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    Thread: What did you do to your passat today?

    1. Member asstap94's Avatar
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      07-17-2012 10:26 PM #4656
      i have a b4 bumper on my b3. just trying to get back to a OEM.

      MY CAR IS ALIVE AGAIN! fuel pump went up when my ecu caught fire. replaced the fuel pump and ecu and it fired right up... (in a good way of course) haha

      got a new trunk lid, grill, and headlights for $60 from some dude off craigslist haha SCORE!

      started body work and sanding the car down for paint today. hopefully will be sprayed next week.... (ill be the only b3 passat thats bed lined at h20 haha)

      starting the plans for the 288 b3 vr6SC build for next year! just got the new motor in. might start me a build thread
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      07-18-2012 06:26 AM #4657

      Till 3am, more to come. Sleep now

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      07-18-2012 09:10 PM #4658
      Did some of this :


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      07-20-2012 10:33 PM #4659
      So my front end decided to fail all at once and destroy my tires, soooooo I decided to replace tie rods, ball joints, and control arm bushings.

      Decided to tear down today and ended up doing this.

      1. Stripped the set screw for the brake rotors. Not terrible but is inconvenient.

      2. Tie Rods were basically welded to the steering knuckle so that was fun to press out. They have never been replaced it seems.

      3. Finally got to the control arms and this is what happened. Sheared the front bushing bolt off in the subframe.....................

      I swear I didn't gorilla it but the bushing have probably never been changed in 180,000 miles so the last time that bolt left its place of residence was the factory. Im optimistic on getting it out but if I cant. I may be in the market for a subframe or junkyarding it up....
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      07-21-2012 08:33 PM #4660
      Picked these up.



      Last edited by koolkevin43; 07-25-2012 at 07:16 PM.

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      07-22-2012 05:06 AM #4661
      Ok so this is not just today but I got it finished today. Four long late nights and one early morning before work is what it took to get my fule filter and pump changed (the one outside the tank). We had all kinds of trouble. The bently is worthless and I couldn't find anything on here. So it was a lot of trial and error. Taking it apart and putting back together till we figured out how to get it done. To only find more problems. Like the aircraft grade fule lines and the fact that the fule filter and fittings are not stock. Some one switched the passat filter for a volvo filter. One side is the same hardware but the other is side used a smaller bolt and banjo fitting. My local parts store saved me by finding the filter with no info or part #. It's a perfect match. I also installed ZXE headlights and I can see now. If you don't have ecodes look at these.

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      07-22-2012 11:38 AM #4662
      Quote Originally Posted by drive.euro View Post
      ZXE headlights
      ??

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      07-22-2012 12:36 PM #4663
      Quote Originally Posted by drive.euro View Post
      The bently is worthless
      Sacrilege!


      Some one switched the passat filter for a volvo filter. One side is the same hardware but the other is side used a smaller bolt and banjo fitting.
      It's supposed to be like that...

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      07-22-2012 02:57 PM #4664
      Quote Originally Posted by demented_irony View Post
      Sacrilege!




      It's supposed to be like that...
      What do you mean? Even my vw parts shop said its the wrong filter.

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      07-22-2012 04:30 PM #4665
      He wasn't talking about the filter.

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      07-22-2012 05:06 PM #4666
      Quote Originally Posted by demented_irony View Post
      Sacrilege!
      Some order in what to remove first would have been nice.

      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      ??
      ZXE are a bulb by sylvania and are halogen and xenon filled.

      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      He wasn't talking about the filter.
      Oh yea I know that but volvo filter has a bolt that's to small so until I do a fule system upgrade I'm stuck with it.

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      07-22-2012 06:01 PM #4667
      Oh.. I see now. The way your worte it is confusing, as if you installed ZXE headlights.

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      07-22-2012 06:15 PM #4668
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      Oh.. I see now. The way your worte it is confusing, as if you installed ZXE headlights.
      Yea sorry haven't been getting a lot of sleep lately.

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      07-23-2012 01:01 AM #4669
      Quote Originally Posted by drive.euro View Post
      Yea sorry haven't been getting a lot of sleep lately.
      fappin 24/7?

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      07-23-2012 05:33 AM #4670
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      fappin 24/7?
      No super late nights mix in work and a early morning and sleep is one of those thing that you lose

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      07-23-2012 05:42 AM #4671
      Coolant change

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      07-26-2012 11:09 PM #4672
      Drove through a puddle that was deeper than it looked and probably Hydrolocked......

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      07-27-2012 05:09 PM #4673
      Quote Originally Posted by ZeroDX758 View Post
      Drove through a puddle that was deeper than it looked and probably Hydrolocked......
      CAI? I ran into a puddle that was up to my trim on the sides of my car... didn't suck up a drop of water.

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      07-27-2012 05:52 PM #4674
      I was at a slight decline and gunned it, feel beyond retarded now. Some guy is selling a VR with a tranny to me for a decent price so I might have it back running soon.

      It doesn't turn over at all, I probably wrecked my starter trying to blow the water out with the plugs out. Tried to pop start it and it's just not turning over so I expect a destroyed connecting rod.

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      07-28-2012 05:36 AM #4675
      Got her back up on jack stand and replaced the temp fuel line between pump and filter with the permanent line. Now trying to get in the tank but I can't get the cap thing off. anybody have a tip? Here's a pic of the new line.

      Sorry for the bad angle I forgot to snap the pic till after we dropped the car for the night.

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      07-28-2012 08:31 PM #4676
      I may or may not have acquired a red syncro wagon…

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      07-28-2012 11:15 PM #4677
      Quote Originally Posted by demented_irony View Post
      I may or may not have acquired a red syncro wagon…
      You and your red wagons!

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      07-30-2012 01:32 PM #4678
      Quote Originally Posted by drive.euro View Post
      Now trying to get in the tank but I can't get the cap thing off.
      Oil filter wrench works every time.
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      07-30-2012 02:35 PM #4679
      Quote Originally Posted by cra2y86 View Post
      You and your red wagons!
      It's an addiction.

    25. 07-30-2012 02:43 PM #4680
      again BBS ;p


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      07-30-2012 06:40 PM #4681
      Quote Originally Posted by Joel Goodson View Post
      Oil filter wrench works every time.
      Thanks but I'm in now after 3 days of trying. I started to fear some did something like thread lock on it. Couple of squirts of wd40 and it just came right off.

    27. 07-30-2012 11:59 PM #4682
      slowly fixing everything O.O , had some codes come up anyone know what the hell is the G68 ? is it the hall sender ? the car doesnt have a crank or cam sensor...

      new wires, plugs, cap + rotor, oxygen sensor, wire repairs..cleaned and repaired sevral ground connections, the list goes on...



      the car. Its been um.. adventurous....




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      07-31-2012 12:15 AM #4683
      VAG-COM will always show the VSS error when you scan the ECU and the car is not moving.

    29. 07-31-2012 12:18 AM #4684
      that's messed up O.o i was thinking i don't even have a G68 its a 5 speed ...

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      07-31-2012 12:27 AM #4685
      Quote Originally Posted by VarnishedWood View Post
      that's messed up O.o i was thinking i don't even have a G68 its a 5 speed ...
      I have no idea what G68 is. What do you mean?

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      07-31-2012 12:56 AM #4686
      G68 is the Vehicle Speed Sensor on the transmission - it's what makes your speedo and ODO move. Takes all of 54 seconds to replace it.

      Today I picked up a 97 Volvo 850 turbo AWD 5-speed wagon. It's kinda badass.

    32. 07-31-2012 06:08 PM #4687
      Quote Originally Posted by demented_irony View Post
      G68 is the Vehicle Speed Sensor on the transmission - it's what makes your speedo and ODO move. Takes all of 54 seconds to replace it.

      Today I picked up a 97 Volvo 850 turbo AWD 5-speed wagon. It's kinda badass.

      yeah my cluster is analog so it didn't make sense lol.. grats on the new Volvo.

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      07-31-2012 11:43 PM #4688
      Ripped the hydrolocked engine out yesterday, found a broken timing chain guide in the "new engine" today. WUUUUUUUUUUUUSAAAAAAAAAAA

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