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    1. Member
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      May 3rd, 2017
      1986 VW Golf GL
      05-13-2019 10:30 PM #1
      1986 VW Golf 1.8 8v Weber 32/36 DFEV Carb

      As soon as I turn my engine over it will accelerate to 7k rpm. I don’t have to touch the pedal and it also does it with the linkage removed.

      I was assuming I have a large vacuum leak but I’m not sure. I don’t think I could find it with carb cleaner cause I’m worried of it over revving and hurting something. Was planning on sealing up everything from carb to engine head with new gaskets. I’ve got some videos if anyone’s interested in seeing.

      Also I’ll note that this carb is brand new, and it didn’t do this right after installation but it started to sputter out at one point after installing and than the idle raised and stuck after getting it going again.

      Any input is appreciated!

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      Aug 5th, 2002
      WA State
      03 TT225, 76 Dasher 16V
      05-14-2019 12:09 PM #2
      My first thought is the return spring(s) have fallen off, or were removed. You mentioned linkage was removed.

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