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Re: [T3] Idling Too Fast

On 3 Jun 2005 at 6:42, Tony Rongey wrote:

> Results so far:
> Rechecked the AAR - blocking the hose has no effect
> after warmup.


> Propane test - tried every joint and connnector - no revelations. 

Hmmmm, well, maybe that test isn't good enough....

> I do have metal gaskets.  I thought they were kind of odd.  Couldn't see how
> they would isolate the two ports from each other, but then the air runners
> are joined at the IAD anyway so I figured they knew what they were doing. 

The metal intake gaskets are just for dual port beetles. Unfortunately, this is 
just one more example of a type 3 gasket that is not included in the usual VW 
gasket kit.  

I agree that the metal gaskets SHOULD seal as well as necessary, but they are 
significantly thinner and this may change the angle enough that it causes leaks 
somewhere. I'm kind of hoping that when you take the runners off you'll find 
something caught under one of them that was creating a leak.

The correct gasket is a paper/bakelite/paper sandwich. The bakelite part may be 
reused many times if the paper part is scraped off and replaced by the earlier 
paper-only gasket that was used with the dual Solex's.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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