[T3] How's the trip going?

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Fri Jun 17 18:56:18 PDT 2022

Thinking cap on.
If your losing power due to bad compression, your cranking would be uneven
and the leak test Jim suggest would find that.
When I find im losing the guts its usually that the timing is retarded
because the rubbing block on the points has worn down and closed the gap.
Ive had injectors plug up too causing that, check your fuel pressure.


Topnotch Restorations
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From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On
Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2022 11:02 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] How's the trip going?

On 17 Jun 2022 at 13:46, john carartbyjohn.com wrote:

> I am starting to consider the fact that I just did the valve check in 
> the wrong order or something.

Well, THAT would SUCK!

I guess it's worth the peace of mind to back up and check for that. Even if
you go ahead and install Alex's new heads. It's a lot of work, but looking
at your photos I see that you have a really nice working area, and it's not
hot outside. (I note that everyone's in jackets or coveralls.)

Being able to press your valve springs by hand is troubling. That should be
too hard for most mortals to do.

Side Note: Valve springs have one end with closer windings. That end goes
against the head. Check that.

BTW, did you try filling the combustion chambers with water to see if they
leak out past the valves? Light valve spring pressure often leads to burned

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

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