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Penribones

Penribones

Male Number of posts : 42
Location : March, Venice of the Fens
Drives : 1993 Passat Estate - The Stormtrooper
Registration date : 2013-01-29

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PostSubject: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyFri Feb 01 2013, 12:28

Hi everyone
Hee's my 1993 Passat estate, 3rd passat i've owned, getting older each time (the car, not me!)
I bought her in August. It's a 2.0 8v GL with just under 71k on the clock.
It's in pretty good nick considering it's age and colour, the white is still a nice white white if that makes sense.
It's not perfect and has a couple of bits need sorting, but i'm hoping a service will identify my main bugbear - juddering on take off

I also think the drivers side rear caliper might be sticking (that or the handbrake) due to build up of brake dust on that wheel.

So here it is as i got it:

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and after fitting the coilovers that came with the car!
I've also fitted a leather interior - heated front seats ftw! - from a VR6

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It's my daily drive doing the 50 mileish round trip to P'boro each day, returning late 30s mgp which is ok, and didn't miss a beat during the really cold weather.
Lets hope i haven't just cursed my luck!

Hope you like and give us a wave if you see me about cheers
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matty_mk1

matty_mk1

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyFri Feb 01 2013, 16:54

Looks cool mate Cool
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CaddyRage

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Age : 38
Location : Ellington, near Huntingdon, cambs
Drives : T4 2.5tdi daily, 83 mk1 golf gti 16v, 92 mk1 Caddy project
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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptySat Feb 02 2013, 18:26

That looks well clean mate Thumbs up

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Penribones

Penribones

Male Number of posts : 42
Location : March, Venice of the Fens
Drives : 1993 Passat Estate - The Stormtrooper
Registration date : 2013-01-29

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptySat Feb 02 2013, 18:51

thanks guys

Had my first coilover casualty today in Queensgate car park lol. Got up the ramp ok, but at the top i went a teensy bit too fast and lost what i think is a bash plate for the exhaust! Laughing
Ah well Rolling Eyes
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millfischk69

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptySat Feb 02 2013, 22:31

Hey looks good, ive got a B3 passat estate aswel and its a great load lugger and mega reliable.
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Pieman

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyMon Feb 11 2013, 23:39

millfischk69 wrote:
Hey looks good, ive got a B3 passat estate aswel and its a great load lugger and mega reliable.


Not at the moment!!! excited excited excited
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Penribones

Penribones

Male Number of posts : 42
Location : March, Venice of the Fens
Drives : 1993 Passat Estate - The Stormtrooper
Registration date : 2013-01-29

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyThu Mar 07 2013, 15:59

Hardly worth the update but had a full service Weds plus new discs and pads at the front and pads at the back. Sticking rear calipers released and given a second chance...will have to wait and see...
Next up timing belt and exhaust - which i hope to find at home tonight!
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tomstanforster

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyFri Mar 08 2013, 19:22

Is your car a 2e or a agg as I had the same juddering fault and I was told it was a vacuum leak ,a common fault
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chubby353

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptySun Mar 10 2013, 09:23

^^^^

no it werent a vacuum leak bud when i got it it did the juddering thing i changed everything thing from vacum pipes to oil breathers to everything and it still did it

what the problem was is someone had been messing with the dizzy capp to make it run right but when i looked at timimg it was out by one tooth at the top which in fact caused the juddering
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Penribones

Penribones

Male Number of posts : 42
Location : March, Venice of the Fens
Drives : 1993 Passat Estate - The Stormtrooper
Registration date : 2013-01-29

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyMon Mar 11 2013, 12:40

@tom - it's a twoey

@chubby - put a new rotor arm, sparks and dizzy cap in at the service and juddering noticeably less. When my exhaust arrives and i book it in to get put on i'll get them to check the rear calipers again. if they are sticking i'll chnage them.

@tom...which reminds me i said i'd have yours if i was first up, but it slipped my mind. You still got them (from the Mk3)?
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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyMon Mar 11 2013, 13:36

make sure the timing is right as well mine was out one tooth at the top and juddered like heck
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Penribones

Penribones

Male Number of posts : 42
Location : March, Venice of the Fens
Drives : 1993 Passat Estate - The Stormtrooper
Registration date : 2013-01-29

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PostSubject: Re: B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper   B3 Passat Variant/Estate - The Stormtrooper EmptyMon Mar 11 2013, 13:57

ok, ta, i'll get them to check...need a quote on new belt anyway Rolling Eyes
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