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    1. Member Nick the Pirate's Avatar
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      02-14-2012 11:29 PM #36
      Slight update, got a few goodies in the mail today.
      Going to have to wait till I get back from vacation.

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      03-09-2012 04:59 PM #37
      need updates. ever fix the blinker issue?

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      03-09-2012 05:26 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by pistol-mcgee View Post
      need updates. ever fix the blinker issue?
      Figured out it wasn't the relay. So now wire tracing begins. Got most the tar off the floor pans. Need to source out the one leak before I can sand and paint the floors.
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      03-09-2012 11:05 PM #39
      try the rear ground for the tailights, located in the trunk on the left side right beside the shock tower. if the ground is bad there it may burn up the ground wire and your rear tailights do all kinds of weird flashing...
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      03-10-2012 05:03 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by ItchyOMalley View Post
      try the rear ground for the tailights, located in the trunk on the left side right beside the shock tower. if the ground is bad there it may burn up the ground wire and your rear tailights do all kinds of weird flashing...
      Right now I have no blinkers. The pass side turns on and will not turn off after I put the switch back. I tried a brand new relay and nothing changed.
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      04-08-2012 03:07 PM #41
      Nice coupe you have there, looks like a good strong shell!

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      04-08-2012 03:57 PM #43
      Thanks guys.

      Quick update. Got the blinkers fixed, it was a bad hazard switch.

      Just got the brakes done. And upgraded with ATE Powerslot front rotors.

      No pics lately. Will be getting window seals done soon to stop all the water leaks. Then the Interior can be cleaned and put back in.
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      05-01-2012 01:04 PM #44
      hey nick this is the guy whith the vw fox turbo haven't seen you in a wile at walmart.
      sucks that you got ride of your rabbit. that was a nice car ive seen your jetta at your house i live les than a 1/8 mile from you. my fox also has a bigger turbo new motor forged internals makes
      326hp on 15psi and 350hp on 18.5psi hope to see your jetta soon

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      05-01-2012 02:40 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by vwturbofox View Post
      hey nick this is the guy whith the vw fox turbo haven't seen you in a wile at walmart.
      sucks that you got ride of your rabbit. that was a nice car ive seen your jetta at your house i live les than a 1/8 mile from you. my fox also has a bigger turbo new motor forged internals makes
      326hp on 15psi and 350hp on 18.5psi hope to see your jetta soon
      I saw the fox the other day, looked like it was burning some oil. And you also have a black bug right? The rabbit only looked nice on the outside from far away. Haha the jetta will be much better.
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      05-02-2012 01:52 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick the Pirate View Post
      I saw the fox the other day, looked like it was burning some oil. And you also have a black bug right? The rabbit only looked nice on the outside from far away. Haha the jetta will be much better.
      yeah right now it burns a little oil when it warms up because my valve seals are leaking.when the car warms up the oil burn goes away. just ordered new ones from TT my brother put stock ones in and they can't hold the pressure. yeah the black bug is also mine and the yellow dunebuggy

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      05-02-2012 08:33 PM #47
      All your cars are pretty awesome. I may look at building a motor for the jetta once my finances have settled out. Trying to move and get the car in daily driver condition at the same time is a bit stressfull.
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      05-03-2012 03:17 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick the Pirate View Post
      All your cars are pretty awesome. I may look at building a motor for the jetta once my finances have settled out. Trying to move and get the car in daily driver condition at the same time is a bit stressfull.
      building a motor takes time. trust me i know i whent through 2 cause of my brother.
      after my brother moved out and the fox motor was blown he left us high and dry. me and my dad did it right. tore the motor down and had it bored out new gaskets all around. new forged wiesco pistons and after 6 months of building it all winter 2000$ later the car runs great i just haven't rebuilt the head my brother did. im going to put about 600$ for new parts on the head.

      so building a motor is takes time. good luck to you nick. vwturbofox

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      05-04-2012 05:04 PM #49
      Honestly I haven't done any work on motors much so it will take me a long while if I decide to tackle
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      05-04-2012 06:02 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick the Pirate View Post
      Honestly I haven't done any work on motors much so it will take me a long while if I decide to tackle
      hey if you need help me and my dad could give you some help.parts,mechanical,wireing,you name it weve done it

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      05-04-2012 07:04 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by vwturbofox View Post
      hey if you need help me and my dad could give you some help.parts,mechanical,wireing,you name it weve done it
      Thanks man, I just saw your dad in the bug earlier. For now I have most the stuff handled, I may try and put a g-grind cam in the 1.7 for fun. There isn't too much I can to to the stock motor really.
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      05-20-2012 03:12 PM #52
      Update finally!!

      Got armor door plates to cover the small rust spots


      And tried to wash it the other day, I don't think it did much good. Managed to scrub some of the green gunk off.


      And put all the plastic bits back on after a bit of cleaning.
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      05-21-2012 12:31 PM #53
      nice nick looking good keep up the good work. yeah you might not see my fox around the block for some time blew out my gasket from the manifold to the turbo the stainless steel gasket cracked. the new one will be here on the 23 of this month

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      05-21-2012 07:13 PM #54
      Thanks man!

      Sucks about the fox. That thing is awesome.
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      05-22-2012 03:12 PM #55
      it's a simple fix but take about 2 hours to put in

      so when are you going to turbo the jetta

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      05-22-2012 05:31 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by vwturbofox View Post
      it's a simple fix but take about 2 hours to put in

      so when are you going to turbo the jetta
      No turbos in the plans right now. Its on a tight budget right now, and the stock motor is fine as is right now.
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      11-15-2012 11:23 AM #57
      hey man were the hell are your updated im waiting

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      11-15-2012 01:52 PM #58
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      hey man were the hell are your updated im waiting
      Well I guess ill update.

      Not a lot has happened, as far as mods. It melted in July. I fixed it, it broke. I tried to fix it again. Failed....

      And now it runs again. Needed a new WUR and I broke a wire replacing the fuse box that made it not run after that. Saving up for suspension now.

      I also scored some 15x7 enkei 92 I am going to refinish, and a set of Recaro trophys for $150 from a garage sale in awesome condition.
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      12-13-2012 02:43 AM #59
      dam that is alot of head ache keep up the work. oh did you move cause i don't see your jetta at your house anymore. or am i just driving buy at the wrong time.

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      12-13-2012 10:03 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by vwturbofox View Post
      dam that is alot of head ache keep up the work. oh did you move cause i don't see your jetta at your house anymore. or am i just driving buy at the wrong time.
      I moved a few miles down the road now. Behind the Ford dealer on 99.
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      12-17-2012 02:54 AM #61
      nice on your own now. im still living with my parent's don't wanna move out for a couple more years plus the fox is expensive to maintane if it breaks turbo cars can be a bitch

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      12-17-2012 09:50 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by vwturbofox View Post
      nice on your own now. im still living with my parent's don't wanna move out for a couple more years plus the fox is expensive to maintane if it breaks turbo cars can be a bitch
      I can barely afford to keep the coupe running, bills and food are expensive.
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      12-21-2012 03:08 AM #63
      just keep at it you'll do fine. just make shure you have something to fall back on.

      so how is the jetta doing. and hey ever nead help on the car im just down the road

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      12-21-2012 07:42 PM #64
      Good things will be on their way. Coilovers, Centra wheels and some new suspension bits will be ordered soon! Christmas bonuses are awesome.
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      02-22-2013 08:46 AM #66
      Guess I haven't updated this in a while.

      Here are some pictures.

      Scored these at a garage sale for $150, super clean


      Out with the old,in with the new.


      Test fit of some new shoes. They are going to be a tight fit with the offset.


      Got it a bit lower for now.


      Had a little issue... stupid helper springs and poor alignment.


      Finally got a day of sun here in WA for a quick wash.


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      02-27-2013 11:12 PM #67
      Picked this up over the weekend. GTI 1.8 8v supposedly with a g-grind cam in it and an external oil cooler and transmission for $150!

      I plan on doing a slight build with it. So far it will be getting a port and polish with some better valve springs and maybe a bigger cam.

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    33. 02-28-2013 12:19 AM #68
      looks like a super clear shell!!

      great start

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      Had a little issue... stupid helper springs and poor alignment.

      wow the tire is mangled!! good thing you caught that before it exploded on the road

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      02-28-2013 09:39 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      looks like a super clear shell!!

      great start



      wow the tire is mangled!! good thing you caught that before it exploded on the road
      Thanks! I noticed when it started smelling a bit funny, still rolling on that tire it hasn't given out yet.

      Now I just need a place I can work on my motor, apartment living sucks.
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      02-28-2013 04:45 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick the Pirate View Post
      Picked this up over the weekend. GTI 1.8 8v supposedly with a g-grind cam in it and an external oil cooler and transmission for $150!

      I plan on doing a slight build with it. So far it will be getting a port and polish with some better valve springs and maybe a bigger cam.

      ohohohohoh turbo turbo turbo please come on you know you want to

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