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  1. hi. i have a 1996 6n 1.0ltr that is burning oil and i tinking of swaping it with a 1.3ltr from a 1995 6n. are the engine interchangeable as the 1.3 is carb and the 1.0 is mpi? im talking in swaping only the block and head from a 1.3 and kepping the intake manifold of the 1.0
  2. I’m probably facing the task of having to change the infamous 1B3 Rubber Carb mount on my 1043HZ Breadvan, but want to fit the best quality one I can. I had previous problems with the deterioration of the original VW mount and have in the past fitted about 3 different makes of pattern part ones which, quite frankly, all seem to be absolute rubbish quality. The 1st one split after about 6 months, then two others that lasted less than that.I also found that as well as the rubber splitting, the pattern ones also have ‘inserts’ for the carb bolts that can easily pull out of the metal p
  3. Hi everyone, about to change the base insulator block for the carb on my Polo Mk2 as the factory one has perished and doesn't seal properly. Any other parts you recommend I should change since i'm going to have the carb off? Do I change any other gaskets or hoses? I'm not going as far as rebuilding the carb as it works just fine - why fix what aint broken! Also the vapour eliminator seems to have a crack so I will be changing that as well. Thanks for the input!
  4. Having some fun getting my Mk2 ready for mot after years off the road. The breather hose from back of airbox to crank has deteriorated and needs replacing. Does anywhere still do them? Carb flange is split, I should have another in the garage, but I'm not sure how good it is, if I need one where would I get one. Cheers in advance 🙂
  5. Hi everyone, first post so go easy on me lol. Recently acquired a 1990 1.0 breadvan as a cheap runaround, been sorting through it's issues one at a time and have reached a sticking point. So when I got it cold starts were a struggle and a high idle when warm, I started with the basic checks and found it had an air leak at the carb flange (flange itself looks fairly new and ok, but there's no paper gasket between the carb and flange - I'm assuming it should have one?) So anyway, I literally took the air intake off, undid the 2 bolts holding the carb on and pu
  6. dvderlm

    idle rpm

    Is it better to idle at 1050 rpm with 15:1 AFR or 950rpm with 14.2:1 AFR ?
  7. Hey. First post and pretty desperate! Throttle linkage is knackered on my '83 MK2 - garage have said they have to replace the entire carb. Does this sound right? If so, can anybody point me in the right direction where to source the best carb? My last car was an '89 model and I replaced the original carb with a Weber as suggested by a mate - resulted in a manual choke being put in and ultimately being the biggest pain in the ass, she never ran the same after that! So I'm a bit reluctant to go down that road again...... Any tips or advice would be awesome. Cheers, Anna
  8. Hi looking for a bike carb setup or a replacement carb for my 82 mk2 polo 1.1 engine code HB. Solex is dead
  9. I've done an engine swap in my MK2 bready, the engine "works" but I can't seem to run without the choke on (or slight acceleration). I'm running with a piersburg solex pic 7 carb on a new rubber flange with no air leaks. Without choke it will try to run then cough and die even when the engine is warm. Any ideas on how to get this to idle smoothly.
  10. Okay so my car cut out again this morning, started fine, idled fine half choke and drove off fine, wouldn't rev high whilst on choke, wouldn't idle whilst off choke, then 100 yards down the road cut out and wouldn't start, just kept turning over and turning over for about 5 minutes then eventually started to pick up and started again. I must be getting air in from somewhere on the carb as I've tried richening up the mixture to no avail, gunsons colourtune shows no change in colour no matter hkdow far you adjust the mixture screw and gas tester shows .6-1.1 co on idle, plugs are white Th
  11. I've recently bought a 1982 polo breadvan with 1043cc engine and manual choke carb and it idles fine, starts fine and runs okay apart from sputtering every now and then. It appears that it's fine when throttle is wide open but when pulling away or changing down gears and pulling away it struggles causing the car to kangaroo before picking up again. I'm having to compensate with high revs when pulling away to avoid it stalling and those skinny little tyres struggle enough for traction and wheelspinning away from every junction isn't as fun as it sounds. Just wondering if anyone has ha
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