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Re: 64 notch that hates the summer

I've had chirping experiences in the past (and a couple of cuckoo ones as 
well :) and it's been due to a gap between the carburetor and intake 
manifold.  There probably isn't a gasket between your carb and manifold or 
the gasket is damaged.  The chirping is caused by the air being sucked 
between the two.  Take her to a good air cooled VW mechanic and have 'em 
check it out.  The carb may only need to be tightened down a little on the 

When you hear the sound pull over and lift the deck lid so you're looking 
at the engine (while it's running).  Push on the carb linkage if you need 
to so you can hear the chirping.  Now *carefully* put your head into the 
engine area and try to determine the area where the chirp is coming from.  
It will be kinda difficult with all the other noise and you don't have to 
be exact, just find the general area as this can help your mechanic.  This 
way you should be able to tell if it's coming from the carbs or the 

There is a lot that can cause the engine to be hot and without more detail 
it's very difficult to offer suggestions.  Make sure all of the cooling tin 
is intact, you're using the proper fuel and oil, the valves are properly 
adjusted, the carbs aren't jetted too lean, the fan blades on the cooling 
fan are all there, tires are properly inflated (I'm serious), etc.  See how 
complicated it can become?

     Toby Erkson
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L for sale
     Portland, Oregon, USA

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Subject: 64 notch that hates the summer
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    5/20/97 3:33 PM

ive got a 64 notch that seems to hate the heat.. im not good with anything
mechanical so maybe someone can help me..  after i take semi long trips in my
notch (approx 20-30 mi) my car wants to stall or die at stops unless i give
her gas and also when shes real hot she just wont start.. i mean she wont
even turn over.  its kinda like theres not enuff juice to turn it over but
when shes cold she starts like a charm..also when she is hot i get this funny
little chirping in my engine compartment, kinda like a tweety bird....what
can you tell me?

tommy vette
64 notchback
97 jetta gt

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