Engine wont start

Asked by Jul 10, 2013 at 06:06 PM about the 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced the fuel pump with an electric one and have done a basic tune up, the fuel filter isn't filling like it should it will turn over but engine does not come on

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It's not going to fire with no gas. Try priming the fuel pump to get flow started.

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the placement of an electric fuel pump is crucial- they should be as close to the fuel tank as possible- they will PUSH better than PULL- is that where you mounted yours? also check to make sure that any new hoses aren't bent too badly to be crimped- all hoses and lines must be free flowing or the pump will work too hard- this is a difficult job, to mount a custom installation properly

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