Fixing a 1989 vw cabriolet convertible

Asked by Jun 16, 2017 at 10:41 PM about the 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I want to know what order should I check each part
in the engine to know everything is up to snuff.
Also should the car start if the head gasket is bad?

2 Answers

171,765

Perhaps you should start with a compression check.

17,115

if it has direct injection that is the only problem area. a car can start with a bad head cover gasket its job is mostly just to keep the oil in the cam area. the way i check stuff is ussaly air flow, compression spark, and then fuel. and that intails anything in those fields. Also if the car starts to idle poorly its likely the idle control valve they ussaly end up waring out after a while. the most popular trouble areas to check would be distributor, fuel injection assembly/ and or Carburator, fuel pump and filter, idle control valve, coil, and valve cover gasket. some other things to check would be vacum lines and the battery ports and grounds.

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