Start by getting one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Keep-Your-Volkswagen-Alive/dp/1566913101 and progress to something with more technical stuff later, it's easier than us having to write manuals. In the meantime get the car looked at by someone with some mechanical knowledge or you may end up with a fire.majin_lyndon said:OK, since I'm still new at this, can someone answer a few questions?
1) How do I remove the fuel tank? (I'm guessing I do this first)
2) How do I change the fuel lines?
3) How do I drain the float chamber in the carb?
4) How do I remove the coil ht lead?
:lol: Damn it, I was going to post in a "my friend" style but my secret's out! :lol:JustinOval said:Don't worry about it- somebody else, who shall remain nameless, on here did it recently and made it home too,
I think it was much later and with plenty of head scratching he realised what had happened :crazy:
(sorry Tomarse :incheek: )
Even if it isn't in JM's book, IMHO it is still good buy, i bet rocking horse poop that you will need it some time in the future, and that stuff ain't easy to come by you know!! :incheek: :crazy:majin_lyndon said:You're a life safer! It does indeed still start, I didn't even drive mine a mile what with the loss of power and smoke. How does one take out the fuel tank? Is it in John Muir's book?
Reading it cover to cover will confuse you, just read the section that is relevent. You would do better to syphon as much fuel out as possible into a secure container before you start. Take fire precautions. The tank will then be light enough to handle easily. Removing the tank is a very simple job for a novice, will take you Ωhr blindfolded. You may need a new length of hose from the tank to the chassis pipe so do that while you have the chance, making sure the bend in the hose is correct and doesn't chafe on the steering bits when the tank is back in.majin_lyndon said:The sad thing is I have the book, and have read it cover to cover several times. Mechanics just confuses me