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Old 20-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #1
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I could do with one, fairly urgent. My bug is over idling and I can't get to grips with sorting it. It was running perfect before but then it went to a garage..........and the rest ........is a long story.

Car turns over ok but as soon as I apply throttle it doesn't seem to return to idle correctly. I have to push my finger on the throttle cable in the footwell housing (which doesn't seem to be fitted correctly) to return it when stationary for a long time.

I'm sure it just needs setting up really, carb adjusting etc.

no tools no clue no time

So could do with someone who can sort this for me. Cash paying. Hopefully before 2nd July as I have a good pal coming down south who I'm taking to Goodwood in it.
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Old 20-06-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Hello mate

You can try Darren at VW Airfix (Stanley Park Road, Wallington/Carshalton)

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Steve at South London VWs (next to Dingwall motor auctions round the back of beddington Asda)

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Phil at Brickfields

http://www.brickfieldautos.com/

*edit* give empi power (Rob) a shout he could probably sort it for you but I think he is away this weekend

All pretty local to you. If I had some spare time I would come over and have a look but I am a bit snowed under at the minute. If you get really stuck give us a shout and I will see if I can come over and have a look, at worst you can always come over and borrow some tools if you need to.

Have a search through the mech tech forum, you could probably find the solution in there.
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Where in South london are you? I'm in Cheam near sutton, if you get stuck I'll have a look.



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Where in South london are you? I'm in Cheam near sutton, if you get stuck I'll have a look.
Quite close, South Croydon. Thanks for the offer, if I can't get it sorted soon I might give you a shout and pop over if that's
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Phil at Brickfields

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Done work for me, great chap.

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Phil is too busy & I wasn't impressed with his last quote for some work, with the job now going to someone else because of this. Which is a shame as his work looks spot on and he's convenient.

However, I need someone local to help me sort the little problem with the throttle, and pronto as I'm taking a good pal to Goodwood. The geezer has just gone through years of hell with the big C and this is the first time he has been away from home and has always wanted to go the event so I need to make sure I can get him there and back! I have used Darren too, but there lies the route of the problem. I am going to give South London VW's a try, that is if they are still going.

Has anyone used Mayflowers in Brixton? I remember calling in and having a chat with him years ago but didn't end up returning.
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Good quality work always comes at a premium,but cheaper in the long run
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Totally agree. However there are nigh on 100 p/hr reasons.
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Tell Steve at SLVW's I said you should give him a try and he should see you right
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not strictly true Si, I think your rates are very fair and I am always happy with the work you do.
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