1973 beetle wount idle


Asked by Jul 05, 2016 at 01:08 AM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Question type: General

hello i dnt know if this is going to sound stupid but my 1973 beetle wount idel or run rite in the morning and when i switch my lights on and drive about 100m the car dies i life in South Africa so my question is is it because of the cold or what can be the problem.

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The idle issue will be bad plug,s or wires,the battery charging issue is the alternator not charging battery.


but when the car is warm it runs and idles fine


Tune the 43 year old engine, set the valve lash too. NOT a charging issue.. It will die if you drive it 100 meters with the lights OFF! The carburetor should be gone through / rebuilt IF, it hasn't been done in the last 10 years.

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Try adjusting the carb- have a mechanic do it- it may need to be rebuilt-

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