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I recently bought a dune buggy (72 vw beetle). And i am having problems starting it. It will only start if i spray starting fluid in the breather.(And hardly ever starts when i do that). I was thinking maybe i need a new distributor cap.? The only way it will start is if i pop the clutch. It also backfires quite a bit. I was thinking maybe some one mixed up the cables to the distributor cap causing misfires? Hope some one can help me. THANX
 

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if its backfiring, its probably the fuel system in that it needs to be cleaned. if its misfiring, your probably right about the d-cap, unless its the plugs or wires themselves. for backfiring, you could try running higher octane. for misfiring, i would probably check the wiring on the d-cap, maybe replace the wires if they look old and def the spark plugs. hope this helps

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