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
   + 1.3. Engine oil
   1.4. Check of the exhaust system
   - 1.5. Engine cooling system
      1.5.1. Cooling system fan
   + 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

1.5. Engine cooling system


The cooling system of the engine is filled at manufacturer with cooling liquid of long action which should not be replaced.

Cooling liquid consists for 60% of water and for 40% of a low-temperature concentrate of G12 A8D (low-temperature structure on the basis of ethylene glycol with anticorrosive additives). This mix not only provides работоспособ an engine cooling system nost up to the temperature of -25 °C, but also protects details from corrosion, first of all details from light alloys. Besides, this mix prevents scaling and significantly increases temperature of boiling of cooling liquid.

Therefore contents nizkotemperaturno го a concentrate also in warm season and in the countries with warm climate should not be reduced by use of water for a dolivka. The share of a low-temperature concentrate has to be not less than 40%.

If in the conditions of severe climate higher frost resistance of cooling liquid is necessary, it is possible to raise a share of a concentrate of G12 A8D, but only to 60% (temperature of freezing of cooling liquid in this case will make about -40 °C) as at a bigger share of a low-temperature concentrate to a temperat ра freezing of cooling liquid will begin to raise, and, besides, indicators of a thermal capacity and heat conductivity of cooling liquid will worsen.

As a low-temperature concentrate it is necessary to use only our structure of G12 A8D or a concentrate with the TL-VW 774 D specification (pay attention to an inscription on a container).

Other concentrates can be substantially aggressive, first of all, in relation to corrosion-resistant coatings.

The corrosion of metal details which arose because of these the concentrator can lead to leak of cooling liquid, and it in turn – to serious damages of the engine.

As a low-temperature concentrate it is necessary to use only our structure of G12 A8D.


At a dolivka of cooling liquid consider, please, that it is impossible to mix structure of G12 with other low-temperature concentrates at all (as well with structure of G11).
You can determine structure of G12 by red color of cooling liquid in a broad tank. If cooling liquid in a broad tank of brown color, so the structure of G12 is mixed with other low-temperature concentrate! In this case it is necessary to replace cooling liquid surely!
Otherwise there can be serious violations in operation of the engine!

Check of level and density of cooling liquid

Never open an engine cowl when you would see that from a motor compartment there is steam or cooling liquid – dangers of receiving a burn follows! Wait until steam or a leak cooling liquid ceases to come out.

The broad tank of the cooling system of the engine is located in a motor compartment.

Level of cooling liquid can be correctly checked only at the switched-off engine.
Level of cooling liquid at the cold engine has to be between the marks min and max of a broad tank; at the heated-up engine level can also be slightly above the mark max.

For check of density it is necessary to use the areometer for cooling liquid.

Loss of cooling liquid

Considerable decrease in level of cooling liquid grants the right to assume first of all violation of tightness of consolidations. In this case it is necessary to check urgently the engine cooling system in the service enterprise Volkswagen. It is absolutely not enough to be limited only dolivky cooling liquid.

In the cooling system decrease in level of cooling liquid can only meet correct consolidations when liquid at an overheat of the engine boils and is thrown out outside.

Dolivka of cooling liquid

At first to switch off the engine and to allow it to cool down. Then to cover with a rag a stopper of a broad tank and to carefully turn off it counterclockwise.

If in the circumstances you have no low-temperature concentrate of G12 A8D, it is not necessary to add any other concentrate to system. In this case only water can be added, at the first opportunity it is necessary to restore surely necessary composition of cooling liquid, addition of the raturny concentrate recommended low-speed.

At big loss of cooling liquid its dolivka has to be made only at the cooled-down engine to avoid breakage of the engine.


Do not pour cooling liquid above the mark max: excessive liquid owing to its expansion will follow from the cooling system via the safety valve located in a stopper.

Reliably wrap a stopper of a broad tank.