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    Thread: What did you do to your Fox today?

    1. Member VWFOX407's Avatar
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      08-17-2009 11:03 PM #26
      that is...
      http://www.photobucket.com

      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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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
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      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

    6. 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!

    8. 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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      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

    12. 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 [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] !
      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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      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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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.
      (sheriff)Early, I though you said this was a drug possum.
      (Early) Sure, I drug him from the ditch.
      (sheriff) I wish you told me that before you sold him to me.

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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

    22. 08-20-2009 03:25 PM #47
      I got my bars just a bit long and cut them down to the perfect size.

    23. 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.

    25. 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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