[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [New Search]

Re: [T3] Stalling issues

Hi Mackenzie,
Just to re-establish - are we talking about a twin carb Type 3, or fuel

If it's a carbed engine, sometimes it's as simple as a wire that's fallen off
the cut-off.

You can check if they're working by removing the connector and replacing it
while the ignition is on.  You should hear a click as you disconnect or
reconnect.  If you don't, use a testmeter or spare bulb to see if the wire is
receiving power.

Another common problem with difficult idle on twin-carbs is the rubber
connectors on the balance pipe - they fall off or sometimes split.  That
introduces an air-bleed that weakens the mixture and causes it to stall.  With
higher rpm the other carb feeds both intake manifolds.

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Fisher" <fisherfarms@uwol.net>
To: "mackenzie" <mackenzie@lilyandscooter.com>; <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: [T3] Stalling issues

> The mechanic replaced the "fuel cut off solenoid" on my carbureted 67
> Eggcrate.  It made all the difference with the stalling,loping etc!  Mike
> Fisher  Harrisburg, OR  PS  When mine won't start I have to hold the
> throttle to the floor to get it to start.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "mackenzie" <mackenzie@lilyandscooter.com>
> To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:04 PM
> Subject: [T3] Stalling issues
> > Hi all,
> > 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?
> > Thanks!
> > Mackenzie
> >

List info at http://www.vwtype3.org/list | mailto:gregm@vwtype3.org

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [New Search]