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VW WILL NOT IDLE

1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Engine Performance problem
1973 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 92000 miles

engine will start but will not idle. Also there is a strong raw gas smell. What ajustments do I need to make?
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Pastortab
June 13, 2008.




Adjust the idle speed screw to raise the idle and see what happens-don't work readjust the air and fuel mixture screw and follow it with the idle speed screw. Also check the point gap and ignition timing-
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Rasmataz
Jun 13, 2008.
Thanks, I ajusted the timing and got it going

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Pastortab
Jun 16, 2008.

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