[Vwdiesel] 82 Rabbit n/a into an 88 Fox?

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Dec 22 12:18:08 PST 2010

In a message dated 12/22/2010 11:10:59 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
joe at haasenpfeffer.com writes:

> I have an opportunity to purchase an 88 Fox wagon with a very good 
> body...
> Considering transplanting the engine from my 82 Rabbit, which I've been 
> told
> is actually out of a Dasher because of the oil pan. 

  Engine is basically the same but like Tad said, you have to be sure your 
mounts are compatable.  I THINK all the 1.6 diesels have the same mount 
that you would need.  1.5 would be iffy but be sure.  A Fox 5 speed 
shouldn't be 
hard to find, gasser gearing tends to be a bit lower than diesel but not 
all were. 
Roger probably has the tranny number vs gear ratios on his site and one or 
people here on the list have done the diesel to Fox swap already. :-)

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