VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
+ Maintenance instruction
- 1. Maintenance
   1.1. Technical characteristics
   - 1.2. Frequency of service
      - 1.2.1. Weekly checks and service in way If the engine is not started and the starter does not work If the engine is not started even if the starter works normally Towage Replacement of a wheel Check of tightness of connections
         - Places of weekly checks
   Level of engine oil
   Level of cooling liquid
   Screen wiper brushes
   Windscreen washer liquid level
   Level of brake fluid
   Electric system
            + Tires and check of pressure in tires Identification data of the car
   + 1.3. Engine oil
   1.4. Check of the exhaust system
   + 1.5. Engine cooling system
   + 1.6. Spark plugs
   1.7. Discharge of water from the fuel filter (diesel engines)
   1.8. Replacement of the fuel filter (diesel engines)
   1.9. Check of tightness of hoses and effluence of liquid
   1.10. Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter
   1.11. Check of a condition of a poliklinovy belt
   1.12. Maple belts
   1.13. Measurement of wear of gear belts on diesel engines
   1.14. Box of transfers / main transfer
   1.15. Check of a protective cover of a power shaft
   1.16. Visual check of tightness of the transmission
   1.17. Check of level of oil in the mechanical transmission
   1.18. Check of oil in the main transfer of automatic transmissions
   1.19. Check/replacement of level of oil in the automatic transmission
   1.20. Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering
   1.21. Check of dustproof covers of hinges of a forward suspension bracket
   1.22. Check of the shock-absorber
   1.23. Check of a radiator
   1.24. Check of electric chains
   + 1.25. Brake fluid
   1.26. Check of front brake shoes
   1.27. Check of back brake shoes
   1.28. Check of brake hoses
   1.29. Check of cables of the emergency brake
   1.30. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of steering
   1.31. Dust filter
   1.32. Rechargeable battery
   1.33. Hinges of doors
   + 1.34. Windscreen washers
   1.35. Brushes of screen wipers
   1.36. Check of a starting position of the lever of a screen wiper
   1.37. Check of a tilt angle of the lever of a screen wiper
   1.38. Replacement of the battery in a key of remote control
   1.39. Zeroing of the Service-indicator
+ 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 Level of engine oil


Oil level on the measuring probe

a – minimum,

b – normal,

c – maximum

Arrangement of tags of MAX and MIN on the probe for measurement of level of oil

Preliminary actions

Install the car on the flat horizontal platform.

Check the level of engine oil before start of the engine, but not earlier than in 5 minutes after switching off of the engine.


Fill in the engine oil only ordered by manufacturer in the engine.

The probe handle for measurement of level of oil is painted in bright color.

After a stop of the engine it is necessary to wait 5 minutes in order that oil could flow down in the case pallet.

Then to take out the oil probe, to wipe it with a pure rag and to insert the probe again against the stop.

In conclusion the probe to take out and look again at what level there is an oil:

and – oil needs to be added. It is quite admissible that oil level after a dolivka was in a zone of a mark (b).

b – oil can be added. Can happen so that oil level after a dolivka will be in a mark zone (c).

with – oil should not be added.

In especially severe conditions of operation of the engine, for example, at long movement along the high-speed highway in the summer, at towage of the trailer or at slow driving in mountains, it is necessary to keep oil level in a mark zone whenever possible (c), but not above.
1. Take the probe for measurement of level of engine oil (A).
2. Using pure rags, wipe the probe from the oil remains. Insert the probe into the engine and repeatedly take it.
3. Determine oil level in the engine which has to be between tags of MIN and MAX on the probe. The amount of oil between tags of MIN and MAX makes 1 l.

4. Uncover a maslozalivny mouth and fill in the required amount of oil in the engine.