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      want to drop the Fox...

      Here is the website folks are referring to to purchase the Brazilian springs.

      http://www.brazilshopping.com/store/foxmechanical.html
    2. Thread: vapor locking

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      vapor lock

      I would have to agree with the rest of the guys. I had a bad fuel pump that was causing my Fox to vapour lock as well. It was pumping but not at full volume, so I replaced it and never had a problem...
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      Fox running hot....

      Hi Joosh, The radiator is 3 years old. I checked it out with a camera scope. Its really clean on the inside. I just replaced the coolant last Sunday. The only thing that I can think of is it may be...
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      Fox running hot....

      Thanks 89fox! The carb is working great. At the beginning it took a little tuning, but now it runs really great. The unfortunate thing is that I replaced the cooling fan last night, its working as it...
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      Fox running hot....

      Hi 89fox, thanks for your input.:thumbup: Yes I do have a shroud in place. I always have had one. I made one, as you did out of aluminium several years ago. My neighbour loaned me an Anemometer to...
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      Fox Running Hot...

      OK today my Fox started running hot. The ambient air temperature was 101 degrees F. Well I changed the thermostat, coolant, checked the timing, All was good.The fan was blowing but it never cycled to...
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      What did you do to your Fox today....

      Well I figured out my vacuum advance wasn't working on my Fox. I was going to just order the vacuum diaphragm, but it was $69.99 + tax + shipping. So for a few more dollars, I ordered a complete new...
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      What did you do to your Fox today....

      Well today I received a package in the mail from JEGS. It was time to replace plugs and wires. I hadn't changed plugs and wires in 3 years.

      Here is what I got today. Nitrode Spark Plugs P/N:...
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      distributor question..

      Thanks j-boogie253 for the clarification! :beer: Some auto parts listing are confusing. I knew there had to be a difference. Some auto parts listings show 87-93. I knew that couldn't be right. Thanks...
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      distributor question..

      @ mike in SC, Thanks for the feed back. I saw your post on the distributor from a GX engine. How is your Fox running? The reason I'm pricing distributors is because my vacuum advance is not working...
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      Distributor question...

      OK, here is my question. Is there a difference in distributors from 87-90 Foxes -vs- 91-93 Foxes? I have been pricing new distributors and the say fits 87-90 or 91-93 Fox, so I was wondering what is...
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      Oh NOooooooo!

      I'm so sorry to see that! I hope you are all right! That is my worst nightmare! :facepalm: I love riding around in the streets in my Fox. But I'm always scared someone will run into it. I feel so bad...
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      Carb Fox....

      Running the carb on you Fox everything associated with the CIS is no longer working which includes you Idle Stabilizer Control Unit. You can remove the ECU, but you will need to keep the Ignition...
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      Sticky: 1990 Volkswagen Fox with 500,000 + miles on it.....

      @ jettaboy1814. I like the carb conversion, it cleaned up the engine bay and with the proper jetting for my region of the country it runs great. The last time I checked my MPG I was getting 38...
    15. occasional bogging....

      I would have to agree with jim.c. I had the same problem a few months ago and it was a dirty fuel filter. The symptoms were the same for me, it was between 65 and 70 mph, some times it would kind of...
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      Carb Fox....

      Nice, it cleans up the engine bay quite a bit on the passengers side, doesn’t it!:) How's it running? Any other mods?
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      What I did to my Fox today!

      Well I haven't done a thing to my Fox since I last installed my vent windows ( I :heart: my vent windows). I've just been enjoying running around in my Fox. I was checking my MPG after running around...
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      Fox 1.8 header....

      Here is what I did to build a short header. Performance wise is gives me a lot of low end torque. If you want more torque in the mid to high end you will need to make the runners longer.

      First I...
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      What I did to my Fox today!

      After work I spent the evening changing out my vent windows that I purchased through Alancopter while he was in Brazil. I ran around the block with the vent windows open about a 1/4 of the way and...
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      VW Gol...

      Very nice and clean Gol! I love the Down Draft Carb! :thumbup::thumbup:
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