Engine stalling at 2000rpm

Asked by Feb 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM about the 1972 Volkswagen 1600

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1972 dual carb manx style dune buggy. It runs fine at idle and revs fine. When I start do drive, in any gear, it seems to bog down at about 2000 RPMs. It will stall if I continue to drive. Once I push in the clutch or put in neutral it is OK. I have replaced the plugs, wires, dist cap, fuel filter, and cleaned the carbs with the same results. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, write back or post what kind of distributor you have in the vehicle. Try advancing the igition timing by 7 or 8 degress and test drive. See if that cures the problem. Do stay in touch and till you get this problem solved


If you have original distributor i that, I´m wavering the harm is in the vacuum-control box of the distributor, either vacuumtube leaks or the film has broken. there are possibilities, the points have loosened or take contact with condenser screw, too. I recommend to renew the whole point-bottom.


possible the carbs need to be serviced and check the spark under load.

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