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Re: [T3] New Member

There's an ad for one on Trade Me from an old magazine


Steven Carpinter
Christchurch, New Zealand
1970 Fastback
1989 Scirocco GT
1989 Audi 200 Avant
2000 Piaggio Vespa PX 150

----- Original Message -----
From: Steven Ayres
To: type3@vwtype3.org
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 2:29 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] New Member

JustinS=> just signed up yesterday

Welcome to the list! Nice to see another multi-marque enthusiast here.

=> I think I'll put a hard-start fix on it

This is not an uncommon choice, but you may find it simpler to go in and
clean up the cruddy electrical connections that are causing the problem.
Despite their reputation, six-volt systems really do work just fine if
they're maintained properly.

=> they do not self-cancel in either direction! I assume this is not normal.

Small plastic parts have broken in the canceling mechanism. This is
common and repairable, although the right parts for yours may be a
challenge to find.

=> shifting seems to be a little sloppy

Check the coupler between the shift rod and the transaxle first, this is
usually an easy fix.

=> the clutch releases really fast

Check for integrity and proper curvature of the Bowden tube.

=> owner's manual

This list and ads on The Samba are the best bets online. A '62 will be
difficult, and bear in mind that when you find it, it probably won't be
in English. (Of course, if your car is LHD you want a German manual
anyway, right? If JasonW can't help, you might brush up your Deutsch and
try ebay.de) If nothing turns up online, consider a visit to the VW
Classic show in Irvine CA in June. That includes the biggest VW
literature swap in the world.

Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ
'66 KG1600, '59 BMW 600, '58 Studebaker Golden Hawk, others

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