A few days ago my car could not start, about an hour later it work perfectly. Our neighbour who own one himself took a look and said that I need to change the distribution cap and rotor which I did. The car won’t start, I have had the battery tested and go a replacement. I followed the image for the firing order. I have tried everything to get it working but it just won’t start. Anyone with ideas on what I could do ? It’s 1300 VW 1978 beetle. Thanks
Normal practice is to replace points, "condenser", rotor and wire , cap is secondary. I used to replace these parts about every 25,000 miles when I had them. That is, you have not replaced 3 of the most important ignition items. I had a 70's VW that would not start when cold because the enrichment or choke injector failed.