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My vw superbeatle has been losing power little by little and has been backfi

(1990 Volkswagen Jetta)
in Mountain View, CA on November 14, 2012
backfiring also the idle has dropped down to wear the engine will die out when idling.whats wrong.....
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on November 14, 2012
Superbeatle? Jetta? Light on? Jetta I assume, if it is a 1.8L. If CEL is on get it scanned.
of Greg's Orange Auto on November 15, 2012
seek diag and est
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.
on November 15, 2012
on November 15, 2012
Don't go there!!!...
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.
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