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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 February 9th, 2014, 08:42   #16
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GOOD NEWS, it was the hose above, the one to the heater core and oil heat exchanger. the dang hose clamp were not very tight, must have missed them on my "check everything you just did" onceover.

its all good now, took 30 minutes on the lift. glad it was that, simple fix. i was afraid what i did was a bad idea for a moment.
NOT. its an awesome idea and is still holding up nicely
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Old February 9th, 2014, 08:48   #17
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If the thermostat doesn't stay properly aligned in the water pump housing when you put the thermostat housing on you can have issues. A really good trick to hold the thermostat in place is to use a shop vac to create a vacuum in the block to hold it up. Doing this, the thermostat stays in its proper location while you install the o-ring and thermostat housing.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:45   #18
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thats a really good idea. i just put it in slowly and take time to slowly tighten it evenly on either side. so far i have not had an issue with it but next time i will use that trick. hopefully there is no next time for a good few years or longer.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:49   #19
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a little grease is easier than using a vacuum.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 17:47   #20
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a little grease is easier than using a vacuum.
im not a fan of putting anyting other then H20 and g12++ in the system. every time i reclaim my fluid with - only used for this- 2 gallon shopvac, i pump the fluid thru a cheep water filter into a bucket. ive never used anything other then distilled and im not going to put grease of all things in the system. its not because its wrong or is bad but its how i like my car to be, im just picky like that.

If i was in a pinch i might. hot wax would probably be much better. candle, drop a tiny bit of wax on it, install.
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Old September 27th, 2017, 20:58   #21
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I know im reviving a old thread but i wanted to update you all on the status of this part. when i made this part i had 298K miles on it. Now it has 363K. 65K miles and 3 years later ( i dont drive it much any more save for autocross) This mod has held up PERFECTLY. no leaks no cracks no issues with the hose not sealing or holding on. it literally is perfect save for a sharp 90 degree but im sure its not hurting much. I would strongly suggest anyone to try doing this if your sick of plastic being a failing point. That is all!
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Old October 11th, 2017, 07:03   #22
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Seems they no longer offer the cast part
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Old October 11th, 2017, 09:20   #23
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probably due to it being a POS without work. For my application its perfect but for a replacement part it was junk unless you put some time into it. you would have to sand of rile off the casting marks where the oring would go and the slot that accepts the locking clip too. Other than this, it was a awesome part.

If i where to do it again i would put a petcock on it so you can drain the system easily. Im sure you can find them on ebay or somewhere but its going to be a lot of work. To bad.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 12:26   #24
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BFI still has it on their website: https://store.blackforestindustries....abaalloth.html
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Old October 12th, 2017, 15:46   #25
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Its mainly the flange part with the o ring seat I need... Its for a conversion...

I just need a lathe lol.
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BFI: "This item is temporarily unavailable!"
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Old October 12th, 2017, 19:32   #27
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Old October 13th, 2017, 07:49   #28
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Hit up the Mk1 & Mk2 classifieds and get a used aluminum thermostat flange and then you can weld to it the setup posted above.
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Old October 14th, 2017, 04:51   #29
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If i where to do it again i would put a petcock on it so you can drain the system easily.

I did this years ago. Unless you drill a pinhole in the thermostat, you're only going to drain the rad.

If you do drill a pinhole, make it a small one. I had an issue when too large a hole gave me issues.

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