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  1. B5 Garage
    While doing some maintenance I notice the brake reservoir seems to be seeping out of this scrunched/nipple/connection. There is a bit of fluid underneath this, and when I place my finger on the side/opening, a bit comes off/out. Pictures attached. Is this normal design? (having the connection...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to drain the brake fluid reservoir and fill it with fresh fluid but the screen does not seem to come out and a small vent across from the cap seems to be where fluid should be added but not removed. Is there a trick to removing the screen under the cap without destroying the screen? If...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 5 speed v6. I took the 10mm bolt out of the front of the tank and disconnected the feed tube for the clutch master cyl. So how do i get it off from here without breaking her? And im doing a 5 speed swap in my 05 TDI passat. Will this reservoir fit on my 05 as its shaped differently or...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have recently noticed some cracks on the coolant reservoir. I think the age is taking its toll on it (16+ years). Is this something that I need to worry about in terms of exploding due to the heat? Or just some plastic glues on the cracks may protect it? In case I have to replace it, I may go...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 V6 Manual. Brake reservoir is heavily cracked. I wouldn't be surprised if it is exposed to the air. I didn't see an explicit writeup, probably because it's so easy for most DIYers (it will probably take me hours). Sorry for the newb questions .... I've replaced rear brakes before, so...
  6. B5 Garage
    Hi everyone: I have a B5 1.8T Passat, and while reattaching the coolant reservoir to its mounting points, I tightened a screw too much and broke a plastic hose-securing bracket. The bracket sits the between the mounting post of the reservoir and the reservoir itself, under the top-left-most...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I've a 2001 Passat and coolant light came on on way home from work. Went to fill it up and coolant is leaking out of bottom of reservoir. I could see it was coming out of escape pipe at the bottom. I've taken it out and posted a pic below. I don't know if there was a cap on this previously...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had an ongoing issue with my brake reservoir ever since the first brake job I did. Simply put, it will only fill about halfway (to the seam where the top and bottom halves meet) and after that fluid just sits in the neck. This is only about halfway full and I like to keep my fluids more...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my 2005 1.8T has a problem. The flange on the reservoir tank has broken and the hose is "flopping". Not enough of the coolant tank flange left to re-clamp to. Coolant got below the minimum line in the reservoir. Light on dash came on... that's how I found out the flange was broken and hose...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I searched for something in the same category as my problem and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Heres my issue, I noticed I was leaking Coolant a few weeks ago and couldn't find any trace of the source. A few days ago I found it was coming from a crack in my reservoir...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car has been driving just fine for the past two months since I put a new clutch in it. About 20 minutes ago I was going to wash my car to take it to a car meet, and what happens? My dash indicates the "STOP" "Check Coolant" sure enough I turn around and went home only to see: The coolant...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 GLX V6 4motion Did timing belt, water pump, vcg's, seals, PCV system (entire system), coolant temp sensors, thermostat, vacuum lines, oil cooler, cooling system flush (about 6-7 times until crystal clear water). This was done just 50 miles or so ago. Blauparts timing belt kit and ecs...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Noobie here looking for help. I have a 2003 Passat Wagon with the 1.8 L turbo. The washer reservoir is split at the seam on the bottom and I bought a new one. Front and rear washers work great until the reservoir empties out after a couple of days. I searched hoping to find a description of...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 Passat V6 30V- 159,000 miles I have been reading past posts on this but need some more clarification on where to start in fixing this. Checking the coolant reservoir I see it's mixed with oil :thumbdown Yes I did a small taste test :rolleyes:and it certainly does have a lot of oil mixed...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Noticed some cracks in the brake reservoir today while adding fluid, upon inspection I broke off some of the flange along the back of it with less than a pound of weight. Is this common? Can I replace the reservoir without the whole master? I'll admit I didn't investigate too deeply as I am at...
  16. 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...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Is there another alternative to this brake fluid reservoir it is so expensive and others are a fraction of the cost. GLS 1.8T
  18. B5 Garage
    Hi All, This is a B5.5 1.8T, 2004. can someone tell me what the hose traced in red in the image below is, exiting the coolant reservoir? The plastic piping from my reservoir appears to be broken off inside of this hose... thx!
  19. B5 Garage
    2004 Passat GLX B5.5 V6 5Sp Man. 98K. So I've looked through some other threads and haven't been able to find a similar issue. I noticed this squealing a couple months ago and haven't got around to looking into it, but I've finally pinpointed some details. Essentially when I start the car...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Long story, but I snapped a wire running from the connector under the coolant reservoir when trying to unplug it. I rigged it together for now, but does anyone know the part number? 2002 1.8t wagon
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