VolksmanParticipantJanuary 5, 2018 at 10:57 pmPost count: 60
What do you guys do to clean plugged heat risers? I’m messing with the intake on my stock 63 and both sides are plugged. I’ve read a lot of different suggestions most of which focus on three things: drilling, boring with an old clutch cable, or torch. As far as I know there aren’t any chemicals that have any impact on the carbon correct? I’m planning to find a cable tomorrow and try that but figured it would be worth asking for the insight of the experts. I don’t want to do the torch method and would love to avoid drilling unless that’s really my only choice.VwfoolParticipantJanuary 6, 2018 at 12:34 amPost count: 163
When I worked at a VW machine shop the way we did it was drill a hole in the bend just above the exhaust flange mount and another hole on the backside of the heat riser tube where it joins the intake manifold. If it was solid plugged I would find the longest drill bit I could and use that to break up the really heavy build up. Then go thru it with a clutch cable and lastly blow it out with the air nozzle. Then wrld up the 4 holes and you’re done. I did 100’s of them.John JonesKeymasterJanuary 6, 2018 at 9:42 amPost count: 2998
Sounds like a solid recommendation… From Shrek….
I have tried the clutch cable thing.. works ok., direction sensitive sometimes, and can get bound up in there.. I think the best is the hammered flat end of a solid throttle cable to make a spade…. You can make a bunch out of one old cable.. Old heater cable would work also. Hood pull cable etc… Make a short one, a couple inch’s… put it in a drill and start your directional boring.. 😉 I usually cleans it up with much hassle… although I had one just the other day I couldn’t clear on Zack’s project. But lucky for me.. I have a trailer full of old one’s… just grabbed another one.JdawgParticipantJanuary 6, 2018 at 6:51 pmPost count: 403
What are the common symptoms of a clogged heat riser?PeteParticipantJanuary 6, 2018 at 8:20 pmPost count: 412VolksmanParticipantJanuary 27, 2018 at 3:39 pmPost count: 60
I got the heat risers cleared out but they still aren’t working correctly. The intake below the carb is getting iced over and of course it doesn’t run right after that happens. So I’m wondering if the muffler I bought isn’t working correctly.
I don’t recall where I bought it or the brand. I’ve seen a few places selling Dansk brand.
What brand do you guys recommend?
FranzKeymasterJanuary 28, 2018 at 9:54 amPost count: 1405
- This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by Volksman.
Stock mufflers are all pretty much the same. You shouldn’t be icing up like that. You can check to verify that the left heat riser tubes is plumbed into the exhaust tip so that its sucking air through the heat riser.FranzKeymasterJanuary 28, 2018 at 9:55 amPost count: 1405
Too much fuel or choke would cause it cold too.VolksmanParticipantJanuary 28, 2018 at 7:20 pmPost count: 60
Thanks Franz. I’ll check the line to make sure it’s open. Does it pull from left to right then?
The carb was just rebuilt and I haven’t really adjusted it so maybe that could be it too. I’ll check it out.
I really appreciate all the help you guys constantly give me by answering my dumb questions.
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