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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm finally making progress on the tailshaft seal now that I took it to the rent-a-lift place. The 8mm hex socket on the differential fill plug is messed up, of course. Is it a good idea to replace it with a magnetic oil drain plug, or will the magnet cause sensor problems? Is an external hex...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Finalizing the exhaust work with the flex pipe the other day and I had the front end up on jack stands. I noticed that there was a single tiny drop of red ATF on the cover plate below where the differential sits. I've never noticed ATF leaks on the ground but I did just start driving...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i can't find any info on the fill plug size. i need to replace it. The plug is stripped when I tried tor remove it to check the fluid my tool stripped the plug hole laughed at me and stayed put so i have to use a extractor to bust it loose.. what is the size of the plug so i can replace it...
  4. B5 Garage
    2001 B5.5 here just curious if they are trying to rip me off or if it really needs to be changed... he said it's supposed to be clear like water, is this true or just an $80 up-sale? thanks
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car: 1996 Audi A4 Quattro (but this is my favorite forum, with the best-qualified responders, so bear with me and think "4-Motion" :) ) Symptom 1: Hum at all speeds, pitch is directly proportional to car, not engine, speed, coming from rear of vehicle Symptom 2: Small accumulation of...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We just did the transmission filter for my son's 02 Passat. We also checked the differential level. As others have stated the plug is easy to strip. I did as well, but I found a fix to help. We ended up using a t30 torx and drove it in, then proceeded to remove. This part went fine, as did...
  7. New Member Introductions
    hi Need some help with fluid change on a 2001 b5.5 passat variant 1.9 tdi 4motion 6 speed manual transmission. 1. what fluid spec is right ? - fore the transmission I have found VW G 052 911 and VW 501.50 at castrols website. are these the same? 2. how much oil do I need? - 2,5 liters...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am going to change the gear oil in the three differentials in my 03 Passat 4MO Wagon and have a question about the proper lubricant. There are several informative threads on this, but I am having difficulty finding any real cross-references for VW part VWG 052 145 A2 (the 75w90 gear...
  9. B5 Garage
    So I noticed just the other day that my 2001 1.8T B5.5 with auto tiptronic was starting to leave small drips from the passenger side. The color was a little lighter than ATF and maybe a little yellow/gold in color. Initially I thought it might actually be ATF since it didn't look like oil to...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    FWD car towed in looks like a disco ball in the trans pan. Lot's of metal flakes shining back at me. Front pump is whining like crazy and the trans was nearly full on fluid. I have my 4MO tip trans still in the garage and it does work. It looks like I can pull the center differential out and...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 98, 1.8t Triptronic. 299.100 miles. So, I decided to change the differential fluid after I read PZ's write up. I was hoping to get some dirty fluid out but there was not a DROP of it, bone dry! So, I decided to fill it with Mobil 1 75W-90 synthetic. To my bewilderment, it took almost the...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well I am having a pretty bad day. I was trying to fix a leaking driveshaft flange seal. When I was ready to do a test drive after everything was put back, I put the car in R and it wouldn't budge. I stupidly tapped the throttle and felt a pretty big clunk and noticed oil leaking badly from...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, Does this two things work on the B5? Stern Differential Power Ring Stern Differential Bushing Kit
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I fixed the leaking differential seal on the tail shaft of the 4motion transmission. I made a video on the details necessary to repair it. It's not an extremely hard job if you have the right tools and knowledge but repair takes some time. Hopefully this video helps someone out. Audi owners...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know if they make one for a b5.5 1.8T Manual? I have a southbend stage 2 and all the transmission mounts so I figured it would be better if it was all done at once...
  16. B5 Garage
    Hi, I have a 2.8 ATQ tiptronic 4motion variant. I drained and refilled all three differentials with 75-90 GL5 LS Mobile one gear lube. The old fluid in the front and rear smelled like normal gear lube. The center diff had a slightly different smell and appearance. I have not driven the car yet...
  17. B5 Garage
    Got a 2000 B5 with V6 and Tiptronic. I've done all my own maintenance like axles, tie rods, timing belts and all the other typical crud we Passat types have had to go through. Well, I've been putting up with a minor gear oil drip on the passenger side. I have to top off the axle fluid every few...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, I am the original owner of 2001.5 V6 FWD Automatic tip Passat with over 231K. I do weekly, monthly and quarterly inspections of this car. During a oil change in March and cleaning the bottom of the engine I noticed a thicker fluid on the bottom of the axle area on the right side...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, While changing the real differential oil on my wife's 2000 4 motion, I noticed there was no o-ring on the filler and drain plugs. There's one on the front differential, and just about every other plug on the car, but I don't know for sure about this. Anyone know? Thanks very...
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