Friedle

I posted earlier the problems I had with the carb.  Well, it started acting up again yesterday.  I had been using the cheapest fuel I could find (in my commute to work), and only have been using it about 35-days.  I switched to Sam's Club station, then added a bottle in tank of Gumout carb. cleaner and she ran great this morning and the rest of today  just my $.02.

 

Patrick.

'72 Super. Paint-7/20/09, 400+k miles, New engine case "41" Brazil, rebuilt German heads, new Bosch electrics, new Solex German carb. new German silencer. Built by Steve Tims Performance/Enterprises, Riverside CA. '73 OEM airfilter, (Fram elemement), chrome stock wheels, daily driver, 25.46-27.50mpg, driven 20+years.
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Wayne

You've got to run 92 octane to get the most out of your Beetle.

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68autobug

Yes,

My Son and I both run 95 Octane in Our beetles..

and always use well known Major brands of Fuel...

 

and at Gas stations that use a lot of fuel...

so hopefully You won't get any water contamination...

 

Most VW owners over here find a good source of fuel, and stick to it...

 

cheers

 

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Friedle

Thanks for responding to my post.  If you didn't read my secondary posts, I checked out my wires and discovered I had bad/old plug wires.  I had not changed them in 63,500 miles, (when I check my records).  I think thats pushing it!  I always use 91-octane.  We use so much fuel here in Southern CA that it's all pretty fresh.  I changes the carb. float needle valve from a new rebuild kit, it was JUNK, not a Solex.  It started flooding the carb.  I put my old Solex back in, all is well.  Get the right parts the first time

 

Have Great/Safe/Insane Holidays, Patrick.

'72 Super. Paint-7/20/09, 400+k miles, New engine case "41" Brazil, rebuilt German heads, new Bosch electrics, new Solex German carb. new German silencer. Built by Steve Tims Performance/Enterprises, Riverside CA. '73 OEM airfilter, (Fram elemement), chrome stock wheels, daily driver, 25.46-27.50mpg, driven 20+years.
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68autobug

Hi,

thats good that you found a problem...

 

I have found that You have to be very careful with parts for your beetle

The keyway in My alternator pulley was worn and moving about, so I bought 2 spare pulleys.. they were gold colored and very cheap...

My Son also bought two...  Our first two only lasted a couple of months,

and My beetle doesn't do many miles, it looks like the welding didn't actually stick to the pulley center hub,   so, I'm on the lookout for another VW pulley or I may modify My old ones keyway and fit another modified woodruff key into it...

It seems that if a part looks too good to be true, pricewise...

its only rubbish...  but many parts do look good, so buying from a reputable VW shop now seems a must...

 

cheers

 

Lee Noonan - 68AutoBug -- Australia --

 

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32fire3

whe i get stuff that fails and theres a lot of it out there i take it back and get my money back if they wont refound i buy another one and put the defecteve one in the package and return it there is a lot of junk out there not just in vw parts good luck with your pully

dave abercrombie
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68autobug

Hi Dave,

My main problem is I buy parts from everywhere plus on ebay,

and I might have them for years before I actually use the part...

I have been buying parts for My beetle over the past 10 years, so even though I kept receipts, You can't really ask to take a part back that You bought many years ago... I also bought at Swap meets etc...

I have been lucky with many things, plus I have bought a lot of good used parts... so I now have spares for most things...

Hopefully I won't need most of them....

 

cheers

 

Lee Noonan - 68Autobug - Australia - 100F today - Summer is here..

 

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32fire3

yes i know what you mean i do the same thing with honda minibike parts have a whole shop full amazing what some parts are selling for

dave abercrombie
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