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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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