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  1. 2000 glx v6 2.8 coolant leak. Hose mix up.

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, I have a b5 glx 2000 sedan. I found a coolant leak in one of the two hoses (approx 3/8th inch hose) that go from the motor to the black pipe that goes around the motor. I'm replacing both because might as well. They are the ones that are above the motor on the driver side. I have...
  2. blue low beam does not mix well with normal drl

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I just installed new headlight bulbs from ECS tuning. They are tintes blue and, assuming I like them at night, they look awful when they are on next to the little DRL bulb. I cannot find the same color DRL online and I do not know how to shut off the DRL. I did a little searching and I pulles...
  3. A little auto shop mix up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I got into a little mix up with my local auto shop (specializes in foreign cars) these past few weeks and Im not really sure what to do. So basically I brought my car in for an inspection, to just get a list of what repairs would be needed to be done so I could pick out the ones I...
  4. Green/amber brake fluid mix

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bled my brakes today. The original brake fluid was green. Is it ok if I refill with Valvoline dot 4 amber color and add it to the green fluid in the reservoir?
  5. Coolant mix?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry but I'm in a rush and don't have time for searching right now. Just really quick- I just flushed (timing belt job) my coolant system completely and need to know what the mix % is for G12 coolant. Is it 50/50 water and coolant? Thanks
  6. Can I mix these two tire sizes?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Can I run 205-55-16 and 225-50-16 at the same time? Not on the same axle of course. Through time and wearing of tires, I have two good tires each in those different sizes. The car in question is fwd, no 4motion. TIA
  7. HID H3/H7 mix up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all - Just got my black halo projectors sent to my home. Got all excited about putting them in, but then found that the bulbs are different then my current HID set in my OEM projectors (H7 bulbs). Can I just buy a replacement set of H3 bulbs of the same temperature and use them with the H7...
  8. Doh! Forgot to mix g12 coolant with h20, is it too late?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did a timing belt job today and i forgot to mix the g12 with h20, i took the car for a ride to see how it was doing after replacing the belts and the coolant light came on. I looked at the resevoir and it was low, doh, i forgot the water. Can i just go add the water now, or does it NEED to be...
  9. Is it a good idea to mix different oils

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is it a good idea to mix different brands of oils with the same grade (Valvoline and royal purple, both 5w40), so as to get best of both the worlds. I bought 6 qts of valvoline and found out that I need around 6.7 so next time bought 4 of royal purple, and both brands claim to have different...
  10. OK to mix synthetic oils?

    B5 Garage
    I currently have Castrol 5w-30 Synth in my engine. If I'm down a 1/2 a quart between changes, is it o.k. to top off with Mobil 1 0-W40 Euro? Also, (for future oil changes), which is better? The Castrol or Mobil 1 0-W40? By the way, if it makes any difference, I live in a mild climate...
  11. Hold Down MIX Feature?

    Mobile Electronics
    I read in a different thread that if you hold down the mix button on the audio unit a settings screen comes up so i tried and it did. But what does the settings actually change? I didnt want to mess around with it so I wouldnt screw anything up.
  12. Grease, paint and electricity do not mix

    Mobile Electronics
    Have you ever heard the saying "grease and paint dont mix". talking about two different types of people. greasers and painters. Well i'd like to add in electricity because I do not know anythin about it. Heres whats up... I want to install LED's in my grille like an audi. simple, yes? No. and...
  13. programming "mix" function on OEM 6 disc CD changer

    Mobile Electronics
    I have an early 2004 Passat wagon (built May 2003) with a VW 6 disc changer mounted in the rear. I can't figure out how to program it so that it will mix all six CDs. At present it only mixes the CD that is in play when the radio is turned on. The owner's manual is of no help. The radio shown in...
  14. Cold Engine = Less Power/Lower Boost/Richer Mix?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8T (AWM) 5MT Occasionally I have noticed that when the engine is cold (ie - not up to full operating temp), it seems to have something less than full power. I never jump on throttle when it's cold (relative term here), but it just doesn't quite feel fully alive until the temps come up...
  15. CD Changer Mix

    Mobile Electronics
    Is there a way to program the head unit in a 2003 to mix between the 6 cd's in the changer, rather than just the tracks of one? Thanks.
  16. Coil Pack Part #'s - OK to mix & match?

    B5 Garage
    Just picked up a new coil pack after Autozone diagnosed a mis-fire in cylinder 4. My question is, my 2003 B5.5 has the "J" code coilpacks. The part I just picked up is the newer "L" version. Is it ok to mix and match the two? Or should I replace all 4? I plan on replacing all 4 at some...
  17. Just had Coolant replace with g12... They didnt mix water.... Problem???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Iffy lube replaced my collant the problem being that they didnt mix it with distilled water... Does the VW G12 coolant need to be mixed. And if not what can happen. Thanks ....
  18. Can you mix G-12(orange) and G-12 Plus(purple)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to the dealer today to pickup some anti-freeze because I was a tad bit low. I asked for the small bottle because I didn't want to pay for the gallon size. After telling him the year and engine type and he brought up a bottle of G-12 Plus. I wasn't sure about mixing the two colors but...
  19. Newbie / Engine light - fuel mix

    B5 Garage
    My 2001.5 Passat Wagon (28k miles) has the engine light on. It's been on steady for a few weeks now, but went off briefly. There's nothing wrong in the way the car feels. My mechanic read the code and said it was the "fuel mix" and that it had occurred while the engine was idle. (I know, I...
  20. When boredom and a long trip home from Indy mix...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You get the concept of my dreams... Sorry for the messiness... but do you like it? I'm actually loving it. I'll buy a used W8, though, one with a six-speed, so it'll handle the torque and HP better... hehe. How much would it cost to sleeve a W8? (and I'm not kidding...) :shock:
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