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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all I have a 67 beetle. My green and red lights come on as normal when starting the car. They then go off ok when the car is started . About 15 minutes later, when driving, the green light comes back on. It only comes back on when idling. As soon as I tap the accelerator pedal it goes off...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I took my 1969 VW 1500 Beetle to Kwik-Fit this morning for its MOT after discovering a couple of days ago that it expires this Thursday. Probably not the best choice of testing station, but it was only a few blocks away and I thought the worst that could happen is that the car would fail (even...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Is there anyone out there that has used a Gunson Colortune (spark plug)to set idling adjustment on a 34 PICT 3 please? Is this possible to use the Gunson for this? How do you go about it please? Also, would you need a 14mm Gunson? Thanks guys. 1972 Bay 1600cc twin port
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Can anyone tell me please how to set the idling speed on my carb, it seems to be running too fast. I have a dwell-tachometer arriving soon that iu bought on ebay for £5. The carb is an EMPI version of the solex 34PICT 3. Engine is twin port 1600 with stick dizzy and vac advance. I replaced the...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello, after a long saga got the bug starting.However it will not tick over I have played around with the carb screw, still no joy. Would it still start if the timing was out but not tick over?. Any help more than welcome thanks. Any ideas
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    just trying to set up a something twinport, its an AB code suggesting 1300 but has been rebuilt by the looks of things so I guess may have been uprated to 1600, it pulls pretty well....any easy way of telling with it in the car assembled? anyway, it'll start, run, drive & accelerate well but...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am currently having problems with my 1300 '71 beetle with idling. I have been reading all the useful threads on here and have managed to keep it on the road. I am currently using the H30 31 PICT carb but have a 31 PICT/3 from a former beetle which I salvaged, I know it works fine from when I...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    :confused: ok so my '71 1300 bug is idling fast.:confused: it has a standard 30pict carb but with a flat pancake type filter on it and a 009 dizzy with an electronic ignition thingy in instead of points other than that completely standard. i set the throttle stop screw to just touching + 1/4...
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