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
         1.2.1.2. If the engine is not started and the starter does not work
         1.2.1.3. If the engine is not started even if the starter works normally
         1.2.1.4. Towage
         1.2.1.5. Replacement of a wheel
         1.2.1.6. Check of tightness of connections
         - 1.2.1.7. Places of weekly checks
            1.2.1.7.1. Level of engine oil
            1.2.1.7.2. Level of cooling liquid
            1.2.1.7.3. Screen wiper brushes
            1.2.1.7.4. Windscreen washer liquid level
            1.2.1.7.5. Level of brake fluid
            1.2.1.7.6. Electric system
            1.2.1.7.7. Accumulator
            + 1.2.1.7.8. Tires and check of pressure in tires
         1.2.1.8. 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






1.2.1.7.5. Level of brake fluid

GENERAL INFORMATION

Prevention

The brake fluid used in hydraulic system of coupling is poisonous therefore at its hit on skin it is necessary to wash out immediately this place a plentiful amount of water. If liquid got into eyes or in an organism, it is necessary to see a doctor immediately. Some liquids have property to ignite easily and can light up even from contact with hot knots of the car. Besides, the liquid used in hydraulic system of coupling dissolves paint and plastic therefore at hit of liquid on a paint and varnish covering of the car wash out it a plentiful amount of water. Also this liquid is hygroscopic, i.e. absorbs moisture from air and therefore the liquid which is stored a long time in open ware is not recommended to be used.



PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Check that the level of brake fluid is in a transparent tank between tags of MIN and MAX.
2. If the dolivka of brake fluid is necessary, at first wipe area around a cover of a jellied mouth and unscrew a cover from a tank with brake fluid.
3. Check purity of a tank, and if necessary, merge brake fluid and clear a tank.
4. Add brake fluid to MAX tag on a tank. Use only the ordered brake fluid as mixing of brake fluids is not allowed.