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by nitro_warrior
16th October 2017 - 3:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

Just a heads up for others: There arenarrowish channels and a venturi effect on the return pipe into the fuel tank designed to keep the inner 'cup' full even when the tank is nearly empty. Some of the tank sealers can clog that area, and produce symptoms of fuel starvation. While the usual de-rusti...
by nitro_warrior
13th October 2017 - 10:36am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

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: H...
by nitro_warrior
9th October 2017 - 11:21am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

Hopefully the fuel pump not running on the ignition is a knocked wire, though maybe unlikely as I haven't doing anything at that end of the car. I will do some multimeter checks. The fuel pump works so it must be the regulator or ignition or a wire in between. I am pretty happy with the fuel tank. I...
by nitro_warrior
8th October 2017 - 7:16pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

I fitted the working injectors back into the engine this afternoon and.... less success than I had hoped. The engine was just as reluctant to start and when it did it was still hesitant, easily stalls and cuts out when given gas. It is possible to pump the throttle and get the revs up, but simply pr...
by nitro_warrior
8th October 2017 - 11:10am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

Hi thanks for the ideas. I have been doing some investigations... I pulled both pairs of injectors, with the fuel lines pressurised and the ignition on, pressing the throttle fires two injectors (one each side). You can here the injector click and spray. After some testing I discovered that the elec...
by nitro_warrior
21st September 2017 - 8:10pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

To update myself... I remembered I had a spare coil which I just fitted and got similar results. Also the spark quality on all the leads is the same so don't see why the RHS should be consistently bad. I'm now wondering if fuel is being delivered to the RHS. My pressure sits around 25-26psi. Is ther...
by nitro_warrior
21st September 2017 - 5:57pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

But in doing this I thought I would try and dig deeper in to the bad running. I recently tidied up the fuel system, serviced injectors, replaced pump, which as all helped. It's still reluctant to start and will die if given throttle, but can be made to rev by pumping the throttle. Thought I would ch...
by nitro_warrior
21st September 2017 - 5:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

I found this picture on the Samba. So today I drilled and mounted the regulator on the tin as shown. Certainly feels neater!

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by nitro_warrior
6th March 2017 - 1:46pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

I do have a question though. The car was project to me and the fuel lines weren't connected. I can't figure out where the Fuel pressure regulator should be mounted. Apparently on the tinware somewhere but I can't see where. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks! At the moment its just h...
by nitro_warrior
6th March 2017 - 1:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 22039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

Gone but not forgotten. Nearly six years later! I have dusted off the old girl and made some progress. Engine fault diagnosed to combination of low fuel pressure and bad injectors. Had the injectors serviced to improve their spray pattern and replaced the fuel pump for a generic "kit car" type thing...
by nitro_warrior
15th October 2013 - 9:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Buying a Variant
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Buying a Variant

I have been very slowly breathing life back into a project car I acquired years ago. Its injection and one thing I would add is to find a local specialist and get the injectors serviced. The guy I went to was really good, literally works out a garage but he could show me how my injectors leaked and ...
by nitro_warrior
15th October 2013 - 9:25am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"

Forgot to say, on my experiment of Fuel Hose in a jar of Brake Fluid not only did it dissolve the hose but it also turned the Brake Fluid black, so it obviously also changed the composition of the Brake Fluid. Definately not good. Well mines been sitting there since Sunday so we will see what happe...
by nitro_warrior
13th October 2013 - 4:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"

Thanks for that guys. I think I will go for the Blue stuff and stick with what we know. Good to get it sorted before it becomes a real issue.
by nitro_warrior
12th October 2013 - 5:57pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"

For Brake Fluid it has to be EPDM Hose (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) inner tube with aramid reinforcement. Thanks for the suggestions. Think I will buy somemore stuff that claims to be EDPM. I'm not too bothered if it's black or blue so long as it holds the fluid! I got mine from ebay, can't r...
by nitro_warrior
7th October 2013 - 12:06am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Low Pressure Brake hose "Condensation"

I had to buy some new low pressure brake hose from the reservoir. Now a lot of places seem to have black hose that is rated for brake fluid rather than the blue stuff. Fair enough I thought and bought some black hose and fitted it. However now it's been on for a while the hoses get what looks like c...
by nitro_warrior
6th October 2013 - 11:58pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bleed Nipples size and pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Bleed Nipples size and pitch?

Hmm well I must have been having one of those moments when I was last looking at them. The spare nipples I have lying around that didn't fit in when I tried them last time fitted no problem this time. Oh well I think I must have had a rouge 6mm one that I thought was 7mm. They are 7mm, though I have...
by nitro_warrior
26th September 2013 - 1:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bleed Nipples size and pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Bleed Nipples size and pitch?

Yeah I was looking at the suppliers but they stock a few sizes, 7mm spanner rings a bell, I wonder if that equates to a 7mm thread. I'm probably best to buy a few different sizes, can't be bad having a few spares!
by nitro_warrior
23rd September 2013 - 9:42am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bleed Nipples size and pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Bleed Nipples size and pitch?

I'm wanting to replace my bleed nipples on my calipers as they are almost rounded and hard to get purchase with a spanner. Does anyone know the size and thread pitch etc I need? They don't match any of the spare ones I have lying around. The system is full of new fluid so I was hoping to do the swap...
by nitro_warrior
27th May 2013 - 2:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Few Type 3 brake questions
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Few Type 3 brake questions

Mate, look on Heritages site, its on there for £32. Save your self some pennys :) A lot of Heritages "dating" is in correct, 65-71 is just nonsense, dual circuit started from 66 (?), I'm sure this one is okay '66 to end of production, but I'm sure the more knowledgable will correct me if I'm wrong....
by nitro_warrior
27th May 2013 - 10:30am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Few Type 3 brake questions
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Few Type 3 brake questions

Blue hose can be got from all the major suppliers,But will be cheaper from places like demontweeks or Merlin motorsport.According to Machine7, the manufacturer has changed the look of it to make it now black! If your stuff says its ok for Brake fluid, I'd go for it! OK I will see what happens! I wa...
by nitro_warrior
26th May 2013 - 11:37pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Few Type 3 brake questions
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Few Type 3 brake questions

Cheers for that. I think I'm going for the new route. New master cylinders are expensive puppies though, oh well better that and to stop than to career in to a tree. As for brake hose I have this from ebay . It claims to be suitable for brake fluid or is that not to be believed? If not where can I b...
by nitro_warrior
26th May 2013 - 11:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Few Type 3 brake questions
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Few Type 3 brake questions

Found the source of the brake leak this weekend. The Master cylinder. At present it's off the car and stripped. Seems ok and I have only had a cursory look at suppliers but am I better to get a seal kit or just replace it. Any thing I should note, or any good sources for new ones? It seems that I wi...
by nitro_warrior
28th March 2013 - 4:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Dutch 412 Variant, in VW Ultra!!
Replies: 119
Views: 23055

Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Uncle S wrote:Doors are almost finished now, frames are sprayed and the central doorlocking mechanism works smoothly.
More pictures are coming this week!!
Look forward to it :thumbsup:
by nitro_warrior
23rd January 2013 - 10:17am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: help before i bloody well sell Beryl ...
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: help before i bloody well sell Beryl ...

Take the distributor cap off and scrape the contacts clean so you can see shiny metal. Pull the rotor arm off and sand that clean too. A regular job on old cars with distributor caps.
by nitro_warrior
11th November 2012 - 6:58pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Dutch 412 Variant, in VW Ultra!!
Replies: 119
Views: 23055

Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Spraying 2-Pack paint without an air-fed respirator is not advisable. The eyes also need protection from the paint mist. It's a great job you're doing but it's definitely worth considering the risks of spraying 2 pack. There's a lot of good info on the MIG forum and this cautionary tale http://www....