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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Heres the setup. 1973 1300 beetle, had most of a wizard kit at some point in its history and been changed to a convertible. Engine setup, all done by previous owner, just finishing her up, haven't got too much knowledge of the old bugs. 1600cc unleaded conversion kit 2 Twin solex 40mm carbs...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Beetle had been running beautifully until I came back from Isle of Wight in August. Now when I start it the engine misfires when I rev it a bit and there is often a bit of white smoke too. Stinks of fuel, then after it warms up it seems fine, however appears to be using a lot of fuel. Could this...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Right, beetle was running utterly fine before, then turned it off, and now it wont start at all, turn the key you get the (Red & Green) lights flash on, then when you try to turn it over, silence, apart from the (Red & Green) light dim slightly but no turn over... Tried the old rocking it in...
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    After 21 years, two floods, three moves, two strip downs and playing host to a birds nest... my engine jumped into life! THE DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER!! :D
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, my '66 bug decided to not turn over at all when trying to start it before? All the lights work when ignition is turned on etc, so I ruled out an electrical problem but still unsure...The red light and green light on dash lights up...these usually go off when running, well red light stays...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all. My 1303 starts 1st time without issue and drives well enough but if I stop the engine-it won't restart! Quite a problem at the petrol station! If anyone has any advice I'd be very grateful. Thanks for your time. Chris.
  7. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Vehicle: Passat TDI 2004 highline estate Problem: Car will not start at first attempt. Glow-plug light comes on then extinguishes however further turn of key does not start engine. Car starts (no problem) after second attempt Recent problem, previously been fine. Any ideas or suggestions...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, As the title says; our late bay's 1600 TP won't start. It cranks over on the starter but there's nothing else - no misfires or even trying to catch. The engine has been totally rebuilt by yours truly so I know everything inside is OK. We've got oil pressure as the light has went...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Bit of a strange one this, I've recently purchased a 1971 Westy and I'm having a slight issue getting it started. Whilst turning the key in the ignition fully will spin the starter the engine won't actually fire up until you release the key back to the ignition on position. When the starter is...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    ive checked everything i can think of and he still wont start. i have found a thread with post from 'grahamPearson' regarding timing and have followed how to statically set my timing and i have the points sparking at tdc even thou my number 1 ht lead and the dizzy notch is facing the front of...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi,I have vw bay 1970 lhd 1600.I am having truble with it starting when i turn the key and the ignition light come on but then when i turn it over i just get a click?So i put a knew battey on and have hit the starter motor but no luck:confused:Does anyone have any ideas of what i could do ...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Bug has just started to be weird to start! Turn the ign key to 'start' and hold it there for about 5 seconds, then the radio cuts in then the starter wirrs into life. The delay has got worse since it first started to do this about a week ago. Seems ok once the car has been driven and only...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I fitted twin weber 34icts to my van yesterday 1600 tp type 2 also a hot spark electronic ignition, all I get know is backfiring and it wont start. Am I right in thinking the timing might be out due to the electronic ignition??? Als fitted new leads, rotor arm, dizzy cap etc!! All help...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My 1600 bay runs fine (when warm), has all the original air filter set up on it and a brand new carb 34 pict 3. When it drives it drives perfect and doesn't miss a beat. Now and then though it just won't bloody start. It doesn't matter if it's cold or warm it just refuses to start. All...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys I'm new to the forum and in desperate need of some help please!! I have a 1998 Mk3 Golf gti, 8v . I have been having intermitant problems for a while now when it comes to starting the car. It can be working completely fine and then one day it just wont start.... then later that day if...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys. Before posting this ive read around previous threads but cant seem to find the answer. My beetle has been standing for quite awhile now. When i go to start the engine the two red lights come on and the hazard lights in the dash keep flashing. So i leave it and try to start it again...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Trouble Starting, Beetle engine Hi, recently my beetle has been struggling to start and i have had to bump start it the last few times. Once its started it is fine. I do not know a lot mechanically and am unsure what the problem may be. The battery is only a few months old, also because of...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, wanted to ask the oracles on here for a bit of help please, my bug is being problematic to start, I tried today and have had to put my battery on charge. It turns over ok and the battery is good (well before I drain it cranking the motor over), I really have several questions as Im new to...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My bus has started causing me problems. It starts fine when the engine is cold, fires first time, takes a while to warm up but runs well. But if I turn the engine off and say go the shop, when I come back to it to start it takes ages to fire up. It'll turn over, and after turning over a few...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just come back from 2 weeks away, and tried to start the Ghia. Normally starts straight away, but this time nothing. Battery was a little tired, so swapped it for a fresh one, still nothing. Getting power to coil, but it doesn't look like i'm getting a spark from the coil. Swapped coil and...
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