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FIXITMAN, Master Technician
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 17407
Experience:  ASE Master Certified, AA Degree Auto/Diesel Tech
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Changing the thermostat. 2004passat 1.8t. 2004. I would like

Customer Question

Changing the thermostat
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2004passat 1.8t
JA: What year is your VW?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I would like to know the location of the radiator petcock
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has any work ever been done on the radiator?
Customer: 86,000 miles
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** radiator is not designed with a petcock. The draining process requires that the lower hose be removed. It makes a big mess so use a large catch container under the vehicle. If you need more help please let me know.