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Re: [T3] Stalling issues

On 29 Aug 2006 at 14:04, mackenzie wrote:

> I have a bit of an update about my car, and a question.... I just had
> the head replaced and a new clutch put in. It seems like I have a bit
> more power and will hopefully get me better than the 10mgs I was
> getting before-  but have been having a big issue with the car
> stalling (at very very inopportune times like on the freeway). Seems
> to happen soon after starting the car- either in the am or on my way
> home from work- always when I'm at a stop. Doesn't happen every time I
> drive the car. Have to leave it resting for about 1/2 hr. and then can
> usually start it, or if it happens while driving I can do a modified
> push start while still moving. If I rev the engine it seems to keep it
> from happening. Drive fine again once I get it started again. Have
> taken it back to the mechanic but he's stumped and says it needs to do
> it for him to try and figure it out. Any clues? 

It certainly can be difficult to try to diagnose problems when they 
don't show up in front of you, but you're in one of the best places 
to give it a try. To have any chance of success, however, we need to 
know some basic info about your car. 

What year is it? 

If it is a later year, does it still have the OE fuel injection? 

If it has been converted to carbs, what kind of carbs do you have?

Answer these basic questions, and then maybe we can help.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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