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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My '74 bug which has been driving well since I bought it to weeks ago has started bunny hopping and backfiring, particularly if I ease off the throttle even slightly. It has happened at both motorway speeds and at low revs. I changed the distributor cap and rotor arm which has improved it...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi All, hope someone can help me on this one. I have a 1600TP AS code engine in my 71 bay, I have spent an age timing the engine. 7.5 before tdc at idle and 30 at 3000rpm on the 009 dizzy. Rev fine whilst sat on the drive and when pulling away on the flat in 1st, until i get into 2nd gear...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there, Just joined with the purchase of my 1980 air cooled 1600 T25 camper van yesterday. After a day of standing in the sun fiddling I am a little stuck. Original problem was misfiring and loss of power on hills on the way home till it cuts out now it runs better when revving then every now...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Out with the boy for a spin on the weekend and the car pulled up like it was out of fuel... Got towed home and checked a few things; Fuel guage (good) Petrol (plenty) Spark (seemingly) swapped out the plastic in line petrol filter (between pump and carb) for a length of good hose, loads of crap...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi i fitted a seconed hand 4 into 1 exhaust system on my bug now it backfire's checked and seem to have an air leak i can sort it but not till the weekend. My question is can i drive the car to work till then or not.will it damage anything. my work is about 5 miles away. cheers mark
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there, please excuse my ignorance, but my 73' bug backfires a fair bit when it's cold, but only when easing off the throttle...is this normal? To be honest, it runs like a dream; but just for the 10 or 15 mins from cold, if i give it a tiny bit of welly and ease off the gas, there are very...
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