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Re: [T3] what have I done?


Distributor vacuum can damaged maybe?  Advance mechanism not working.

Dave. 
UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "timothy kuehn" <keen_tj@hotmail.com>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 6:35 PM
Subject: [T3] what have I done?


> Don't I feel foolish.
> 
> My square sat undriven for some days, while I replaced CV's and tended to 
> some other non-engine related odds & ends.
> 
> So I get it down off the jackstands, and decide to have a little cruise.  
> After driving for about half an hour, I found myself in the tunnel 
> underneath LAX.  It was late, I was practically alone in there, so I decided 
> to make a little noise.  I mean, why else would they have made such a long 
> tunnel with such nice shiny echo-ey walls, right?  So I press the clutch and 
> tach up pretty good - just for a second, just one quick stomp to blow out 
> the carbon.  A nearly-mighty roar from my puny engine, I grin like a fool.  
> And as the motor returns to a normal RPM, there's one huge backfire, and it 
> quits.  Restarts no problem, but now it runs like a complete dog, struggles 
> to build power.  Acts as if something got sucked down a carburetor throat & 
> is restricting breathing somehow, but I've poked all through there and found 
> nothing.  Makes no other suspicious noises, like I messed up a valve or a 
> bearing or anything.
> 
> Suggestions?
> 
> Sheepishly yours,
> 
> --timmy
> '72 square
> redondo, ca
> 
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