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Cabriolet wont start not getting gas

Ok I am buying a 1987 vw cabriolet and the guy im buying it from is a good friend and he says well it used to run fine but one day it wouldent start unless you pour gas down the carburetor and it will run until the gas in the carb is used up then it dies any help would be awsome thanks

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  • gaq72 Feb 19, 2009

    my cabriolet is fuel injected relaced fuel pump first then relay and fuse still wont get fuel pressure

  • david
    david Apr 17, 2014

    my 1987 was doing that and it did have the right relay the right one has 2 small pins and 2 big pins

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The fuel pump is bad and needs to be replaced

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http://home.hiwaay.net/~langford/CIS.html

check this out and see if it helps. It sounds like you are priming the psi up when cranking then it can go. but when you let it sit the pressure drops and has to build up again. I a not a VW person myself but love tinkering, so let me know how it goes.

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