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When hot struggling to drive

When mt 1977 vw Beetle is hot it start backfiring and struggles to get up a hill. we have changed the spark plug and the plug cable. we have done some other adjsutments as well. we need some help please.

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  • petro379 May 20, 2009

    i have a 1600 twin port motor


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What is your engine code??.if you have a 2.0 petrol then the air mass meter is the common problem that will cause your symptons.

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  • fusster May 20, 2009

    probally not the air mass meter could try disconecting the oxygen sensor before the cat to see if that has any effect,other than that get the fault codes read from the engine control unit if its running that poorly there will be something stored .cheers


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