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  1. Coolant System -- Will a little trapped air get vented automatically ?

    B5 Garage
    In the 2003 V6, if I were to replace the coolant and failed to vent all of the air out (but enough so that the coolant is circulating through the engine and heater core), will any remaining small pockets of air get vented out through the coolant reservoir over time? Or do you think that there...
  2. Expirience with Vented Oil Cap PN: 078103485F

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    All, I noticed several post referring to this particular topic, but I figured I would rather share my positive (hopefully) experience with you all in one place. Background: I have had my V6 for some time now, and I got to know the car inside out. I am not a mechanic but just like any other...
  3. Is this oil filler cap really vented?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had blown valve cover gaskets twice in two years. Learned about the passat's pressure flaw. Saw here about the vented oil filler cap relieving initial startup pressure. Got one online. Said vented. Now it looks like my seals are leaking again 10 months later. See photos below. Top one is the...
  4. How to ID if you have a vented oil cap

    B5 Garage
    I've done some searching of the forum, but did not see any pics or descriptions of how to tell if the V6 oil cap you have is the new vented one or not. Can anyone give us a sure fire way to tell? TIA
  5. Vented oil cap and PCV

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an oil leak in my 2004 V6 Passat (no surprise) with 66k miles. I have read on here to not replace the leaking gasket without fixing the likely problem - the PCV hoses. I don't want to spend $450 replacing the PCV hoses unless I know that is the problem. I already have the vented oil...
  6. FYI: Vented oil cap for 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After searching the forums for a while I have seen numerous people say that the v6 vented oil cap will not fit the 1.8t, but I saw one post that said it did. That was enough for me to buy it :-). I am happy to say that it does fit, but I had to cut away the engine cover just a little bit since...
  7. Vented oil cap?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I dont feel like dropping 22 bucks on a oil cap when i could possibly make it a DIY, is there any way you guys think it would be possible to drill a small hole in the cap thats already on my 2000 V6 passat? it would be so much cheeper then buying one of these Volkswagen Passat B5 FWD V6 30v >...
  8. Deleted SAP, installed oil catch can and vented valve cover

    B5 Information-Base
    Well long story short my secondary air pump (SAP) has been on it's way out for a while and i was not about to spend 400-500 bucks to get it replaced.:thumbdown So to cut to the chase, i replaced all of this... With this... I go the block off plate and resistor form 20 squared tuning...
  9. How to make a simple mod more expensive (vented fender liner)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion Autotech = $40 S4 Liner = $35 Alum grate from Homedepot = $10 I guess if you really want that alum grate to be anodized and engraved, its worth the extra $30. Dave
  10. Whoa, 2004 4Motions no longer have vented rear rotors???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While driving my loaner 2004 Passat this morning, I took a look at the rear rotors and noticed that the rear rotors were no longer vented. :cry: You mean to tell me with all the problems VW has with brakes, they take a step backwards?? Well, at least with the solids they can be...
  11. Brakes question: Crossed drilled vented or not?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm running Autotech cross drilled and vented up front and zimmermans in the rear with mintex red box pads all around. I find that the bite is not harsh at all and i get tons of braking power right away. In the wet it feels the same and they seem to begged to be stomped. I went on a 100mph run...
  12. Sub Enclosure: Vented vs. Sealed

    Mobile Electronics
    I just got a new sub and can't decide which enclusure to build. Before I used to have an 18" sub with a vented box and it sounded great and chrisp. from what I see vented enclosures need a bigger box, in terms of volume. my 18's requirements called for an 11 cubic foot (vented) 7 cubic foot...