Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by newbi, Nov 16, 2021.
When you say,
" the black stuff...."
what are you actually referring to ?
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 ??
the black stuff is like a silicone he put at bottom of hose where connects to motor
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.
…..and I sincerely hope that “he” is not a mechanic….
If he is, do not go back, he knows zip about aircooled VW engines.
no i meant the last owner, ill go and do the carb bowls now, may just check filter as well
Might be worthwhile taking it for a good once over / tune up from someone who knows kombi's
Andrew Dodd, VVDS, CBB, Wayne Penrose..............
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
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
Put the plugs back in. .... ...
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.....
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
i have a book coming but wont arrive till December
Aaaarghhhh....that set up is not good.
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….
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.
will do thanks heaps
looks like you could do with a right angle filter (which also has both barb sizes)
should the oil filter be full of fuel, you can see on 2nd photo the filter is only half full
if the fuel filter is full, it's blocked
Where on the central coast are you
its half full
im at San Remo
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