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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Continuing the bug electrics' saga! Everything works now having replaced the ignition switch BUT the indicator dash light is permanently on when you turn the key - then start the engine and it goes off but when you indicate the Oil warning light flashes instead of the indicator light...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just completed work on the Beetle. Spark plug threads refurbished, new Guides and valves, refurbished gearbox, new clutch and thrust bearing! I have put extra earths in and fitted LED's with Halogen headlight bulbs. Starts reasonably and runs well from cold but once it's been run for 5 - 10...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 1971 T2 with an engine I have rebuilt about 6 months ago.. It has 1641 Bs&Ps, standard everything else I think in there to.. I bought a couple of Spanish webber 34 ICT's from JK but haven't managed to start the engine yet and its really frustrating.!!! On inspection of the distributor...
  4. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Ordered in error I have 4 of the above spark plugs in unused condition. I will even set the gap to your requirement before posting. I only want my money back so £7 posted?
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I have a 72 1300 Twin Port with the correct SVDA dizzy fitted and it is timed to 7.5BTDC with vacuum disconnected and plugged. I also checked timing as above @3500 RPM and it shows about 30Deg Advance. However if I also do that check @3500rpm with vacuum connected I get 40+ deg of advance...
  6. Items Wanted - AUTO
    I'm after the following parts for my 63 Ghia: Wiper motor and mechanism Wiper arms Ignition barrel with key Interior light Can anyone can help? Thanks
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi folks... I'm new to volkszone, and new to aircooled with a 72 beetle... It runs ok but has lack of pull at low rpm... So I wanted to change the ignition over to electronic to see if it helps. My carb is a solex 34 pict 3 and I'm trying to figure out if I can use a distributor that has a...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi people I have an issue with a 69 project I bought recently. The car came with no console fitted to the steering column but a box full of bits which included a console. This has a broken ignition switch, no barrel/lock, just the base with three wires coming out (red, red/black and black). It...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, i need some help and advice for my 1971 1302s bug. Driven to work and was fine, however when leaving work I noticed the barrel was dipped/lower than the usual level position when key is removed. it was at the level once the key is in and at turn 1. As a result, I was was unable to...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am rebuilding my 1973 1200 beetle engine & whilst rooting round on the net for advice about timing, I came across the following statement about the Bosch 009 dizzy; "Please note that VW never used the 009 distributor for any of it's beetle models, and so, although it will work, you may get...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Heres the setup. 1973 1300 beetle, had most of a wizard kit at some point in its history and been changed to a convertible. Engine setup, all done by previous owner, just finishing her up, haven't got too much knowledge of the old bugs. 1600cc unleaded conversion kit 2 Twin solex 40mm carbs...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi chaps, Nice weather out isn't it? Just a quick one. Can't start the bus. Was running fine other than a funky left indicator situation yesterday, was winking a twice the normal speed. Had a poke about in the back today, tried to fix that, checked my back lights and arts to no avail. Trouble is...
  13. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 97 Mk3 Golf Due to my daughter having her handbag stolen :mad: along my only key I needed to remove the ignition barrel to take to the locksmiths. This included disconnecting the battery. Job done I turned the engine over and it started over first time but died immediately. I tried a...
  14. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, the video shows you how to diagnose and how to replace the ignition starter switch at a Passat 35i. For this repair the steering wheel, the lock and the reduction sleeve on the steering column has to be removed. Especially pulling the reduction sleeve might be a problem. The video gives you...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm still quite new to engines in general, so please bear with me. I'm slightly confused about static timing. From everything I've read, what I'm aiming for is as I'm rotating the crank clockwise, when my timing mark (7.5 BTDC in my case) lines up with the split in the case, the voltage from...
  16. Items For Sale - AUTO
    In perfect working order, but has no key. £15 obo
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Can I use a split ignition switch in a bay? The bay ignition switch has 4 terminals on the back, a split has 3? Which one is missing and why? Does it matter? (I don't know much about electrics) This is only a "quick fix" to get the van going again... read below for reasons. The previous...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    So I've followed the instructions as clearly as I could to install the Petronix Ignition Unit but when I try and turn her over I don't even get a spark anymore and my local garage were left scratching their head as well... could this be a dud unit? I've put the points back in and it all works...
  19. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    hello everyone, my name is paddy, me and my girlfriend jane own a vw t25 1.6 diesel and we embark on a trip around europe in a week today... unfortunately ive made a school boy error!! making some last minute checks i pushed in one of the relays that seemed loose, but the ignition was on : (...
  20. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    After breaking down yesterday (total loss of power and unable to start thereafter), i have replaced the fuel pump relay, checked the power to it, the coil, spark and everything else is good. When i turn on the ignition, the sender unit is not priming with a burst of fuel. I can normally hear...
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