what else can i do i`m stuck as what to do


Asked by Feb 06, 2014 at 10:53 PM about the 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I`ve changed the fuel line from tank to motor new fuel pump and filter put in a carb repair kit new rear seal changed plugs and wires but it just will not idile  or keep fuel presser wants to die at red lights have to gun it till  light changes then it wants to die as u start to give it gas it is a 4 speed any ideas guys. could sure use a sugg.

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Have you checked timing?

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no not yet dandyoun but I think it`s more then that but will try that

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Ok. If timing is off any at all it can stumble and stall at idle and/or at take off.


ok will try it ty


but will still take more sugguestions guys


I would also check for vacuum leaks. How long since last major tune up? (Plugs, plug wires, dist cap, rotor button, ect)


just replace all that checked 4 leaks changed allthe fuel lines newplugs wire ect. new rear seal motor was just rebuilt 8000 miles ago that's why I cant understand this got me puzzled 4 sure


Sounds like you on the right path. Sorry but I just have to ask. Are you absolutely sure the plug wires were reinstalled correctly?


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This is a common problem. Do you have a PICT 34 carb? Double check for vacumm leaks: at the base of the carb (the flange sometimes gets warped), at the carb throttle pivot points, AND at the gaskets where the intake mainfolds connect to the heads. IF you don't find any, it may be dirt in the tiny idle ports internal to the carb.

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