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by 937carrera
10th January 2018 - 12:58am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 338
Views: 34467

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

broady_6 wrote:
9th January 2018 - 11:52pm
I can see how lacking a garage or patients would make it more difficult though :D
Do you do medical work too :) :D I might book myself in.

Seriously, how long did it take to fab that inner wing up - a full day and how thick is the steel you are using for replacement panels?
by 937carrera
23rd December 2017 - 12:17pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Coil resistances?

It's not too bad chacking the battery voltage on a type 4. Backrest forward and pull the height adjustment lever; that will allow the seat to tip backwards and stay there.

Regular routine for me as i disconnect the earth when the car is not in use. Saves the battery discharging because of the clock.
by 937carrera
22nd December 2017 - 3:26pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 71
Views: 2817

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Good job you decided to get the old wrist refurbed :)
by 937carrera
16th December 2017 - 10:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Coil resistances?

richtbiscuits wrote:
15th December 2017 - 11:29pm
16-17 mpg on average over the last six months.
When I had a 412LE as a daily driver I only used to get 17-18 mpg (generally enthusiastic driving) :badgrin:

Good news on the MOT :thumbsup:
by 937carrera
14th December 2017 - 11:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine change
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Engine change

I think you may be on the wrong forum, this is for Type 3 & 4 cars. You probably want a T25 forum. Yep, you should head over to club80-90 There isn't a 2.0 litre petrol watercooled engine for the T25, at least not as standard. You probably have a 1.9 litre DG engine which has 78hp. Easiest option w...
by 937carrera
2nd December 2017 - 5:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Coil resistances?

Quick thought - are the injectors properly sealed in the heads, no opportunities for air bypass ?
by 937carrera
2nd December 2017 - 5:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Coil resistances?

IIRC the blower fan and Eberspacher are independent. Type 4 engines / heat exchangers are nowhere near as good at transferring heat into the passenger compartment as the vertical engines.
by 937carrera
2nd December 2017 - 9:38am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Coil resistances?

Sounds good :)

If I recall correctly hunting is an indication of an air leak, most probably at the auxiliary air valve
by 937carrera
1st December 2017 - 12:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Coil resistances?

ETKA says the VW part number is 311 905 295 C or B. Cross referencing to Bosch part numbers the C item is the one ending in 220. Fit the new components by all means, but I suggest that you keep the existing condenser - Editors view I seem to recall is that the old ones are much better than the moder...
by 937carrera
23rd November 2017 - 10:51am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Narrowed beam means the piece of string method won't work. Alternate method is a long straight edge forward from the wheels and chalk marks 4-6 feet from the wheels. Measure the track "outside to outside", then get a calculator if you are setting by angle and use trig, or set in mm and ratio for the...
by 937carrera
21st November 2017 - 9:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Stabil sounds like an equivalent of what the Yanks use for fuel stability and elimination of varnish revenues in small engines "Sea Foam" is the brand. Be careful with octane boosters. You might think that a 1 point improvement would move the octane from say 95 to 96 RON. It doesn't, I used to use o...
by 937carrera
21st November 2017 - 3:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

There's ethanol in all pump fuels, Tesco Momentum achieving its higher octane from ethanol addition. You should make sure that your fuel lines are suitable for todays fuels. It's a bit of a lottery, you can buy fuel hose with all sorts of claims and it'll rot quickly because it isn't what it says on...
by 937carrera
20th November 2017 - 11:10pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Well done :thumbsup: another issue resolved.

You might want to consider treating the fuel system with a cleaner. Forte is my go to - based on independent advice from two specialist garages. Alternatively fire the car up regularly and enjoy the sound :)
by 937carrera
17th November 2017 - 9:16am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Some bedtime reading for you before your mechanic friend comes on Sunday :) http://p914-6info.net/PDFs/D-Jetronic.pdf Don't worry about the manual being for the Porsche 914, it's the same basic system. You might want to edit your profile to show your location, it's not unknown for people to help in ...
by 937carrera
16th November 2017 - 9:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

The joys of building an older car :) First I suggest you need to establish whether the it is a fuel issue or an ignition issue. Use a spare plug, connect it to each of the right hand side plug leads in turn, earth it to the fan housing/ crankcase as appropriate and with the help of an assistant to c...
by 937carrera
14th November 2017 - 3:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: front calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: front calipers

Have a read of this thread.... the subject has been covered before and there are some useful links. If the car's not needed as a daily dfriver then I would go the refurb route

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11482&p=57177&hilit=caliper#p57177
by 937carrera
13th November 2017 - 9:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

Good to hear :), even better when everything is finally back in place. I was wondering how you would do 5 ft lbs, I wouldn't have thought that was much more than hand tight. I would be thinking about adding a dab of loctite, just to make sure they don't loosen unintentionally, cue rapid oil loss and...
by 937carrera
12th November 2017 - 11:26am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

More experience over on samba, only 5 ft /lb, too tight and they distort & leak

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... ?p=5944213
by 937carrera
12th November 2017 - 10:14am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

If I were in your shoes I would check the seal sizes against the oil gallery holes. Assuming one of them doesn't match, only you can decide if you want to wait until you have the correct ones or modify / bodge the ones you have as a test. I would also do as Peter suggests and by measuring the instal...
by 937carrera
11th November 2017 - 9:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

Just noticed the measurements you have made. Given the seals are the same for feed / return, I would have thought the casting sizes would be the same. Is it possible someone has bored out the feed side in an attempt to give more flow ? In which case standard seals aren't going to work. Without an of...
by 937carrera
11th November 2017 - 9:35pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

It''s 35 years since I rebuilt a type 4 engine, yet everything looks very familiar for the type 3. The correct part number is I believe 111 198 029 or 021 117 161 A, depending on engine number, I seem to remember them being the salmon pink. I don't think there's any great secret to mounting the seal...
by 937carrera
13th October 2017 - 12:38pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 18609

Re: '73 Fastback Project

That's great news, and thanks for the update - we always like to know how things have turned out. :) I wouldn't worry about the bulb, probably just age. Type 3's seem to have lots of charging issues, maybe because it's a dynamo rather than alternator. Start off checking the voltage on the battery wh...
by 937carrera
9th October 2017 - 7:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 18609

Re: '73 Fastback Project

The cold start valve only operates when the starter is cranking, the thread below has some good information, and a useful link to a D-Jet manual http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11125&p=59754&hilit=cold+start#p59754 Glad to hear the tank is in good condition :thumbsup: Ha...
by 937carrera
8th October 2017 - 11:06pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 18609

Re: '73 Fastback Project

I've been reading the last few posts. The reluctance to start and rev would have me checking the distributor and ignition timing first. Make sure the advance / retard is working and not jammed, then make sure that the timing is set correctly. Static at first, then with a strobe if you have access to...
by 937carrera
7th October 2017 - 10:03am
Forum: Type 4 Gallery
Topic: Type 4's on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Type 4's on TV

Just saw another one this morning in the opening titles to a program called "Lucky Feller". I had never even hear of the series before, starring David Jason. I left it running a bit as there's lots of early '70's cars. the 412 can be seen through the rear window, looking to overtake. Not me driving ...