My 71' superbeetle is taking a bit to start up and when it does it sounds like it wants to backfire or pop and white smoke comes out.

Asked by Nov 02, 2014 at 01:18 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle

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Hi Laura ...with the information that you provided it sounds like you are having ignition issues. Either you have carbon tracking or a crack in the distributor cap or wires leaking over....but most likely its a bad condenser if it still has a points set up in it ...the other thing to look at is the distributor shaft for Radial play (side to side)....here is a link to Dave and Robs air cooled web site that gives a lot of info http://www.vw-resource.com/right_dizzy.html....I hope this was help to you good luck. Mopar John

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