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by SantanaGX5
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: A356 TGT found dead
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: A356 TGT found dead

Incredible, hard to believe. Did they also get the engine back?! After all, there is some more damage then just the roof: Bonnet missing, engine ripped out (I cannot believe they did not simply cut hoses and wires), right left wing dented etc. - the owner will habe to look into quite a few things, a...
by SantanaGX5
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: A356 TGT found dead
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: A356 TGT found dead

Oh no, what a pity. Really a sad sight... :cry: - I always hoped that one to be saved.
by SantanaGX5
Mon May 29, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Santana Owners?
Replies: 155
Views: 22109

Re: Santana Owners?

What a pity with the loss of the blue LX and congratulations on the next one! Would that be Gambia red underneath the dirt? If it is the early LX interior, then it must be an `83 model, regardless of possibly first registration in `84. Rear headrests did not come as a standard, to my best knowledge ...
by SantanaGX5
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: My 1988 B2 estate
Replies: 81
Views: 14508

Re: My 1988 B2 estate

Looks great, reminds me of my own GX5 coming back from its paint job. MIght even be the same colour, meteor metallic?
by SantanaGX5
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts

No, today you will find hardly anything on scrapyards anymore, the B2 is too rare to pop up there more than occasionally. In Germany, there is a larger number of B2s still on the road, ranging from the beat-down everyday driver over the well-kept pensioner's car to the top-condition piece of collect...
by SantanaGX5
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts

I think the wheels - the form, not the condition - do the car justice in every way, they were factory-fitted and are absolutely the right type to go with car... - If you are in Belgium, it will be much easier to get parts, compared to the U.K., you shoudld have better sources and could even look int...
by SantanaGX5
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts

The belts on Ebay are static 3-point, and this will not help you since the B2 is not equipped to have seat belts attached in any other point than the rear backrest. There is simply no upper mounting point in the bodywork. The rear backrest should be readily equipped for mounting the reels - there ar...
by SantanaGX5
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: passat B2 hatchback seatbelts

You will need to swap the rear backrest(s), the reels are installed in the upper part. If it is an `82 CL, you will have zero to naught chance to get piece(s) matching (colour, cloth) with integrated belts. This is the configuration in the 3-point belts. Technically, it will also be possible to inst...
by SantanaGX5
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Inherited a B1
Replies: 38
Views: 6892

Re: Inherited a B1

Impossible to tell whether that picture was taken in 1979 or in 2016... - stunning.

Glad to hear about your plan to preserve the B1 in stock condition! It will be a pleasant sight, standing erect over the mass of lowered veedubs around it. Good to know it is off the road and out of the wet, too.
by SantanaGX5
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Santana Owners?
Replies: 155
Views: 22109

Re: Santana Owners?

Hi, the FOHA rear spoiler was the one with the edges angled down towards the rear lights - the difference to the factory-fitted Turbodiesel / Formel E spoiler. The GX5 in fact did not have any OEM rear spoiler, only the front one. - Might be simpler to fly to Shanghai to have a look at the long-whee...
by SantanaGX5
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Central locking Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1436

Re: Central locking Help needed

Hi, if the bi-pressure pump is working, you can start checking for leaky areas directly near the pump: With your facelift model, there should be a T-crossing directly next to the pump: one tube coming from the pump, the other two leading to the 4 doors and the filler flap (a) and the other one to th...
by SantanaGX5
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Central locking Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1436

Re: Central locking Help needed

Hi, fuse no. 7 is only with B2's up to 1982 m.y., it is fuse no. 3 with younger cars such as yours (3rd from left in bottom row). Since you only write "packed up" it is not possible to give any hints. Does the central locking not operate at all? Then, after the fuse, I would try to look at the switc...
by SantanaGX5
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Wondering what my 83' B2 was worth?
Replies: 10
Views: 2479

Re: Wondering what my 83' B2 was worth?

Of course, well-kept condition is most important... - and the number of people who are willing to pay more if a VW is stock condition and not "slammed" is said to be increasing as well.
by SantanaGX5
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: B1 and B2 engine codes
Replies: 8
Views: 5087

Re: B1 and B2 engine codes

That's no engine code but the spare part number of the cylinder head. :D Your engine code will be YN (75hp) or YP (85HP), I guess - 1.6L. You can find the engine code on the passenger side of the engine block, embossed in an approx. 8x1 cm patch almost at the top. Take some fine sand paper to smooth...
by SantanaGX5
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Inherited a B1
Replies: 38
Views: 6892

Re: Inherited a B1

The really mean thing is that - contrary to the B2 - the B1 is developing a lot of "hidden" rust. With the B2, you can quite easilyy see what the rust is all about (except, possibly, around the right rear wheel housing where the filler neck is attached), but with the B1 you will have to look very, v...
by SantanaGX5
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Inherited a B1
Replies: 38
Views: 6892

Re: Inherited a B1

Hammerite is rather difficult, will be sealing off the metal: All water running behind it will stay there & rust silently, without being able to see the rust from outside. Better just go for full waxoyl treatment, regularly checked & refurbished later. Best thing is to never run the car in wet condi...
by SantanaGX5
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Inherited a B1
Replies: 38
Views: 6892

Re: Inherited a B1

Great and extremely rare find, congratulations!

Be sure to change all fuel lines (fabric hoses) around the engine before ever starting it, or you might sort of honour your nick... - would be a pity for sure. This would not be the first Passat B1 or B2 to die from fire this way...
by SantanaGX5
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: 1987 B2 Passat estate breaking
Replies: 20
Views: 2771

Re: 1987 B2 Passat estate breaking

Facelift part has oval connection to air duct, pre-facelift has rectangular shape - apart from the different optics visible in the pictures.
by SantanaGX5
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: 1987 B2 Passat estate breaking
Replies: 20
Views: 2771

Re: 1987 B2 Passat estate breaking

The breaker is a facelift model, part will not fit a pre-85. I am pretty sure the part was on German Ebay some weeks / months ago but was not sold, cannot find it now. Currently found this, though - anyone pressed a light switch too hard...? http://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-Neu-VW-Passat-Bj-80-1985-S...
by SantanaGX5
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Santana Owners?
Replies: 155
Views: 22109

Re: Santana Owners?

That should be biskay blue, I think. A beautiful and well kept car, with tasteful rims as well. Of course, proper tires would look better (instead of just rubber vapour on the rim), but this can be adjusted when seeing after the springs... Watch out to get the right springs, there are differences: 5...
by SantanaGX5
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Santana Owners?
Replies: 155
Views: 22109

Re: Santana Owners?

I'm buying another LX tomorrow. Another blue one but with a different blue interior to the other one. This will be my 3rd Santana!! I'll post pics up soon :) Congratulations... - yes, LX 83 model has different interior from 84/85. First is same cloth as Golf Mk. 1 CL, second same as Golf Mk. 2 CL. ...
by SantanaGX5
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Santana Owners?
Replies: 155
Views: 22109

Re: Santana Owners?

Yes, old Chinese Santana taxis scheduled for wrecking. What a pity...
by SantanaGX5
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Santana Owners?
Replies: 155
Views: 22109

Re: Santana Owners?

Great thing with the new headliner, fits much better. 13" alloys and new Brazilian tail lights are great as well... - in fact I have three of these tail lights lying around here, but unfortunately they are all o/s! Still hope to get the missing ones from Brazil one day... Lots of success with the re...
by SantanaGX5
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: B2 PICS!!! Standard or modified! Post them here!! :D
Replies: 86
Views: 12142

Re: B2 PICS!!! Standard or modified! Post them here!! :D

Wow... - a Stretch Santana. Awesome, but obviously some horsing around with a write-off, it has no number plates. Could have been built for some People's Army officer's wedding or the like. I like the daily driver, although the body is obviously beyond repair. I do not like the look of the GLS5. Too...