Has anyone done this carb set up on a 1.8 8V motor(JH in a 1984 GTI)? I am ready to go ahead with it but some input would be nice. Already have the carbs and the CIS stuffs out of the car.
Modified by soaker at 8:25 PM 2-4-2010
Quote, originally posted by soaker » Has anyone done this carb set up on a 1.8 8V motor(JH in a 1984 GTI)? I am ready to go ahead with it but some input would be nice. Already have the carbs and the CIS stuffs out of the car.
Modified by soaker at 8:25 PM 2-4-2010
Ditto this, Id like to see it.
Considered this first, going downdraft weber instead
i have a question for you guys. i finally tried to start my car today. i tried for like and hour, it is getting fuel and spark but hasnt fired once. is it just cause it is hasnt ever been run since the rebuild? tomorrow im going to check the ignition timing and see how close it is. just thought id ask to see if you had any suggestions.
Quote, originally posted by 86Franklin » i have a question for you guys. i finally tried to start my car today. i tried for like and hour, it is getting fuel and spark but hasnt fired once. is it just cause it is hasnt ever been run since the rebuild? tomorrow im going to check the ignition timing and see how close it is. just thought id ask to see if you had any suggestions.
Check timing, check throttle position/choke, etc. Air, fuel, and spark are required, sounds like you have them all, just not at the right times.
Hello! I am waiting for my brother to have time to weld an 02 sensor bung in to my exhaust, so i have not tuned the carbs yet. So i am still running the same jet size. MPG's are great! Ive been getting around 26MPG I havent even had to touch the carbs since i installed, just show them off!
I dont have money for wideband right now so im going to use a regular A/F ratio gauge to get the carbs close.
Im still Xtreamly happy with this set up, havent even thought about going back to CIS
My gauges are both mechanical (only thing electrical is for lighting) so its just a matter of putting them in the right place on the engine. Id certainly be happy to help you out though. Easy things first, check for good connections. If that doesnt work check the schematics for the gauges to make sure they are wired up correctly. And if that doesnt work i.m. me and we will get it figured out.
When does the oil gauge bounce back and forth? All the time?
Temp gauge sensor input wire could be hooked up to constant 12V with ignition on.
tomorrow im going to mess with my oil and water temp gauges. also i picked up a saab 8v distributor not the 16v one because it wont work. but it bolts up pretty well theres not near as much timing adjustment compared to a stock dist since there are three mounting points instead of just the two. also i noticed that the the rotor on the saab dist is about a 1/4 turn more than the stock dist. so youll have to move your plug wires so its firing the correct piston. i haven't ran it with the new dist yet but i will try when i get a new rotor. if you want pics on how it mounts let me know. also i need the female plug end for the hall sender off of the dist but having trouble finding one.
Modified by 86Franklin at 4:47 AM 3-8-2010
I have have a 1.8 16v. And its opposite for saabs the 8v dist runs off the cam like the old vw 1.1 L engines. And the saab 16v valve dist mounts in the block like current vw 8v engines. I can post pics of the saab 8v dist I have if you would like.
ok here is comparison shots of the 1986 saab 900 nonturbo 8v dist and vw 1.8/2.0 16v dist.
here is a side view to get an idea of how long the vacuum adv. dist is from the saab.
here is the mounting side. note both of the dist. are at the same position
now here is the rotor side. notice how the saab dist. is almost 180* off.
hall plug for the saab dist.
hall plug for the vw dist.
Hmmm.. very interesting. So i wonder if anyone has actually tried using one of the saab distributors. Whenever you try it out let us know, that would be a cheap route to get timing advance rather than electronic advance.
Thanks for posting the pics! They definantly look similar...
2001 YZF R1 carbs shipped Wednesday from Cali, should arrive Monday! $99.99 + $17 shipping with throttle and choke cables. Woot! I'm excited! Pulled out my intake manifold materials Weds night and started checking things out/mocking up things should work oh-so nicely! I'm pumped!
Carbs showed up this morning!
Choke cable and mechanism all there, not throttle cable, but has the throttle stop screw cable/adjuster setup still on it. Back a few pages to look over the what's-what pics and labels and go over some of those "how-to" links!