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    1. Member kerensky's Avatar
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      08-19-2009 12:38 PM #36
      Contemplated the differences between the 4 speed and the 5 speed whilst driving der wagen to work...

      Aw, poo. Ownage. Well, here's a pic of the wagen at my office, just to prove it actually did happen...



      Modified by kerensky at 9:40 AM 8-19-2009


    2. 08-19-2009 12:39 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by doppelfaust »
      Bought these for the Wagon (ProCar Elite Seats by Scat)

      Cool nice seats

      I still have to install mine. (Corrado seats)


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      08-19-2009 12:42 PM #38
      [QUOTE=Banned wagon]

      Cool nice seats

      I still have to install mine...(Corrado seats)


      Ok, one more item that goes to my wish list !

      By the way which year, the Corrado?


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 12:50 PM 8-19-2009


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      08-19-2009 01:48 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      Contemplated the differences between the 4 speed and the 5 speed whilst driving der wagen to work...

      Aw, poo. Ownage. Well, here's a pic of the wagen at my office, just to prove it actually did happen...


      Modified by kerensky at 9:40 AM 8-19-2009


      Good to see a picture of it. Nice rack too. I actually had the same basket on top of mine when my Fox and the one in your hands met last...


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      08-19-2009 04:10 PM #40
      It wasn't today but yesterday, but...

      The diesel in the Fox is no more. Yesterday I pulled the 1.5L engine and the PW 4-speed and put the Fox out to pasture. In a box beside my desk is the wiring harness and a blown up copy of the wiring diagram all on one sheet.

      Crimpers should get here in a week, and then the creation of a new, sleek harness shall begin!

      Probably going to leave off all engine connections, as there may be a TDI in her future...

      The 1.5L and transmission are being sold to a coworker to get the Dasher I'm selling him in good running condition, to replace his aging, 11mpg truck.

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      08-19-2009 04:35 PM #41
      Kerensky,

      What is the length of your roof rack bars? Yakima, right? I think this is the size that would best fit my Fox, not too long-not too short.


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      08-19-2009 05:18 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      Kerensky, What is the length of your roof rack bars? Yakima, right? I think this is the size that would best fit my Fox, not too long-not too short.
      Not sure, when I bought the rack it had this car attached to it... DubbinChris or 89fuchswagen might know, bt I'll try and figure it out. I'll measure the bars tonite and let you know how long they are.

      EDIT: Didn't get time to measure them, but it is definitely a Yakima rack. All the bolts and screws are pretty rusty, so I think I may take it off and replace them eventually.


      Modified by kerensky at 6:40 AM 8-20-2009


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      08-19-2009 05:20 PM #43
      Just found a decent size crack in my intake boot about 20 min ago. Replaced it promptly with one I had on the shelf and readjusted my idle a little.

      Ordered a few things from GAP...wish they were closer...


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      08-19-2009 05:56 PM #44
      I drove my Fox to work. I need to raise the idle and check the timing.
      Where's the Gem? You'll find it. Everbody does.

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      08-20-2009 04:09 AM #45
      I am watching a few auctions for Yakima A1 raingutter towers on ebaY and still not sure if going for 48" or 58" crossbars to start off. Dubbin has 66",
      but don't like how they stretch, too far out...

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      08-20-2009 03:15 PM #46
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      I am watching a few auctions for Yakima A1 raingutter towers on ebaY and still not sure if going for 48" or 58" crossbars to start off. Dubbin has 66", but don't like how they stretch, too far out...
      The crossbars on my wagon are the 58", so 4" shorter each side than Chris'. Still long enough to bang your head on. I think the 48" might barely be long enough to connect the towers together...


      Modified by kerensky at 12:16 PM 8-20-2009

    12. 08-20-2009 03:25 PM #47
      I got my bars just a bit long and cut them down to the perfect size.

    13. 08-20-2009 05:09 PM #48
      Yesterday when I pulled in to work I smelled gas. Got out, looked under the car and found a puddle under the main pump. The stretched-out, C-shaped hose between the pump and accumulator had burst at the clamp.

      I left work early that evening, got her home and pulled the whole pump/filter/bracket assembly off and did some measuring.

      Today I stopped at the dealer and ordered a new hose (hopefully the correct one, as the dealer lists 2 part numbers for 88 coupes). This is the hose that's got two different end sizes. It'll be in on Monday.

      In the meantime, I stopped at my FLAPS and got some of the smaller size fuel tubing, then went to Lowe's and got some bigger size tubing and a brass fitting to step down between the two, plus some clamps. Jury-rigged the whole thing together in about 1.5 hours and drove to work.

      I like it when a plan for solving a problem actually works out.

      Does anyone know why the hose has two different end sizes? My accumulator fitting is 3/8" OD and the pump outlet is 9/16" OD?


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      08-20-2009 05:21 PM #49
      Quote, originally posted by twarch »
      Does anyone know why the hose has two different end sizes? My accumulator fitting is 3/8" OD and the pump outlet is 9/16" OD?

      The only reason I can think of is to force us to go to the dealer to buy parts. The more times we walk around the place, the more chances they have to try and rope you into buying a new car?

      They should know better. Seriously, if someone is there to pick up repair parts for a Fox, the odds that the have either the interest in or the funds to pick up a new car are near zero. Duh.


    15. 08-20-2009 05:26 PM #50

      "with a little modification..."

      I go to the dealer parts counter as little as possible. Even so, the parts manager knows who I am because every time I come in he's going to face a challenge finding what I need!

      I sort of like keeping him on his toes!


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      08-20-2009 07:14 PM #51
      Tried to take off the big tb from my digifox. Got 3 allen bolts off. 4th is completely rounded. $%&^$&^%&%$ I gave em all lots of pb blaster beforehand and made sure to whack the allen bit in as much as possible. It felt like it broke free like all the others, but nope. Then I tried to rotate the TB to get the bolt free. Wasn't paying attention and bent the arm of the big butterfly a bit when it hit the intake manifold. Whoops. Hope no damage is done. Now to figure out how the hell to get it off.. Or if I see a fox2 at a picknpull, I might just get it from there.

      Was going to put in the 268 cam, but spirits are too low now. Heh


      Friend just went to the sacramento picknpull and saw this:

      heading up there tomorrow anyway. will have to check it out. hopefully will also meet the titleholder who will sign the lien satisfied. and maybe i'll go knock on the seller's door and demand a bill of sale

      I really suck at smog.

    17. 08-20-2009 07:29 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by twarch »
      The stretched-out, C-shaped hose between the pump and accumulator had burst at the clamp.

      This hose? I asked the dealer when I picked a one a wile ago the parts counter monkey told me the size difference in the hose was engineered to increase flow while reducing back pressure (He said it in such a way i could see him sitting in a lab in 1985 in Brazil testing this hose surrounded by engineers ) too funny

      any way it was like $15 bucks (kinda figure two different stops to find three parts to make it work was worth the money)

      Edit: for what i did for my fox's today? i got some vintage 80's style. (holy crap these are heavy) brand new Potenza S-03 Pole Positions too.




      Modified by Banned wagon at 4:35 PM 8-20-2009


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      08-20-2009 09:11 PM #53
      You are pushing it Ban, wonder how these went under your cc billing statement! !

      Hey, looking at the photo of that hose-can't picture how it can fit.
      My 89 Fox has a hard plastic hose, instead of rubber, and don't
      think its this long either... .


    19. 08-20-2009 09:26 PM #54
      [QUOTE=Banned wagon]
      This hose?
      [QUOTE=Banned wagon]

      That's the one. Thanks for the pix, the parts counter guy showed 2 part numbers for it, one of them ending in a "3" and the other ending in a "4", but the same number otherwise. I'll look at the invoice tonight when I get home and make sure we ordered the right one.


    20. 08-20-2009 09:30 PM #55
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      You are pushing it Ban, wonder how these went under your cc billing statement! !

      Hey, looking at the photo of that hose-can't picture how it can fit.
      My 89 Fox has a hard plastic hose, instead of rubber, and don't
      think its this long either... .

      There are 2 hard, clear plastic hoses in the system as well, but this piece (of crap!) goes from the outlet of the pump (not the banjo-style fitting) to the accumulator that sits higher than the other parts mounted on the bracket. In fact, I think the accumulator mounts on top of the pump, if I'm not mistaken.


    21. 08-20-2009 09:33 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      You are pushing it Ban

      Thanks

      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      Y wonder how these went under your cc billing statement!

      Cash is king baby.


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      08-20-2009 09:41 PM #57
      I love me some Quasars. I have a set of my own..just not so nice. I plan to get them redone at some point. I sadly only have two center caps.

    23. 08-20-2009 09:45 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »
      I sadly only have two center caps.

      You know how often i hear that. makes me think that making a mold of them and repopng them, some how would be a profitable business for someone.I did some aluminum casting back in high school long long ago..


      Modified by Banned wagon at 6:47 PM 8-20-2009


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      08-20-2009 09:49 PM #59
      I am looking at Bentley ilustration on fuel system-gasoline chapter, page 9 - and still can't get how this hose is going to fit... .

      Oh, ok...this hose actually connects from the fuel pump to the fuel reservoir-not the accumuator !


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      08-20-2009 09:54 PM #60
      [QUOTE=Banned wagon

      Cash is king baby.[/QUOTE]

      Let me put it this way, so I am more clear, stashed cash works wonders...


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 10:39 PM 8-20-2009


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      08-21-2009 01:52 AM #61
      Thanks for the compliments on the seats. I picked them up from another local VW enthusiast for $100 for the pair.

      Not sure on how I will mount them yet, they came with some mounting hardware but it was meant for a Datsun pickup. Might just use the bases from some stock seats and build a new platform that will bolt to the new seats.


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      08-21-2009 02:38 AM #62
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon »

      You know how often i hear that. makes me think that making a mold of them and repopng them, some how would be a profitable business for someone.I did some aluminum casting back in high school long long ago..


      Modified by Banned wagon at 6:47 PM 8-20-2009

      Very seldom do they show up in the classifieds....and everytime I miss out.


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      08-21-2009 05:15 AM #63
      Late night project.

      Went from this....


      To this...


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      08-21-2009 09:47 AM #64
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »
      Just found a decent size crack in my intake boot about 20 min ago. Replaced it promptly with one I had on the shelf and readjusted my idle a little..
      You know, eventually the supply of those boots will be exhausted. I wonder if you could clean one and dip it in that rubber stuff they use on tool handles to seal it up? I might have to try that...

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      08-21-2009 05:17 PM #65
      Yesterday I drove the Fox over 200 miles round-trip for work in 90 degree humid weather. No problems at all. Wish my AC worked a little better but it does work. Got home gave it a wash and went to a local GTG.

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      08-21-2009 08:37 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      You know, eventually the supply of those boots will be exhausted. I wonder if you could clean one and dip it in that rubber stuff they use on tool handles to seal it up? I might have to try that...

      Yes they will no longer be around, this is why any time I see one in the JY I grab it!


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      08-21-2009 10:39 PM #67
      Got the bases separated from the power Recaros.
      They measure about 18 3/4 inches from tab to tab.

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      08-21-2009 10:41 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by mr.ramsey »
      Yesterday I drove the Fox over 200 miles round-trip for work in 90 degree humid weather. No problems at all. Wish my AC worked a little better but it does work. Got home gave it a wash and went to a local GTG.

      Are you using r12 or r134a?

      I got a bunch of cans of hc12a that I'll someday put in my fox. Should be much cooler and put less load on the engine. If the results are good, I've got some extra cans to sell. I guess even if they don't, I've got extra cans to sell, but who would want it then

      I really suck at smog.

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      08-21-2009 11:31 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by ziddey »
      Are you using r12 or r134a?

      I got a bunch of cans of hc12a that I'll someday put in my fox. Should be much cooler and put less load on the engine. If the results are good, I've got some extra cans to sell. I guess even if they don't, I've got extra cans to sell, but who would want it then

      I've doing a lot of AC reading lately. From what I've read you prob wont have much luck with it.

      Even though there are replacement blends on the market that will supposedly replace R-12 with minimal retrofitting, Mainstream is not aware of any automotive manufacturer to this date that has approved a refrigerant blend for an R-12 system. R-134a is recognized as the refrigerant of choice for new mobile air conditioning systems. There has also not been any single refrigerant or blend that is a direct drop-in for R-12 in automotive air conditioning systems. There is always the need for some retrofitting of the system. Finally, most blends and their lubricants are not compatible with the existing R-12 system and will require separate service equipment. Recharging a blend is also quite different, you must always recharge as a liquid.

      Also it sounds like it's flammable from what I've read...

      Substitutes (Name Used in Federal Register)

      All flammable refrigerants, including OZ-12 (Hydrocarbon Blend A) and HC-12a (Hydrocarbon Blend B), except for HFC-152a in new MVAC equipment


      Reason

      lack of adequate risk assessment that characterizes incremental flammability risk




      Modified by DubbinChris at 11:32 PM 8-21-2009


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      08-21-2009 11:36 PM #70
      yes the hc in hc12a is hydrocarbon. but freon with the oils is no less flammable. gasoline is flammable

      when I got my fox, I had vacuum pulled to remove residual r12 and oils. Then dumped in r134a with pag oil and whatever leak sealer that swells o-rings. it's been 3 months and charge is still full.

      I really suck at smog.

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