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Re: [T3] 71 fastback

On 10 Mar 99, at 19:02, Your Name wrote:

> 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 elect´}Epo 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. 

If you would like some help, you will have to post your car's 
symptoms. Also, where are you and what tools do you have? Do you own 
a VOM?

Most of the things that can go wrong with the FI are simple and cheap 
to fix. You should own a good manual to do anything. Buy this one:

Volkswagen Official Service Manual
Type 3 Fastback and Squareback 1968-1973
published by Robert Bentley, Cambridge, Mass, 1974
ISBN 0-8376-0057-X / LPV 997 383 / VSQU
(excellent book, complete and well written)

Only the fuel system is controlled by the FI. When you say that most 
of the electrics don't work, what do you mean? These may well not be 
FI problems.

You've made it pretty clear that you've already made up your mind, 
but just ask yourself how well you understand how a carb works. Do 
you understand what you will need to do to get them to work properly?

They probably won't be set up properly for your engine when you buy 

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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