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Old 04-21-2013, 02:16 AM   #16
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Member#: 342317
Join Date: Jan 2013
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Paonia, Colorado
1974 VW Campmobile-E


Things are considerably better after spark plug and coil replacement. It will consistently start in under 4-5 seconds of cranking. I am not thrilled that it doesn't fire over quickly EVERY time. I'm new to these engines. What should I be happy with?

I am not running a #2 O2 sensor. What kind of affect might this have?

Funny thing.... I only get CPS code on start. If I clear codes while running, the CPS does not surface. How do I test the CPS? It is brand new OEM so I am thinking its fine but maybe the circuit is f'd up?

Now dealing with air bubble issue in coolant. Do not have a burb tank in this build (yet) but I did tap the coolant manifold and ran a tube up for bleeding purposes. Can I employ your run of the mill overflow tank with air release from any old import auto? I know there are bleed threads ad nauseum on a variety of forums.

Wish I had a 5th gear! Pictures and build report coming soon.
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