HOW TO CLEAN A VW BUS CARBURETOR AIR FILTER

by | 2018 | The Lills, VW Bus

Our VW bus, Moksha, still gets us around with an old-fashioned carburetor. Carburetors are all about air and fuel mixture, so something as unseemly as a dirty filter can have an affect on his overall performance. After a few thousand miles, the air filter on top of our carburetor needs a good cleaning to ensure all that vital air is flowing freely.

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How To Clean A VW Bus Carburetor Air Filter:
  • Pop the four clips off the carburetor air filter (pliers help for leverage and grip)
  • Remove the filter and top cover
  • Wipe away any heavy debris and spray the filter with air filter cleaner, until it’s soaked through
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes
  • Spray out all the residue with water, using a high-pressure hose (spraying from the inside out helps push any gunk out of the filter)
  • Let it air-dry completely
  • Pop the clean and dry air filter back on
  • Put the clips back in place
How To Clean A VW Bus Carburetor Air Filter
How To Clean A VW Bus Carburetor Air Filter
 
While the filter is drying, it’s a good time to tighten up the fan belt, check the spark plugs and clean up the motor compartment. Getting the motor up to temperature and checking the idle screws and mixture screws on the carb is a good idea too. A VW bus asks for a lot of care from its owners, but hey, fixing them and keeping them healthy is half the fun!

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