Whilst a Mk 1 V.W. Golf is older than some of our customers, we can still source many of the parts for them including major ones like the carburetor. Recently the carburetor on a Golf needed replacement so we sourced an upgraded kit (top image) that was available to replace the now superseded original one (3rd image). Whilst replacing the old unit we found that the fuel filter (2nd image) had sediment in it, and had to be replaced too. This may have contributed to the demise of the old carb. Newer fuel filters are more effective but the lesson is: Try not to drive your car with an almost empty fuel tank.