Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Tune-Up Steps

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Perform the engine tune-up in the order presented here to obtain optimum engine performance.

  1. Battery service
  2.  
  3. Compression check
  4.  
  5. Electrical and mechanical checks
  6.  
  7. Air cleaner and fuel filter service
  8.  
  9. Fan belt deflection check
  10.  
  11. Spark plug service
  12.  
  13. Point adjustment and ignition timing
  14.  
  15. Carburetor or fuel injection adjustment
  16.  
  17. Valve clearance adjustment
  18.  
  19. Throttle regulator adjustment
  20.  

With these steps accomplished, the Volkswagen engine will have been given a very thorough tuning. If, after tuning, the engine should still not perform up to par, consult Section 4 .

 
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