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Post Post subject: need help on fuel pressure
Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 05:17 AM
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anybody know what psi my stock fuel pump should have (1969 stock 1600cc sp) i think my fuel is acting upi how can i tell? Rolling Eyes


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Post Post subject: Re: need help on fuel pressure
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Around 2-1/2 to 3 PSI.


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i checked fuel pressure and its at 7psi with a stock pump


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Post Post subject: Re: need help on fuel pressure
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 05:19 PM
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i checked fuel pressure and its at 7psi with a stock pump

7psi is too high (on webers) (stock not quite sure) generally, it may push fuel past your needle and seat. An easy way to lower pressure on a stock pump is to put 2 gaskets under it.

But the real answer would be, what is the actual reason for your initial question? What is is doing?


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Post Post subject: Re: need help on fuel pressure
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seems like after its warm up it wont idle


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Post Post subject: Re: need help on fuel pressure
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 08:51 AM
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That probably isn't fuel pressure. My advice would be to buy a couple of books that you'll have forever if you like VW's:

John Muir's Idiot Manual (AWESOME)

Haynes Official VW Workshop Manual

...and maybe even a Chilton's or others. I've got several of them and you just plain can't own a VW without at least the first two. You'll drive yourself crazy, bro. You'll learn a ton from those, and if you still have questions, they'll be much better questions based on an education. I can speak for myself here, I'd much rather try and help someone out who has a general understanding of a problem and can't find a solution, than someone who hasn't tried to check the simple stuff covered in the manuals.

I hope I don't sound harsh. I really dig helping others out. I mean that.

Buy those two books, though... AT LEAST those two.


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