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by richtbiscuits
21st December 2017 - 12:52am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Coil resistances?

Apologies if I sound a bit thick but where do I check the voltage, at the battery? I have installed a new alternator (nut fell off shortly after I got the car back on the road and it destroyed the thread on the old and tired one) and I tried a new voltage regulator some time ago on one of my many ef...
by richtbiscuits
15th December 2017 - 11:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Coil resistances?

Thanks for the advice. My ECU does have an adjusting knob on it and it is currently turned all the way down as it used to run really rough. I will revisit it though as there have been changes since. My car is pretty thirsty though, doing all of 16-17 mpg on average over the last six months. I wonder...
by richtbiscuits
2nd December 2017 - 5:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Coil resistances?

I suspected an air leak too so I changed all the vac hoses, which did help but didn't fully resolve the issue. I've fitted a different auxiliary air valve without any change and neither of which showed a problem according to the test in Clymer. Changed the MPS too for a spare, again no change. Only ...
by richtbiscuits
2nd December 2017 - 12:31am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Coil resistances?

I got the Bosch one ending 220 after lots of cross referencing. The old one doesn't look terribly old given the appearance of the green wiring. I'll hang onto it. Car running okay now with the cleaned up cap, rotor and a blob of grease on a small bit of exposed wire on the condenser, although it's s...
by richtbiscuits
30th November 2017 - 4:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Coil resistances?

New points, rotor arm and cap were already ordered. I've ordered a condenser now too after finding some info on the old timer website. Soon as they get here I'll fit it all and see how it runs. It's in for MOT next week so I'll get them to do the valve gaps and timing while it's there. Thanks for al...
by richtbiscuits
29th November 2017 - 9:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Coil resistances?

Well, I found various condensers of which none have the same part number as the one currently fitted. I always thought they were much of a muchness but apparently not. One wont fit, a square and circle thing, and the other two have different part numbers. All start 1 237 330 but the last three digit...
by richtbiscuits
28th November 2017 - 8:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Coil resistances?

Thanks for the suggestions. The car is garaged at night and the worse times have been after the car has been sat out all day in the wet and damp at work. It tends to run okay in the morning, if it's dry. I've got a condenser around the place somewhere so I'll replace the existing one and see how we ...
by richtbiscuits
27th November 2017 - 11:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Coil resistances?

Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone might know about coil resistances. My FI 412 has been running rough on and off lately and I noticed it was accentuated in wet/damp conditions leading me to think ignition. The distributor cap had deposits on all four contact points and there is erosion of the leadi...
by richtbiscuits
25th September 2017 - 9:53pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: type 4 rear seat cards
Replies: 3
Views: 157

type 4 rear seat cards

Hello all. I'm posting in the hope that someone might have a pair of rear seat cards, in black, for a type 4 variant (the ones with the ashtrays in them that fit above the arm rests). Mine have been cut some time in the past for speakers to be fitted and I'd like to replace them with uncut items. I ...
by richtbiscuits
31st August 2017 - 7:06pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4

I'll gladly bring my 412 along :D
by richtbiscuits
20th August 2017 - 5:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 diagnostic
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: 412 diagnostic

Hi, Can't say the exact thing you describe has happened to me but it sounds like an electrical fault to me. Some time ago I had the experience of my beetle cutting out seemingly at random. Turned out to be a bad earth in the engine bay, the wires were connected but there was some corrosion at the co...
by richtbiscuits
8th August 2017 - 11:01pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 412 bits
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: 412 bits

Hi

I'm interested in these parts, screen particularly, always interested in 412 parts. My be later this month before I could get up to Middlesborough to collect though. That be okay?

Thanks
by richtbiscuits
18th February 2017 - 11:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold start FI problem
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Cold start FI problem

So I removed the cold start injector but no change. I changed the carbonized plugs but no change. I twiddled the knob on the control box and ... it's like a completely different car. After adjusting all the way clockwise and letting the engine cough itself clear of all the excess fuel in clouds of s...
by richtbiscuits
15th February 2017 - 9:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: which spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 227

which spark plugs

What is the correct spark plug for my W code type 4 FI 1700 engine? My plugs are in the car and I want to order some more. vw heritage do WR8CC (long reach) and W8CC for type 4 1700-2000. Anyone got a recommendation or anywhere else they get their spark plugs from. Thanks.
by richtbiscuits
15th February 2017 - 9:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold start FI problem
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Cold start FI problem

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. I disconnected the wiring to the cold start injector with the engine idling while cold and it made not a jot of difference. I haven't yet pulled the injector to see if it injects due leakage. I'll take it out, tape up the hole and see if it does leak. I swapp...
by richtbiscuits
13th February 2017 - 11:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold start FI problem
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Cold start FI problem

I changed the thermo switch but no joy. Found the cylinder head temp sensor cable was loose so fitted it properly and the engine runs worse. Its back-firing now. If I allow more air into the air distributor box by partially disconnecting the hose from the case breather the engine picks up and the sm...
by richtbiscuits
9th February 2017 - 10:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold start FI problem
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Cold start FI problem

I'll give it a go then - I'm sure I've a thermos switch tucked away amongst the spares somewhere. Thanks.
by richtbiscuits
6th February 2017 - 9:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold start FI problem
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Cold start FI problem

Sorry to revive an old thread but did changing the thermo switch solve the problem? My 412 LE is doing pretty much exactly what was initially described in this thread. It starts, runs fine for 30 secs then the revs fall and it runs like a dog before cutting out. There’s white smoke with a petrol odo...
by richtbiscuits
27th December 2016 - 12:01am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: alternator trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: alternator trouble

Thanks for the advice. I suppose the stripped thread could be from the pulley spinning, unattached, on the alternator spindle. The woodruff key has disappeared and I suspected it has passed through into the fan housing and/or heat exchanger. I thought to get a 55A but it's good to have some further ...
by richtbiscuits
26th December 2016 - 2:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: alternator trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 302

alternator trouble

Hi. Looking for a little help regarding the alternator on my 412LE please. Driving home the other night I heard a sudden noise which was shortly followed by a dry scoring noise, rather loud. I had all gears and the engine got me the quarter mile home. On inspection in the engine bay I found a loose ...
by richtbiscuits
9th December 2016 - 7:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: another one hits the road!
Replies: 2
Views: 409

another one hits the road!

The day has finally arrived! After rebuilding the engine and having it installed together with other re-commissioning work, I finally went to pick up my 412LE with nice new MOT. I can honestly say it's an absolute joy! A couple of little niggles like speedo and fuel gauge not working but drives a tr...
by richtbiscuits
24th November 2016 - 10:02pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: 412 clutch

I'm pretty sure pastparts ans volksfarmers have clutch slave cylinders in stock.
by richtbiscuits
22nd November 2016 - 9:05pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: 412 clutch

Shortly after my getting plate relined I found a NOS one on ebay, the vendor had three of them! I think Volksfarmers had the last one a week or so ago.
by richtbiscuits
18th May 2016 - 12:29am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: 412 clutch

I had the same trouble. Seems clutch plates, especially 210mm, are near impossible to find. I opted for relining at a local company. They did a cracking job at a very reasonable forty quid.
by richtbiscuits
23rd February 2016 - 12:17am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: engine

Thank you for your replies. I'll check the input shaft diameter and number of splines and I'll give Bryan and Jane a call too. Would you have their number to hand please?