When to replace the Thermostat on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat, coolant : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change engine thermostat on VW PASSAT B7 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Thermostat for Passat Saloon (362) and other VW models
How to change Thermostat, coolant on VW Passat B7 Saloon 2.0 TDI – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Thermostat, coolant
How to change Thermostat Housing on VW Passat B7 Saloon 2.0 TDI – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Thermostat Housing
Tools
Replacement: engine thermostat – VW Passat B7 saloon. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Sealant
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
XZN socket bit # 6
Torx bit T27
Ratchet wrench
Funnel
Clic-R collar pliers
Needle nose pliers
Fluid container
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine thermostat – VW Passat B7 saloon. Professionals recommend:
  • Check the condition of the coolant every time you replace the thermostat. Change the coolant if necessary.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Passat B7 saloon – should be done with the engine switched off.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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