Hi there everyone!
I just bought myself a 1989 VW Fox GL 4-dr sedan (99k miles) and I have to admit this past week it's been awesome working on the car. However, I'm stuck in some places and I can't seem to figure out a solution.
I wanted to do general maintenance, so I've got the coolant flushed and belts changed. However, I can't change the oil because the oil drain plug is stripped beyond belief. It also doesn't look like a normal drain plug as it's got an Allen key pattern inside the screw. Any ideas on how to get it out? (I really don't want to replace the whole oil pan.)
The exhaust is pretty must rust after the manifold, and I cannot find any replacement parts anywhere. Should I just straight pipe it or is there another model of car that shares the exhaust so I can try to find one in a junkyard?
I don't know if the exhaust is contributing to this, but the little red flashing light by the coolant gauge comes on almost every time (not all the time though sometimes it stays off). The manual said it could have been the cause of the belts or coolant, and I've done both of those, any ideas what it could be? The car starts every time but when you first crank it it's very reluctant but eventually smooths out. Not sure what that's about.
Next lined up, going to replace the transfer fuel pump and change the fuel filter. Let me know if there's any other maintenance I should be doing for this car!
Looking forward to meeting the people in this forum, and I hope I can learn a thing or two!