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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    tdd, FYI, CrazyQuantumMan has a web site tdivw.com with a link to his AWD build which he wrote up on the VWVortex: TDI Synchro 4-MO Passat
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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    Todd, your B4 is looking improved. Awesome, brother. A couple of years ago, I bought a couple of the splash guards for the water pump for my DD and back up plan, but I haven't installed them yet. Good for you. Going over puddles without the belly pan guarantees loss of (power) steering. It...
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    Head Gasket Block Prep

    Pics worked for me, but then again I live in southern NH, a couple of miles south of Dave. Maybe distances matter if you don't drive a TDI. Dave, keep up the contributions; we all appreciate the incentive, motivation and stimulus to work on these old but truly rewarding to drive machines...
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    Rear Springs

    I have used the Suplex brand of rear coil springs surrounding my rear Bilstein struts on my DD 1997 Passat (now at 383,000 miles) with no issues. Price really isn't the issue, the labor is. It is a lot of work to replace rear struts on the 1997 Passat. Dismantalling the rear interior is a...
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    timing belt change replacement procedure

    Hey diesel steve, The best advice that I can give you is to watch these two youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mQ-tA-fSQs Part 1 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy5ugRg927U Part 2. In February 2017, I used my Toshiba...
  6. Extracting broken M8 bolts

    Extracting broken M8 bolts

  7. New HB bolts installed

    New HB bolts installed

  8. Broken M8 bolts

    Broken M8 bolts

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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    I don't know how, but my DD 1997 B4 TDI surpassed 350K miles: Does anyone make transportation appliances that will run 350k miles now? I have to figure that every one who passes me on the highway now at [75 - 85 MPH) is making payments for 5 -7 years. Blissful life in 2018. My back up...
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    B4 suddenly running rough, weird injector balance

    Abacus, You and your family is all that matters. VAG has deceived the world. You can leave VW's & TDI's in your rear view mirror with no issues. Live your life. Jeff
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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    Following the example of 97B4TDi, yesterday I took advantage of our January micro-thaw and rotated my tires and washed my DD, now at 346,800 miles. The all season General Altimax RT43 tires were installed in July 2016, shortly after I had a local shop install the LF tie rod assembly. I had put...
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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    Today I did not have to go to work, it wasn't snowing and the sun was out and the temps were above freezing here in New Hampshire. I deemed this a perfect December scenario to tackle B4 TDI issues in the garage. My DD, which just turned 346K, had a rarely seen (and annoying) dash cluster CEL...
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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    Good progress, Todd. I've bought a $250 1996 TDI B4 junker that doesn't look that good. Keep moving forward. I always appreciate your posts! Jeff Gerst
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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    Mark, Welcome back. We talked about PTSD in PM's previously. Most non-veterans are conveniently clueless and unsympathetic to returning war veteran issues As another war veteran, I just wanted to say many thanks for your service to America. I am wishing you the best and a gradual...
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    97 Passat tdi part out

    Ray, I'm looking for an instrument cluster wiring harness for my 1996 B4 TDI 4 door sedan. The p/n is: 3A2 971 064 A/C/or E. It connects from U1 and U2 on the back of the fuse panel (with 4 individual connector/wires as well) up to the two 28 pin connectors on the dash instrument...
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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    Today I got the front end of the DD Passat up on Rhino Ramps and R&R'd the oil and oil filter with the odometer just passing 340K miles. I always use Mobil 1; this time the 5 quart jug of 5W-30 was $22.96 from WalMart and the Mann W 840/2 filter was less than $10 from eBay. I routinely add a...
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    B4 resets Clock to 1:00 and Trip Meter to 0.0 during start sequence

    The culprit is a failed 470uf capacitor on the circuit card of your instrument cluster. TDIClub Member tripl-e exposed this in his 12-02-06 "Instrument cluster Mystery" thread in this forum. Google Chubb's Auto Repair to locate Derek who can fix your instrument cluster.
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    Help- I need mud flaps advice

    The front splash guards/mud flaps: Brand: Autobahn, distributed for VW, P/N: ZVW 166 305 I purchased at least 3 pairs of these on eBay from Quirk Auto Parts The rear splash guards/mud flaps: Brand: Votex, distributed for VW, P/N: 3A5075101 and 3A5075101 I've also...
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    The "What did you do to your B4 today" thread...

    I took advantage of my rare Saturday and Sunday off from my job and decided to spend some quality time working on my back up plan B4 Passat. Weeks ago, I had only planned to change my rear rotors and pads but my plans changed when the left rear caliper seized up. Furthermore, to help keep the...
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