[T3] Some Spark but no Fire (was RE: Update with a Bowl Full of Rust Flakes)
dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Mon Jul 25 13:52:44 PDT 2011
Spark at the plugs? I'm sure you would have checked that.
Smell of fuel from the exhaust?
Something should go bang if so, even if only occasionally!
I don't think pumping the pedal will do much. If it's a very rich mixture,
you may be firing the injectors (if it's the years that does that) and
putting even more fuel in. Better to turn the ignition on and off 10 or 20
times to make sure all the ring main has fuel (or make the pump run using a
jumper wire on the fuel pump relay). Then hold the accelerator down while
cranking to try to get a better mixture in there. I guess that might not be
as good a technique with FI as with carbed.
UK VW Type 3&4 Club
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[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Adriel
Sent: 25 July 2011 21:02
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Subject: Re: [T3] Some Spark but no Fire (was RE: Update with a Bowl Full of
> From: jadney at vwtype3.org
> To: type3 at vwtype3.org
> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 23:11:35 -0500
> Subject: Re: [T3] Some Spark but no Fire (was RE: Update with a Bowl
> Full of Rust Flakes)
> On 24 Jul 2011 at 15:10, Adriel Rowley wrote:
> > I did notice the fuel looks like dandelion milk.
> That can't be good. How much water is in it? The test for water is to
> drain some out into a glass jar and let it settle. Look for water that
> settles out on the bottom.
It looks to be a very thin film on the fuel, and white flakes settling to
the bottom. Now what?
Did change the condenser per a recommendation, and seemed to help a tad.
Video should be up soon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSdGoD76Rnk
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