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My 1973 vw air cooled engine coughs through the carburetor and won't idle . I'm not sure if i have the plug wires 1432 in the right direction. (clockwise or counter-clockwise) ? I have replaced the coil,points, cap, rotorcondenser and plug wires. NO matter what ni do the result is the same. It coughs then starts, runs rough then dies. I have adjusted the two screws on the left siode of the carburetor ( volume and idle) nothing helps!

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Back then, Honda suggested timing belt replacement every 60,000 miles. If your Honda has that much mileage or more and has never had the belt replaced, now may be the time.

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