[Vwdiesel] Latest updates on my '81 rabbit

Bryant Baecht bbaecht at sunflower.com
Mon Feb 7 21:21:57 EST 2005

Hi all,
     Got the '81 picked up Sunday instead of Saturday and today I got the
battery in it and started work.  This rabbit is NOT currently running, so
started with checking the fuel cutoff selenoid on the IP.  With battery
disconnected and ignition on, I put my ear by the IP and connected battery +
post and heard a click.  Repeated several times with same result so should
be good there.  Connected battery and turned on ignition.  No glow plug led.
I hooked up my multi-meter to the GP bus and turned on ignition.  Got 12
volts.  Monitored it and it took about 50 seconds to shut off.  Hummm,
thinking this ain't good.  Turned the engine over a few times with
absolutely no hits.  Currently 25 F here.  Pulled the bus off the GP's and
started testing for continuity.  None of the GP's would make a beep on my
multi-meter.  So pulled all the fuel lines and pulled the GP's.  They have
the brass washer looking thing so are fast ones.  I'll check with the VW
place to see if they have 4 fast GP's and a new fast relay.  Anyway,
hopefully making progress.  Having fun if nothing else!  More to come when I
make some more progress.


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