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by Matt
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Hatch Struts
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Hatch Struts

I had the same thing a few years back IIRC I just unscrewed the ends that clip on to the ball joint and swapped them over.
by Matt
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B3 Body water leak areas??
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: B3 Body water leak areas??

Mine has been leaking from the scuttle, blobbled a load of butyl tape sealant around the bonnet release cable grommet and the one next to it, cleaned out the drain holes into the wings and it hasn't come back since. Worth a look in this area...
by Matt
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: MOT fail-sadsad day
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: MOT fail-sadsad day

Brake pipes are easy enough, the only hard bit on these are the flexis for the rear axle, really hard to get them undone as access is quite tight. Spend a few quid extra on a decent flaring tool that can do proper single DIN flares not a £15 machine mart special that will end up costing you more in...
by Matt
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: 2.0 9a manifold issue!
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: 2.0 9a manifold issue!

the manifold you have is meant for a left hand drive car, won't fit without cutting+welding...
by Matt
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Track/tie rod ends
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Track/tie rod ends

AVS (www.vwspares.co.uk) can get all the bits at good prices. If they're not listed on the website give them a ring and they will order it in. 01760 336933
by Matt
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B3/B4 5 stud conversion.
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: B3/B4 5 stud conversion.

It's almost impossible to find the specific Passat ones, but the bar itself it identical to golf mk2/3 and corrado rear ARBs. Only difference is the polybush in each end due to the diameter of the shock bolts. However the polybush can be opened up and a 12mm inside diameter bronze bush pushed in ins...
by Matt
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B3/B4 5 stud conversion.
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: B3/B4 5 stud conversion.

got this setup plus an eibach rear ARB on mine, lift off oversteer is quite entertaining :D
by Matt
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B3/B4 5 stud conversion.
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: B3/B4 5 stud conversion.

This is a great conversion and really improves the handling of these wagons especially if you have a 4 cylinder in the front rather than a VR6. Much more sure footed due to better scrub radius and more front castor. Just a quick note though that you don't want to swap the rear beam into a B3 as IIRC...
by Matt
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Poly bush
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Poly bush

Polys are poo on these, the way the big wishbone bush works just doesn't suit polybushes, they can't flex enough and dislocate from the wishbone, then wear quite quickly leading to tramlining and torque steer. Horrible things. R32 (rear) wishbone bushes are the way to go, although polys work for the...
by Matt
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: disc brake dust covers
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: disc brake dust covers

Polo/ Fabia ones work fine on the back just have to drill two more holes for the stub axle bolts but everything else lines up perfectly. part number 6Q0615611 and 6Q0615612, probably easier to find than Passat ones.
by Matt
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Looking for a splitter for my b4
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Looking for a splitter for my b4

mk1 seat Toledo looks good and meant to fit pretty well.
by Matt
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B3 g60 side plastic panels and arches to b4
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: B3 g60 side plastic panels and arches to b4

The swage line in the bumper wont line up with the swage lines in the door trims. I had B4 bumpers on my B3 for a while and decided it looked pants after a while because of the swage line.
by Matt
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Track rod ends.
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Track rod ends.

If you need new ones then the 5-stud cars use different track rods+ends to 4 stud cars. My B3 has the same setup on the front. Only place I could find that would get proper TRW (oem) ones at a decent price were AVS (vwspares). Not listed on the site but they can order them if you give them a call. L...
by Matt
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Track rod ends.
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Track rod ends.

They're at the top on the B1/B2 and B5, maybe that's what he's thinking. On ours they defo at the bottom like a mk2/3 golf.
by Matt
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: 1.8 8v b3 running issues missing and dead flat. HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: 1.8 8v b3 running issues missing and dead flat. HELP!

Yep PB would be the engine code. It's the multi point "Digifant" injection setup. If it's drinking fuel and stuttering my first thing to try would be the blue temperature sender on the coolant flange on the front of the head. It's the primary input that the ECU uses to control the fuel injection as ...
by Matt
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: b3 wheel fitment
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: b3 wheel fitment

My rears are 205/45/16 on a 7.5" wide rim, effective ET20 and they're fine. One of the recommended sizes for these it 205/50/15 ET35 so you're not going too far out from stock. The arches don't really need rolling to bulge them out, just the lip on the inside folded over onto itself, especially on t...
by Matt
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Correct Power Steering Fluid?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Correct Power Steering Fluid?

Adam wrote:Really? My mk2 specifies the red stuff, same system as the b3?
Yep, IIRC the changeover was 88/89, when the B3 was introduced, so all B3s use the green fluid. Later Mk2 golfs use the green stuff too. System is basically the same but different material used for the seals.
by Matt
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Correct Power Steering Fluid?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Correct Power Steering Fluid?

B3 and B4 should use the green synthetic fluid, the spec is VW G002000.
by Matt
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: New b3 owner
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: New b3 owner

Nice to see a 2.0 16v GT on here, very rare cars now! look forward to seeing pics. What sort of spec is it? Any plans for it? Would be nice to see one kept standard, all too often they are just "slammed" on cheap coilovers which ruin the ride then broken up a few months later when the owner gets bor...
by Matt
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: 1.8 8v b3 running issues missing and dead flat. HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: 1.8 8v b3 running issues missing and dead flat. HELP!

Spi or digi? ^this... what's the engine code? Sounds like timing may be a tooth out, maybe duff coolant temp sender (overfuelling due to still being on the cold start map would explain the smoke) or failing ignition amplifier struggling to supply enough current to the coil. But impossible to say as...
by Matt
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Handbrake cable differences??
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Handbrake cable differences??

No they don't work, have a set of brand new b4 cables here for that reason..... the difference is the length of the guide tubes to the handbrake mech, they are longer on a B4 so the outer cable ends up being too short on a b3 and you can't get any tension in the cables.
by Matt
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B3 top mounts(b3 gtd wagon) wanted info
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: B3 top mounts(b3 gtd wagon) wanted info

If you go to the mk3 style then Meyle HD are probably the best ones available at the moment. they are marketed as a VW Sharan/ford Galaxy part but fit perfectly on a b3 or b4 Passat, I'm running them on mine at the moment. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-MEYLE-HD-Front-Top-Mounts-for-VW-Sharan-Mk3...
by Matt
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B4 bits.. maybe body pannels?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: B4 bits.. maybe body pannels?

haha

I had a bunch of bits left over from when I stripped the B4 16v for my engine, literally couldn't give the bits away, ended up taking most of it to the tip.
by Matt
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B4 vr6 hesitation any help ? Problem solved
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: B4 vr6 hesitation any help ?

I know it's a different engine but the car my ABF came out of did the exact same thing, and as such had failed it's MOT on emissions. Previous owner had changed a bunch of stuff and sold it as a non-runner. I fixed it with a new ECU relay. Apparently at lower rpms the ECU injects fuel sequentially i...
by Matt
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B3/4 Cruise Control Retrofit?
Replies: 37
Views: 1412

Re: B3/4 Cruise Control Retrofit?

VolksKid83 wrote:
Would a B4 cruise stalk clip in to a B3 MFA stalk, for test driving? I know the steering cowling won't fit over the hazard button.
Yep you can change the stalks over in the housings, one torx screw, they can be swapped B3/B4. Just be careful of the little spring under the screw.