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Carb flange

Post by crimmer96 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:29 pm

Hi all,
Due to the vacuum leak I was having earlier I decided to also replace the carb flange but I have misplaced one of these pieces.
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Are the needed or would any right sized washer do the trick?
Thanks,

Chris


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Re: Carb flange

Post by james butler » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:15 pm

all these are for is to prevent the bolts coming looses when the tabs are bent over so yes a washer will suffice as long as you locktite the bolts in


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Re: Carb flange

Post by crimmer96 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:28 pm

The carb has been refitted onto the car but it won't start now. I noticed 4 washers on the ground after it was put back on and the car won't start at all now. The starter motor works fine but it just won't fire up at all.
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These are two of the washers. They all have a split in them.


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Re: Carb flange

Post by james butler » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:25 am

those washers i think go on the 4 m8 hold down nuts in the carb base.
if you tuned the car with a carb leak its not unusual for it not to start as all the settings will be wrong.
check all the basics including your vacuum pipes are connected up and the right way around.
its innevitably something simple.


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Re: Carb flange

Post by crimmer96 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:23 am

Nothing was changed to the carb when I had it off. Fuel is getting to the carb but it's just not firing up. I've replaced the rotor arm, dizzy cap, coil pack, spark plugs and ht leads. The spark plugs were fitted before I took the carb off so I know that they are fine. Just stumped as to why it won't fire up.

Also it wouldn't fire up with the old leads, dizzy cap rotor arm and coil pack.


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Re: Carb flange

Post by james butler » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:59 pm

do you know if your definitely getting a spark?


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Re: Carb flange

Post by crimmer96 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:39 pm

Just tested coil number 1 and no spark from it at all. Had the ht lead connected to it and held it on the rocker cover then on the carb brackets while the engine was cranking. :-(


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Re: Carb flange

Post by mark1gls » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:10 pm

Can you post up a picture of the dissy cap and ht leads.
You may of knock off a wire somewhere, it must be a simple thing as it ran before you changed the carb flange?


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Re: Carb flange

Post by crimmer96 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:22 pm

The new coil pack hasn't been bolted in yet but all wires are where the should be. Ill upload a couple pics shortly.


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Re: Carb flange

Post by crimmer96 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:38 pm

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Coil pack


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Dizzy cap with leads numbered to each spark

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New rotor arm


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Re: Carb flange

Post by james butler » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:48 pm

try bolting the coil down
might sound odd but the earth strap between coil and head needs to be secure or weird stuff happens


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Re: Carb flange

Post by crimmer96 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:39 pm

Problem resolved. Accidentally kocked the ignition module and disconnected it when I was reaching under the gutter to remove the coil pack :dash:


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Re: Carb flange

Post by james butler » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:04 am

glad you got it sorted


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Re: Carb flange

Post by mark1gls » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Glad it's sorted now.

I did notice in your picture that a little cover which fit's into the top of the gearbox where you can see the timing marks is missing.

http://www.classic-vw.co.uk/020-gearbox ... 4034-p.asp

It fits into this bit.

http://www.classic-vw.co.uk/020-gearbox ... 4032-p.asp


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Re: Carb flange

Post by james butler » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:10 pm

mines missing too
i painted the gearbox and got paint in the threads so no plug ever wants to go back in there :(


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