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« on: October 14, 2006, 07:21:12 AM »
Can anyone tell me if there is a straight swap for a solex 30 pict-2 carb that is on my 1300 beetle it is allways choking up and smells heavily of petrol, many people tell me rebuilding it can cause more problems so i hope these problems may have been solved by one of you  :(

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 12:24:15 PM »
Not very easy to replace like a 34PICT 3 is but it sounds like you have a faulty needle valve. A rebuild kit from GSF costs about the same as a bag of fish and chips so what is there to lose?
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 02:27:48 AM »
Thanks for the advice crasher i will get one and  as in for a penny and so on,thanks for the advice before about general stuff it is nice to think other people will help when stuck
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 03:28:42 AM »

Hi
Its not too difficult to put a kit thru a Solex PICT Carby.
be sure to replace the needle and seat
If it doesn't come in the kit, order one seperatey..
these do wear out...
and excess fuel can just pour down the throat of the carburetor...
Maybe this is all You need...

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2006, 01:02:17 PM »
Thanks lee for the advice i am a novice at this but if i take my time i think i will be ok ,but you are right petrol does pour down its throat. But i did find out that the wire from the choke side was not on the coil terminal and when i put it on, it seemed to run better but i will still put new the rebuild kit on . when you say seat what do you mean?
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2006, 05:21:08 PM »
The seat refers to the needle valve unit and is a brass assembly that takes a 14-mm spanner if I remember. It should come in a rebuild kit, it is the heavy bit, but is often very poor quality. I would recommend getting a genuine VW one (036 129 201) and as it is the same as a Polo and Golf upto around 1990, it is easy to get but will probably cost twice what the repair kit from somewhere like GSF would cost-it is upto you.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2006, 04:20:37 AM »

Hi Glynn,
its best to buy the best needle and seat You can get as a good quality one will last for many years.
Needle and seats, many years ago, were two pieces...
but these days they are just the one sealed unit, and probably made better.
Its located just under the top of the carburetor, and as Crasher says, it just screws in.  Sometimes they come with shim washers so you can adjust the level of fuel in the carburetor.
The more shims the lower the level of fuel in the carby..
I don't think You need to worry about a low fuel level with a 1300cc engine.
If You take the top off the carburetor carefully, the top gasket will probably be OK to re use..
The carby kits i've seen for sale in Australia now cover most Solex carburetors so You get a few different size top gaskets.
The choke not being powered would make a big difference to your car too...
You can adjust the auto choke very easily, so the engine starts OK but doesn't rev its head off...

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2006, 05:29:19 PM »
Hi Glynn,

And to answer your very first question - in case you do need to replace the carby - the modern replacement carby is the Brosol H30/31.

This carby fits directly on to the same manifold as the 30PICT/2, but is a little more complicated to set up and tune as it is really a close copy of a later carby - the 1970 30PICT/3, but with a slightly larger venturi.  It can also be used with the 1500 and 1600 engines and on the twin port engines(with a 30/34 adaptor plate), so it might need a slight adjustment to the jet sizes when used on a 1300.

It's adjusted in the same way as the larger 34PICT/3 and you can see a complete description of that on my site at
http://www.vw-resource.com/34PICT3.html

For tuning the 30PICT/2, look at this page
http://www/vw-resource.com/30PICT2.html

Good luck with the rebuild or replacement.
ob
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2006, 06:23:16 PM »
Hiya Rob,

Thanks for chiming in!

Very nice to have you as a contributor to this forum.  I hope we can put your expertise to good use here.
ike

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