[Vwdiesel] VW's cause gray hairs ? You bet !!!
weasel1 at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 4 11:28:20 EST 2005
I'd hardly call this quickly. More like lucky. What triggered it for me
was after I got the original fuel lines back in the car, I fired it up.
Seem to run ok. I goosed the throttle a bit and it sputtered and it
stalled. I went to go re-fire it and it wouldn't go. I went back under the
hood and saw that the fuel lines were full ( both supply and return ). Then
I started to inspect around the pump. That's when I found the wire. The
only real casualty of all of this was my foglight. When dad was towing my
wife home, I guess the steering wheel locked up ( key wasn't turned far
enough I guess ) he went around a corner, she didn't and it ripped my tow
hook right out of the car ! On the way out, it took the foglight with it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shalyn Shourds" <sshourds at flash.net>
To: "Derek" <weasel1 at sympatico.ca>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] VW's cause gray hairs ? You bet !!!
> Sounds like you did a pretty good job finding it quickly. I drove a
> dying car around for a couple of months and replace all kinds of hoses
> and filters before finding that loose wire while pushing the car down
> the side of a road. Pushing's a great brain stimulant.
> Nice find!
> Derek wrote:
> >Well I think I finally figured out my ( what I thought to be ) gelling
problem. I removed any traces of screen in the tank pickup, blew the line
out and still no dice. That was until I noticed a loose fitting wire on the
fuel cut-off solenoid ....
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