[T3] 72 VW Fastback idlle

Dennis Stiefel dlstiefel at dekalbk12.org
Fri May 22 10:45:29 PDT 2015

I took Jim's advice and tried cleaning the idle ports on the air distributor with WD40 instead of carb and choke like I did the first time when we first put the engine together. That seem to do the trick. Now I may have to turn it down a little. I just drove it on a 20 mile round trip on my lunch break and no slow idle issue what so ever. I think I'll hold off on putting a 73 ECU and Pressure sensor to work with this 73 distributor. It runs so good right now I hate to tamper with it. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

72 Fastback FI MT

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> On May 21, 2015, at 7:58 PM, Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> Dennis Stiefel wrote:
>> Jim if you will remember I have a 73 distributor I got from you. The
>> original 72 distributor was too far gone for you to rebuild after setting
>> up 30 years.  So only one  vacuum hose.
> Okay, I'd forgotten. Too many dizzys pass thru here to keep track of them
> all. If you have the 73 dist, you may also want to find a 73 brain and
> pressure sensor, just to get everything consistent. In general, converting
> a '72 to a '73 costs just about the same as replacing the vac can on a 72
> dist.
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