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    Flgstonia
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    Default 1972 VW Beetle with idle problems

    I recently purchased a 72' Beetle. After driving the vehicle for about 10
    minutes the idle becomes rough and the car dies if I don't continually tap the
    accelerator. Also, the electric fuel pump vibrates extremely heavily every so
    often. (lack of fuel?)

    I've checked the spark plugs, replaced the condenser and distributor points,
    and the carburetor looks brand new. When I take the fuel line off the
    carburetor the fuel pump appears to be pumping an adequate flow of gasoline
    without blockage or any visible dirt or other gunk. The local shop recommended
    that I remove the gas tank and look for any debris or anything else that might
    be causing blockage. Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks Jason

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    perkinskr
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    Default 1972 VW Beetle with idle problems

    I am combating a simular problem. Check the tank first. An easy check is to
    crack the gas cap then take low pressure air hose and blow air through fuel
    line before pump back into tank. If this clears and your bug runs good. Then
    drain the tank and remove and clean. Trust me! I just walked back in the
    house lesss than an hour ago doing the same thing to my 74 super beetle. Now
    it runs and it won't cut off after 10-15 mins.
    "Flgstonia" <flgstonia@........> wrote in message
    news:20041015162101.22480.00000818@mb-m06............
    >I recently purchased a 72' Beetle. After driving the vehicle for about 10
    > minutes the idle becomes rough and the car dies if I don't continually tap
    > the
    > accelerator. Also, the electric fuel pump vibrates extremely heavily
    > every so
    > often. (lack of fuel?)
    >
    > I've checked the spark plugs, replaced the condenser and distributor
    > points,
    > and the carburetor looks brand new. When I take the fuel line off the
    > carburetor the fuel pump appears to be pumping an adequate flow of
    > gasoline
    > without blockage or any visible dirt or other gunk. The local shop
    > recommended
    > that I remove the gas tank and look for any debris or anything else that
    > might
    > be causing blockage. Any advice is appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks Jason
    >

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