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08-04-2005, 06:03 PM
hello, this isn't really a specific question but here goes...
I have often heard that many people's carbs are set up wrong, mine seems to be ok but how do i know? Does anyone have any general tips and tricks on how to set up a standard carb so that i can have maximum fuel economy (for a beetle obviously, i'm not aiming at 50mpg or anything daft!!)


08-04-2005, 06:42 PM
is it a standard carb (solex pict 3 etc)?

09-04-2005, 01:47 PM
yes it is, it is a Solex 30 - Pict 2

09-04-2005, 08:08 PM
the most basic check is on the mixture screw(as you face the carb. small
screw on left hand side inside a tube,about 4or5mm in diameter
turn the screw in(clockwise) carefully until it stops NOT TIGHT,ITWILL DAMAGE THE SEAT,then turn anti-clockwise 2.5 to 2.75 turns