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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 June 18th, 2010, 09:12   #1
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Anyone know where to get a cheaper harmonic balancer. The shop my jetta is at is saying $258 is this reasonable?
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:14   #2
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VW list price for that part is over $400, part number 028-105-243-T.

Places like www.IDparts.com www.worldimpex.com www.metalmanparts.com www.dieselgeek.com www.boraparts.com may sell one for less.

Make sure the crank snout is inspected by removal of the timing belt and sprocket too.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:42   #3
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Wow thanks that just saved me a ton of money. Metal Man Parts had the same part for $80 and autozone quoted $418 the shop my car is at quoted $258. It's amazing how doing alittle research can save time and money.
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Got mine from AZautohaus. If memory servrs it was about $60.00.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 12:46   #5
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Make sure the crank snout is inspected by removal of the timing belt and sprocket too.
And add in the cost to replace the one-time-only stretch bolt that holds that sprocket onto the crank.
Do NOT re-use the removed bolt. It will NOT hold the sprocket adequately if it is re-used. Within a few hundred miles of your inspection and re-installation of the used bolt, you will be in need of a new sprocket, maybe a new crank, or valves, or pistons, or rods...
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 15:18   #6
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Hi All,
What is a harmonic balancer and where is it??? (mk3 golf 1z eng 1995)
My car suffers from vibration through the bodyshell at certain revs, any ideas what it could be????????????


Thanks in advance of advice
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Old March 15th, 2013, 04:37   #7
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And add in the cost to replace the one-time-only stretch bolt that holds that sprocket onto the crank.
Do NOT re-use the removed bolt. It will NOT hold the sprocket adequately if it is re-used. Within a few hundred miles of your inspection and re-installation of the used bolt, you will be in need of a new sprocket, maybe a new crank, or valves, or pistons, or rods...

An old thread -sorry. I've purchased a new Harmonic Balancer (and serp belt, alt pulley) and I don't know the proper bolts to buy (for Balancer wheel)....??

This will go on the '05 BEW. Anyone know the size of those HB stretch bolts? (I just realized this is in the wrong section - will move).

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