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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old April 22nd, 2016, 20:04   #31
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Thanks for the pics. Did you use brushes to clean the reservoir?
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 20:32   #32
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how do you keep your engine so clean? Mine is a dirty mess- must be all the sand and gravel they throw on the ice in the winter
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 20:42   #33
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How does this get around the thermostat?
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 05:48   #34
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You don't "get around" the thermostat. You purge the coolant while the car is up to operating temp. You then fill with distilled water and again bring the car up to temp, then purge. Repeat until you purge clean water. In other words you "use" the thermostat instead of bypassing it allowing the entire system to be flushed and cleaned.

As I've shared before... It's almost too simple.

The "clean" question? Photos are of our '13 SEL. She's not exactly a garage queen but only has 21k miles on the clock. My '14 SE has 50k on her and is almost as clean.

Perhaps I'm a bit anal about car care. When either car goes on the lift for any reason it gets a nose to tail inspection. No leaks or dribbles allowed. No oily film and no corrosion. Our cars seem to return the favor with great economy and reliability.

And thanks for noticing. Clean makes a difference.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 05:57   #35
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Most of the orange contaminates will be removed by the purges. If the reservoir remains dirty it's easily removed. You can then use detergent and a brush (or whatever works best for you) to clean the plastic. Just remember that the reservoir will probably be somewhat stained and will probably not appear perfectly clean. As long as the contaminates are removed it doesn't matter, except for aesthetics.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 06:44   #36
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Hmmm.. how does one keep the exterior of the car solean? ya wash it, go to self wash car wash, lift hood, remove engine cover, and wash the engine and compartment. No problems with electrical connectors, because modern cars have weather pack connectors, slicone rubber seals to avoid water migration. DOH!!!
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 07:48   #37
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And you don't just clean it once a year. You maintain cleanliness.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 20:13   #38
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I used to keep my stuff ultra nice until the crash of 2008 requiring 6am to 6pm shifts 6 days a week living 54 miles out of town happened Now just keeping up with oil changes is a PITA- I think my civic is at 12k on the oil right now and I just got home..... really sucks
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Old April 25th, 2016, 00:21   #39
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Quote:
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I used to keep my stuff ultra nice until the crash of 2008 requiring 6am to 6pm shifts 6 days
what about 6am to 10pm shifts 7 days a week? post recession?
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Old July 16th, 2016, 16:09   #40
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Just a quick comment...

Two thumbs way up for posting this. Just did it this weekend.

Took me 3 flushes to get it nice and clear, but being super easy, it was not a problem.

Including flush and filling 3 times, 3 drives around the neighborhood to get it up to temp and circulated and a final fill, I was at an hour and 10 mins. i.e. You could flush yours in a regular maintenance situation in about 30 mins, all in.

Definitely no excuses for not doing it.

Thank you for posting.

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Old July 17th, 2016, 05:13   #41
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Kyle,

Thank you for the thank you. And it really is almost too easy!
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Old July 17th, 2016, 12:42   #42
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Almost set to order the G13 coolant and do this, then along came the buyback....
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Bringing this back up to the top. Good information that I needed because I'm not trusting the dealership did sufficient flushes when my heater core was changed recently.

I'll be doing the 'shopVac' flush soon!
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Old February 25th, 2017, 22:50   #44
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maybe the non organic G12++ would be better- seems the 2012 passats that came with it don't clog
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