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acquired from owner of ukpassats yesterday of his black KO4 beast that he is selling

his car


washed and a good rubbin down first


primered



first coat


lacquered



finished
 

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Did they mount the turbo in a different spot on UK models because of the RHD. It looks like you dont have a turbo hanging. Or does it just not have a turbo at all.
 

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mine is not a turbo mine is a 1.8 20V non turbo 125 bhp. and the filter is a K&N 57i induction kit
 

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Yeah the intake manifold looks totally different. Shows how Newb I am, I never knew they had a non turbo 1.8L.....
 

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i need one of those covers....mine was missing when i bought it :confused:
Early models didn't come with one (my new '98 in the US came without) but I am not sure when they started appearing.
 

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think this is a b5.5 cover modified to fit the b5. it does have battery cover just wasnt dry when i took the last pic
 

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What's funny is that the B6 A4 still doesn't have the full cover. Just over the right and left sides (read: 2 separate pieces), but not over the battery. The engine bay on my 2004 1.8t passat looks better than my wife's 2004 A4 1.8T engine bay.
 

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Any reason you didn't paint the engine cover to match while you were at it?
 

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did you sand the cover down before priming? I been wanting to paint my plastic engine parts, just tryin to figure out how to do it...
 

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did you sand the cover down before priming? I been wanting to paint my plastic engine parts, just tryin to figure out how to do it...
painted my engine cover and few other plastic pieces:

1) cleaned with soap and water
2) sanded down slightly (400 grit)
3) sprayed with 3 coats of surface adhesion promoter
4) applied a high temp base coat (3 coats)
5) applied paint (3 coats)
6) dried overnight
7) applied clear coat
 

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i gave it a good scrub with soapy water, gave it a rub down with 800 paper then 2 coats of primer, rubbed down again with 1200 paper then 2 more coats of primer, then 3 coats of colour and i think 3 coats of lacquer
 
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