T2 starting problems



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Hi, I am happy to describe myself as a keen tinkerer, who enjoys the challenge these old vans throw up. While helping my good friend with his 1971 1.6 T2 crossover van I/we discovered by accident that when trying to fix some serious starting problems, there were some large sparks tracking from the end of the air-filter pipe to the metalwork surrounding the engine. We disconnected the distributor cap but the sparks were still happening every time we turned the engine over. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.