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Re: [T3] Driveshafts question (addendum)


Hi again,

I just found another leaky fuel hose. I've obviously been sold very low
quality hose, because it only lasted about 18 months. Anyway, I won't be
starting the engine again till I've changed them all.

The engine had no problem with being laid up for six weeks. It started after
a very short time. Come to think of it, before I got the car, I think the
engine had not been started for about three years, and it still started with
no problem once I got it all wired up.

Daniel


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Baum" <daniel@type34.info>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] Driveshafts question


> Hi all,
>
> Well the car started up easily enough after six weeks, but luckily I
noticed
> a MASSIVE petrol leak. It turned out that one of the fuel lines had split.
I
> am seriously concerned about the quality of the fuel line that I used, and
I
> think that before I put the car back on the road I will change them again
> for the highest available quality.
>
> Daniel
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > On 27 Jan 2004 at 20:07, Daniel Baum wrote:
> >
> > > Is it safe to run the engine with the driveshafts removed?  I assume I
> > > should leave it in neutral?
> >
> > I see no problem with letting it run in N. I'd even run the AT thru the
> gears
> > to get oil pumped all thru that system also.
> >
> > I wouldn't race the engine, but it would be fine to just hold the
throttle
> at
> > medium rpm while it ran up. I'd let the engine come down to idle while
> > shifting, especially from forward to reverse and back.
> >
> > --
> > Jim Adney
> > jadney@vwtype3.org
> > Madison, WI 53711-3054
> > USA
> >
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