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I have a 74 baja beetle with a 1600 and one day on my way to work my belt broke and the engine got hot enough to melt the plug wires and stop running i got it home and replaced the plug and wires and it started up and ran but the day after that it wouldn't start i wondering if the pistons are the cylinders might have warped and when it ran for a little bit it wore the rings down and lost compression the motor cranks just no compression any ideas this is my first vw and i only had for about three weeks before this happened i really like driving and playing in it and hope to get it going again thanks for any help

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Probably cooked the motor, Air cooled means moving air. When the belt broke you stopped moving air. I see a rebuild in your near future.


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Probably cooked the motor, Air cooled means moving air. When the belt broke you stopped moving air. I see a rebuild in your near future.
X2 . Adjust your valves a nd it should start. I have seen them get hot and the valve spring get so weak the won't acelerate until they get changed.
If it runs start building a new engine right away.

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Thanks guys i was just going to replace the pistons and cylinders and have the heads inspected are rebuilt. A mechanic told me if there isn't any play in the crank pulley the bearings are OK is this true?

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Maybe but if you don't have a good full flow oil filter they might not be very pretty and you never will know if it got hot enough to get center gap.

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I gotta ask, did you not have a GEN light come on when the belt broke? I guess 74' would've had a an ALT light but still.. That's usually the first sign that the belt may have slipped off or broken.....


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no i didn't have an alt lite come on it must not be hooked up Ive been asked that by few people but when i do get it going i will figure that one out differently need it. I order new mahle pistons and cylinders do they come already ringed in the cylinders thanks

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Often you won't notice the tiny warning lights or even a guage. Mahle P&L sets come with the ringds but the cylinders need washing with hot soapy water and the rings clocked correctly.

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I guess I'm just a nervous nanny. I'm always looking at my lights/gauges for fear of a problem. Maybe I need to install a buzzer... Rolling Eyes
Anyway, good luck with the rebuild if that's the way you go.


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I guess I'm just a nervous nanny. I'm always looking at my lights/gauges for fear of a problem. Maybe I need to install a buzzer... Rolling Eyes
Anyway, good luck with the rebuild if that's the way you go.

Buzzer,horn large lights are good since ff your going fast enough your eyes ignore small lights.

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