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Re: [T3] Erratic driving behavior #2

In a message dated 10/24/05 6:31:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
bearsvw2000@yahoo.com writes:

<< Sounds just like a stopped(clogged)up fuel filter,
 could be caused by a bad gas tank(rusty tank), change
 the fuel filter and see if it will go away for a
 while, if the tank is bad it will be back in a while
 doing the same thing. When this happens it time to
 clean the tank.  >>

Yeah, my wife's car was doing this, so she stopped driving it (after having 
it towed home). I pulled the tank, and the bottom was full of paint flakes from 
the inside of the tank (plugging the fuel outlet and screen). Apparently VW 
thought the inside of the fuel tank should be painted to prevent rust, but they 
never expected today's fuels to eat that layer of paint. :O  I washed the 
inside with water, blew it out with compressed air, then washed it withsome 2 
cycle gas (lawn mower / snowblower fuel)  to prevent it from rusting, then 
refilled the tank with good fuel. It's been good to go since. : ) I hope this helps.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof and IRS
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2977 and now awaiting a 2.0L  t-4 engine 
       69 Square AT, daily beater

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