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Re: [T3] Not quite right......


I guess I should have been clearer. The *pops* were those little back-fire
pops. I didn't say back-fire because they weren't big fire cracker pops. I
was driving in town at 20 - 25 mph and was slowing down for a stop sign.

Boy I hope it's nothing like what you've described.

Thanks for the input,
Bill

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> From: Tom Cloud <tomc@c-zone.net>
> To: Bill Niles <beel@avicom.net>
> Cc: T3 List <type3@vwtype3.org>
> Subject: Re: [T3] Not quite right......
> Date: Monday, March 15, 1999 3:14 PM
> 
> Bill,
> 
> I might be out of line here, and I'm sure someone will straighten me out
> if I am, but in Corvair circles what you've described are the classic
> symptoms of a loose/wedged in at an angle/ or dropped valve seat. 
> Especially the part about when you came off the fwy and heard a pop
> sound and has been running rough since. I'd try a compression check to
> see if maybe the seat is not letting the valve seal properly - hense
> your problem.
> 
> Could be something else as well, it just sounded like a seat came
> loose to me.  My .02.
> 
> Regards,
> Tom Cloud
> '69 Fasty!
> '69 Bug
> 
> Bill Niles wrote:
> > 
> > I recently did the tune-up on my notch and things were great. The car
> > seemed to be running fine.
> > 
> > Sunday I took it on long road trip, about 400 miles. The car did fine,
even
> > on the hills.
> > When we got back, something didn't seem right. It doesn't run quite as
> > smooth, and it just doesn't sound right. ꝟed a lot smoother
before.
> > Now it sort of sounds like a lawn mower.
> > Also, I noticed that when I was coming up to a stop sign and I let off
the
> > gas and let the engine slow me down it *popped* a couple of times. It
> > wasn't a real loud pop but it did it 2 or 3 times.
> > 
> > This morning when I got back home I checked the timing with a light and
it
> > looked just fine. I also checked the point gap to be sure it didn't
"self
> > adjust".
> > 
> > So anyway, anyone have suggestions?
> > 
> > It's just not as smooth as it seemed yesterday before the trip. Doesn't
> > start quite as easy either.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Bill
> > 
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