One of the problems is that this is a CIS car. CIS is a semi-mechanical Fi system that runs at a higher pressure than a typical EFI. Airtex does make some inline pumps that are supposed to have the correct CIS pressure. 1988- 19901 Audi 80/90 4/5 cylinder cars would work. Audi 4000 pump are also external to the tank and would work. Sourcing fittings can be an issue though.anyone know where to find a good in line electric fuel pump that will put out enough psi for the FI rabbit?
One of the problems is that this is a CIS car. CIS is a semi-mechanical Fi system that runs at a higher pressure than a typical EFI. Airtex does make some inline pumps that are supposed to have the correct CIS pressure. 1988- 19901 Audi 80/90 4/5 cylinder cars would work. Audi 4000 pump are also external to the tank and would work. Sourcing fittings can be an issue though.
Having said that, I did have problems making a 20 valve Audi run correctly with an Airtex pump. A swap to an OE Bosch pump fixed the problems.
My bad. I was going by the manual I have, which didn't mention needing to drop the beam, but it wouldn't be the first time it was wrong. I think you also have a considerably earlier model than I'm used to, so even though it's the same chassis there may be differences.got the gas tank dropped, gonna be going through the brakes tmrw.
we did need to drop the beam to get the tank out though...
If you're talking about the accumulator that's plumbed to the fuel pump, in CIS it's mostly there to make hot starts easier. Together with the check valve it keeps pressure in the system after the pump is shut off, so the fuel won't boil in the lines from heat soak.and could i do away with the accumulator if i ran a fuel cell?
Stock pump is fine. When you asked about the inline pump, I thought that the OE pump was one of the in-tank units. CIS was used in most German/Swedish cars in the late seventies to mid-eighties. It often used two pumps. One was a pre-pump which kept a constant fuel supply to the main pressure pump. The pre-pump was always in the tank. The main pressure pump was sometimes in-tank and sometimes external depending on manufacturer and year. I don't remember which the early Rabbits used. If the main pump is intank, it will take some work and imagination to put a cell in.so just buying another stock rabbit fuel pump would work?
Yes, that's a 1977 VIN. 17x indicates Rabbit/Golf and XX7 (1977). VINs changed to the 11 digit format in 1981. Back half of the car appears to be a Westmoreland,PA. produced car. GTIs did not come to the USA until the 1983 model year. GTI badged round headlight cars were available in Canada before then. Mostly a trim package, no real performance parts. Definitely not the "hot hatch" GTI available in Europe although it looked like it. A GTI badge is just held on by tape so it can go anywhere. It was common in the time to make your car look like a "real" GTI as possible.alright, sounds good.
the vin number, thats tagged on the dash..
press on,oh yeah, there's a thread on the car on vortex, but they either..
ripped on the car because it was cut up into a race car
thought i would never get it running
thought i didnt even own the car
or just some other negative comment.
so im done on there
Do you intend to Rally this car? Or just spectate with it?...You guys on vortex are gonna kill me, but we're running a keg gas tank in the car.
yeah. i know... fumes, leaks, cabin smelling like gas, why would you do that to an mk1, blah blah blah...:thumbdown:
thats what were gonna be doing, unless somone can hook me up on a killer deal on a fuel cell...
scored some junk yard subie seats for 20 bucks... gotta rig up a system for installing them now.