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Re: [T3] Clutch light going crazy- I think, And follow up to bad gas mileage

--- Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 8 Aug 2006 at 13:45, mackenzie wrote:
> Its the light just to the left of the oil
> light. Anyway, its coming on with some frequency (I 
> can see a red glow from under the
> > disk) 

> There's no clutch light, but there is a red
> generator light next to 
> the oil light. That probably isn't important, but it
> is unusual for 
> it to come on once the car has started. You might
> want to check your 
> generator brushes. If they are worn so much that
> they sit completely 
> below the tops of their guides, they should be
> replaced.

Hi Mackenzie, 

I meant to send this the other day.  Also I think I
have your original problem straight, (Bad gas mileage,
and mechanic says you need a rebuild)

If your generator light is coming on, or flickering at
odd times this might explain your bad gas mileage. 
The Fuel Injection is very dependant on electrical
system voltage.  If the volts are below 12, the FI
will run rich, very rich.  So you may not need that
engine rebuild afterall ;-)  

As for the generator light and the health of the
charging system, just ask Jim A for his Charging
System Trouble Shooting Guide.  

Hope this helps,

  John La Francois 
Blauvelt, NY 
'65 Notch S (Nubb) Awaiting rustoration 
'67 Beetle (Bubb) Currently under rustoration, by owner 
'98 Jetta GL (Wolfgang) Wife's Daily Driver
  '90 Convertible (Sunny) My Daily Driver.
Director: Lower Hudson VW Association 

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