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  1. The nozzle on the top of the coolant tank broke off, is it safe to drive?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The nozzle on top of the coolant tank broke off as I was moving the tank out of the way to disconnect some sensors. Attached is a stock picture of the tank with the area that broke circled in red. There's about a 1/4in piece left that's reinforced with plastic bars on the top and bottom and that...
  2. Broken Coolant Tank

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys! Just wanted to share this little bit of breakdown genius I had yesterday. We all know our cars are getting older and parts need replacing...especially those plastic parts that are subjected to extreme heat. Well, it's been hot in Florida the last few days...REALLY hot. Yesterday, I...
  3. Fuel tank size

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So out of pure curiosity, I decided to see how low I could get my fuel tank today. I ran it until the fuel gauge red near zero and also my mileage left panel got to zero, and I still drove it another 10 miles. When I fueled up it went to 13.8 gallons. I have read everywhere that it should be...
  4. electrical connector to coolant recovery tank

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    EDIT: If anyone is interested, ECS has 813 972 923, which looks like an updated, upgraded, or maybe just retrofit, version, $24. This one looks like you could insert the ends of the old wires and secure them into the new housing. EDIT: It gets better -- the 1996 A4 takes coolant tank...
  5. How to "fool" the ECM while removing the coolant tank. B5 1.8T AWM engine

    B5 Garage
    It has a 3 pin connector and I would think that probably there is already cooked by someone in the forum to be able to stop the ECM from panic attacks when sees no coolant in the tank. Now working with the engine speed sensor and removing also the oil filter. The filter definitely will go back...
  6. Coolant expansion tank cap question.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Shouldn't these caps have o-rings ?
  7. Started with coolant tank

    New Member Introductions
    Well I i should start by saying hello from Missouri, I have a 2003 Passat 1.8t and all the components on the PCV are cracking up. What should I do about this issue?
  8. 1.8T - best way to drain fuel tank?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - I have a 2003 Passat wagon (1.8t, FWD, AWM). This past winter was very, very snowy, and the city kindly decided to totally stop plowing all side streets. As a result, I plowed (slid) my poor car straight into the metal bumper of a parked Ford ranger. Since mid-February, she's been...
  9. Fuel tank cover

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    What are these impressions for?
  10. 2003 VW Passat Windshield & coolant tank Cost?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone! A couple of things I need your input/insight please: 1) My coolant tank, which was replaced about a year ago, got cracked and I had to replace it. The part was $75.00, labor$50.00. Took it to the VW mechanic who cleaned my car's MAF. He said its a genuine part and expensive. I...
  11. gas tank leaking - can I fix this?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 V6 GLX 4Motion looking under the car, just in front of the drivers side rear wheel, I can see the black plastic gas tank is wet with gas that is leaking from the tank. I haven't done any more research than that, I haven't jacked the car up inspect more. Is anybody familiar with this issue...
  12. gas tank leading - can I fix this?

    B5 Garage
    >>>>>>>>>>>>I moved this to the Discussion forum, sorry for the double post<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 2002 V6 GLX 4Motion looking under the car, just in front of the drivers side rear wheel, I can see the black plastic gas tank is wet with gas that is leaking from the tank. I haven't done any more...
  13. Slow start when tank is full

    B5 Garage
    Hey everybody, My 2005 GLS wagon recently started having trouble starting after I fill up the gas tank. When I try to start it right after filling up, it will turn over but not start. I usually have to wait around 5 minutes before it will start, but then I won't have any other problems until...
  14. Fuel tank vacuum and post-cat o2 sensor issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello PW'ers, Our 2002 V6 4motion (ATQ) is still going strong with over 180k, yet experiencing a couple of senile pains. Hopefully, anyone can help us out tackling any of these issues: 1) There seems to be a vacuum build up in the fuel tank, particularly after driving on hot days, leading to...
  15. Water overflow from tank

    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...
  16. 04 B5 V6 4Motion Fuel Leak from Left side tank, Need HELP URGENTLY!

    B5 Garage
    My 04 B5 wagon has a fuel leak from left driver side tank at a round white plastic connector which has 230703 that i assume is the p/n. It has a nozzle which connects to a rubber hose and for some reason the plastic nozzle has developed a crack and whenever the tank is full of fuel it leaks like...
  17. Any one know about the adblue tank heater issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I live in AZ, no need for the adblue heater, but I think I might have to be in for $1k if the car shuts down automatically. Error Code P202 Let me know if there is an easy fix/bypass, I saw there might be a cheat code that let's you reduce the sensitivity of the diagnostic/Temp sensor or...
  18. Can a loose or non-sealing expansion tank cap cause fluid dump?

    B5 Garage
    Monday evening, my daughter was sitting in a fast food drive-thru 2 hours away when she heard hissing, saw vapors, and the check engine light started flashing. She quickly pulled into a parking place and shut it down. When she called me, she said she opened the hood and saw that the expansion...
  19. B5 Gas Tank Drain Valve?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I heard from a friend that is 98' Golf had a drain valve on the gas tank. After changing the fuel filter on my 01 GLX I'm wondering if it'd be worth while to drain the tank to get sediment and such out of the tank. Only problem is I can't find any reference to a drain valve anywhere for this...
  20. using Motive pressure tank for coolant leak detection?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to trace a coolant leak in my 1996 A4 and was thinking how handy it would be to have an adapter which allowed me to connect my Motive brake bleeding hand pump/reservoir to my coolant recovery tank. Does anyone make such a beast, which would screw onto the coolant reservoir and accept...
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