Hi guys. I've done everything now, my ignition system is new. New spark plugs, distributor, points, condenser, coil, carburettor (cleaned and kit replaced), new fuel pump, idling jet, wiring redone by professional auto electrician. There are no shorts on my car and my coil no longer overheats. But, the car still cuts out. It starts like a dream. This is what happens: On pull away it seems fine. I drive it slowly for about two kilometres just to get the engine going, but the moment I floor it, the car somehow chokes first and then picks up speed. If I drive it at 60 km/h it cuts out after something like 5 km. When I get out the car's coil is still fine and nothing seems wrong, there no funny smells or any sign of engine problems. After it cuts out it doesn't want to start up again. The starter still swings, but it's almost as if the car is out of fuel. When I leave the car for about an hour it starts up again. My question is WTF? I've spent a whole lot of money on my Beetle in the past three months and I still can't drive it. It's my primary means of transportation. I love my car and my dad just wants me to sell it, but I don't want to! Please help.
Monday, March 29th, 2010 AT 4:06 AM