THE CAR RUNS FINE ON FLAT ROADS BUT BARELY GETS ...

1965 Volkswagen Beetle

Tiny

Anonymous

December, 18, 2012 AT 1:36 AM

The car runs fine on flat roads but barely gets up hills, bogs down and runs bad. What could cause this problem?

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4 Answers

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

December, 18, 2012 AT 1:41 AM

Check to make sure the fuel pump is producing pressure within spec. Also, check to make sure the catalytic converter isn't plugging.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

December, 18, 2012 AT 1:41 AM

Make sure the points are gapped to.018.

Timing to tdc.

Has the carb ever been cleaned out?

Roy

Tiny

DrCranknWrench

December, 18, 2012 AT 1:41 AM

Low fuel pressure might be the problem. Howver there are so many variables that I am going to give you a walk through diagnostic for your situation. Just use the link below to get to it;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-has-low-power-output

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

December, 18, 2012 AT 1:43 AM

Wow! I thought it was an 05. Sorry for the bad info.

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