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  1. New Member Introductions
    Any body have s diagram on the hose replacement for a 2000 Passat sedan GLX
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi. I have red/pink coolandt fluid. Guess it is g12+. But do I need to refill with G12++ as the manual says?? I have bought G12+ and wqnt to refill a little bit.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    (For some reason I am not authorized to post in the "Classified" forum so here it is...) I have gotten rid of my friendly Passat. I'm going through a bit of grief. But anyway, I have about 1/2 gallon of G12 and 1/2 pint of power steering fluid I won't be needing anymore. If anyone wants to...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am selling my 01 Passat and need to change out the oil cooler, flush the cooling system and saw somewhere (can't find it) that places like Wall Mart sell the G-12 coolant. Will any G-12 be ok to fill it up with or is there a specific kind. I don't want to spend the $$ on the high dollar stuff...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have a leak. Know where it is, (flange on back of head), but don't really have the time to work on it for a while. Are these safe to use in our G12 systems? And do they work? B5.5 1.8t
  6. B5 Garage
    1.8 B5 here with a coolant system question/ in need of advice. My passat was overheating and it turns out the coolant flange was cracked and leaking out coolant The mechanic I took my car to (highly recommend by a "friend" of mine) said he had trouble finding the part (BS because I found online...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This thread is devoted to researching and developing a practical antifreeze goop(G12 and Prestone) solvent. Here is the announcement explaining this thread...>>> http://www.passatworld.com/forums/volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/announcement-do-we-have-any-chemists.html
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I totally understand the need for proper fluids. Correct synthetic motor oil for the engine. Correct ATF for the auto tranny. Correct mineral steering pump fluid. But I don't understand the worship of G12 and G13 coolant. To me, it is the one fluid that maybe doesn't matter if you use something...
  9. Parts For Sale
    Finally got rid of my v6 B5 passat after 245k and have a few spare parts around. 1.5 liter bottle of pentosin g12 antifreeze unopened. $8 takes it local pick up only Other parts you may be interested in $5 bosch fuel filter 71028 brand new in box. Fits b5 v6 passat probably more...
  10. B5 Garage
    As it say in the title which is more superior
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a crack in my Coolant Reservoir resulting in a slow leak. I purchased a new resevoir and changed it and added (yes, should have checked here first, I KNOW) a universal coolant to the resevoir. Almost immediately after running the engine there was a significant leak at the water pump, to...
  12. B5 Garage
    Greetings everyone! I really need your advice!! I have a 1.8t AWM engine and it has been several years now that we have been using 50/50 store brand coolant (Green in color). I replaced my coolant flange a few days ago (Also need to do a heater core flush. No heat!) and after reading about...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had to change some hoses and I lost some coolant and I realized I dont have any back up coolant for my passat. I have a 2000 1.8t passat ATW. I have a general idea.. Pentosin PF-PP-5L - Engine Coolant | O'Reilly Auto Parts or Pentosin PF-SF-1.5L - Engine Coolant | O'Reilly Auto Parts...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My Mechanic is a longtime VW mechanic. He recently did the coolant flange and I noticed the coolant was green after he changed it. I asked if it was G12 and he said yes. Does G12 also come in green?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, So I recently found out that i have 110k miles on my original timing belt :icon_eek:... Pretty scary stuff. So I plan to replace it here soon and need your help deciding all the things i should buy. I know that Im going to get the kit from ECS-Tuning but need to know if the Cam...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been having a problem with smoke coming out from the engine bay for a few months now. Here is a quick rundown. V6, 2.0L w/ 130k miles on it No CEL or serious driving issues My valve cover gaskets were bad.. I paid a local mechanic (not a VW guy) to replace them a few months ago.. I want...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I got my timing belt kit it also came with g12 coolant, but seems like I need to add some. Do I need to strictly add g12 coolant or is it ok to add regular coolant?
  18. USA - Central
    I have a long drive coming up later this afternoon and my coolant levels are super low right now. Everything here in ABQ is closed till monday so I have no place local to buy some from. If anyone has some spare G12 they can sell me (or give away :thumbup:), that would be greatly appreciated...
  19. B5 Garage
    A buddy of mine called me up today, he has a 2003 V6. Said his low coolent light came on about a year ago. He topped it off with a generic all makes and models coolent. He did this a couple times through out the year and again yesterday. He says there is no visible leak and no puddle in the...
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