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

 

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scooter62, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Mountain View, CA, November 14, 2012, 23:03
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backfiring also the idle has dropped down to wear the engine will die out when idling.whats wrong.....

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    pushrod November 14, 2012, 23:15
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    Superbeatle? Jetta? Light on? Jetta I assume, if it is a 1.8L. If CEL is on get it scanned.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12976 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 15, 2012, 06:33
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    seek diag and est

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    ziptie12 November 15, 2012, 07:47
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    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.

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    pushrod, November 15, 2012, 08:03
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    Me too.

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    ziptie12, November 15, 2012, 09:41
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    Don't go there!!!...

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    pushrod, November 15, 2012, 14:12
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    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.

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