vw bug

Asked by Mar 06, 2009 at 01:42 PM about the 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

which way does the engine turn (open hood looking at it)

2 Answers


from back of the dog house to the rear bumper the piston next to the dog house passenger side is #1 piston. #2 is the one right behind it. #3 is on the drivers side next to the dog house. #4 is the drivers side in the rear strait accross from the #2 piston. the firing order is 1-4-3-2. On the distribitor pull off the cap and look for a notch on the edge of wehe the cap sits that is whete the #1 coil wire needs to be. ffrom there going clock wise put the wires from the piston #1-4-3-2 that is the order you need..

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

correct UNLESS your distributor has been changed out for a different model, OR your motor has ever been gone thru and somebody put the distributor drive gear in a tooth or two off (or 180* out!). the pulley will turn clockwise as your looking at it.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Chris Billings
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
288 Great Deals out of 38,306 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla
643 Great Deals out of 66,145 listings starting at $1,599
Used FIAT 500
94 Great Deals out of 3,764 listings starting at $2,875
Used Chevrolet Camaro
243 Great Deals out of 29,880 listings starting at $4,980

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,814 listings starting at $14,999
2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 900 listings starting at $12,499
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 369 listings starting at $9,900
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 515 listings starting at $8,720
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 528 listings starting at $7,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.