Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 25 of 25

    Thread: What are you summer B3/B4 plans & projects?

    1. Member iamsuperdan's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 9th, 2001
      Location
      Edmonton, AB, Canada
      Posts
      1,973
      Vehicles
      2007 Volvo XC90, 2013 Ram 1500 Sport Crewcab, 1971 Datsun 240Z, 1993 Passat VR6T
      03-30-2012 11:38 AM #1
      So winter seems to be finally done with, everyone is getting their cars prepped for the spring/summer cruising/show season.

      What are you planning on getting done to your Passat this year?

      For me:

      -head gasket
      -timing chains/guides
      -crack pipe
      -rust repair
      -replace front bumper cover
      -repaint

      My garage is going to be a busy place this spring! The engine stuff will be done by the end of April. Hopefully will have a good start on the bodywork.



      and you?
      93 Passat wagon VR6T FOR SALE http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6T-Edmonton-AB

      I have my fears, but they do not have me.

    2. Member perickomx's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 13th, 2007
      Location
      Tijuana, Mexico
      Posts
      1,781
      Vehicles
      97 Jetta GLX, 80 Caddy Vr6, 98 Gti VR6 x2
      03-30-2012 12:44 PM #2
      For my B4 wagon:

      mk4 vr6 12v intake manifold swap.
      Paint job
      get poly supports
      change brake pads
      replace rear beam bushings.

      For the new Mk4 24valver GTI

      Get the Mexico License plates

      That's all
      Westside Mexico: www.westsidemexico.com

      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WSMexico

      We all have a secret, at least under the hood!!

    3. Member Slim4life's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 29th, 2009
      Location
      Newnan GA
      Posts
      211
      Vehicles
      Currently - 1997 Passat GLX, 1990 Golf GL, 1966 Squareback
      03-30-2012 02:49 PM #3
      frame notch, beef up lower control arms and armor the K members, and raise the motor some more.
      The VW community is the only group of enthusiasts around that share a genuine desire to be connected and express their enthusiasm with complete strangers who share nothing more then a common passion for our cars.

      SOWO 2013

    4. Member IFlyGTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2001
      Location
      Sacramento area, CA
      Posts
      4,045
      Vehicles
      2003 20th Anniversary GTI, 1966 Variant, 1976 Bunny, 1996 GTI VR6, 1991 Variant
      03-30-2012 03:29 PM #4
      I need to do a few things as time & funds (& patience) permit.

      Figure out why the f this thing is sutch a b!tch to start in the mornings. And when I restart it.
      Source a Canadian-spec dash (no kneebar notch) in that taupey-grey.
      Replace the front bumper cover (mine has smiley-B3 syndrome)
      Find someplace to stash the amp & Phatnoise, since the cabin is not as audio-friendly as my Mk3
      Remove & build a smaller sub enclosure in the spare tire tub. Don't need one sized for two 10's.
      Buff out the paint & touch up all the scratches & chips it's incured through its many miles & years of service.
      Add harnesses for new CEL location, front lighting w/fogs, headlight relays & range adjustment bits etc while the dash gets swapped.


      That's about all I can think of right now.
      Mike S. SacWater
      '03 20th Anniversary - '96 GTI VR6
      '91 B3 Variant - '76 Mk1 - '66 T3 Variant
      *Duc*Duc*Hawk(GT)*
      The Ranch Run - Wuste "Cogito, ergo zoom!" RIP David E.

    5. Banned ellocolindo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 14th, 2010
      Posts
      4,542
      04-04-2012 03:14 AM #5
      i am hoping to put my sedan back on the road after a 2 year rest...
      i got mk4 calipers in at this time; i am waiting on some tresser tails to arrive and drive the car over to my work; 2 blocks down the road; so i can start thowing parts onto it; not at it...

      if i can get the headlight washer syem; the tails; the front fogs and leveling system in this year; i will be a happy camper...
      maybe put a few performance parts into the 16v motor also if time allows and the family schedual...

    6. Member whitseml's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 16th, 2007
      Location
      SoMD
      Posts
      1,609
      Vehicles
      '68 Coronet,'95 Passat GLX, & '13 Passat TDI SE
      04-04-2012 08:38 AM #6
      Going to redo the front brakes once my rotors get here and replace the ball joints. Also have to do some spring cleaning on it this weekend and get the salt and pollen off it.

      Once I have some money I'll be buying some MK4 rear brakes and replace the rear wheel bearings and maybe possibly have my ABS working again...but I'm not holding my breath.
      Volkswagens are like strippers, they only work when you throw money at them.

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2009
      Location
      Oceanside, CA
      Posts
      194
      Vehicles
      1995 Passat
      04-04-2012 04:44 PM #7
      Id like to tackle the heater core and install a mk3 remote control locking unit in my b4.

    8. Member Slim4life's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 29th, 2009
      Location
      Newnan GA
      Posts
      211
      Vehicles
      Currently - 1997 Passat GLX, 1990 Golf GL, 1966 Squareback
      04-04-2012 04:57 PM #8
      heater core is super easy.... there is just alot to it.
      The VW community is the only group of enthusiasts around that share a genuine desire to be connected and express their enthusiasm with complete strangers who share nothing more then a common passion for our cars.

      SOWO 2013

    9. Member SilentDawn's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 11th, 2005
      Location
      Elizabeth City, NC
      Posts
      899
      Vehicles
      2010 GTI, 6sp, K04; 1996 Passat GLX - Turbo, 5sp; '81 Caddy
      04-05-2012 03:08 PM #9
      Get mine back on the road again! I miss having a 4 door!

      Tasked:

      Chains
      head spacer
      stage 3 clutch (Unknown manufacturer, Spec has disappointed me)
      LSD
      re-route intake piping
      maybe SRI
      connect down pipe to exhaust
      Make dump tube for waste gate
      Re-register
      Roll fenders

      Finding time to work on my own projects is the big factor for me.
      ~~Silent Dawn~~ Chris O. | DarkWülf Performance Euro auto tuning and customizing East Coast, NC/VA ///email: PM ME!\\\
      (~)'10 VW GTI; 6sp; K04(~)'99 BMW M3; Dinan S/C, 5sp(~)'96 VW Passat VR6, Turbo, 5sp(~)'89 Mazda B2200; Kia FE3 swap, Turbo, 5sp(~)'87 Mazda B2000; F2 swap, 5sp(~)'81 VW Rabbit Caddy(~)'81 VW Rabbit 5dr.

    10. Member IFlyGTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2001
      Location
      Sacramento area, CA
      Posts
      4,045
      Vehicles
      2003 20th Anniversary GTI, 1966 Variant, 1976 Bunny, 1996 GTI VR6, 1991 Variant
      04-05-2012 03:46 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Wingzjk View Post
      Id like to tackle the heater core and install a mk3 remote control locking unit in my b4.
      Oh, how I wish my car would accept one of those.
      Mike S. SacWater
      '03 20th Anniversary - '96 GTI VR6
      '91 B3 Variant - '76 Mk1 - '66 T3 Variant
      *Duc*Duc*Hawk(GT)*
      The Ranch Run - Wuste "Cogito, ergo zoom!" RIP David E.

    11. Member Kritter's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 7th, 2001
      Location
      Toronto, ON
      Posts
      2,342
      Vehicles
      '06 Passat B6 Sedan 2.0T 6MT | '01.5 PAssat B5.5 4Motion Wagon | '92 MK2 GTI VR6T (WIP)
      04-05-2012 04:10 PM #11
      Sell my Mk3 to buy it, slap the coilovers and my D90's on it... Drive it. Love it.
      VAGKRAFT
      2006 VW Passat 2.0T 6MT | 2001.5 VW Passat V6 4Motion Wagon | 1992 VW GTI VR6T 5MT

      R.I.P. John Di Battista1979-2014

    12. Junior Member
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2008
      Location
      winchester va
      Posts
      85
      Vehicles
      1983 2.0 GTI 1992 Carat 1997 GLX Wagon
      04-05-2012 04:57 PM #12
      Find a silver LF door
      Sand down rust on RR wheel arch and spray it before I need real body work.
      Try to massage header panel into original shape.
      Use all of the spare strikers I have and make my trunk lock cyl match everything else


      At least one good road trip in the wagen
      stock 97 GLX wagen........

    13. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 13th, 2011
      Location
      nyc
      Posts
      149
      Vehicles
      '94 vr6 passat
      04-05-2012 06:34 PM #13
      I wish to rebuild the motor and tranny from my old car and beef it up a lil. I was thinking about boring out to 3.0, but that may be too much for me yet.
      realistically: tons of body work, new exhaust system, cleaning up the bay, tune-up, chains and clutch hopefully.

    14. Member 91B3DUB's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 1st, 2010
      Location
      East Coast NC
      Posts
      1,147
      Vehicles
      91 S/C B3PASSAT,96MK3,
      04-06-2012 12:12 PM #14
      I plan on getting paint hopefullybefore SOWO but if not oh well, but other than that by June.


      carbs
      build my bbs's
      change out bushings in suspension
      mk4 rear brake upgrade
      install flip down tv for the kids (maybe)

    15. 04-07-2012 12:11 PM #15
      Install a new H&R/Bilstein suspension (-40mm). And modd my old Hella headlights with projectors.

    16. 04-07-2012 11:37 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Wingzjk View Post
      install a mk3 remote control locking unit in my b4.
      Ahhh I was looking for this ... Guessing its plug and play ??

    17. Member 514rabbit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 29th, 2007
      Location
      Canada, Montreal
      Posts
      344
      Vehicles
      '95 B4 VR6
      04-08-2012 01:15 AM #17
      - respray
      - swap to manual tranny
      - engine rebuild
      - coilovers
      - Turbo... if $$$ permits

      kamzcab86 4 prez!

    18. Member jujuVR6's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2009
      Location
      和歌山県,有田郡→日本
      Posts
      917
      Vehicles
      B4V-VR *R.I.P.*, B3V-VR
      04-09-2012 03:20 PM #18
      93 B3V OBD2 VR:
      - complete engine swap
      - fix up all suspension & steering
      - refinish leather
      - bamboo cargo bay
      - take it to wuste 2012 & enjoy a 65K 93' VW
      - sell it or store it before I move to Japan in July
      COMING SOON...!
      Preventative Maintenance is like tying your shoe laces... fools be trippin'

    19. Member vaults's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 24th, 2010
      Location
      North Germany
      Posts
      523
      Vehicles
      Passat B3 Variant
      04-09-2012 04:12 PM #19
      - repaint door handels
      - replace all striker pins
      - oil/coolant change
      - door sills
      - not to lower vehicle

    20. Member Run_That's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2009
      Location
      Sturgis, MI
      Posts
      1,141
      04-09-2012 08:25 PM #20
      - Timing belt & tensioner, waterpump (possibly)
      - Valve cover gasket
      - Oil change
      - And some aesthetics
      '91 GTDECO

    21. Member coolalex's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 20th, 2012
      Posts
      1,727
      Vehicles
      2001 cougar
      04-09-2012 08:31 PM #21
      Coilovers, keep it running and drive it everywhere, come winter sell it and get a 2.0 golf.

      Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk


      WTB: MK3 Jetta Hood Bra, AEG intake manifold swap, Driver edition door cards. PM ME!

      follow me on instagram @airdoutmk3

    22. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 20th, 2004
      Location
      Chuck County MD
      Posts
      1,700
      Vehicles
      B4 Passat GLX, 82 caddy diesel
      04-09-2012 08:58 PM #22
      dropping my eurobumper off for paint this week, finally!
      installed my driverside underdash tray, need to complete my A/C delete to install the passengerside.
      euro taillights have been in route from Germany for about 4 weeks now (waited 6 to get my headlight switch)
      Just ordered tuner lugs and spacers for the new Weds (I know...JDM) will be on this weekend hopefully
      reinstalled my factory radio, so much smoother than any aftermarket, now I just need to source a factory CD changer
      hoping to get some time with the Porter Cable this weekend.

    23. Member x9t's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 19th, 2005
      Location
      Bay Area-CA
      Posts
      7,156
      Vehicles
      07 Passat 2.0T 6MT/96 Passat GLX VR6/ 87 Scirocco 16V
      04-11-2012 07:08 AM #23
      I plan to do the following:

      Engine pulled and rebuilt/Cleaned/some polishing.. a basic paint on the block.
      V3 Super Charger
      Coils overs 8380 tuning
      Upgrade all brakes (looking at mk4 rear and TT front set up)
      New Deck with speakers
      Install Sound Insulation

      Should be good.

      JT
      Passat B6 6MT 2.0TFSI, Spork Pkg, Bixenons, Giac,EVOMS Intake, Neuspeed SS, NS Rear S B, Koni FSD/Eibach Pro kit, Peloquin LSD, VF Mounts, Forge DV and FMIC, 18x9 Wheels,Badgeless Grille, Hidef Rear Bumper/Spoiler/Tips, Votex Side, Abt Front lip..
      Passat B4 5MT GLX VR6. Moddified Intake Box with K&N Filter, Borla Muffler... more to come.

    24. Member prolak's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 11th, 2011
      Location
      Queens, NY
      Posts
      446
      Vehicles
      1999 Audi A6 2.8 (gone), 1995 Passat GLX (gone), 1998 Jetta Vr6
      04-11-2012 12:23 PM #24
      For my B4 Sedan Vr6:
      -Replace the transmission because the case on the the trans cracked. (possibly gonna swap a few gears out and do the clutch while im at it too)
      - Rear pads and rotors
      - Port out my intake manifold and polish it up or paint it
      - Finally put my wheels on
      - port out the exhaust manifold and get a TT downpipe
      - Mk3 VR Lip

      Its my first summer with the passat, so im making sure shes running and looking proper

    25. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2007
      Location
      The Spirit of America
      Posts
      379
      Vehicles
      96 Windsor Jetta, 93 Passat Wagon
      04-12-2012 11:35 AM #25
      For my B3 Wagon VR6 Sport Automatic:
      -replace hacked together engine harness. (Previous owner or owner's mechanic butchered the thing with splices and electrical tape.)
      -replace poorly polished manifold for a stock one
      -freshen up engine bay with some paint and missing plastics
      -put interior back together and super douche all seats and carpet
      -remove old purple tint
      -replace all suspension/steering bushings, joints, etc.
      -install new coilovers
      -repaint lower portion of car
      -rebuild 17" RSs for finishing touch

      Just finished rebuilding a standard none EGR harness into one that has all the stuff I needed for my application. Painful. Still took less time than trying to find a "good" dizzy VR, with EGR, automatic one. Tint removed. 2 down, 7 to go.
      I'm an Artist and VWs are my canvas.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •