My bud and just rebuilt my 1600 cc sand railengine. Running great till yesterday. Sounded like it was running on 2 cylinders. all hoses and wires are connected

Asked by GuruLM5HR Apr 29, 2019 at 01:17 PM about the 1970 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: General

my new engine is now sounding like its running on 2 cylinders instead of four.
new components. ran great until yesterday. Fresh gas. still. will not idle runs
rough. rev up to 2ooo rpm runs momentarily then chokes down.

1 Answer


Make sure the cap, rotor, wires and plugs are in good shape. Check the ignition timing and if you have points and condenser check the points gap.

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