Author Topic: Poor accelleration  (Read 2236 times)

Autostick73

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Poor accelleration
« on: February 02, 2007, 05:39:08 PM »
Hi,
I am the new owner of a 73 AS and I need some help.  I have owned a total of 4 beetles, this is the first autostick and I am having a little trouble.  Well first of all the car will idle just fine when not in gear, but when I put it in gear or am at a light with it in gear it tries to stall or dies.   The weather here in Ohio has been very cold in the mornings and evenings, this is when I drive the car the most.  I really do like the autostick but just want it to be right.
Thanks,
Jeremy

Cobey

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Poor accelleration
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007, 07:02:13 PM »
The first thing I would check is your idle speed once the motor is fully warmed up.  If it's too low, any Beetle will want to stall out.  The idle should be ~900RPMs.
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Autostick73

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Poor accelleration
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 11:47:30 AM »
What I found was a loose sparkplug wire.