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    Thread: About to commence a progressive build on an 89 wagon

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      09-27-2012 07:34 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by bluetoes591 View Post
      Could be a pre-post knee bar difference. 1987-1989 the dash was one piece, 1990-1993 you can pull the knee bar which opens up a lot of room to work.
      Hey! That's the first good thing I've heard about the knee bar!!
      I really suck at smog.

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      09-27-2012 08:00 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by bluetoes591 View Post
      Could be a pre-post knee bar difference. 1987-1989 the dash was one piece, 1990-1993 you can pull the knee bar which opens up a lot of room to work.
      considering i have no idea what this knee bar thing is I'm going to guess I dont have one. Plus it's really not a hassle to pull the dash anymore.

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      09-27-2012 09:16 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by bluetoes591 View Post
      Could be a pre-post knee bar difference. 1987-1989 the dash was one piece, 1990-1993 you can pull the knee bar which opens up a lot of room to work.
      yeahhhhh i couldnt think of a name for it lol it does give alot of room up and its heavy for a piece of the dash even tho thats random

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      09-28-2012 03:07 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      Hey! That's the first good thing I've heard about the knee bar!!
      That's the only good thing there is to say about the knee bar. Well, the other good thing is you can leave it in your garage and save yourself thirty pounds of weight...

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      09-28-2012 03:08 AM #55
      what's it look like with it removed?? what do you do with the center console part? or just say to hell with the center console too it's good for a pound or so!


      yeah it's been too long since i've driven the fox
      Last edited by ziddey; 09-28-2012 at 03:21 AM.
      I really suck at smog.

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      09-28-2012 06:11 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      what's it look like with it removed?? what do you do with the center console part? or just say to hell with the center console too it's good for a pound or so!


      yeah it's been too long since i've driven the fox
      heres the best pic i have this is actually when i replaced the heater core....all i did was this it was messy buuuut it worked and the fuse box is hanging because i didnt noticed it could go up any further but i got it back on it mounts and its hiding again


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      09-28-2012 09:45 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by woodardman View Post
      heres the best pic i have this is actually when i replaced the heater core....all i did was this it was messy buuuut it worked and the fuse box is hanging because i didnt noticed it could go up any further but i got it back on it mounts and its hiding again

      i am jack's raging jealousy.

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      09-28-2012 03:04 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by toast_king View Post
      i am jack's raging jealousy.
      what???

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      09-28-2012 04:17 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by woodardman View Post
      what???
      at the simplicity of your heater core job

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      09-28-2012 08:36 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      what's it look like with it removed?? what do you do with the center console part? or just say to hell with the center console too it's good for a pound or so!


      yeah it's been too long since i've driven the fox
      Nothing special, but it doesn't look awful either. Most of the time it's installed, but any time I take it out it always takes awhile before I get around to putting it back in. Sitting in the seat you mostly just notice the extra legroom, not that something is missing.





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      09-29-2012 12:58 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by bluetoes591 View Post
      Sitting in the seat you mostly just notice the extra legroom, not that something is missing.
      Is there any more body flex or cowl shutter with it out?

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      09-29-2012 01:14 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by toast_king View Post
      at the simplicity of your heater core job
      Thanks i tryed lmao but it wasnt all that easy its just cramped under there once you get down there you get into a weird position and you cant seem to get out lol i found the best way is to lay upside down with my feet hangn off the top of the seats

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      09-29-2012 03:20 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by voxwagen88 View Post
      Is there any more body flex or cowl shutter with it out?
      Possible, definitely possible. Hard to tell though with my lack of functional sway bar bushings. I gotta schedule myself a day off somewhere and fix that.

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      09-29-2012 10:57 AM #64
      I'm quickly reaching the end of my wits. I have a split in the coolant line right out the back of the head and no idea how to replace it.

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      09-29-2012 01:10 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by toast_king View Post
      I'm quickly reaching the end of my wits. I have a split in the coolant line right out the back of the head and no idea how to replace it.
      post a pic ill help you out toast_king

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      09-29-2012 02:54 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by woodardman View Post
      post a pic ill help you out toast_king
      the battery is removed and that;s what youre looking between, that and the rear of the engine.



      I managed to snake my phone down below it to grab the next couple ones






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      09-29-2012 03:19 PM #67
      ok so the hose is cracked not the metal "nipple" coming off the block? and im not familiar with this hose is this on the 93 fox ? and whats the problem like you cant get to the clamp to replace the hose?

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      09-29-2012 03:30 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by woodardman View Post
      ok so the hose is cracked not the metal "nipple" coming off the block? and im not familiar with this hose is this on the 93 fox ? and whats the problem like you cant get to the clamp to replace the hose?
      Yeah the hose is split a little ways behind the clamp. Its on an 89 wagon, and im sure i could get to that top clamp you see but i have no idea where it goes to.

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      09-29-2012 03:36 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by toast_king View Post
      Yeah the hose is split a little ways behind the clamp. Its on an 89 wagon, and im sure i could get to that top clamp you see but i have no idea where it goes to.
      well heres all the hoses i know goto the radiator
      1 bottom
      2 left side of radiator
      1 large on top of the radiator
      and 1 small overflow into the over flow tank
      try to trace these it may be the one on the bottom of the radiato

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      09-29-2012 04:08 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by woodardman View Post
      well heres all the hoses i know goto the radiator
      1 bottom
      2 left side of radiator
      1 large on top of the radiator
      and 1 small overflow into the over flow tank
      try to trace these it may be the one on the bottom of the radiato
      Got it, yanked it. Its a heater core line. Goes to the lower heater core tip. Now to hope they have something i can make work at advanced...

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      09-29-2012 04:44 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by toast_king View Post
      Got it, yanked it. Its a heater core line. Goes to the lower heater core tip. Now to hope they have something i can make work at advanced...
      i was just tracing my hoses and was about to type that its the heater core house wooow thats funny and they should hope it works out man

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      09-29-2012 05:16 PM #72
      Any parts store should have the actual hose you need.

      It's actually one big hose that goes all the way into the cab through the firewall. You will have to cut it into 3 pieces to accommodate the recall work
      If you were a Volkswagen....who would your owner be?

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      09-29-2012 06:25 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by j-boogie253 View Post
      Any parts store should have the actual hose you need.

      It's actually one big hose that goes all the way into the cab through the firewall. You will have to cut it into 3 pieces to accommodate the recall work
      Never had the recall work done to my car so it was just one piece of hose, well, two that i had to frankenstein since one end was 3/4 and the other end was 5/8

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      10-14-2012 08:29 PM #74
      ok so Foxy Black has made some serious progress this weekend (albeit small stuff). She got new strusts and upper strut bushings in the front on Friday. Today I changed the upper radiator hose, the spark plugs, the front brake pads, and the valve cover gasket. And I had some fun with her too, as evidenced in the pics:

      The front brake pads... yeah, maybe I had two more weeks left...



      Valve cover and cam cover off (also you can see the new upper hose off to the side):



      Annnndd here's the fun, I figured screw it, they're already off so why not?! (I sanded both the valve cover and timing belt cover, flat blacked the vw and audi rings on the timing belt cover, then taped em off and went red. I think it looks lovely)


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      10-14-2012 08:45 PM #75
      Here's a better picture of the red goodness. yeah yeah yeah i know... instagram...


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