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RE: [T3] 71 fastback

If it's been sitting for three years and there's still fuel in the system
then it's all turned to varnish.  Carbs or FI, either way it's gummed up the
system and it's not gonna work or, at most, work well.  Make sure there's
oil in the engine.

Get a wire brush and start cleaning all of the electrical contacts,
particularly the fuse holders, then install -(abattery.  Make sure the
grounding straps are connected.  Full voltage and clean electrical grounds
are necessary for any FI system.

Uhm, FI is your friend.  I'll let the others pound you from here :)

   Toby "Whew! Now maybe they'll all forget about my purest remark" Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, R.I.P., ORPCA member
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.pobox.com/~toby_erkson/

> -----Original Message-----
> I have a 71 (with blasted FI) that has been sitting for about 
> 3 years. 
> Any tips on what to look for to get it to run well enough to 
> drive home
> (50 miles).  Most of the electricals do not work.  I think that the
> STUPID Fuel Injection is shot.  I tell you, once I get it 
> home my first
> priority is to strip off that stinkin' FI in favor of some carbs. 

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