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Carburettor Flange , How to replace please ?

The flange joining the carburettor to the manifold is completely perished and i can move the carb around by hand easily yet luckly the car still runs well as the carb is held in place just by all the hoses etc. I removed the carb but I cannot see how to get the black plastic air duct intake from the top of the carb. Any ideas please ?
Also I cannot see how to remove the flange from the carburettor. I see the ends of 4 little studs but cannot see how i might get these out . Any ideas please ?
I have looked on the internet but cannot see my particular carburettor or flange type . I see other flanges for VW's but not any that look like mine. The car is a 1800 cc Golf ( UK L Reg ) which is a 1993 .

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  • Ken Roberts
    Ken Roberts Sep 16, 2008

    Here is photo of carb and its air intake plastics. How do I get the air intake plastic off the carb ?



    Thanks for any answers.





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Hi ... megadeth_600 . YOU WERE RIGHT . THANK YOU. Unbelievably , those pop outs look clear on the photo but in real life they are hardly noticeable. The had never been removed before so they were in perfect condition and blended really well with the other plastic , so much so they just looked like mouldings rather than pop-outs. I had asked all over the place , mechanics , car spares shops , people with other VW's and not one person knew how to get the air intake off . Even the Haynes manual ( a total waste of time as far as the Golf CL is concerned ) which says on the front it covers the CL model doesnt tell you . Like it shows you a photo of mans hand getting hold of the air intake and under that photo the caption says " removing the air intake " . Hahahaha , well thats helpful. Anyway , now we can progress and get on with replacing the INJECTOR FLANGE GASKET , thank you so much Megadeth_600 . You are the Daddy , big cheese , main man , top dog.

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If i remember to remove the plastic cover, u will notice 2 plastic caps on either side of the VW logo. Pop em out and should be 2 screws there. Be careful when popping em out as i'm not 100% certain, haven't touched one in ages.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • Jean Leblanc Nov 28, 2008

    More than my pleasure, good luck with the car. If u really wanna nail some good mileage outta that car of yours, put a turbo diesel tranny in there. Get pretty much the same mileage as a TDI, but u will sacrifice a little power on the acceleration, but to be honest, the 1,8 litre gas engine ain't a 0-60 powerhouse anyways.
    I did this to my jetta and the mileage is insane, between 850- 950 kms on 55 litres of gas.


  • Jean Leblanc Nov 30, 2008

    If y have ANY questions regarding ur VW, just ask, i'll get u any answer u want.

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