1969 Volkswagen Beetle Won't start easy when hot

Tiny
ROBERT WHITE
  • MEMBER
  • 1969 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 3,400 MILES
I have a 69 Volkswagen Bug. It starts great when engine is cold but when you drive it a little and shut off the engine you have to crank the starter quite a bit to get the engine to fire and start. A new carb was installed when the engine was rebuilt just 3400 miles ago.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 11:13 AM

2 Replies

Tiny
M_H_RITZEL
  • EXPERT
Start off by checking the lines making sure they are tight. Then check to see when they put the new carb on that the lines are clear of any heat source. If the line is close it can make the fuel vapor. What we used to call vapor locked.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
JALOPYPAPA
  • MEMBER
Incorrectly set point dwell or timing can cause hard starting, too, especially if the timing isn't advanced about 7 degrees.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 2:44 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides