Mine is on a 66 beetle 1300cc engine. The accelerator pump isn't working. I've soaked the carburettor and replaced the pump diaphram. I took the brass spray tube out of the carb body and put gasoline in the bowl. No fuel comes out of the hole where the brass tube was removed when the accelerator arm is pumped.
How does this circuit work? Are there check valves in the inlet and
outlet passages? If I blow air into the hole in the diaphram cavity I
can feel it come out at the top of the carb, but can't feel it go in
the other direction. There is another small drilling at the bottom of
the fuel bowl, which I think must be an inlet to the fuel pump with a
check valve. Is that right? I think that is what is stopped up so that
no fuel can get into the accelerator pump. Does that sound right?
How can I get the accelerator pump to work on this carb. Also, can you
still buy a new or rebuilt 30 pict-1?
- posted 16 years ago