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    Thread: FI to cab conversion question:

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      1985 VW Quantum s/w
      08-24-2012 09:00 PM #1
      1985 Quantum 1.8L engine. What do you folks recommend to close off the fuel injector holes in the head when converting to a carb? I've heard everything from pennies to a metal screw-in plug. I would prefer a screw-in plug. Any sources for those? Thanks, David.

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      09-01-2012 11:02 PM #2
      i just left the injectors in the hole, but ive heard you can use tranny drain/fill plugs off of an 020 where the plastic inserts for the injectors go. no experience on that though

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      09-03-2012 01:05 AM #3
      pistol-mcgee..... Thanks for the information. My solution: removed the injectors, and the plastic inserts. The inserts were deformed at the hex socket insert areas, so purchased new inserts ($5. for a set of four). Cleaned the injector holes and chambers. Used a small amount of red silicone around the outer edge of a penny, and inserted into the injector hole. be sure the coin is seated flat on the lip. Cut off the new injector insert just below the first flange (not the thread flange), put another bit of red silicone around the edge, and screw in the new insert, bottoming it out against the penny. This has worked well, and no leaks/vacuum leaks there. It's a cheap but sure fix. David.

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