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Re: Popping sound

Engine studs causing exhaust noise?  Wow, tell your mechanic while he's "fixing"
that problem to also replace the muffler bearings as well... :P

I think most people on this list will agree that you should do your own tune-ups
for the following reasons:
     1. You only pay for parts you REALLY need.
     2. If you don't have to buy parts then the tune-up is free.
     3. You are the only person you can trust.

Grab John Muir's Idiot's Guide to Volkswagens.  It explains how to adjust your 
valves, change the oil, check the distributor points, rotor, cap and 
check/change the spark plugs.  Boom, there's your tune-up.  It's what I used 
when my '72 was fuel injected and I was new to VW maintenance.  Sure, it will 
take you an hour or two to do everything correctly but the more often you do it 
the faster it becomes, right volks!  Other advantages are:  becoming more 
intimate/knowledgeable of your car, you don't have to lose your car for a day 
(for the tune-up) since you can do it at your convenience (a little now, some 
later, etc), and it just feels good when you do it yourself because you know you
did it right.

Many people think a tune-up is something a mechanic should do -- nope!  
Remember, the VW was designed to be easily maintained and the ability to do your
own tune-up is a perfect example.  Don't be intimidated, it really is easy and 
practice makes perfect!

     Toby Erkson
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L for sale
     Portland, Oregon, USA

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Subject: Popping sound
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    5/4/97 5:03 PM

   Hey, got a question for everybody- Ok here it goes- We have this 69
squareback and it just went in for a tune-up a little while ago, and now when
your driving it, especially in 1st gear it makes a pooping noise, out the
exhaust. the car really hasn't lost much power at all, and it doesn't leak
oil more than usual. A mechanic told me it was the engine studs were no good
and he wanted like 1000 bucks to change em.It sounds to me it has something
to do with the timing or something.Please give me some ideas on diferent
things to check. Thanks

72 square
82 Cabriloet

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