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      05-18-2012 08:48 AM #1
      Just bought my first Mk3 B4 1995 passat
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      but im looking for coilovers and i live in ohio so it snows and the roads get salt on them from the ice and stuff, so what coilovers would withstand our ohio winters? anyone know?
      i was going to get raceland ultimos, would those work?
      and i will put up pictures of my car later

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      05-18-2012 09:20 AM #2
      welcome to the addiction! lol, i would think any coilover would work but you probably want to make sure the sleeves stay oiled or greased and from time to time just check on them. the salt will def do some damage but, once you put a coat of oil or some protectant on you should be fine. just make sure you wash that salt out constantly. other than that there isnt much you can do, but man i would undercoat the car if i were you.
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      05-18-2012 09:28 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 91B3DUB View Post
      welcome to the addiction! lol, i would think any coilover would work but you probably want to make sure the sleeves stay oiled or greased and from time to time just check on them. the salt will def do some damage but, once you put a coat of oil or some protectant on you should be fine. just make sure you wash that salt out constantly. other than that there isnt much you can do, but man i would undercoat the car if i were you.
      Thanks i just had a mk4 golf 2.slo so im pumped about this vr6

      ya, i didnt think to do that, my golf had undercoat. that protects from rust right? and how much does that cost because i only have 1800 to work with. im getting the car repainted in some spots because of rust, so im getting that touched up. im sort of on a tight budget lol

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      05-18-2012 01:01 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Thanks i just had a mk4 golf 2.slo so im pumped about this vr6

      ya, i didnt think to do that, my golf had undercoat. that protects from rust right? and how much does that cost because i only have 1800 to work with. im getting the car repainted in some spots because of rust, so im getting that touched up. im sort of on a tight budget lol

      sorry bud but from personal experience vr6's and "tight budgets" don't go well together. eventually you'll finding yourself driving like a grandma and staring at the MPGs hoping they'll go up. lmao

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      05-18-2012 01:38 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by pos85gli View Post
      sorry bud but from personal experience vr6's and "tight budgets" don't go well together. eventually you'll finding yourself driving like a grandma and staring at the MPGs hoping they'll go up. lmao
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      05-18-2012 01:46 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by pos85gli View Post
      sorry bud but from personal experience vr6's and "tight budgets" don't go well together. eventually you'll finding yourself driving like a grandma and staring at the MPGs hoping they'll go up. lmao
      haaa i totally know what you mean. im going to go hard on her for just a little while, then ill mellow down once i get my kicks out

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      05-18-2012 04:07 PM #7
      protect your suspension as much as you can, but the salt is still going to do what it does best. also consider that when you want to adjust to go higher or lower, you're gonna get messy
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      05-18-2012 05:00 PM #8
      Mk3 B4 lolz

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      05-18-2012 05:21 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Just bought my first Mk3 B4 1995 passat
      a B4 cannot be a mk3 lol. i have the standard raceland coils in my b3 wagon and i love the ride. the ultimos are supposed to be a little beefier and for the extra $30 cost id go for them. just order a kit for either mk2 golf/jetta, mk3 golf/jetta or corrado. you will however need the rear lower shock bolts and nuts from a mk2, mk3 or corrado since the passat bolt is a bit larger. id also recommend replacing the strut mounts and bearings. i poersonally coat the sh!t out of my threads with wheel bearing grease. when u need to adjust them again just blow the grease off with an air compressor or wipe it off w paper towels. after 3 ny winters with salt my coils can still be easliy adjusted enjoy your new ride
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      05-18-2012 08:20 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      haaa i totally know what you mean. im going to go hard on her for just a little while, then ill mellow down once i get my kicks out
      well we all have done that. i get my kicks on the freeway though..

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      05-18-2012 09:09 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by pos85gli View Post
      well we all have done that. i get my kicks on the freeway though..
      I can't resist the back roads I love the corners.

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      05-21-2012 08:13 AM #12
      thanks for the help guys
      i should be ordering the ultimos in a couple weeks!
      i'll try and put pictures up today!

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      05-21-2012 06:27 PM #13
      Rebuilt engine from a 01 or 02 vr6 that had an automatic trans. So it's hardly been beaten on





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      05-30-2012 05:36 PM #14
      Soooo... I wanna get a roof rack for my bike for this car. Does anyone know of a rack system that will work with this that they have on their own and how much you paid for it?
      Thanks!

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      06-25-2012 09:01 AM #15
      Bump for new pics
      I got a badged grille, switched my wheels, and painted the metal piece the grille attaches too black!!!


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      06-25-2012 11:31 AM #16
      i have also just got my first vr6 in a 95 passat andim wondering what the difference between the jetta and the passat vr6 engine bay is bc i can only find bolt ons and parts for the jetta

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      06-25-2012 11:39 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by junkyardracer8 View Post
      i have also just got my first vr6 in a 95 passat andim wondering what the difference between the jetta and the passat vr6 engine bay is bc i can only find bolt ons and parts for the jetta
      No idea. Haha! I'm new to volkswagen, at least working on the motors, so I can't help ya there! Sorry

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      06-25-2012 05:33 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Rebuilt engine from a 01 or 02 vr6 that had an automatic trans. So it's hardly been beaten on
      Um... no.
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      06-25-2012 09:14 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      Um... no.
      It's rebuilt with parts from a newer modeled vr6, maybe not those years, but it's not the original motor.

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      06-26-2012 12:34 AM #20
      Like what parts?
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      06-26-2012 08:54 AM #21

      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      Like what parts?

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      06-26-2012 12:51 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Ha... what exactly are you facepalming me for?
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      06-26-2012 03:54 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Soooo... I wanna get a roof rack for my bike for this car. Does anyone know of a rack system that will work with this that they have on their own and how much you paid for it?
      Thanks!

      I have a rack from Saris but they stop making them years ago . u can try ebay or craiglist . Here is my rack .


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      06-26-2012 04:47 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      It's rebuilt with parts from a newer modeled vr6, maybe not those years, but it's not the original motor.
      or so someone says... 90-02 longblocks are all the same iirc. There were some minor variations, but nothing that couldn't be worked around easily. You could have a motor older than your car in there, unless you've already verified the serial # and haven't disclosed it.

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      06-28-2012 08:21 AM #25
      Ok so I don't know exactly about the motor, but oh well. I'm facing another problem.
      When I go to lock my doors with my key, I turn it and we all know the noise it makes when the doors and trunk and stuff lock, right?
      Well if you know what sound I'm taking about, you'll know that that sound normally goes away after about 10-15 seconds. Well ever since yesterday morning, mine has stayed making that sound for at least 2 minutes, it eventualy shuts off, But i dont think it can't be good. So any input or any advice at all would be greatly appreciated.

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      06-28-2012 03:23 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Ok so I don't know exactly about the motor, but oh well. I'm facing another problem.
      When I go to lock my doors with my key, I turn it and we all know the noise it makes when the doors and trunk and stuff lock, right?
      Well if you know what sound I'm taking about, you'll know that that sound normally goes away after about 10-15 seconds. Well ever since yesterday morning, mine has stayed making that sound for at least 2 minutes, it eventualy shuts off, But i dont think it can't be good. So any input or any advice at all would be greatly appreciated.
      The sound you hear when you lock the door is a vacuum pump. Sounds like you got a leak somewhere. The pump is in the trunk left side under the carpeting under were the hazard triangle should go. Not were the spare is. It's in a foam casing. Follow you lines if you can't hear were the leak is. From what I read on here common areas are by the doors in the black rubber boot by the hinges. If you can't find it you can always unplug the pump and have manual lock.

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      06-28-2012 07:48 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by drive.euro View Post
      The sound you hear when you lock the door is a vacuum pump. Sounds like you got a leak somewhere. The pump is in the trunk left side under the carpeting under were the hazard triangle should go. Not were the spare is. It's in a foam casing. Follow you lines if you can't hear were the leak is. From what I read on here common areas are by the doors in the black rubber boot by the hinges. If you can't find it you can always unplug the pump and have manual lock.
      Okay! Well I can hear it, it's right next to my drivers seat! So what do I do when I've found the leak?

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      06-28-2012 09:14 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Okay! Well I can hear it, it's right next to my drivers seat! So what do I do when I've found the leak?
      Replace the line, or buy a barbed connector and cut the split out.

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      06-28-2012 09:22 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by koolkevin43 View Post
      Replace the line, or buy a barbed connector and cut the split out.
      Until you can do that try sealing the leak for now with something you have laying around so you don't Burma the pump out. You can also unplug it form now just do something if it is going to take a bit for you to fix it. Unless your just not going to drive it or be locking and unlocking it.

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      06-29-2012 08:29 AM #30
      Ok cool thanks
      Anyone have a DIY for this or know of one? I wanna do it right!

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      06-29-2012 10:24 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by claud95 View Post
      Ok cool thanks
      Anyone have a DIY for this or know of one? I wanna do it right!
      Yea do it right a temp fix I just that. I know there are some on here. Which one do want? The whole line or the barrel splice. Were the splice will need to be make sure the barrel connection will not cause issues when putting the trim back.

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      06-29-2012 12:58 PM #32
      Umm... Both! Lol I'll decide which is easier!

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      08-12-2012 01:57 PM #33
      Okay... Got a problem guys! My car is misfiring and sputting really bad. I've replaced spark plugs, spark plug wires, and fuel filter. Not sure what could be causing it, but none of the things I've done have fixed it. Any ideas of what it could be?
      I'm thinkin a bad catilaytic converter or a fuel pump.. I don't know though, any ideas???

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      08-12-2012 03:04 PM #34
      bad coilpack?

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      08-12-2012 03:07 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by koolkevin43 View Post
      bad coilpack?
      Umm.. Haven't done that, or even thought of that!
      I'll check into it!

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