1971 VOLKSWAGEN CARBURETOR

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  • captinkirk2000
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Engine Mechanical problem
1971 Other Volkswagen Models 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 50000 miles

this is a 1700cc engine, I put a new solex 1barrel carb on it and cant get to idle. What do I need to do

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 8:04 PM

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  • mhpautos
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Does it have an idle solenoid on the carby?

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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 11:57 PM
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Yes it has an idle solenoid that is powered by coil. I wonder if I need a vacuum distribitor. Mine has no vacuum hookup on distribitor

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Friday, October 22nd, 2010 AT 9:08 PM
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Can you feel the solenoid kick in with the power on? If so, take out and clean the passage with low pressure air, try this.

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Sunday, October 24th, 2010 AT 7:16 PM

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