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by richtbiscuits
21st June 2018 - 7:45pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Tatton park 5 August
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Tatton park 5 August

I do that too, try to go in the 412 but wind up taking the Focus!
by richtbiscuits
26th May 2018 - 11:43pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 4 panels please
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Type 4 panels please

Hello all. Last weekend I took delivery of a basket case 412 variant. It's been off the road since 1992 and sitting outside slowly dissolving but I couldn't stand to see it go to the crusher. It really is in a quite shocking state but it is not utterly beyond saving. However, I need panels and lots ...
by richtbiscuits
28th March 2018 - 8:08pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 le cux ,,,L passes mot
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: 412 le cux ,,,L passes mot

Great stuff! Good to know another type 4 is back on the road.
by richtbiscuits
24th March 2018 - 2:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Rear Brakes

Don't suppose you have a recommendation for the discs, do you? Same as 1302/1303?
by richtbiscuits
11th March 2018 - 3:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?

Jon, Thanks for the lead on the bearings. I will be getting some ordered up very soon along with some seals. In the meantime I'll see if repacking and tightening up will quiet the bearing down a little. Sorry to hear your car is playing up. They do tend to do that, don't they. I always seem to get o...
by richtbiscuits
9th March 2018 - 11:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?

Jon,

I'd be interested to know where you got your bearings from as my 412 needs the rear bearings doing - the drone is getting quite loud these days!
You got a type 4 over in Walsall? I'm just the other side if the M6.

Cheers
by richtbiscuits
21st February 2018 - 9:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to measure rpm with multimeter
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: How to measure rpm with multimeter

Having read around a bit more I think measuring with the engine running from cold was not a good idea as it would be running a faster idle. I'll measure it again when it's properly warm. 3360 rpm is not right but it does seem fast, for example, when driving from cold and I depress the clutch I can h...
by richtbiscuits
16th February 2018 - 12:01pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Auxiliary air regulator
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Auxiliary air regulator

Hello all.

Does anyone have an auxiliary air regulator for a type 4 fuel injected engine, one with a secure wire on the bottom?

Thanks
by richtbiscuits
5th February 2018 - 7:48pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to measure rpm with multimeter
Replies: 5
Views: 216

How to measure rpm with multimeter

Hello all. On Friday I set the valve gaps, points gap and the ignition timing on my 412 LE and wanted to measure the idle as I think the engine sounds a little fast. Even but a little fast. I put my meter onto rpm(x10) for 4 cylinders and at idle it read 336, fluctuating +/- 5 but the engine is cert...
by richtbiscuits
28th January 2018 - 8:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: Coil resistances?

Update to the long running hunting issue. I changed the points today and set the correct gap and the car instantly sounded different with no rise and fall of idle rpm. Went out for a drive and it's a totally different car. It picks up revs quick and gets down the road no problem. There's no stutteri...
by richtbiscuits
21st December 2017 - 12:52am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

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: 22
Views: 1044

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: 22
Views: 1044

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: 22
Views: 1044

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: 22
Views: 1044

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: 22
Views: 1044

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: 22
Views: 1044

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: 22
Views: 1044

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
31st August 2017 - 7:06pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

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: 236

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
18th February 2017 - 11:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold start FI problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1222

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: 286

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: 1222

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: 1222

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: 1222

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.