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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 Passat GLS V6. 120k miles. The car seems to use battery while sitting. Typically I come back to it and it's at about 3-4 V between battery posts. I heard something sound like it was kicking on when I hooked it to a trickle charger. Came from somewhere near the brake proportioning valve...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 V6. It has new within the last year alternator, battery, starter, ignition coils. Just replaced the manifold pressure valve or whatever it's called that changes the runner length, as well, but that does probably not have any relevance right now. The car seat to have a slow drain...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know this is a common problem, and I have read every previous post, but I cannot find the drain There is a .25 amp drain that is coming from a wire that is not on a fuse (I have even pulled all the fuses on the relay panels above the drivers side left foot) and is active even when the ignition...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 V6, stock non-Monsoon radio, no added electrical accessories Putting an ammeter between the battery and its cable, what current drain might I expect when everything is turned off?
  5. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi all I see there are lots of threads about this. I have a 2011 Passat 2.0 TDI wagon with moon-roof. All sunroof drains are draining except the front drivers side (right side in Oz!). The problem is the drain nipple is underneath the car behind the wheel arch and is impossible to get to...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I attempted to do my own oil change on this car for the first time and unfortunately drained some fluid that was NOT motor oil. After removing the belly pan, there was a drain pan with a plug on the driver's side of the engine. The plug has a torx (T25, I think). I got about 3 qts of some odd...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Fulfilling post requirement #2. I want to research clogged sunroof drain tubes on my B6 wagon.
  8. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Experienced 2 amp drain after turning car off. No lights left on. Drained battery to 5 volts. Taking out #16 fuse and the drain stops. Finally found that the rear passenger window switch would not cut off power to the motor when window at top-most position, causing the 2 amp drain. Replaced...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I heard from a friend that is 98' Golf had a drain valve on the gas tank. After changing the fuel filter on my 01 GLX I'm wondering if it'd be worth while to drain the tank to get sediment and such out of the tank. Only problem is I can't find any reference to a drain valve anywhere for this...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, it sure looked straightforward enough in the Bentley manual! I have removed the right-side heat shield that sits above the right-side catalytic converter (three speed nuts hold it in place). Having removed that shield, I find that there is a second layer of heat/sound deadening material...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Looking for some advice on diagnosing this. Backstory: Car is an '09 Passat TSI, 101,000 miles, original battery. Two days ago car won't start. Stupid me I had noticed the starter didn't spin with as much vigor in the last few weeks. I get a jump. It takes awhile for the car to turn over...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had an ongoing issue with my brake reservoir ever since the first brake job I did. Simply put, it will only fill about halfway (to the seam where the top and bottom halves meet) and after that fluid just sits in the neck. This is only about halfway full and I like to keep my fluids more...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After taking apart the trunk, fender and ceiling, we found the water coming from the back track drain on the sunroof. I don't know why I didn't notice the ceiling was wet to start with. Just kept getting a wet floor. The final solution took a foot long piece of plastic pipe used for ice...
  14. 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...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed the oil yesterday on my 04 V6 Tiptonic. Date OP wrote on the oil filter read 3/2014 and the oil was beyond black. Didn't smell burnt or anything As recommended I also changed the drain plug/ crush washer. The new plug was about an inch long. The old plug was about 1/2" long and I...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Anyone know these specs? Thanks!
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm flushing the coolant on my 02 B5.5 1.8t AWM (I think it's the AWM at least) and after draining from the radiator drain valve, I'm now looking for an elusive drain plug on/near the water pump or thermostat. My Chilton manual has a photo from underneath the block that shows a 19 hex nut on...
  18. B5 Garage
    Just finished my vacuum lines. Cracked PCV hose while putting in the distributor. Have a replacement handy (Big thanks to PZ) as I was going todo the valve covers, just didn't plan on doing so today. Bentley says drain coolant to replace valve cover gaskets. I know when I did my GLX...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    when removing the battery , should i hook the leads to a battery charger as not to loose power or it shouldn't really matter . i read a lot of " i did this , now the car will not start " stuff . i could care less about the presets and the clock but could this cause any other problems . i pulled...
  20. B5 Garage
    Bought a new battery from triple A in May 2015. I drove the Passat last on Monday night. Yesterday (Thursday) evening went to start up the car and the battery seemed to be dead. Got a boost this morning, car started right up. I am thinking it is likely that the car has a parasitic battery...
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