1973 beetle wount idle

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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.

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but when the car is warm it runs and idles fine

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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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