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Vw beetle 72. i have a loss of power when i accelerate. i have change the condenser new point and leads,as well as plugs. engine turns over first time and will rev beautifully using the accelerator cable from the back. however the min i put in to first or reverse no power at all. do i need to change the carb? will it be less hassle or is it the exhaust valves worn. i did put the ht leads on in the wrong sequence and the engine coughed and went bang. changed the leads around and its back to being good. any help would be great! i did mess about with the two screws to the side air and mixture scews larger and below a smaller screw.

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Check the timing and compression. Get a shop manual for your car and use it to set up the mixture adjustments properly. Crossing the HT leads out of order did not cause any damage.

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I don't think that's the EGR valve that the shop is talking about for that kind of dollar figure. More likely the injectors or injector pump....accordianman

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hi am no genius but is your car fuel injected ,if so maybe the injector maybe partly blocked and can cause the miss firing of the cylinder. maybe try some good carby cleaner ,it may help

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Remove the old carb.  Bolt the new carb and gasket onto the manifold.  Hook up the fuel line and clamp.  Thread the throttle cable through the linkage and tighten.  Have someone hold the gas pedal to the floor, look inside the carb and make sure the throttle plate inside the carb is full open.  Next, wire in the electric choke, this should just clip on.
Now after the engine is running and warmed up...adjust the mixture and idle speed adjustments on the side of the carb.  Is this a two barreled cab and does it have a manual choke?

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You need to check the cable the runs from the gas pedal to the engine, it might be rusty and need some drops of penetrating oil at the point it meets with the engine accelerator valve.

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