Re: Exhaust donut gone!!! (a1junkie)
Yeah, I'm the bozo who wanted the diesel fox, but because of the overall condition of this particular fox (immaculate and so far, other than the audi brakes, 100% stock) I am going to wait for another, lesser condition, fox wagon for the diesel.
Speaking of diesel, The little 86 diesel golf that I was going to buy for the motor in the swap in question, was sold out from under me before I could go pick it up. The mechanic selling it hotwired the cooling fan with a switch, and I told him after finding out it was sold that it would be back, burned up. Never guess what I saw sitting at the mechanic's shop the other day? Yup, that 86 diesel golf, with fused pistons. Idiot. That was a D A M N fine running diesel motor!
Edit: oh yeah, and about the 1.8l 8v swap, yeah, I knew about the filter mount, just forgot to mention it. So I need to go ahead and swap the entire oil pump/pickup? That should be no biggie. I don't remember though, does the distributor run off the same gear as the oil pump like some other non-vw motors? I put a oil pump back in 180degrees out of time once and it was the biggest damn headache that I ever experienced!
[Modified by Vee Dubb, 8:18 AM 2-13-2002]