[T3] 73 Type 3 ign switch.
jadney at vwtype3.org
Mon Oct 19 14:29:31 PDT 2020
I usually find that I need to prime the fuel ring for 10-15 seconds, or just long
enough to hear the air stop bubbling up in the gas tank. It can be helpful to
pump the pedal a couple times while priming, to clear air out of the branches
that run to each injector.
After that, I find that my '73 AT starts almost instantly.
I don't know how far off the run position of the ignition switch it should
continue to run. I don't recommend doing that, because that will cause it to
arc and erode away the switch contacts.
On 19 Oct 2020 at 13:47, William Jahn wrote:
> For some odd reason in the last month I prime the system with my switch and
> usually with the key one push the gas pedal down once and it would start
> right up.
> I replaced the ign switch for the electrical part about a bit over a year
> ago because it was working yet the key was hard to turn . The switch was
> original and cracked .
> It still works fine, easy to turn and snaps right back . Now it starts yet
> it takes more than one pump of the pedal FI version and many times it tries
> to stall unless I feather the gas pedal a bit.
> Once it starts it runs the same. Today for the first time after a short
> trip I turned the key and it quit then the second try it started . I
> noticed if I back the key off the run position just a bit it shuts down. I
> never tested that before yet it seems to work fine just releasing it , it's
> only when I fiddle by turning it to the off position it does not need to be
> moved much , I don't know how much is normal.
> I hear the pump run when I turn it on and the starter always engages. I
> always hear the pump run with the prime switch as well when I cycle the
> key. zit always runs and does not quit by itself . The only issue is when I
> first start it and today was the first time it quit after driving it then
> the second turn it fired right up.
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Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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