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Good evening guys, my 1982 S3 stopped starting - again. I was just checking the usual culprits, dizzy cap, leads etc when I noticed a cracked rubber pipe leading to the side of my Dellarto carbs. its on a brass almost right angles fitting. Following it back it disappears into the left hand side fuel tank. it looks like a breather pipe? Any ideas what it is and would this stop my car from starting?


Gary - Garstang, Lancashire

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Welcome to TLF Gary. :welcome:

Any cracked pipe that is on the vacuum system will allow the car to run lean. I would not expect it to stop the car from starting, but it might.

Someone else should be along who will know more about the S3 than I do.

You should duck over to the Introductions area and say hi in there as well. Make sure you have some photos to post as well. :) 

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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