HiI replaced the passenger side rear strut on the silver 97 B4 with a Bilstein. It drives so much better now. Also replaced the suitcase and rear mufflers. It's nice and quiet now too. I have been putting lots of highway miles on so its been really nice to have it at its best.
Also I found the key to my wife's 96 B4 that was lost for several days, and we cleaned the sunroof drains to try and solve a leaky drivers front floor.
I love these cars still...
It's most likely the windshield at the lower corner...these are prone to leaking down there.Hi
I'm having a leak in the front driver's side issue also.. It's coming down the side kick panel... Maybe from the fuse area did you figure out where yours was leaking from?
I've not seen original seals fail on a Mk3, but I have seen the urethane seal fail on bottom of a B3 windshield and on a B4 at the lower corners. I have always assumed it had to do with curvature of the glass down there and failure to properly load up the urethane at those points.My windshield is original (and cracked) did the original seals fail often? I KNOW the replacement seals fail… as they did on my 97 sedan.
Probably the same one I just installed, INA lifters and AMC cam. I'm interested to know how the profile of your new cam matches your old one, it was pretty different for me but my engine is running smoother.Lifter tap came back with a vengeance.... grrrrr. Ordered Cam and lifter replacement kit from ID parts
Yep thats the kit.... hoping to clear the garage out this weekend and do it...Probably the same one I just installed, INA lifters and AMC cam. I'm interested to know how the profile of your new cam matches your old one, it was pretty different for me but my engine is running smoother.
Pretty much follow all the guidelines you'd use for installing your timing belt as if it were also being replaced. I bought a couple of spring clamps to hold the timing belt to the injection pump gear. Make sure the engine is at TDC and pin the injection pump. Loosen and re-torque the timing belt tensioner.Yep thats the kit.... hoping to clear the garage out this weekend and do it...
Any problems or advice i should be aware of?
My engine started ticking and ever so slightly missfiring, only when the tick is present
Can't say what machine shop work costs now but 6 years ago locally here head cleanup and surfacing, valve job and seal / exh valve guide replacement was just over $200. I'd assume that's probably a $300 job now but IDK for sure.Might as well just buy a new loaded head.... car has 170,000 but had the cluster changed at 30,000 so im assuming milage is around 200.... i was looking at buying a new(er)car but they're really not my style.
Maybe a mk4 idk.
I have 2 AHU A3s so I guess ill drive the other one....
Im not really over my head in with this car, its already paid for its purchase price in fuel savings.... just not the maintenance.... I like working on and driving cheap crappy cars.... might as well marry this one
I remember reading in the bently that these heads were non serviceableCan't say what machine shop work costs now but 6 years ago locally here head cleanup and surfacing, valve job and seal / exh valve guide replacement was just over $200. I'd assume that's probably a $300 job now but IDK for sure.
Check my new signature line.To be fair, what you were doing probably had something to do with that….
That's definitely not true. They were probably saying you're not supposed to remove material from the surface of the head. Either way, they get rebuilt all the time and are much higher quality than the aftermarket heads you can buy.I remember reading in the bently that these heads were non serviceable
My guess is you had a problem with ice...but that's just a guess without being involved in any of the process or seeing the fuel etc.Stupid car didnt want to start this morning after work (i work nights).... was the first cold day probably around 20*F
It fired right up and died. Took about 15 20 attempts and it finally stay running, ran like absolutely trash misfiring and shaking badly... cleared up and ran fine after a minute or two.
Ruling it as a fuel issue, so i replaced the fuel filter and refilled with diesel purge.... fuel filter had less than 10,000 on it and was replaced in April '22 so idk.
There wasn't any fuel additive in the tank (summer fuel) so that could be contributing factor but 20* really isnt cold enough to gel....
Going to dip down into the 20s latter this week so that will definitely test my theory