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      Clean Oil...

      @ bluetoes591, I rebuilt the engine at 488,790 miles and since then I hava put on an additional 28,500 miles for a grand total of 517,290 miles on the original engine and transmission. One trick that...
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      What I did today on my Fox...

      Today I changed the oil. It has been quite hot here in Texas, so I decided to change my oil right at 3,000 miles. The oil actually looked pretty good. Even the magnetic drain plug hardly had any...
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      short shifter...

      I would be in for a 4 speed.
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      The Fox...

      bluetoes591
      Amen to that! But the Fox is my baby and it puts us in a unique crowd. Or as my wife puts it "The Fox is like the ugly little runt of the litter, and that is what makes it cute.".

      One...
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      The Fox...

      mike in SC
      I had a 1988 Jetta Karat GLi, I put 300,000 + miles on it before I had a lady plow into it doing 72MPH while I was sitting still behind a large dump truck a stop light. It was totaled but...
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      Had a Flat today....

      At toast_king, you are correct that $5,300.00 would buy a newer and a fairly nice car. As for reliability, well my 90 Fox has 501,783 miles on it and still runs like a champ. I keep her tuned and...
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      Had a Flat today....

      I went to work today, and somebody threw a way a bunch of lumber in our dumpster. Five people by lunch time had flats.:( My luck I picked up a nail on the way out going home.:mad: The good thing is...
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      Fox papers...

      Today once again I was cleaning out the closet, and found the shirt that the VW Dealership gave me when I bought the Fox. It is a FAHRVERGNUGEN Polo shirt that was part of the campaign at the time. I...
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      Fox papers...

      Last night I was cleaning out my files and I came across my original paper work from when I purchased my Fox new. I have the original window sticker and the supplement sticker showing the addition of...
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      New Fox parts from Brazil on ebay...

      Hi Guy's, I found this guy on ebay. He is out of Florida, but has ties to Brazil and is currently in Bazil. He is working on having stock on had here in Florida. His prices are reasonable for new...
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      finding trans gears...

      Here is a link on the forum that I wrote to help another follow Foxer out. It may be of some use to you to help locate the gears. Although keep in mind that this was written with the trans in place...
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      Thanks for the info!:)
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      Just running around in the Fox....

      Aside from goning to get the Fox inspected today. I had more errands to run. At the inspection station, while I was waiting on my car, a lady with 3 little girls came in on a flat tire. The guy at...
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      Tail lights...

      As for the gauge, I found a wire under the dash with a covered spade connector that was not connected to anything. I'll have to go back and look at my Bentley Manual to tell you what it goes to. But...
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      Tail lights...

      Today I went to get my 90 Fox inspected, the guy did not want to pass me because I hve a chip on the rear driver side tail light. I have had it for years like this and I was never told anything. So I...
    16. window seals...

      I never got an answer on this. Do you have both the left and right rear side window seals avalible? If so how much with shipping?
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      What I did to my Fox today.....

      So this past weekend I tuned up the Fox, aired up the tires and check the timing. I filled her up on Sunday. I've been running her to work and back, also running around to the store and back. Well...
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      From Brazil...

      I'm going to try and visit the local junk yards this weekend. I'll see is I can find a sending unit that is in good shape. To be honest, it is difficult to find a Fox here in Texas. The few people...
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      Carb Fox...

      First of all, what carb are you running. If it's a Weber then 3-4 psi is ideal. Most carbs are low pressure, so you should be between 3-5 psi on a 2 Barrel and 4-9 on a 4 Barrel. Are you running both...
    20. Fox MPG....

      EPA rated the VW Fox 2DR at 22 / 27 MPG and the 4DR and Wagon at 20 / 25 MPG. There are a lot of variables in MPG such as tires, tire pressure and road conditions, stuff in the trunk or cargo area...
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