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    Thread: 91 vw passat 16v restore and modify project

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      01-26-2020 02:16 AM #26
      UPDATE: ordered a power stage and coil for the passat. won't be here until thurday so i know i'll be getting a 53 dollar parking ticket because it can't start. plus tested the signal going into the distributor and I have a signal so its the power stage. wondering if I can swap in a ABA coil on a CIS-M but I don't think anyone has done it. reinstalled panels in the dash so tomorrow I'm going to install the radio. was goin got fix the jetta and truck but wifey wanted to go with me and tour walmart so that pretty much killed my work on car day. she has church tomorrow so i'll be working on the cars then

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      01-29-2020 11:55 PM #27
      UPDATE: Well worked on the car today. Installed the coil and power stage and still didn't start. Turned out to be the previous owner didn't put clamps on the fuel line when it was fixed and it popped and was just dumpling fuel. Fixed the line and started straight up. Well like always I have issues so hopefully by the weekend I'll have to remove the thermostat and flush the system with water. Because it's overheating and I think I have a leak or the radiator is clogged. I ordered a new radiator it will be here Monday but I'm going to flush the system so it will be flushed and I'll just have to put in the radiator.

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      01-31-2020 05:29 PM #28
      UPDATE: flush the coolant 4 times and there is still sludge in the coolant. I'm thinking it might be a leaking oil cooler. There is no coolant in the oil but there is oil in the coolant.

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      02-02-2020 08:04 PM #29
      UPDATE: flushed the system 3 more times and finally got all of the oil out with the oil cooler replacement. when I was vaccuming the system to put coolant in it the radiator let go. so now I have to replace the radiator.

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      02-04-2020 07:52 PM #30
      UPDATE: got a new radiator. Hopefully will start installing tomorrow or by the weekend.

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      02-05-2020 12:57 AM #31
      Sorry to hear about the cooling system problems, at least you're making progress though!

      Good luck!

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      02-05-2020 06:41 PM #32
      Replaced radiator. I didn't have to remove the front end because you can get to the front bolts through the front when you remove the grill. Also I have to replace the condenser by summer because it's clearly shot. Didn't get it filled today because I didn't have enough coolant. And tomorrow it's raining so hopefully by the weekend.

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    9. 02-07-2020 01:09 AM #33
      These are great cars, I drove one for 5 years. Take care and the last. Been in B4 TDI since 2000 now 402K miles

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      02-07-2020 07:58 PM #34
      UPDATE: replaced rear hatch struts and finally vaccumed coolant system and filled with coolant. But for some reason still no heat. So I think the heater core is clogged or something. I'll look into it one day to see what exactly. Plus heated seats work.

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      02-12-2020 05:39 PM #35
      UPDATE: fixed the power steering belt and also replace the timing cover for the transmission. Hopefully this weekend I'll get around to installing stereo and trying to back flush heater core.

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      Yesterday 06:46 PM #36
      UPDATE: tried to install radio and speakers aren't working. so have to order speaker wiring and just run new speaker wiring to the speakers this weekend. also have to back flush my heater core hopefully in a week or two. replaced the tires on the wagon yesterday and replaced the strut bolts.

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