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    Thread: What did you do to your Fox today?

    1. Member DubbinChris's Avatar
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      08-16-2009 01:15 PM #1
      Several other forums have a thread like this and it can be fun to read what other have done to theirs on a day to day basis expecially in a small community like ours. It can also be a way to in regards to your Fox. It's a little out of hand in the MKII forums and the Quantum and Dasher version I created is not suprisingly quite slow. I think we have the right amount of people to keep this one fun and interesting.




      Modified by DubbinChris at 1:16 PM 8-16-2009


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      08-16-2009 01:16 PM #2
      I'll start.....

      Today I put this...

      http://store.blackforestindust....html

      into my Fox...



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      08-16-2009 01:25 PM #3
      Today I FINALLY fixed my exhaust. Thank god! Now I can stop driving my moms Honda.

      The TT downpipe rusted apart right at the rear flange. My "test pipe" also was rusted out at the front flange. So I called around and found a "resonator" 17" long, Cut the rear flange off the tt downpipe, installed a split flange on the rear of the new resonator, and installed into space previously taken up by straigt pipe.

      Then came the test drive. WOW! Quiet as a mouse, and I swear it feels like I got tons more low end torque. I don't know if its just cause its so quiet, or if I actually gained a little by installing the resonator.

      Want to go out and drive her more now...


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      08-16-2009 01:28 PM #4
      I changed the oil...

    5. 08-16-2009 02:00 PM #5
      Wired up this


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      08-16-2009 02:12 PM #6
      Today I dropped in my rebuilt motor.
      I will have pictures of it soon.
      Quote Originally Posted by Longitudinal View Post
      But please feel free to continue trying to make it sound as technical and in-depth as possible. I'm hungry. I am going to go custom fabricate a sandwich.

    7. 08-16-2009 03:04 PM #7
      Today I began to change the valve cover gasket, but the two rear studs on the pass. side didn't want to come out yet. Interestingly, the oil leaking out made it possible to take all the others out no prob., but not enough oil leaked onto these two to allow them to turn.
      O well.
      A slight drenching in PB over the next couple days and some vice-grips?, and maybe they'll budge.

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      08-16-2009 03:13 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon »
      Wired up this

      That's a pretty cool place for it!


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      08-16-2009 04:43 PM #9
      cleaned out the backseat and trunk. added a good spare tire to the trunk.
      I really suck at smog.

    10. 08-16-2009 04:59 PM #10
      did this

      Now playing with


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      08-16-2009 05:24 PM #11
      I'm cleaning a set of Snowflakes for when I upgrade to 14'' rims.
      Where's the Gem? You'll find it. Everbody does.

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      08-16-2009 06:02 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by FreshVR6 »
      Today I began to change the valve cover gasket, but the two rear studs on the pass. side didn't want to come out yet.

      Did you strip them? Normally you don't have to remove the studs to get the VCG off, it should only be 10mm nuts holding it on.
      But anyways, this is where I'm at now on my engine rebuild (installing the new motor).

      and the 5 speed upgrade to go with it



      Modified by InfernoFox at 3:04 PM 8-16-2009
      Quote Originally Posted by Longitudinal View Post
      But please feel free to continue trying to make it sound as technical and in-depth as possible. I'm hungry. I am going to go custom fabricate a sandwich.

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      08-16-2009 06:45 PM #13
      Let me help this thread going on:

      Today,

      I got in, fired up the engine and arrived to work with no issues-YEAH! , .


    14. 08-16-2009 06:52 PM #14
      i upholstered my own rear hatch door cover. it honestly looks like it could have came out car stock! i impressed myself lol


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      08-16-2009 06:55 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by FreshVR6 »
      Today I began to change the valve cover gasket, but the two rear studs on the pass. side didn't want to come out yet. Interestingly, the oil leaking out made it possible to take all the others out no prob., but not enough oil leaked onto these two to allow them to turn.
      O well.
      A slight drenching in PB over the next couple days and some vice-grips?, and maybe they'll budge.
      You need a hammer.

      I didn't believe it the first time I did the VCG. Ended up paying someone on craigslist $40 to use a hammer. The second time I did it, I just whacked and whacked. And as it turns out, when you whack it enough, you can just use your fingers to unscrew the stud.

      I really suck at smog.

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      08-16-2009 07:37 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »

      Today,

      I got in, fired up the engine and arrived to work with no issues-YEAH! , .

      Too funny...I just did that an hour ago.


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      08-16-2009 08:18 PM #17
      Um. I checked the fluids on both...
      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

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      08-16-2009 10:54 PM #18
      Bought some Cloth Power Recaros for it.

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      08-16-2009 11:45 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by voxwagen88 »
      Bought some Cloth Power Recaros for it.

      Do want!


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      08-17-2009 05:40 PM #20
      Put Rear window in...

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      08-17-2009 05:56 PM #21
      Ooohhhh....tinted! Very nice!

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      08-17-2009 07:24 PM #22
      Who gets kicked in the head for the broken taillight?


      Oh and this morning I contemplated a max mph run on the way to work this morning. I swear it feels like a completely different car with my cheapo resonator install. Anyone know for sure if it changes much, or have I just suffered hondaitis ( you know, driving a slushbox car with power steering, cruise controll, and everything else that causes you to want to fall asleep while driving) from two weeks of the parents accord.


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      08-17-2009 09:42 PM #23
      I installed my new (used) 5 speed trans today.

      Quote Originally Posted by Longitudinal View Post
      But please feel free to continue trying to make it sound as technical and in-depth as possible. I'm hungry. I am going to go custom fabricate a sandwich.

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      08-17-2009 09:43 PM #24
      How do you guys upload these images?
      Quote Originally Posted by Longitudinal View Post
      But please feel free to continue trying to make it sound as technical and in-depth as possible. I'm hungry. I am going to go custom fabricate a sandwich.

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      08-17-2009 09:50 PM #25
      Most of us have created a photo bucket account to upload photos to.

      Once up loaded you cut and paste the "img code" link that will appear under each photo in you account.

      Give it whirl and let us know if you have any questions.


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      08-18-2009 01:19 AM #27
      I looked at it a few times as I turned the light outside my garage on and off
      Quote Originally Posted by JebGLX
      I'll do it late tonight after all the kiddies are asleep in their cribs. God I love the smell of pissed off Vortexers in the morning!

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      08-18-2009 01:55 AM #28
      Bought these for the Wagon (ProCar Elite Seats by Scat)

      And bought this for the Coupe;


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      08-18-2009 03:03 AM #29
      Cool seats. Do you know how you're going to mount them yet?

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      08-18-2009 03:46 AM #30
      That is the fun part and yet to be seen !


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 8:30 AM 8-18-2009

    31. 08-19-2009 11:27 AM #31
      brought my red one to get inspected, blew a brake line out driving to the station. and drove home with no brakes (luckily i didn't get pulled over!!)

      my blue one i changed the temp gauge sender, the old one was faulty, new one is great


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      08-19-2009 11:56 AM #32
      I looked under it and found a small puddle of coolant consistent with yet another heater hose leak...

      F!


    33. 08-19-2009 12:02 PM #33
      so far 80miles..

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      08-19-2009 12:16 PM #34
      I am going to put on a new ignition switch, and detail the interior .


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 12:39 PM 8-19-2009

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      08-19-2009 12:18 PM #35
      How much did you pay for these seats? They look nice and cushy! How's the installation process going on?


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 4:27 PM 8-19-2009

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