[T3] 1966 Type 3 Squareback

Dave Hall dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Mon Jan 30 15:19:20 PST 2017

The twin-carb Type 3s can be harder to restart when warm. The automatic chokes take a while to cool down, and so the mixture isn't quite correct.  Try gradually opening the throttle as you crank, and avoid pumping it, which squirts in extra fuel. The rebuilt engine should have thick spacers under the carbs to avoid engine heat boiling off the fuel as it cools. Check they're there.
It sounds like the battery may be a bit marginal, too. 
I hope something here will help, but it's not a full list of reasons for warm-starting problems.
UK VW Type 3 and 4 Club.

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Hi, I am at my wit's end.  I can't figure out why my car will start after
sitting in the driveway, but after driving either around town or on
freeway, when I stop the engine, it won't start again.

It turns over more and more slowly without firing up until it won't turn
over at all.

Last night I took the sqbk out, same problem.  Called tow truck, when it
came about 40 min later, I tried it once more and it started.

Not overheating.  New fuel pump.  Newly rebuilt engine.

I have never had this problem before, drove my last rebuilt engine 30 years.

Please help if you have had this sort of problem.

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