Engine Mechanical problem
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 15,000 miles
A real MYSTERY!
This engine has operated well DAILY for the 15,000 miles I put on it since I bought it. Last week s sound like a small electric motor was heard while it was parked, ignition switch off. Could not find the source of the problem. Next morning battery was dead. Jump-start was successful and easy. Drove it 60 miles and parked it. Same sound again, MAYBE coming from bottom of engine, but still not sure. Next day, dead battery. Jump-start unsuccessful. Engine cranks, but will not fire. The FIRST time I clicked the starter, the engine made a very small "puff" sound like as if it fired, but that was the LAST TIME it has ever started!
Engine was rebuilt a year ago in a different state. Not much luck with VW mechanics or interested peresons with the proper tools here.
have the same problem?
Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 3:35 PM