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  1. 2001 Passat glx coolant randomly leaks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i could drive around the block on and all the coolant will pour out, then the next day do the exact same thing and no leaking would happen. very random, but always happens. coolant tank has been replaced along with the hoses and lines, STOP coolant light comes on even when everything is full...
  2. Front sunroof drains - weird leaks near sun visors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On both sides of the car water is somehow getting between the roof and the headliner, mainly around the sun visors. Heavy rain is certainly enough to make this happen, but over a long enough period of time, light rain is also sufficient. The two front sunroof drains work well enough that water...
  3. AC Leaks problem

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello guys, I have 2007 VW Passat 2.0 TFSI, last year when I got the car I noticed a problem with the AC, it was blowing cold air just when I was driving on highway. Couple days later while I was driving I heard like a whistle under the hood for couple seconds and the AC just stopped, I mean...
  4. And then there were leaks!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've looked and looked, behind the engine, on top of my still oil-soaked transmission, all around the oil cooler, under the expansion tank, at the heater hoses in the plenum chamber, and can find no sign of leaks. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a GiraffeCam 4.0, I'll have it Monday...
  5. Plague of oil leaks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Purchased this 2004 Passat May 20th. So I am still inspecting things to do and treat it as a project car... However, my V6 engine with less than 150k miles has multiple visible oil leaks. The exhaust pipe burns some oil dripping on its surface, the car smells like burned oil... The spark plugs...
  6. engine oil leaks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I think this is a very noisy subject and a lot of posts exist about this issue. Nevertheless, most of the time the remedy is to completely replace external PCV piping, replace valve cover gaskets, keep the surfaces absolutely clean and use "rtv" around corners and don't use any gasket sealer or...
  7. Picking up Passat with valve cover gasket leaks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Picking up a new to me 02 Passat about 45 miles away tomorrow. When I test drove it for 20 minutes, upon returning to the dealership there was a little smoking under the hood, oil smell through the vents. I didn't see any insane leaks and the dipstick didn't show any drastic...
  8. Persistent Oil Leaks from Valve Cover Head/ Keep blowing seals/different ones

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all; My 2000 V6 is driving me nuts. I keep springing oil leaks, but they are moving around from place to place. Background. Last winter the car skipped timing and I had to rebuild the p/s (passenger side, not power steering) head. When I did that I used a cheap Chinese CCT. Shortly after...
  9. Can parking on a hill promote coolant leaks?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just asking since during the last couple of months or so I have found the coolant reservoir to be empty three times now. It doesn't happen each time I park the Passat (V6, ATQ, AWD) on the same slope, but it has never happened when parking on a flat surface either. For the record, it has...
  10. 2001 passat B5.5 throwing codes left and right and leaks oil like it's going out of s

    B5 Garage
    Hello all.... I have a b5.5 passat with a 2.8 tiptronic trans 140K.... I bought the car for 300 bucks as the fella I got it from lost the key and it sat for 6 months or more..... The battery went dead.... Sorry if this is kinda long but I'm trying to include as much info as possible.... There...
  11. 2001 passat B5.5 throwing codes left and right and leaks oil like it's going out of s

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I am new to the group as well as Volkswagens...... If anyone has any thoughts on this car it would sure be apreaciated..... It's throwing anywhere from 12-22 codes and every module in the car lights up with faults.... However it does start and drive but it bangs in 5 th gear when you let off...
  12. Flooding Leaks

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    I'll be looking for leaks, flooding and helpful hints from the team. Oh. Yeah. A/V help, too.
  13. 2002 B5.5 AC gas leaks + repair?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I have to re-fill gas in the AC unit every 6 months or so due to leaking. I understand it's a known problem with Passat B5s. On the last time I was at the shop, the guy said he could seal it somehow with some material* so that the leaks would stop. Is that recommended? or should I just...
  14. Help me understand why every water pump on my car leaks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2004 1.8T now has 239,539 miles on it. It was purchased back in 2005 with 9,500 miles on it. At 40,000 miles the OEM water pump was leaking and fixed under warranty. Since then, the timing belt service has been done three times at 60,000-70,000 mile intervals with the ECS timing belt kit and...
  15. Boost Problems, Uni stage 2 only making 15psi N75? Boost leaks?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey hows everyone doing, Yesterday I got my 2002 b5.5 Passat flashed with Unitronic's stage 2 software, and the power increase is insane, but I think something isn't right. This tune, according to uni, is supposed to make 18psi, I don't know if thats the spike or hold psi, but I think its...
  16. 2.8 GLX oil leaks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 04 passat GLX 2.8 is leaking either from the Crankshaft seal or upper oil pan. I have not fully determined which it is yet. My biggest problem however is that I cannot find any info on how to do the repairs. I also cannot find upper pan gasket anywhere. Does anyone have a link or any info? I...
  17. upper and lower oil pan leaks

    New Member Introductions
    I know this has been discussed in other forums but I can't respond in those forums yet. I am chasing oil leaks on my 2.8 v6. I think it is coming from the upper oil pan. I have already replace the valve cover, timing chain gaskets and cam seals. I am losing about 4 quarts per month. This is...
  18. Oil leaks. Yes, more than one.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8 AWM. 134,279 miles. Persistent oil leaks. One of the more annoying ones is from around the flange of the oil return line, turbo end. Joy. Replaced gasket. Tightened bolts. Check it on the regular. Others... Well, my first one was easy - the dipstick tube was busted. Replaced. No...
  19. Code P0102 and diagnosing vacuum leaks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've done a thorough search and can't quite find the information I'm looking for. My stock '98 1.8t recently developed a condition in which it started violently bucking on the highway. It got bad enough that it would idle, but any time I applied the slightest amount of throttle it would buck...
  20. How to EXPOSE ENGINE

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am going to conduct a coolant flush and need to identify a slow leak in my lines. I also have an oil leak and would like to just get a general overview and find hoses that may need replacing. I am curious on what I can do (components to remove) to make it easier for me to observe the...
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