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Re: [T3] Only Running on Two


On 2 Nov 2005 at 11:21, Randy Hougham wrote:

> Thanks for the ideas. I didn,t replace the points yet but I did clean and 
> gap them last night. It seems to have good spark.
> I just now changed the manifold pressure hose. No Luck.
> I just now checked the voltage and it looks to be between 14 and 15 volts. 
> My volt meter has the needle and the DC scale is small but it holds steady 
> right at 15 volts.
> The problem is only with the left 2 cylinders. Why those 2? It's got to be 
> something incommon with with them.

> 71 Squareback

Look on the top center of the engine case. There should be a cluster of FI 
ground wires. Make sure that all of them are okay. Two of them come from the 
injectors on each side.

The fact that you can still do 80 mph tells us that all cylinders are firing 
once you get up to speed, so your problem is more subtle than just 2 bad 
cylinders. I think it would be hard to get up to 80 even on 3 cylinders, plus 
the engine would feel awful and no one in their right mind would try to push it 
this hard when it felt this way.

Check your advance mechanisms. Maybe you're stuck with full advance which 
wouldn't work well at idle but would work fine at high speed.

How's your gas mileage?

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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