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kwadda
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Feb 28, 2017, 12:45 AM

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Hiya,

My mechanic changed my fuel injection to curberator system. Was this change advisable and if not, what are the problems associated with this change.

Its a vw polo 2002


Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 28, 2017, 1:04 AM

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Re: converting from fuel injection to curberator Sign In

Not advisable! This is a US based site which alone isn't a problem but the exact version of this car almost certainly isn't sold to the US limiting info on it.
I have no clue why this was done to you? The car is made, designed to be controlled by "computer" if you can call it that and can't communicate with that now all altered.


Hey - VW as a company probably makes the most special versions of assorted vehicles for where they will be used and it might have been possible to make it run just somewhat OK but it's been changed now way too much for what was intended. If you plan to keep this car I suggest you ask to put it back and fix what was wrong to begin with,


T



Discretesignals
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Feb 28, 2017, 5:37 AM

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Re: converting from fuel injection to curberator Sign In

Here in the states I do not know any professional mechanics that would convert a fuel injection system over to carb unless it was for racing applications. To get the carb and ignition system to work together would be a nightmare. I am sure you are going to have all kinds of drivability issues. What was the reason your mechanic did this?





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kwadda
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Feb 28, 2017, 1:19 PM

Post #4 of 8 (320 views)
Re: converting from fuel injection to curberator Sign In

Tanx. I am not based in states. I live in The Gambia, west Africa. I drove the car in uk and when i was coming home i shipped the car as well. I had to change the steering wheel from left to right .,which caused me all sorts of nightmares ........ including tripping the immoboliser . The mechanic could fix the immobilser iissue so


kwadda
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Feb 28, 2017, 1:22 PM

Post #5 of 8 (318 views)
Re: converting from fuel injection to curberator Sign In

So he suggested changing d system from injection to curverator wld fix the problem and every mechanic who has heard about this is warning me that its a recipie for disaster. Now the matter is in court and i just wish i could get info from d net to make my case stronger. Do him for negligence


Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 28, 2017, 2:12 PM

Post #6 of 8 (312 views)
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Not here for court cases. This mess is a disaster and you are unlikely to correct this now back to proper even put the dang steering wheel back you've messed with it. OMG, not all that much is going to cross over all that easily for just that and would have to take an entire junk car of the same I would think - a nightmare,


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kwadda
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Feb 28, 2017, 2:58 PM

Post #7 of 8 (307 views)
Re: converting from fuel injection to curberator Sign In

I am trying to get him to buy the car off me or replace it cos d curberator system has already started malfunctioning. I cant get enough power on d car.


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 1, 2017, 1:33 AM

Post #8 of 8 (298 views)
Re: converting from fuel injection to curberator Sign In

There's nothing wrong with a carburetor (that's spelled properly) for an engine designed for it. It ends there.


It's also been converted from "right" to "left" hand drive. Dash parts and wiring to them wouldn't fit properly so would probably be a bird's nest of hacked up wires and this car is too new to play games with and be worth it like that.


That's why I called it a nightmare. This car wasn't worth even the attempt at this horror show and highly suspect price is an object.


It ends there in my opinion this car is ruined for practical use never mind if legally allowed or not. The UK certainly wouldn't have this back and pass the MOT tests routinely done.


Do what you have to do to be satisfied with what way you get this solved but I seriously doubt it will be with this car now with some age on it too being put back so it can be used for a good time longer without some insane amount of undoing what was done,


Tom







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