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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old November 11th, 2018, 07:28   #7111
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That car looks great. Makes me want to drag out my Corrado steelies!
Thanks, for steel wheels, they look decent, but theyíre definitely heavy. Iím not shy about taking the car to the body shop to get paint fixed, bodywork after rust repair, etc. I want to keep the car on the road, as long as I can.

Forgot that I painted the fastener caps for the hinge pocket covers and they got reinstalled. Both B4 filler neck boots, were removed and all the road crud was hosed out. Pulled out the fender foam on the sedan.


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Replaced the IP head seal o-ring.... I was nervious about letting pump head out to far and innards falling out... Got it replaced and no more leak.....
I did it that way once and the head definitely gets wobbly. I didnít want to spend too much time on the Rotbox, so I tried the shortcut.

I remember the IDI guys would rotate the IP to TDC, then remove the rear plug where the dial indicator would thread in, and install a long bolt. The bolt would get threaded in, as the head bolts were loosened. This keeps pressure on the shim, keeping it from dropping out.

Iím used to removing the entire pump and doing a full reseal, but Iíll need to remember the bolt trick, if thereís a next time.

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Old November 11th, 2018, 15:03   #7112
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Well I was driving up north yesterday morning and I clipped a deer... Me and my girlfriend are ok as well as the Passat. I was able to scrub off enough speed no major damage was done but now I am missing my front grille and the metal trim band which goes below the grille is also pretty bent but I believe I can bend it back into shape.

Do any of you happen to be parting any Passats out?

If so would you also have a horn and/or a grille?

Thank you very much.
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Old November 12th, 2018, 00:10   #7113
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Well I was driving up north yesterday morning and I clipped a deer... Me and my girlfriend are ok as well as the Passat. I was able to scrub off enough speed no major damage was done but now I am missing my front grille and the metal trim band which goes below the grille is also pretty bent but I believe I can bend it back into shape.

Do any of you happen to be parting any Passats out?

If so would you also have a horn and/or a grille?

Thank you very much.
I have a friend in Ames who last I knew had some B4 bits hanging around. Not sure what he has but I will ask.

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Old November 12th, 2018, 06:47   #7114
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I have a friend in Ames who last I knew had some B4 bits hanging around. Not sure what he has but I will ask.

Steve

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Old November 12th, 2018, 13:28   #7115
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Thanks Steve
Sorry to say the only thing he has left is a front bumper cover, and he said that's not much to look at, he said otherwise there might be something there but he doesn't know about it. It's an old school gymnasium taken over by a parts / car hoarder so I would guess you know what that means...lol.

At any rate I'm going to guess from your fuelly photo that your car is black?

Holmes Auto Recycling in Oshkosh says they have one. $30
Hayward Auto Salvage in Hayward says they have a green one. $30
Auto and Scrap Recyclers in Milwaukee say they have a burgundy one. $call

Whether these guys are selling the complete front or just the grille insert I cannot say, and whether they have the whole thing or anything at this point I cannot say, but they are listed on car-parts.com for midwest search on grille 96 Passat. There are also some places in Michigan that have stuff too and MN as well. The ones that actually list a color I'm guessing are selling the complete trim with grille insert. In any event you will want to ask so you don't end up surprised.

When you say that the metal can be bent back do you mean the actual upper radiator support? Those are not all that tough to replace if you wanted to replace that as well.

Anyway, those are some options that I found, if you check car-part.com you can search as well and see what's available. There are some MN options too that would be easier / closer than getting something out of Michigan maybe too, you will have to look and see.

Hope this helps!

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