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Re: [T3] Newbie with question on stock FI

>Looking at the Hornet with its pricing makes me want to say, "Thanks
>Dave ... keep up the great work!"
>Legally High, (TM)

I doubted it too.  But the guy swears it's true and he is the second owner.
Says a cyl head was replaced by the original owner.  Probly did a valve
job/top end OH at that point.  I could see a VW bottom end lasting that
long, esp with fuel injection which would keep oil on the pistons/cyl and
not wash it away with wasted fuel.

Thanks Keith,

Jim S

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keith Park" <topnotch@nycap.rr.com>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] Newbie with question on stock FI

> >   Now, to my question.  My 16 year old son has decided he wants a
> > Squareback.
> Thats always an excellent thing to see in a kid.
>  We found one for sale in nice condition, except the motor has
> > 200,000 original miles on it.
> Oh no it doesnt.  They dont last THAT long.  While I cant say its
> Id bank on it being rebuilt at least once.
> It's running not well at all.  The guy says
> > the fuel injection is not working properly and that it's the "brain".
> Brain is actually the Least likely problem... but its also the least
> understood so its the first to get blamed
>  I
> > never worked on a VW EFI even once, and am wondering if these units can
> > rebuilt?
> No need... Brains are common and cheap but its probably not your problem
> anyway.
>  I know the early type 3's had carbs, but can you still get them?
> Yep, but it wont run as nicely as with the FI, especially in colder
> climates.
> > My son is not interested in performance, he just wants a good running
> > and he likes the old look.  I can rebuild the motor etc., no problem,
> > any advice about what to do about the EFI setup would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> Ill send you the FAQ seperately,
> Keith
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Jim Showker

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