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  1. B5 Garage
    Hello B5 Garage followers and owner, I need your advice for my 2001 B5 1.8L 1781CC l4 GAS DOHC Turbocharged. Currently vehicle overflows water from water tank when A/C is ON after I switch vehicle off. Overflow is as much that Coolant indicator comes on. Vehicle does not overheat while...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I was looking for some advice on a situation I am dealing with currently. I have a 2004 1.8t Passat. Over the past month on two occasions after running the car around town, when turning the car off the coolant reservoir starts emptying itself from the weep hole. I have replaced the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK.....I've been having a battery drain issue and I've been reading a lot of tips here on how to track it down, but I just have not had the time to dedicate to it physically. Its a spare car until my daughter gets here license next month so I've been leaving the negative cable off except for...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched around, but not found a conclusive post. After the car has been turned off, should the overflow reservoir make a hissing noise? Or should it hold a vacuum/air tight? I'm trying to track down minor coolant leakage (takes about 3 weeks for the low warning to chime).
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just replaced the cracked overflow reservoir on my 2002 B5 with the 1.8T. Couldn't get any easier....except the electrical connection would not slip on completely. It appears that the two connections in the connector are a split pair (i) of copper....the tab on the reservoir should fit between...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I need some help. I have a 2003 VW Passat Wagon with 1.8T , LOTS done to this car, timing belt, water pump, oil pump, master cylinder, The whole PCV valve system, Just a ton of work. But Now, I have engine coolant coming out of the overflow spout on the expansion tank. I have changed the...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, The other night we were filling up the wife's wagon (01.5 4mo) and I noticed the fuel pump clicked off at least a couple gallons short. OK, no big deal, sometimes it happens. I pull the pump out, reinsert it, and begin again. It filled about 2-3 more gallons and then started leaking...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My electric radiator fan never runs unless AC is on. As a result Coolant does not cool after car stops and overflows after 5 minutes or so and makes white smoke. I guess the fan is suppose to run for couple of minutes after the car is stopped if the coolant is too hot. Changed the temperature...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Complete noobie here but thanks in advance. I have water driping from the underside of my car and I took a flashlight to look for wet spots. I didn't see any wet spots around the radiator, but I did see a wet area around the overflow hose where it runs to the engine. Is it a job to get at that...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The overflow reservoir on my 2002 VW Passat GLX bubbles when the engine has been turned off. I recently had the water pump, thermostat and timing belt replaced. The coolant reservoir was cracked so I had that replaced, along with the cap. The problem still happens. The gauge (on the dash)...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In my over flow it looks like I have like yellow foam its actually kinda thick. Any clue of what it might be? I can try to get a picture tommorow.
  12. B5 Garage
    I believe I have a crack in my engine coolant overflow. The level has slowly been going down. Up until now I have just been topping it off. When I get to the top (max level), white steem shoots out of the engine bay. I have a few questions: a) Am I correct in my diagnosis that a crack is the...
  13. B5 Garage
    Has anyone ever had oil in their coolant overflow? I have a 2000 Passat GLS with 69,000 miles and it has been serviced every 3,000 miles and I have never had a problem with it until yesterday. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?
  14. B5 Garage
    Ok this might be a very dumb question. As recommended by many, I am trying to take the coolent overflow tank off to gain access to the oil filter. But it seems to connected to hoses. Can some one please share a picture of coolent removed from its location. Where and how do you move it?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my coolant overflow is slightly below the minimum line. is this a bad thing? and if i need to add some, where would i be able to buy some coolant (other than the dealer)?
  16. Anything Auto
    I was in a rush tonight and wasn't paying attention and poured about a pint of windshield washer fluid into the coolant overflow of my 2000 Camry (yes I know this is a VW site). Am I screwed? Is the car driveable? Or should I rush out and have the radiator flushed? Help!
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While inspecting my battery for low water level I noticed a narrow hose coming out of the right side of the battery. It is routed downwards anddisappears into the engine bay below the battery. Shining a flashlight on that area it seems that the metal/aluminum engine/trans area is coated with...
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