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Re: [T3] Fuel Issues - Overheating?

Timing, mixture, air leaks into the bellows (check underneath them).

Where is the fuel filter you talk of?   There's one in the fuel pump anyway.
Some of the plastic filters don't seem to hold much in them, yet still work
fine - no idea how!

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
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Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 9:43 PM
Subject: [T3] Fuel Issues - Overheating?

> As I briefly mentioned in my long ramble, when I got back
> from a drive, I stopped and it wouldn't re-start until it got
> cooled off a bit.
> I checked the clear fuel filter when this happened and I
> found that there was no fuel in the filter. The engine was
> definitely hot as I couldn't hold on to the oil dipstick and
> it just plain felt hot in there.
> I suspect that it got hot enough to expand the fuel in
> the filter creating a vapor situation where the mechanical
> pump wouldn't pump the vapor. It needs a liquid to be
> able to function properly.
> I have none of the thermostat components, so they can't
> have failed closed. What are some other things I can
> look for causes of overheating?
> Jeff  '67 Sqbk
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