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  Topic: won't start back fires every few seconds.
Eddy1973Transporter

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:46 am   Subject: Re: won't start back fires every few seconds.
Well it's been awhile but finally resolved the issue. I still can't believe what happened. It seems the mechanical drive from the engine to the distributor some how dropped. Yes I said it dropped? ...
  Topic: Maximum speed.
Eddy1973Transporter

Replies: 51
Views: 3729

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:03 am   Subject: Re: Maximum speed.
It's a worn bearing in the transmission making the whining noise. Actually had it up to about 62 MPH on my most recent drive.
Thanks' for all the responses.
  Topic: won't start back fires every few seconds.
Eddy1973Transporter

Replies: 21
Views: 682

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:02 am   Subject: Re: won't start back fires every few seconds.
It spins freely in one direction and with some resistance in the opposite direction. If I mark the location and then try to start it I can clearly see that it is in a different spot.

Nothing wrong ...
  Topic: won't start back fires every few seconds.
Eddy1973Transporter

Replies: 21
Views: 682

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: won't start back fires every few seconds.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2196436.jpg

removed the distributor cap and this is what it looks like. I guess it looks ok. what do you think?
Silly question should I be able to reach ...
  Topic: won't start back fires every few seconds.
Eddy1973Transporter

Replies: 21
Views: 682

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:45 am   Subject: Re: won't start back fires every few seconds.
Thanks for all the help so far. I'm not a mechanical expert by any means. I understand the basic principles. Fuel and air mix in the carb and it gets burned up in the head. The coil feeds elect vi ...
  Topic: won't start back fires every few seconds.
Eddy1973Transporter

Replies: 21
Views: 682

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:37 am   Subject: won't start back fires every few seconds.
It was running fine just the day before. Always had a cold start issue. starts good but doesn't idle. after struggling for a few minutes runs fine. Suddenly while running it backfired a puff of w ...
  Topic: Maximum speed.
Eddy1973Transporter

Replies: 51
Views: 3729

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:14 am   Subject: Re: Maximum speed.
1973 Type 2 Transporter
Maximum speed is 55 and it sounds like it's going to explode. Is there something wrong?
 
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