[T3] Bad day at the (FI) office

Jim Adney jadney at VWType3.org
Sun Apr 10 14:28:54 PDT 2016

On 9 Apr 2016 at 19:31, Keith Park wrote:

> Having a fuel pump switch does add a way to deal with certain situations
> like this.

Yes, adding the switch made it POSSIBLE to drive the car again. 
Unfortunately that 3-position special function switch was expensive 
and hard to find. The good news is that it's a nice heavy duty toggle 

> Jim, you left us in suspense,
> what WAS causing your 2 cylinders to flood?

The short answer is, "I don't know."

The longer answer is that I suspected there was a problem with 1 or 2 
injectors, which were sticking open at first and letting too much 
fuel in. I also had a couple times when the engine was hydrolocked on 
startup, making me think that a leaky injector had filled a cylinder 
after shutdown. Now I'm beginning to wonder if my CHTS resistance has 
gone to infinity when cold. That car sits most of the time in the 
winter, so the gas mileage is always awful then, but I've had a few 
medium sized trips with it this spring and the mileage was still down 
to 15 mi/gal. That's what made me think this resembled Daniel and 
Jessica's troubles.

We've had minimal good weather here so far, so I've been unable to do 
any real troubleshooting, so far.

On a cheerier note, I just picked up a new (to me) Bosch D-jet 
tester. This is the latest, GOOD Bosch tester, with the snap action 
switches. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I think it'll be 
in good shape once I get it cleaned up. This is one I used years ago 
and it worked well then. If all goes well, this means that I should 
be able to rent out my other one to anyone willing to put down a 
significant security deposit.  

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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