becuase (among other things) I noticed a pink crusty build-up around the ends of the hoses that are connected to the oil cooler. To my surprise, the dealer replaced the oil cooler under the powertrain warranty! So, if yours is not looking to good, go...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic wants 200-250 to do it!! Help me Thanks People
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since the Oil cooler thread got so many good posts on it. I thought I'd start one on a tranny cooler. IIRC, we have one member that has dome it (Femi?).. but what about all the non Passat cooler kit's out there. I have every intention of pulling well beyond the "suggested capacity" once I get...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone thought of bypassing the water-cooling of the oil, putting on a pancake adapter at the oil filter, and cooling the oil directly via a dedicated oil cooler? Is there even maybe a kit already out there for this? Inquiring minds are thinking of the next mod (even though I'm about 2...