I am extremely jealous of the giant fuel tank you have!
One of the best TDI's VW has ever offered! Good kill!
Hello, im new to this site but i have already gathered a lot of very helpful info from this site.
Check out my new to me 96 passat tdi. Its got tan leather, sunroof, konig wheels, aftermarket chip, ZERO rust, 180k and is now running like a champ. I drove 5 hrs to pick it up but it was totally worth it! Love this car! It only needed a little tlc when i picked it up. I welded the exhaust back together, fixed a blown fuse for the windows, replaced the drivers window regulator, did a oil change and fuel filter and changed oil in trans, degreased and powerwashed the whole car, and so far i have 600 miles on it and its getting about 42mpg and ive been beating it hard hahaha!
Last edited by Superflytdi; 03-14-2012 at 08:46 PM.
Ah, I see its got the standard lack of clearcoat on the hood of a B4 Passat Congrats on the car and the huge fuel tank! You'll want to make sure you get familiar with the B3/B4 Passat section as well...lots of quirky things about those cars apart from the engines.
Hahaha, yea the hood gives it character. Im still undecided if i should paint the hood or just leave it. The rest of the car is decent so i might as well paint it. As far as "quirks"..... Well its a VW. The whole car is a quirk if you ask me lol. I love it more and more everytime i drive it. My favorite thing to do now is flip off every gas station as i drive by hahahaha!
The B4 Passat is a different beast than most VWs. My hubby had a VR6...the engine was great but the rest of the car fell apart while he owned it. He put a lot of money into it. The B4 Passat section is a must, even if you just lurk. Read up for sure.
Well here are some updated pics. Ive done a bunch of work slowly fixing everything. New tires, alingment, front struts, buffed headlights, had all the faded paint fixed, badgeless grille, tinted tails, fixed ORIGINAL cupholder, fixed all 4 windows so they work and got them tinted, newer tdi badge, all maintainence done, this is my favorite car ever! My personal best is 903miles on 1 tank. My regular is about 850mi.
Before tinted tails
Last edited by Superflytdi; 10-04-2012 at 08:57 AM.
i'd have considered rebuilding complete front end before doing alignment. new tires and shocks are alot to put in and its not a new car. a-arm rubber, ball joints, wheel bearings,tie rod ends, roll bar bushings. oh yea and cap bearings. check brakes maybe new brakes/ i put new rubber in calipers; many X better than new parts. also rear shocks/brakes/and wheel bearings. then align. for MKII kyb shocks are real good and inexpensive. also if your rear wheel bearings are anything like mk2's they want to be new and repacked/adjusted more than once a year(at oil change is good).
what does your fuel tank hold?
the "little" D
also 962 -0 to 60 in 4 years-
why??more than 1 wire to shut her off?? a blasphemy!
I know quite a few people going back quite a while that have liked KYB shocks. Granted if you are going to lower it any I would look into at least the GR2 series by KYB.
Bilstein TC and HD ride great if you have a couple extra bucks to spare. I can't say I am a fan of Koni yellows for street duty and never tried the reds.
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