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    1. Grad the wheel at 3 and 9 o clock and shake it. ...

      Grad the wheel at 3 and 9 o clock and shake it. If it moves at the top and bottom you have a bad wheel bearing.

      The tire could be out of balance also, bad tie rod or center section, etc.
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      It's very easy to get the distributor gear "off"...

      It's very easy to get the distributor gear "off" when putting it in the case. Because of the helical gear mesh, it wants to twist and jump a notch from where you want to put it. You're on the right...
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      Verify you have a leak first through either carb....

      Verify you have a leak first through either carb. cleaner or starting fluid (external while the engine is running) or smoke (internal while the engine is off)...
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      I recommend getting a second opinion. It's worth...

      I recommend getting a second opinion. It's worth spending ~$50-100 for a VW shop to look at it and diagnose before replacing the motor, etc.

      Good luck with it, hope it's not an expensive problem....
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      It's a little hard to tell without more pictures....

      It's a little hard to tell without more pictures. If the notch on the distributor, crank pulley, etc. are all lined up and the plug wires going to the correct cylinders then only other thing it...
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      Correct. You should check the ignition timing...

      Correct. You should check the ignition timing statically (not running) first.

      http://www.aircooledtech.com/timing/static/...
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      Plugs don't cause a misfire, they misfire because...

      Plugs don't cause a misfire, they misfire because of something else. You can start throwing money and parts at the car, but until you verify everything is pointed where it should be you risk burning...
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      If it's backfiring in the carb. the plug wires...

      If it's backfiring in the carb. the plug wires are out of order or all of them are "off" by 1 or 2 cylinders. It's very easy for someone to not install the distributor drive gear in correctly in the...
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      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: A suggestion, if...

      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

      A suggestion, if you have a place to mount one front or rear:

      http://www.ebay.com/bhp/car-grille-badges
    10. Thread: Seats

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      If you can weld and fabricate, then yes. ...

      If you can weld and fabricate, then yes. Otherwise, no. Please do a search next time. This question has been asked since Jesus had the measles. :banghead:
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      Dealerships and leasing or buying

      OK, I know this topic has probably been beaten to death. A couple of new things I learned today though that I thought I'd share.

      So, assuming you're only driving 12,000 or 15,000 miles a year and...
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      By fit, do you mean hitting the inside of the...

      By fit, do you mean hitting the inside of the wheel wells at full lock or rubbing on the fender lip? They shouldn't rub the fenders at stock height (I'm assuming 195/50 or 60 series tires?), but my...
    13. Still a little freaked about putting heat near...

      Still a little freaked about putting heat near the paint job, will try the daymoon first. Thanks Buggy.
    14. ;) I know. I doubt Hanover would have...

      ;) I know. I doubt Hanover would have originally either. Will just park in out in the Texas heat a few times and see how it goes.

      I was able to get it latched closed with some gentle coaxing. ...
    15. Not sure, I considered that briefly but would it...

      Not sure, I considered that briefly but would it shrink the rubber? :confused:
    16. Will do. Thanks.

      Will do. Thanks.
    17. Split bus side window question *searched*

      Anyone dealt with this? It's super tight with new seals. The gap at the lower edge seems smaller than the upper and no room for adjustment on those tiny trailing edge screws, but ironically the...
    18. :facepalm: If it had teeth it would've bit...

      :facepalm:

      If it had teeth it would've bit you. You conveniently missed this at the top of the forum:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6020689-Official-Air-Cooled-VW-forum-FAQ-and-DIY...
    19. Just take the car to a VW mechanic. If you're...

      Just take the car to a VW mechanic. If you're not going to do a search for common VW problems, don't expect others to do your homework for you. Sorry, that's the way it is though.
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      I like how the A pillars are moved off to the...

      I like how the A pillars are moved off to the sides on those cars. Makes it a lot easier to see out the front windshield and just slightly off to the sides.
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