[T3] Since I replaced the runner boots and all vacuum lines noticed

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 16:48:14 PDT 2019

I did check the HTS and it went from 2.272K ohm to 77.5 ohm @ 85*  F
ambient temp before start up . I also watched  the RPM it was 900 RPM @
start up took 2 minutes to reach 1300. I checked the AAR and it was open so
I just tapped the side of the actual valve with a wrench and it closed RPM
was 1000 in park and dropped to 850 in reverse the engine didn't die. I
guess I need to try to soak the AAR in something up side down maybe carb
cleaner spray and let it sit or acetone. As far as I know in order to use
an AAR for the manual trans model it just fits right into the case with a
gasket, pretty sure it does.  I had 2 of them yet the one that came on my
car had a short in the lead and the one off the 72 which I used didn't have
a connector I just soldered the lead and had shrink wrap over that . I
guess I could rob one from under the rear seat and I'm not even sure what
they do , there are a few of them with a black wire same gauge as the AAR ,

On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 10:45 AM William Jahn <willjahn975 at gmail.com> wrote:

> It seems it doesn't take long for the rubber to become hard. My 73 was 12
> years old when I got it , it was 13 when i started to drive it a little
> still had my old Ford van until 91 when it became my only mode of
> transport. . I recall it vibrated the first time I drove it and it seems to
> have gotten a little worse since it was just the right window that I could
> hear now I hear and feel the left. I don't know the history of this car.
> When I first got it off the used car lot where I worked at a small ford
> dealership it had that stick on wood panel stuff on both sides yet the
> drivers side was dried and cracked and most needed to be sanded off I
> removed the right side with a heat gun. It seemed it sat in one place for
> some time and that someone who did painting for a living owned it due the
> the paint and paint can rings on some of the rear cargo area. I only found
> a few VW dealer receipts under the rear seat.  As I said with the engine
> idle lower so it would be 850 to 900 RPM in drive the vibration only stood
> out idle in drive as soon as I removed my foot off the brake it was gone ,
> now it hangs on until I start moving or place it in neutral , I have no
> idea what they were like new either, probably better I've only been in one
> other type3 a 68 fastback FI stick and it was close to new at the time and
> seemed to have good power even with 4 people. I don't see any cracked sub
> frame rubber at least from what I can see yet the ones I can get at are
> rock hard. I don't know if one can even get replacements or if I care to
> deal with replacing them. I think there are 5 , 2 are above the rear
> shocks. If I can cure some of it by replacing the rear mounts and lowering
> the idle that would be great , the trans mount is another story you can't
> remove it without removing the 4 long bolts and lowering the trans end down
> quite a bit to slide it off the 2 trans threaded studs.
> On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 7:02 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
>> On 7 Jun 2019 at 19:11, William Jahn wrote:
>> > I imagine most people who own these older cars have the
>> > original sub frame mounts and even engine and trans mounts.
>> :Yes, the rubber mounts, especially the rear subframe bushings, have all
>> gotten hard over time, especially on those cars which have lived in hot
>> climates. My '69 came from SoCal and its rubber bits are particularly
>> hard.
>> I've replaced a number of them that were cracked and easy to get to, but
>> a
>> lot of them are still the originals.
>> That car rattles a lot when stopped in Drive, so I generally shift into N
>> if I'm
>> going to be stopped for long.
>> I never had an AT car when they were new, so I don't know if this is
>> entirely
>> due to age or if this is just the way they always were. We need to keep
>> in
>> mind that vibration isolation engineering in cars has come a LONG ways in
>> 50 years. I wouldn't be surprised if VW didn't think much about it back
>> in
>> 1960, when these cars were designed, and when they came up with the the
>> AT, I'd be surprised if anyone gave a second thought to the possibility
>> that
>> AT vibration was any different from MT.
>> --
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>> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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