1. Gavin Johns

    Gavin Johns Puttering Along

    Hi guys , what ratio fuel mix should i be using in my 1968 trabbi ? I’ve been running 33/1 , is that correct ?
    Thanks
  2. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    Is your car actually a 1968? A lot were redated to sidestep import requirements. And if the car in your profile in the pic is the one in question, it's been "erneuert"(refreshed, for lack of a better word) in the 1980s with anything from a new engine to a whole new body/chassis. But if it is a 1968 engine, 1:33 should do it.
  3. Gavin Johns

    Gavin Johns Puttering Along

    Hi , it’s definately been refreshed as you say . The ID plate reads 1968 , the suspension , axles, brakes are all early but the electrics are 12v and appearance wise it’s 1980s . I’m assuming the engine and trans are 1968 , but is there a way to def date it ?
  4. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
  5. Gavin Johns

    Gavin Johns Puttering Along

    Thanks , once I translate it I think it will help
  6. mbeamish

    mbeamish Loyal Comrade

    It's very very unlikely to be original 1968 engine even if car is 68 that's 51 years old and trabant engine life is short by modern standards
  7. Gavin Johns

    Gavin Johns Puttering Along

    I guess in the end I’m not that concerned ,I just enjoy the trabbi for what it is :)
  8. I have a 1973 Trabi and I use anything between 50:1 and 33:1. I find the more dilute, the less smokey. In Leipzig, where I live, everyone has an opinion about how to feed your Trabi and they are all different. What I have learnt is enjoy driving it, and don't fret over the technicalities. They are tough machines!

    Good driving!
  9. Gavin Johns

    Gavin Johns Puttering Along

    Thanks , I’ve used 33:1 the last few tank fulls and am happy with the performance / smoke balance now . As you say. I just enjoy it now :)

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