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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 January 10th, 2018, 16:15   #6796
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I still have a few underbelly pans kicking around. I managed to find some of the V6 covers which help when running the skid plate.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 16:25   #6797
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I still have a few underbelly pans kicking around. I managed to find some of the V6 covers which help when running the skid plate.
I know you don't like them but I so want a belly pan. You're just soooo far away. :-(

In other news picked up these goodies today at the JY. Couldn't resist going given that it was still warm out. Too bad this weather is going to be gone tomorrow.

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Old January 10th, 2018, 17:55   #6798
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I know you don't like them but I so want a belly pan. You're just soooo far away. :-(

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Summer is a great time for a road trip to Maine. Plenty of room and all the lobsters you can eat.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 12:21   #6799
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Summer is a great time for a road trip to Maine. Plenty of room and all the lobsters you can eat.
Deal...and then I can help you put a ceiling up in that garage so you'll actually retain some heat!!

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Old January 11th, 2018, 21:07   #6800
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^ this is a great idea - I can recall far too many times losing power steering and gaining a squeal after the RF wheel splashed through a puddle.

Are these still available to order or NLA?
This was installed on the wagon when I bought it. It worked ok and is another option, right, Windex? :-)

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Old January 12th, 2018, 05:37   #6801
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This was installed on the wagon when I bought it. It worked ok and is another option, right, Windex? :-)
Yes, I recall installing that chloroplast one day after losing PS yet again through another puddle. I think it worked effectively through the transition to your ownership.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 11:38   #6802
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It did and I thought it was ingenious. I replaced it with the VR6 one, but this is another option for people.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 12:08   #6803
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This was installed on the wagon when I bought it. It worked ok and is another option, right, Windex? :-)
What is that?
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Old January 12th, 2018, 14:52   #6804
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What is that?
It's a homemade version of this factory belt cover that was discussed in the post I did prior page.

This is a better view of the cover and with less dirt and winter crap on it.

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Old January 12th, 2018, 16:53   #6805
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A couple of days ago I met up with someone that had VCDS and he did the quantity adjustment. It was at 1.2-1.4 and is now 3.2-3.4. That solved the idle bounce I was experiencing. Also drove it for the first time since I replaced the n75 and some turbo vacuum lines, and that fixed the fluctuating power (or boost) I was experiencing. I am happy to have it running well so I can start driving the car more.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 09:29   #6806
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Ordered 2 climate control LED kits from eBay.de, 12/18. Just arrived yesterday....




Spent about $30 for about $5 in LEDs and resistors, lol. So much for easy and drop in.

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Old January 15th, 2018, 08:48   #6807
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There's a kit? Can you post a link?
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Old January 15th, 2018, 15:05   #6808
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Iím not even sure if what I received, can be called a kit... itís a bag of LEDs and resistors.

I had someone at work translate the listing for me. She lived in Germany for a few years, while she was in the military. I was skeptical, but not really surprised when I opened the envelope.

If you want to overpay, hereís the link.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/LETRONIX-LE...72.m2749.l2649

Take a look and see if thereís a website or downloadable pdf. I doubt Iíll do anything with them, other than toss them in the LED and resistor box, for future projects.

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Old January 15th, 2018, 16:46   #6809
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Toothed V-belt broke on probably the coldest night of the year.
Tried to limp home and the car pretty much died on the spot after the battery ran down!
AAA took forever to show up and tow me back to my driveway.
Replaced it with a Made in the USA Dayco belt from AutoZone
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Old January 15th, 2018, 19:52   #6810
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Take a look and see if thereís a website or downloadable pdf.
Hi Todd,
Thanks for the link. The listing says you should get a link to a PDF with images and installation guide with your order. Maybe on a piece of paper, or in an e-mail?
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