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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Common VW/Audi parts Reply with quote

Reading the threads on the ignition and door locks prompted the thought 'is it worth having a thread listing parts used elsewhere within VAG that are significantly cheaper than the Porsche equivalent', ideally listing the other cars that use them.

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere.

I'll produce a tidier format as the list grows.

Demort's rule of thumb: 996.614.321.00 then its a Porsche part . If its like .. 058 133 843 then its a VW part number

Door microswitches
Heater motor
Suspension top mounts - Porsche 997?!?

There is no Porsche ignition switch part number as the switch is no longer available you have to buy the complete lock assembly the switch is removable and replaced by the VW pattern part. 1998 - 2003 Ignition switch part number 4A0 905 849B. (pattern part)

Air con compressor. Do we know where else this is used?

Bosch crank position sensor on a Mercedes Vito will fit a 996/997 3.6 engine. (to be confirmed)

The Bosch voltage regulator for the alternator can be sourced as a vw/ seat/ audi/ skoda part. I can't give a definitive part number, but cross referencing your existing one should give some oe and pattern options. Just because they look the same doesn't mean they are interchangeable however. In fact I reckon the whole alternator is probably interchangeable with one from something like a 1.9tdi (rated at 150 amps), clutch pulley and all, but this requires confirmation.

Headlight washer jets - the Porsche headlight washer housing cracks and the jets get blown out the Porsche part is approx` £138 but the BMW 3 Series E46 washer nozzle jet assembly jets can be removed from their housing and used as replacements I did this using second hand parts for £15.

996 Door lock RH 8N2837016B (Polo part?)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea.

when people add things could you update the first post so we are not trawling 10 pages of messages?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, yes happy to update it
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basic rule of thumb .. if you can remove or see the item then if the part number is something like 997.614.321.00 then its a prorsche part .

If its like .. 058 133 843 then its a VW part number ..

Not sure if this site is of any use ..

http://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/vw-part-number-and-audi-part-numbers-explained-in-etka/

i see both numbers on items i change and know depending on this number who supplys it.

Porsche numbers on vw parts though .. hmm .. im not sure there .. nothing i know of though .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Idea Thumb

I've often wondered myself if there was any cross over parts
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea - always looking to save a few $$$ (in Oz we get fleeced on parts locally - and cars tbh).

On the flip side when searching for parts on "Easy-Square" a lot of the smaller items are cheaper than the VW equivalent???

example: http://www.easy-square.com/searchresults/99907314301

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have started a list of VW cross referenced parts starting with the ignition switch.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the Bosch crank position sensor on a Mercedes Vito will fit a 996/997 3.6 engine. Not tried it but I was thinking of buying one as a spare part and the cross ref came up in a search.

Edit. Not VAG but hopefully in the spirit
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought - is it worth making this a Sticky...??


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim45 wrote:
Good idea - always looking to save a few $$$ (in Oz we get fleeced on parts locally - and cars tbh).

On the flip side when searching for parts on "Easy-Square" a lot of the smaller items are cheaper than the VW equivalent???

example: http://www.easy-square.com/searchresults/99907314301

Cheers

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Jim ,easy square looks an interesting site I was not aware of Thumb
oh yes and welcome be nice to see a pic of your P&J
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago i owned a range rover l322 with a sh8gged heater control unit. Main dealer wanted £300 for a genuine rover part. Knowing bmw supplied the engine, identical to the one in an x5, i trotted down to my local bimma dealer , friendly parts guy showd me the parts exploded diagram of the cooling system of the x5 and we successfully identified the part i required.

Bmw and rover part number were different but i took the punt at only £150 and ordered the part. It turned up 2 days later, gave it to my spanner man who confirmed it was exactly what we needed.

We were both stunned that i managed to save 50% with a bit of running about and a couple of phonecalls !

my point being..start with a logical suspicion the part may be interchangable, get hold of the parts diagram for more certainty , get down to the dealer and order it . Worse case if its no go , you refund it and maybe lose 5% to 10% handling fee . Oh and it was bosch that made the part for land rover and bmw !
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what started me off with his thread - I looked at replacing the heater fan/motor and it is £345 on the Design911 site.

I bought an equivalent part from Europarts for £45, the Valeo part was only a little dearer.

Hopefully we can all save here.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Jim45 wrote:
Good idea - always looking to save a few $$$ (in Oz we get fleeced on parts locally - and cars tbh).

On the flip side when searching for parts on "Easy-Square" a lot of the smaller items are cheaper than the VW equivalent???

example: http://www.easy-square.com/searchresults/99907314301

Cheers

Jim.


Jim ,easy square looks an interesting site I was not aware of Thumb
oh yes and welcome be nice to see a pic of your P&J


Pic here http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1259197#1259197 - will do more soon...

Cheers Jim. (Sorry thread hijack!).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bosch voltage regulator for the alternator can be sourced as a vw/ seat/ audi/ skoda part. I can't give a definitive part number, but cross referencing your existing one should give some oe and pattern options. Just because they look the same doesn't mean they are interchangeable however.

In fact I reckon the whole alternator is probably interchangeable with one from something like a 1.9tdi (rated at 150 amps), clutch pulley and all, but this requires confirmation.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know its an old thread, but a very useful idea.

996 rear number plate lamp holders
Porsche number 99763162002 (£15.55 +vat +delivery at Design911)
VW number 1J6943021B (£3.99 delivered on Ebay)

£15.76 for a white cardboard box with a Porsche parts sticker.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I need a pair.. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't there something about some vw brake master cylinder the same as 996 GT3?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
That's what started me off with his thread - I looked at replacing the heater fan/motor and it is £345 on the Design911 site.

I bought an equivalent part from Europarts for £45, the Valeo part was only a little dearer.


Do you have the part number for this ?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ECP part no was 219440150 and I paid £44.09. The part is EIS, they also sell the OEM Valeo part for about £70 IIRC.

My car is 996.2 which is a bit different from the 996.1 for fitting so the Pelican guide is just that, not the complete answer - I took the glove box out and then it was straightforward. Anyway, it's quite an easy job as long as you are slim/flexible enough to work under the dash!

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