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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I was given a 2002 V6 Passat because the oil cooler had failed. I've replaced the oil cooler, but I'm not sure if I fixed the problem, or if I'm flushing the cooling system incorrectly. I've bypassed the heater core. I turn on the car so that the thermostat will open. I let the car...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, I have a 2002 TDI Sport - which used to run well - but has now sustained frost damage (no antifreeze in the coolant :banghead:) I've replaced the radiator but now, there is oil in the water. I suspect the oil cooler - do you know if a deep freeze can knacker the oil cooler? :confused...
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    I am Dianne T. with an 02 passat with only 135000 miles. just had 2nd oil cooler put in,
  4. New Member Introductions
    My 1.8 awm 5 speed has been running oil temps approaching 240-250 during prolonged or highway driving ever since I did the timing belt and cam adjuster along with the clutch and flywheel and thermostat at 190,000 miles. I never recalled seeing it get above 190 degrees before. The cams looked...
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    Hi everyone. The oil pressure light came on and found oil in the coolant. I thought the sump pump was clogged but it wasn't. I changed oil pump and oil pump tensioner while i was there. I found that VW had made holes through the sump pump mesh with a drill , and that is how they solved the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. on my '02 Passat, I was clearing leaves from the drain holes under the battery cowl and noticed the discolored coolant. opened it up and found some oil inside. I understand the oil cooler is a common problem. There is a very narrow band of white on the dip stick, so there is water in the oil...
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