Need help assembling solex TBIA carb on 309 GL 1.6 '87

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by Og, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Og

    Og Guest

    I got this car in pretty lousy condition, but being an experienced DIYer, I
    would like to get it in shape.

    The problem is that there are a few disconnected air hoses, and a few
    disconnected wires under the hood, and even more troubling is the fact that
    it is neither injection nor a standard carburettor engine, rather it has a
    Solex 34 TBIA carb, and katalysator, and some sort of primitive ECU that is
    supposed to do... something. Apart from float chamber breather solenoid,
    there are 2 more non-functional solenoids, which need replacing, but I don't
    know what are they supposed to do, and what to connect them to. They act as
    valves for some of fuel lines in the carburettor.

    I don't know what to connect to distributor vacuum advance unit (there are 2
    places on the carb body that I coud do it, one has high vacuum during idle,
    the other one doesn't seem to have any vacuum while engine is idling)

    There was a sort of an "electric turbo unit" under the hood, which I think
    was supposed to be blowing air into air filter, but, I have never seen
    anything like it... It runs on 12V, blows air quite strongly, but nothing
    special. Will it help or obstruct air flow if i connect it to intake air

    I would appreciate any info on this engine/carb, haynes manual for p309 or
    p405 doesn't cover this engine/carb configuration. Engine code is BAZ, which
    I found to be supposedly same as BAY (XU5CP), it was also built into citroen
    bx 1.6.

    Thank you for any help you can provide.
    Og, Apr 17, 2005
  2. Og

    G.T Guest

    The only information I have is there are 3 types of Solex carbs : TBIA-410
    for 91RON & manual gearbox, TBIA-450 for 95RON and manual, and TBIA-432 for
    91RON & automatic gearbox.
    It seems to come with some electronics, but I don't know what it does.
    G.T, Apr 28, 2005
  3. Og

    Vedran Parac Guest

    thanks, the information on these carbs is as scarce as it gets... I found
    only one blurred solex 32tbia picture, and that's it. It seems to have been
    built in some alpine tuned renault cars, but they are not very popular
    either. There is some sort of primitive ECU labeled "solex HMMB", but no
    google hits on that word, either.

    thanks for replying.
    Vedran Parac, May 2, 2005
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