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      ...Great Chart...!

      I made it to the end......I know a good VW tek.......plus I like to tinker......and I work at a Toyota Dealership (so the option is always there)...where I bought the car from....I think I am the...
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      ...Check Bushings...

      Maybe have a look under your ride and check the condition of the shifter bushings....the linkage looks way more complex than my Fox shifter set up; which when had worn bushings would not allow access...
    3. Thread: Heater Core

      by KRAMMIT
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      ...Glovebox...

      The glove box is part of the dash (on MK I s)...removal of the dash actually requires you to remove a Phillips screw from the back wall of the box....it was actually the LAST screw that I...
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      Nice Touch...!!!

      Nice Touch...!!!
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      ....Offer Him $500....

      Hey there Ian91....I think that the owner of this car is dreaming if he thinks he is going to get $3200 for his Fox.....all the things that he has listed as having been done to it, are basic...
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      ...Found Some Pics...

      It has been a couple weeks since I have had time to make a post....some time just before the end of last year, my right headlamp bulb fried....after some research by my buddy Johnny in the Parts...
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      ...Different Motor...

      Salutations to Santiago...!!! Your car is substantially newer than the vehicles discussed in this Forum....which would be VW Foxes from '87-'90 (Mk I); and also from '91-'93 (Mk II), which all came...
    8. Thread: Odometer

      by KRAMMIT
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      ...Welcome...!!!

      Your odometer probably isn't working due to a broken speedometer cable...the drive at the gearbox end often breaks....not so difficult to replace...a pair of slip joint pliers and a Phillips...
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      ...Sorry To See You Go...

      I haven't been here on this forum very long....but have enjoyed having another Vortex member living in the same city.....sometimes difficult to relate over great distances....Best of Success...!!! ...
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      ...Which Brand Of Strut...?

      Hey there lxsdr...which brand of strut did you go with...? I have been enjoying a noticeable lag in the height of my hatch as of late....it wants to drop on my head when opened half of the...
    11. Hey there SchneiderDavid0....white smoke out the...

      Hey there SchneiderDavid0....white smoke out the tailpipe quite often indicates worn or blown piston rings.....do you usually rev the engine just before shutting it off...? That could leave some...
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      ...Drive Axle...

      Hey there milobokan....if I understand you correctly; your engine turns over and runs......(make sure to top off your engine oil with a suitable grade)........but when you engage first or reverse...
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      ...Bummer...!!!

      Sorry to hear about the damage auspeer....that's unfortunate....hope you can get it sorted out soon....any pics of the carnage...? (sorry, just my morbid curiousity peeking through)....glad you are...
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      ...Dug Myself Out...!!!

      I live in Toronto and we got about 18" of snow yesterday...I had to take my Dad to the Clinic for a follow up appointment after cataract surgery in late January.....blizzard like conditions...to and...
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      ...Phantom Coolant Leak....

      I found a pic of the other side of the car, taken outside....shows the difference between front and back ride height a little more......
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      ...Use Only Synthetic Oil...

      I think you should change the oil and filter again as soon as possible....use synthetic 5W40....non synthetic oils will sludge under the heat of the turbo, perhaps clogging your oil pump; leading to...
    17. ...Unseize The Lock Cylinder...

      This happened to my '02 Wagon....the rear hatch USED to open with the button on the fob....then it stopped wprking...then I noticed that the lock cylinder was seized....I could NOT turn the key in...
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      ...Strut Mount Bearings....?

      My Foxes groan too.....more noticeable when cold....I have been suspecting my strut mount bearings...best replaced when doing front shocks....which I haven't done this decade.......
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      ...Centre Punch Save...

      I remember when I did the timing belt/water pump procedure in my driveway last October; that a You Tube video suggested using an Allen Key to rest in the notches...to hold the clutch fan in place, so...
    20. Thread: 1987 fox wagon

      by KRAMMIT
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      ...Fifth Injector...?

      Could it be your cold start valve (fifth injector) isn't opening...? This is the injector at the end of the throttle body; that has the 'pigtail' steel braided hose coming from it....this is...
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