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    Default Thank you fo rthe info.

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryA View Post
    hawkmtn33...... check the valve lash, valve springs, especially the intakes.....if a spring is broken or lash is too tight the piston coming up on compression will blow your intake fuel/air mixture back out f the cylinder ......making starting and idle almost impossible....also I'm assuming a good blue spark at cranking rpm, and timing set around 10 deg. if a miss shows up after the engine warms up........again check valve lash....better a tad loose than too tight. These, and most engines don't have to be perfect to run pretty darn good! good luck on your trouble shooting!
    Once again thank you for the info, all I get I pass on to my mech, hopefully it will be running good real soon.

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    Default Carb's

    Quote Originally Posted by DeathBySnuSnu View Post
    You keep saying carbs.....as in plural.

    What carbs do you have?

    Stock or stock type solex or kadron single barrel carbs can corrode and plug up solid in the low speed fuel circuit.

    I had an empi copy of a solex that was so plugged that I was wondering if I was wrong or if it had not been machined from the factory. After several attempts I did finally get a wire through it. Just kept breaking wires out of the wire brush and stabbing at it.
    I believe there duel webers. Thank you for the info

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    If they are dual Webbers this article over in Samba also covers them. Breaking them down, some of the troubles with each one, what others do to correct it. This is one place I learned more about my Kad's and how they work and some of their issues.

    I will have to figure out how to https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vi...c.php?t=572107 copy and paste the link.

    Yes it is a bit long, but this thread covers a few different carb models and has a lot of user input on the tips and tricks about them.

    Mechanical or electrical fuel pump, if they work for idle one thinks they will work all the time, not always true, maybe just check out put pressure of the fuel pump a

    at a low RPM and a high RPM.

    I do not know if you can copy that thread to a thumb drive or DVD to have so you could get the info to your mechanic friend. He might find it very useful in the future.

    Hope all is going forward and you are getting ever closer to riding again.


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    Okay ... once you get the mechanics figured out ... your gonna have to paint it red ... or paint your chair purple ...
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    Picked it up from the mechanic 2 weeks ago, been to 1 parade with it already and on the way home she was back firing like crazy. I picked up some seafoam and poured that in with a fill up of high test and opened her up for a good couple a miles that seemed to clear out whatever was clogging the carbs and no more back firing. Have put about 300 miles on her in the last week and a half. Still have some bugs to work out but she's coming along and fun as all heck to ride Will keep posting as I go along, come Winter will be looking to take her in for a new coat, not sure what color yet or what theme I'll be going for, but whatever it is I'm sure she'll be hot

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    time to pick the bugs off your teeth, LOL

    So glad to hear it and it is so awesome you are enjoying it, keep safe our friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpanystrom61 View Post
    time to pick the bugs off your teeth, LOL

    So glad to hear it and it is so awesome you are enjoying it, keep safe our friend.
    Just wanted to say thank you to all those here in this forum. The people and the info that one can find in here is truly amazing and so very helpful. I will be sure to keep everyone up to date on my progress.

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    Default Engine problem's

    Well after the 1st few rides, the engine was blowing oil like crazy. So I found a VW mech, to take it to. He had it the last 2 months. Turns out he has no idea what kind of Rockers are in it. he said it looks as though the head on one side is welded to the block, not from excessive heat or anything but actually welded. As far as I could find out the engine has been rebuilt twice. He said it's a Stroker engine with a bunch of mismatched parts. He did the best he could on replacing what parts he could, new valve seals, new carbs, but the one rocker slides back and forth with so much play it keeps bending the push rod. So I took it for a quick ride when I picked it up the other day, had to wait for the snow to clear and the roads to be clear, of course it had to rain the whole way back lol! It idles way to high and pops like a demon when I stop for a light, looks like it's back to the drawing board for me again. Open to any suggestions, ideas, anything, thanks. and I hope one and all have a Wonderful Holiday Season.

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    Not knocking your choice for a mechanic but if I was told "the head was welded to the block", I'd immediately take back my ride from his shop and find a different mechanic ASAP!!!

    Perhaps there was a miscommunication between you two, but the heads on all aircooled VW's are separated from the block by iron cylinders that would be difficult at best to "weld" to the alloy heads.

    There could have been excessive oil leaking and then hardening/crystallizying from between the head in question and cylinder, causing it to appear welded, maybe???

    Best of luck getting it sorted out, Jim.
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    I always suggest that new to VW owners contact their local VW club. VW folks are usually a very welcoming, helpful family with access to many specialized resources that they are glad to share. Here's one to contact: http://www.vwccny.com/officers.htm They can probably point you in a good direction.

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