my vw superbeatle has been losing power little by little and has been backfi on 1990 Volkswagen Jetta

backfiring also the idle has dropped down to wear the engine will die out when idling.whats wrong.....

by in Mountain View, CA on November 14, 2012
3 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on November 14, 2012
Superbeatle? Jetta? Light on? Jetta I assume, if it is a 1.8L. If CEL is on get it scanned.
ANSWER by on November 15, 2012
seek diag and est
ANSWER by on November 15, 2012
What is your diagnostic skill level? Could be ignition or valve timing , or something as simple as faulty plug wires.Distributor cap/rotor , Etc. , Best bet is to find a shop with older techs that are familiar with VWs of that ERA.----It's only 3 years away from being considered an antique.
COMMENT by on November 15, 2012
Me too.
COMMENT by on November 15, 2012
Don't go there!!!...
COMMENT by on November 15, 2012
Got to, you ain't but about 6 years behind me! Oh, i guess we are even now. So keep your ol rubber check. We might as well use this space up with our own bs. Guess we answered the question.