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Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by newbi, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When you say,
    " the black stuff...."
    what are you actually referring to ?
    cheers,
    Mark
     
  2. newbi

    newbi Member

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    thanks Mark, i changed the fuel filter about 2 weeks as i had a hole in fuel line and ran out of fuel, changed all fuel hoses to, fuel filter looked bad lol
    how do you drain the float bowls down ??
     
  3. newbi

    newbi Member

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    the black stuff is like a silicone he put at bottom of hose where connects to motor[​IMG]
     
  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Drain plugs are at the rear of each carb. bowl…..13 mm ring spanner.
    Driver’s side is easy, passenger side is tight if you have large hands…..be careful not to lose the washers, strip the threads or over tighten when doing them up.
    A big bunch of rags under each carb. as you drain it will catch the spilled fuel.
    That hose is one of the heater booster fan feeds and will have no effect on how the bus runs.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    …..and I sincerely hope that “he” is not a mechanic….
    If he is, do not go back, he knows zip about aircooled VW engines.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  6. newbi

    newbi Member

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    no i meant the last owner, ill go and do the carb bowls now, may just check filter as well
     
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  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Newbi

    Might be worthwhile taking it for a good once over / tune up from someone who knows kombi's
    Andrew Dodd, VVDS, CBB, Wayne Penrose..............

    https://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/good-vw-mechanic-in-sydney.19678/page-2
    https://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/mechanic-in-sydney.54352/page-2

    Get a good baseline and go from there.

    A simple hose off and a vac leak can do all sorts of (expensive) damage.
    I will say again - I would not be driving it with a distributor that came with a see through cap
     
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  8. newbi

    newbi Member

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    iv drained the carbi bowls, not a of fuel came out, is there anythg else i do or just put the drain plugs back in
    doing the distributor this weekend, my mate with the tuning light was away camping last weekend
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Put the plugs back in. .... ...:rolleyes:
    Then crank/ start and see how it goes.
    I don't know what you call,
    " not much fuel... "
    but there should have been a decent flow... did you check the filter again?
    If the filter is part blocked, the carbs will be starving of fuel and the bowls will be low....
    I agree with Barry.... you need to bin that dizzy asap. It's an engine killer.
    Get yourself a Bentley VW manual and start familiarising yourself with these engines.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  10. newbi

    newbi Member

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    i check fuel filter, its only half fuel of fuel, is that normal, the hose going the carbies is bent straight out of filter, ive attached photos Pic14.jpeg Pic15.jpeg
     
  11. newbi

    newbi Member

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    i have a book coming but wont arrive till December
     
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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Aaaarghhhh....that set up is not good.:eek:
    The inlet and outlet of the fuel filter needs to be straight, not bent as you have.
    You may be pinching the spigot which would restrict the flow of fuel.
    Check that the filter is facing the correct way…..there should be an arrow on it, or similar, indicating flow direction
    From memory, the paper element should be on the engine side….
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've moved this Thread to the "Bay Tech Clinic" Section.
    At the top of this section there is a link to free reference manuals, including a Bentley....it's the first link.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  14. newbi

    newbi Member

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    will do thanks heaps
     
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  15. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    looks like you could do with a right angle filter (which also has both barb sizes)

    SCA_214406_hi-res.jpg
     
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  16. newbi

    newbi Member

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    should the oil filter be full of fuel, you can see on 2nd photo the filter is only half full
     
  17. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    if the fuel filter is full, it's blocked
    Where on the central coast are you
     
  18. newbi

    newbi Member

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    its half full
    im at San Remo
     

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