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RE: [T3] Thank You!

On 1 Mar 2004 at 7:44, Schlegel, Richard wrote:

> I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am happy to announce that thanks
> to this list another type 3 has hit the road! I finished the FI hoses on
> Saturday. It is running well. My daughter is really excited! I even
> drove it to work this morning. It is idling rough though. I figure a
> tune up is next in order. Is there anything else to consider? 

Congratulations and THANK YOU!

Check the spark plugs.

Check the charging system regulating voltage by measuring the battery voltage 
with the warmed-up engine at med RPM. It should measure 14.1-14.4V. If it is 
less than 13.5V replace the voltage regulator with a Bosch 30-019. Low system 
voltage will make the FI run rich.

Make sure that both the vacuum and mech advances are working. Grab the rotor 
and twist it CW. It should twist smoothly and snap back sharply when you 
release it. Ignore the free play in the system, that's normal.

If you have distributor problems I can rebuild it for you.

> Wish us  luck. Tomorrow we take back all the stuff we bought 2 weeks ago
> (dual carb kit, 009 Dist, blue coil, etc). I hope they don't ding us for
> the whole 20% re-stocking charge. I am keeping the wires and plugs and
> will pick up some points, cap and rotor too. Thanks again for all the
> help on this matter. 

I've never seen a bad Bosch condensor. The cap will be fine unless it's 
cracked, just clean it off, inside and out. Use only Bosch parts.

If the SP wires are hard and brittle you might want to replace them. You can 
replace JUST THE WIRE because the end connectors screw into it. You should be 
able to buy good, cheap Hypalon SP wire at your FLAPS. I sell it, too.

Check each of the bakelite SP end connectors. They should have ~1000 Ohms each. 
You can replace individual parts if they are bad. I also have these.

That should be enough to get you started.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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