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  1. Steve Addy

    Pearl Red B4 TDI on I-74 eastbound 08/06/21 9:15pm into Champaign IL?

    Was traveling on I-74 last Friday night when I got passed going into Champaign (I think it was) by a pearl red B4 TDI sedan. Hard to see in the dark.... We were in the construction zone, this would have been around 9:15 or so. I was driving the silver / maroon Chevy K1500 pulling a tandem axle...
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    Picking up parts engine....

    I was on a 'parts' run today, I drove a little over 100 miles (one way) to 'acquire' an alleged junk engine that I'd seen before but passed on. I'm only going after it now because well....these cars are getting fewer and farther between and IIRC it has a rebuilt 120amp alternator on it...and who...
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    Brake reservoir to clutch master hose size?

    Hello all I have searched high and low and still am unable to find dimensions for this hose. All I get from online sources is length. I'm hoping that someone has dealt with it before maybe? Part # 857 721 453 (huge application list) If anyone knows actual OD / ID I'd be glad for the info...
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    97 Jetta TDI on FB Marketplace, 33k miles...

    Here's something you don't see everyday. I hope that this link works, 97 Jetta tdi with 33k miles on it, FS in Lynnwood WA. Looks very clean but then again things out that way tend to stand up pretty well, the miles don't hurt either. Steve
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    Anyone else have disappearing posts?

    I've had this happen twice now, at first I thought maybe I hadn't clicked on the post button by accident but now after a second time I don't think that's it. Anyone else see any posts of theirs missing? I'm not talking about threads, just posts in threads. And I appreciate Fred upgrading the...
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    Two 96 Passat TDI cars at Summit IL Pick n Pull

    Not sure if we have members in the Chicago area that still run B4's but maybe. Anyway, two Passat tdi's were added to inventory of the Pick n Pull in Summit IL beginning of September, a green car and a blue one. The green one looks to be fully intact with a left fender damage, the blue one is...
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    John Jackson has passed

    As reported by Matt in another forum here John Jackson has passed away. I only briefly met John during the Eurotuning kit orders when he was on his way to Michigan (iirc). However, I have read many of his posts on tdiclub. He was an ardent tdi enthusiast. Very sad to hear this news. Steve A
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    Replacement for rocker body plugs

    Anyone with a Mk3 that's been underneath their car working on something knows by now that the body plugs used in the rockers (and elsewhere) are pretty cheap. The ones in my 97 TDI (and I think in the B3V too) are just molded plastic and they don't stand up well over time, and finding...
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    Rear Brake upgrade addl information

    As has been discussed before and is pretty much common knowledge now, the Mk4 rear aluminum calipers work as a replacement for Mk3 / B4 rear calipers that are now hard to get. They are also allegedly less likely to bind up like the Mk3/B4 type. This has been discussed many moons ago and I did...
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    Anyone non-ABS running the 1" brake MC?

    I'm looking for comments on this upgrade and wondering whether people are happy with it. It's only available for non-ABS cars, the MC on the ABS cars is 23.8 so it's already better than the basic non-ABS version at 22mm. Let me know what your impressions are. Thanks Steve A
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    Exhaust manifold: AHU/1Z vs. AFN

    Hey all I did a cursory search on the forum to see if something existed but I couldn't find anything about this. Looking at upgrades for the new project and would like to switch to VNT without having the fitment problems with the right rear engine mount and the Mk4 VNT setup so I'm wanting to...
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    Rear main seal, teflon vs old school

    Hey all I have been debating this issue for a while now and I've not come to any resolution yet. The replacement rear main seals per VW are the teflon type but I know over the years that people have commented that in some cases the seals failed almost immediately creating a big headache because...
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    Local drug treatment auto auction - donation car

    This showed up at the Teen Challenge of the Midlands auto auction. This auction is supposed to be the 'creme of the crop' so to speak for what they get for donations. There are a few rarer cars there, like 64 Corvair Spyder with ho hum paint and mid-70's big A body Malibu in decent shape...
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    For replacing CGP relay strip fuse holder

    For replacing strip fuse holder on CGP (coolant glow plug) relays that still function but have melted and no longer work with strip fuses. This has been talked about before in passing but I don't think we've ever come out and posted up info about it, at least not that I can remember. For...
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    FS: Darkside Race pipe EGR delete VE 90/110 PD100/115

    I have for sale the EGR delete race pipe from Darkside for VE 90/110 (ALH) and also PD100/115 engines. $55 shipped lower 48. Comes with the following: Race pipe - 51mm, O-ring and 3 bolts Blanking plate with metal gasket For fitment details beyond what's listed please refer to the Darkside...
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    Minor Mk3 aircleaner upgrade

    This is a minor upgrade to the Mk3 TDI air cleaner. The intake horn from a Mk3 VR6 car will fit on the Mk3 tdi air box. You will likely have to drill a small hole to mount the horn because the screw (at least on mine) is in a different place and the VR6 horn has a metal clip that you'll want to...
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    Belt moldings - when to replace

    I noticed some time ago that the B3V driver side door belt moldings were not in the greatest shape. These are the rubber covered metal strips that ride at the top of the door and also provide the window scraper function. When they start to look puffy you know there's an issue under the rubber...
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    Mk3/B4 CV axle part numbers

    Hey all I'm trying to find out what part numbers people have installed for axles on their cars. These would be for OE fitted CV axles on the TDI platform. This wouldn't apply to a plus suspension conversion since that changes the situation I think. The fitment specs from VW are very specific...
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    Radio code procedure from Quick Reference Guide

    I remember this issue coming up before and since I stumbled upon a VW quick reference guide for 96 Passat I thought it was worth posting up a graphic of the coding sequence for the premium radio found in 96/97 Passat cars. It's a bit different from what you do for Mk3 cars. Steve
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    B4 Passat misc items FS Kamei FER

    I have some B4 items I'm selling, this is a hodge podge, pics shown and prices listed at the bottom. PM me for info etc, please don't post here, I probably won't check it very much. Pic 1 1. Pair front markers with bulb sockets sold 2. Driver fog light lens - $15 shipped sold 3. Single...
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