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Title: 2276cc 48ida idle jetting issues
Post by: Buggin81 on May 16, 2022, 04:32:38 am
I have a street bug (weekend warrior) with a 2276cc, 48ida's, (40mm vents), FK89 Cam, S/E Heads, 1 3/4 sidewinder exhaust. Current jetting now is: F2 tubes, 185 mains, 210 air 60/120 idles. Carbs currently have two progressions holes (Italian).

So, the issue i'm having is around 2,000-3,000rpm (half throttle) around town it stumbles through the rpm range in 2nd and in 3rd till after 3,000rpms or so then it goes away. If I get into the throttle from a dead stop heavily then there's no stumbling issues whatsoever.
I was running the carbs "as is" with F7 tubes, 160 mains and 175 airs with 37 vents before re-jetting it. same issue as before. I haven't messed with the idle jets yet and was wondering if that could be the issue for the stumble/chugging?

What idle jets (assuming that's the issue) would be recommended for this engine set-up for a weekend driver?


Title: Re: 2276cc 48ida idle jetting issues
Post by: PPRMicke on May 17, 2022, 14:46:59 pm
If I say so
  It depends on which country you live for. The fuel differs from country to country today
Here in Sweden with 10% alcohol in the fuel, you have to go up 3% on the fuel compared to it was for two years
Your low speed holders (120) can try to test with less In my 2176 I drive today with 110
When driving with widebands lambda it showed that it was the best at low speed In my it sits Air 200 F7 M 185 idle 110/57
40mm vents And then we have ignition If you have 009, they are bad at idle, they work best between 3800>
In my case, it's MSD
I can drive down to 40kmt(25 mph) on 3rd gear
My valve lift is 15.67 mm and dyno no is 155whp
The best aid you can get is a Wideband lambda so many question marks are solved
/// Micke


Title: Re: 2276cc 48ida idle jetting issues
Post by: j-dub on May 19, 2022, 02:06:41 am
Buggin81,
Yes the jet we commonly call the idle jet is the one that governs the low speed operation of the carburetor. Stumbling and popping is often caused by a lean mixture. You will likely need to experiment with either a smaller idle jet air bleed or a larget idle jet size.
The idle jet is controlled by vacuum through the carb when the throttle position is low, the high speed circuit comes on when the amount of air coming through the carb is enough to create a low pressure zone in the venturi and act on the booster. The actual idle is controlled by the mixture screws.

As Micke said, a wideband gauge can illustrate your problem on many drive-ability problems and takes much of the guesswork out of it.

Have you verified the float heights are set properly? A low float height can delay the onset of the main circuit which might be contributing.


If you read the first handful of pages you can get some great understanding here of practical tuning.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=293837