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Re: [T3] Choke problems

Press accelerator once to set choke on.  Leave ignition on and air-cleaner
off.  Look into the carb intake (sidedraft, I presume) and see if the disc
is opening as the choke element warms up.  Maybe 3 or 4 minutes to open
completely.  You should feel it warm the case up within that time, and
certainly by 10 minutes.

If it does, it could be the float chamber needle-valve leaking.
If it doesn't, check power to it, and the tightness of the rivets on the
co  Use a tail-light bulb or similar to check for power rather than
a 12volt measurement on a meter.

I think the click you hear is the shut-off/idle valve.  The choke is a 2"
diameter round 'can' on the right side of the carb (32PHN-1).

Let me know Charles if you want a diagram (though you've got Haynes,
haven't you?).

UK VW Type 3&4 Club
-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Moseley <Charles_Moseley%MCKINSEY-EXTERNAL@MCKINSEY.COM>
To: type3@vwtype3.org <type3@vwtype3.org>
Date: 05 March 1999 10:05
Subject: [T3] Choke problems

>After having a preliminary look at my Notchback's engine last night to
>its poor health, I came across the following signs and I'm hoping somebody
>on the list can help me tell if I have a non-functioning choke.
>The car (1969? 1500 single Solex carb) currently experiences 'flooding'
>type problems - I need to keep the revs high to go anywhere, the car
>continually tries to stall and fuel consumption is very high. On looking
>last night, the spark plugs are very sooty (all 4). The fuel flows
>perfectly and the car starts first time.

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