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Re: [T3] Fuel in oil

<x-charset windows-1255>> I once had a pump (mechanical - carb motor) that leaked fuel into the
> crankcase. It seemed to work OK, and I could not see any hole in the
> diaphragm, but replacing the pump fixed the problem.

I'm getting more and more convinced that this is my problem.

I can't see anything wrong with the carbs that would cause them to leak. The
float retainer springs are both there, the needle valves don't seem to be
sticking (I'll take the carbs out one more time and try turning them upside
down as suggested). No one has suggested any other possible cause, as far as
I can remember.

There did seem to be petrol under the fuel pump when I took it out. Also,
low fuel pump pressure could explain the somewhat difficult starting I have
had. Perhaps I'll try putting grease inside the lower part of the fuel pump
as suggested, and see if it gets washed off. Frankly I'm tempted to just
change the fuel pump anyway, and see what happens, as I think there is good
circumstantial evidence that it is the culprit.

If I were to replace the fuel pump with another Brazilian one, is one made
for a Beetle suitable, or do I need one specially made for a Type 3? The
difference would be that the Beetle one would be available locally, while
I'd need to order the Type 3 one from somewhere.

Daniel Baum
1969 Type 34 automatic

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