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Wanted: Carburettor for 1.6 1990 Driver

Looking for a carb to fit my 1990 MK2 1.6 Golf Driver.

Re: Wanted: Carburettor for 1.6 1990 Driver

Reply #1
Are you looking for a Pierburg or Weber and is it manual or automatic?

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Reply #2
It's a manual and I suspect that I'm looking for a Pierburg - whatever the standard fit carb on the vehicle is. This isn't quite a 'barn find', but it was SORNed and put in the shed by my father-in-law about 3 years ago. Before it went away, it was apparently nearly running, having benn diagnosed as requiring a new carburettor base plate.

How could I confirm what model of carb is on the vehicle?




Re: Wanted: Carburettor for 1.6 1990 Driver

Reply #3
Having done a little more research on this topic, it seems to me that it might be a little more prudent to get myself one of the PIERBURG 2E2 & 2E3 CARBURETTOR SERVICE/GASKET/REPAIR KITs and see if that helps before attmepting to find a whole new carburettor! At £40 or so, that doesn't seem like too much of a gamble.

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Reply #4
Update: it's a Pierburg 2E.

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Reply #5
Don't forget to get a new carb base gasket.  Before you get the rebuild kit, unless you definately need to, it might pay to fit the carb and see how it runs first.

 

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Reply #6
It doesn't really run - a few backfires and generally not a happy vehicle! Just checked, the kit I'm looking at definitely has a base gasket included.