why does my VW Beetle get bad gas mileage

Asked by May 13, 2014 at 03:34 PM about the 1969 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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How bad is it really? The most common problem is the carb flooding out. Have also seen leaking fuel lines.

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Have replaced fuel sensor, pulse sensor, fuel filter, oxygen sensor, and it only happens when check engine light comes on. when I turn off the check engine light i get great gas mileage. The codes have been P134, P138 things that have to do with fuel. I do keep the car well maintained but every 1000 miles the check engine light comes on and there goes the gas mileage. Any Ideas????

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