VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
- Maintenance instruction
   Doors, central blocking of locks
   Trunk lid (back door of the Station wagon car)
   Remote radio control by locks
   Electrowindow regulators
   Rear-view mirrors
   Seat belts
   System of inflatable safety cushions
   Head restraints
   + Front seats
   Memory for a driver's seat
   Storing of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for advance
   Call of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for the movement by the forward course
   Back many-placed seat (Sedan)
   Back many-placed seat (Station wagon)
   Cover for lengthy baggage
   Luggage compartment
   Shelf of the luggage compartment (station wagon)
   Parking brake
   Mechanical transmission
   + 4-staged automatic transmission
   + 5-staged sekventalny automatic transmission
   Adjustable steering column
   Ignition lock
   Launch of the engine
   Engine stop
   Control devices
   Control lamps
   System of automatic control with the multipurpose index
   Violations of paramount importance (red pictograms)
   Violations of minor importance (yellow pictograms)
   Navigation system
   Switches and switches
   Understeering switch of indexes of turns and light of headlights
   Cruise control
   Screen wipers and windscreen washers
   Heating and ventilation
   Air supply nozzles
   Climatic installation
   Air supply nozzles
   + Climatic Klimatronik installation
   Lifting and movable panel of the hatch of a roof
   Internal lighting
   Box for things
   Plug sockets in the luggage compartment
   How economically to drive the car
   Anti-blocking system of brakes
   Protivobuksovochny system (the reduced torque of the engine, ASR)
   Protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of a wheel (EDS)
   Electronic system of stabilization (ESP)
   Amplifier of steering
   Fuel (petrol engines)
   Fuel (diesel engines)
   + Motor compartment
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   Bases of safe operation of the car
+ 1. Maintenance
+ 2. Engines
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Engine management
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Running gear
+ 9. Steering
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

Fuel (petrol engines)


Cars with catalytic converter

Engines of 74 kW, 92 kW, 110 kW (1,8 l) and 110 kW (2,3 l)

Gasoline super unleaded with octane number 95 or gasoline normal unleaded with octane number not less than 91.

When using unleaded normal gasoline with octane number 91 insignificant reduction of power is noted.

Engine of 142 kW

Gasoline super unleaded with octane number 98.

Perhaps without any restrictions use of gasoline super unleaded with octane number not less than 95.

Owing to existence of the device of automatic control of the moment of ignition depending on quality of gasoline (anti-detonation regulation) it is possible under adverse conditions of an ekspluat of a tion some deceleration of power of the engine. It can be partially eliminated by use of unleaded super gasoline with octane number 98.

Cars without catalytic converter

Engines 74 and 92 of kW

Gasoline a suler unleaded or ethylated with octane number 95 either gasoline normal unleaded or ethylated with octane number not less than 91. Use of normal gasoline leads to small deceleration of power of the engine.

If at your disposal there is only a fuel with smaller octane number, than it is required for this engine, it is necessary to carry out the movement of the car only with an average frequency of rotation of the engine and the reduced load of the engine.


Big load of the engine owing to full pressing a pedal of an accelerator can lead to breakage of the engine.

As soon as becomes possible, it is necessary to add immediately the fuel tank gasoline with sufficient octane number.

It is possible to apply beyond all bounds gasoline with higher octane number, than it is required for this engine. However it does not give any prize neither in engine capacity, nor in fuel consumption.


The cars equipped with catalytic converter of the fulfilled gases should be operated only on unleaded gasoline.

Only one filling of the fuel tank with ethylated gasoline leads to the subsequent decrease in overall performance of catalytic converter.

For the benefit of environment protection follows as well whenever possible to fill the cars which are not equipped with catalytic converter with unleaded gasoline.

Gasoline additives

Smoothness of the course, power and durability of the engine to a great extent are defined by quality of fuel. Here have special value added to fuel of additive (additive). Therefore it is recommended to fill the car only with high-quality gasoline with additives.

If at your disposal there is no such gasoline or in operation of the engine violations are observed, it is necessary to mix when filling the car with fuel to it necessary additives. These additives possess anticorrosive action, clear details of a fuel supply system and delete different deposits in the engine.

Not all additives which are offered in the market proved to be rather effective. Therefore it is necessary to buy well proved additives under the name "The Original Additives Volkswagen/Audi to Fuel for Petrol Engines" in the service enterprises Volkswagen.

It is not necessary to mix other gasoline additives.