Just bought '83 air cooled Vanagon L


Asked by Jan 16, 2015 at 02:07 AM about the 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon L Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Where is throttle, which way do you turn it, does engine have to warm or not? '83 air
cooled Vanagon L. Just had tune up, & probably lots of stuff that didn't need to be done.
Ran great (900+miles) until we filled up, just under half tank, with gas. Then just seemed
to loose all power. Couldn't go over 49-50 mph even with truck draft. Got home, barely,
changed oil filter, still not running right. Oh yeah, it backfired after fill up going slightly

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Gas filter not oil filter

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