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    Thread: Idle air control valve question early 8V

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      01-27-2013 03:59 PM #1
      I pulled a IACV off a 90 fox 1.8L 8v p/n: on the Valve is different compared to the one i have on my early 87 golf 1.8L 8v. They look identical. Will that make a difference?

      Dont want to f-up the ECU if there is a voltage difference?
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      01-27-2013 04:03 PM #2
      Autozone has it listed for my car 87 golf 1.8L as a Air pump check Valve $69

      But for the fox 90 fox 1.8L as a Idle air control valve $203

      same part? wtf?
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      01-27-2013 05:13 PM #3
      THe IAC and the ISV are different things. a 1990 Fox has Digi, so it has an ISV.

      The earlier style should swap. You won't fry ECUs, worst case scenario is it just won't work (but it probably will).
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      01-27-2013 06:07 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by der skillz View Post
      Autozone has it listed for my car 87 golf 1.8L as a Air pump check Valve $69

      But for the fox 90 fox 1.8L as a Idle air control valve $203

      same part? wtf?
      Same part number? I know which one I'd buy and try.

      I know there is some cross-over between some porche and audi stuff that is identical to VW stuff, well the pricing is different, but the parts are the same, sometimes the first three numbers are different, sometimes not. Personally I trust part numbers over an application which cross references parts with cars.

      (funny one of these is 2002 BMWs have the same rear wheel bearings as rabbits. Guess which ones cost more?)
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      01-27-2013 06:11 PM #5
      The Fox may have different part numbers for the same parts since they came from what is essentially a different manufacturer (under the VW umbrella), VW do Brasil. They were different from a lot of other VW plants, so the same swappable parts sometimes had different numbers.

      I'd see if it's the same size, shape, and electrical resistance, and it should work fine. But, like I said, you can just slap it on and it should work, and won't damage anything if it doesn't.
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      01-27-2013 07:49 PM #6
      p/n of the valve off my 8v is Bosch 0280140145

      the fox 8v one is Bosch 0280140164

      google those 2 numbers, they are are exact same part with description, so im confused?

      i didnt install it, still have it as a back up if i need it..................
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