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mk2 gt11

Post by derek1958 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:39 pm

hi recently bought a mk2 1.8 carb model year 1990
i noticed looking at other engine bays can any one tell me as you look from front at engine what is the green round ball think to left of airfilter as mine hasnt got one ive got a bracket there
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Post by blakey » Tue May 01, 2018 8:03 pm

It's a vacuum reservoir, ideally it should be refitted to avoid running issues. There is a green one on eBay, but I'm sure someone around here may be able to help you out.

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Re: mk2 gt11

Post by WreckTangle » Tue May 01, 2018 8:29 pm

The vacuum reservoir is often removed if the original Pierburg carb has been replaced with a Weber. Check If you have a manual choke and the airbox is held down with an allen bolt. These are signs you have a Weber conversion.



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Re: mk2 gt11

Post by derek1958 » Tue May 01, 2018 8:52 pm

hi many thanks yes it has got a webber conversion with manuel choke
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Re: mk2 gt11

Post by derek1958 » Tue May 01, 2018 8:56 pm

its a car some one on here once owned goes by name go-for-it1



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Post by mark1gls » Tue May 01, 2018 9:43 pm

Yes it’s still listed in cars for sale, low mileage car that one.

I think I’ve seen the car a few times at the national meet..

If the car is running ok with out the green ball don’t worry about it, not really sure how it works as I’ve never had one fitted to my Mk1.


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Re: mk2 gt11

Post by scrumpyone » Wed May 02, 2018 7:25 am

As WreckTangle says, unnecessary with Weber carb.


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Post by Village Idiots » Wed May 02, 2018 7:52 am

The car was owned by Rob, a guy local to me, always well maintained.
He sold it very cheaply to someone who 'wanted it for my son' who then promptly advertised it at a grossly inflated price. Not illegal. but morally questionable. Pity you didn't buy it from Rob. Lovely colour.



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Re: mk2 gt11

Post by scrumpyone » Wed May 02, 2018 8:01 am

Agree on the colour, but I'm a bit biased


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Post by go-for-it1 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Yep was mine, anything you want to know just ask. Be interested to know what you paid for it though!
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Re: mk2 gt11

Post by Atom » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:36 pm

I have the Webber carb and no green thing!



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Re: mk2 gt11

Post by scirocco_ne » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:19 pm

The weber fitting guide tells you to remove the sphere so dont worry about it at all.

The guy you got it from seems like a bit of a... C u next Tuesday if he lied to get it so cheap