[T3] Update with a Bowl Full of Rust Flakes

Adriel Rowley adriel_rowley at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 23 16:56:13 PDT 2011

> From: jadney at vwtype3.org
> To: type3 at vwtype3.org
> Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:21:34 -0500
> Subject: Re: [T3] Update with a Bowl Full of Rust Flakes
> On 23 Jul 2011 at 0:24, Adriel Rowley wrote:
> > Drained the gasoline, and noticed some flakes.  When looking in the
> > tank, there is a few spots of corrosion.  The sock is fine, so do not
> > want to put phosphoric acid in the tank.  Figure the sock is not
> > broken, so should not mess with it.  Right?
> If it's just a little bit of rust, you're okay. If there's a lot,
> then you'll eventually want to clean things out.
Depends what part of the tank.  Probably medium, but soon will be bad 
because of sitting and ethanol in the fuel.

> > For some reason the hoses were quit long and always had to keep an eye
> > out that they were not dragging.  This time used only what was needed,
> > especially for the filter, as the aforementioned shop stole the holder
> > for it.  By keeping the line short it keeps it horizontal.  I looped
> > the return line to the tank hoping some of the particles settle in the
> > loop and not go into the fuel pump right away.  Now nothing hangs
> > below the front beam so as it does not catch on things
> Sounds like your hoses were way too long and it was a good thing to
> replace them and shorten them up. You also need to keep in mind that
> any hose has a miniumum bend radius, so you don't want sharp bends
> anywhere.
I am thinking they may have been leaking, as was not getting the best fuel 
mileage.  It is a thought I do not want to think about... ;/

I made sure to have all the lines relaxed, and spent about fifteen minutes
arranging and rearranging to get the best results.  With the nice clamps, 
be worthy to be a job for an exposed radial aircraft engine. ;)  With the 
tank out, thinking I should get a photograph.

> > I also got the steering box mount tightened up.  The horn wire is
> > limiting turning ability, no matter it seems.  Do I need to extend the
> > wire?  Or, is there a trick to it?
> There should not be a wire that goes from something that rotates to
> something that doesn't. There is one wire that jumps across the flex
> coupling (rotating to rotating) and another that jumps across the
> rubber axle beam mounts, from steering box to beam mounting bolt
> (stationary to stationary.)
I think it is because the steering box to coupler wire needs to be one bolt 
over.  First though have to find my 14mm wrenches, as when I cleaned up, 
mislaid my tools. ;)

Thank you,

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