[T3] 1970 Fastback FI won't start

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Wed Feb 14 13:52:52 PST 2018

On 14 Feb 2018 at 13:07, Mark Reno wrote:

> Hey Jim if the trigger points are taken out. Is there an adjustment some
> where or are they suppose to just be replaced if they look bad?

VW said replace, but I never do.

The only thing that wears on them is the rubbing block. I have a fixture that I 
use to reset them, but neither Bosch nor VW ever gave specs on that, so my 
fixture is something that I had to design and machine myself. I reset them as 
a matter of course in rebuilding an FI distributor.

I would almost never replace with new. They are expensive and there's no 
good reason to do this. Unlike ign points, they last forever. If you have a pair 
that's really destroyed, I have good used & adjusted ones.

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

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