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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been in kind of emergency preparedness mode for the last few weeks, both in the apartment and cars. I've been evaluating what I carry with me in my Passat, and our other cars (HRV, Camry). I clearly need to add some things, but wanted to get some feedback. FLUIDS: - VW PS fluid (need to...
  2. B5 Garage
    Hello all, I am doing rotor and pad replacement on my 98 1.8t. Here are my questions: I dont know what the type of the existing fluid in the system. I have BMW DOT4 fluid. Can I use it? I know some fluids dont mix in those cars. Is brake fluid one of them? I want to change front and rear brake...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched around and found out that the 4motion has 3 diffs...the actual car is an 02 passat w8 w/4motion. I read about the rear, center, and front diffs. How hard of a task and how much fluid will i need? Im also wondering if ill need new plugs, washers, or o-rings once the new fluid is in.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently i purchased a 2001 Wagon with 131,000 miles FWD Tiptronic. As for preventative maintenance, i want to change the ATF on the transmission. My Transmission feels great but, there are no service records on the vehicle for anything, and from what I’ve seen so far the previous owner only...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Aaargh, i just have to let this out... Is it eaven remotely posible to make the v6 engine hold the fluids inside ? Ive been doing my timingbelt, and while had the front end open, decided to do pretty much everything possible at the same opening. First, the car was leaking oil, not bad but it...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i got my mechanic buddy to check my fluids for me and he said that i needed to change my power steering fluid and i also have to change my brake fluids. He's my childhood buddy so i know he is not trying to rip me. I was wondering if anyone knew how to change either of these fluids. I would...
  7. B5 Garage
    I just had the Silver Arrow in for an abbreviated 80K service and the guys at the Indy shop recommended that the PS fluid and Tranny(5M) fluids should also be changed and I'm wondering what other people think about this. I had the coolant changed at 60K when the TB was replaced and will have...
  8. B5 Garage
    I`m getting ready for a complete brake job and will be replacing the fluid as well on my 02 v6. Are there opyions on brake fluids I can use without ordering. Thanks
  9. B5 Garage
    my car had front damage, my first question is about the a/t fluid I know it might have lost a/t fluid, and I read you should change the fluid at about 60K miles.. my 99 v6 30v tiptronic has 64k, but I've known some cars start having problems after replacing their auto transmission fluid...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    sorry for any typos- im alittle pissed and at work- so typing fast- I was driving to work- and there was road work being done- I was avoiding those sewer man holes because they were all over the road- and it was hard becase there were cars passing me in the other lane and a curb on the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Let me know what type of fluids you folks are using in your trannies and diffs. I have changed the transmission fluid and rear differential fluid. I went with Motul Motyl Gear 75W90. This is a Semi-synthetic product. Shifting is very smooth. Subjectively better than the stock...
  12. B5 Garage
    Never mind: I got em. For those who dont know. Blue is washer, green is Steering fluid. v6 engine: right side: green cap (yellow arrow)-? blue cap (red arrow)-> washer fluid? My manual is at work so I cant check it out till tommorow. thanks image is of a 1.8t but its the same stuff
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dealer told me I could find a comparable fluid on the internet to the G12. Dex cool? From searching the boards I see that Honda power steering fluid is an equal swap along with Dot 4 for the brakes but I can't seem to find anything for coolant.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Everyone has preferences, but does it really make any difference if you use Valvoline SynPower, VW OEM, ATE Gold, ATE OEM, or NAPA DOT 4. I am looking at the Napa DOT 4 for $21 per gallon. Looks like I need about 1/2 gallon per car and I have to do 2 cars. Valvoline is more like $30 for that...
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