Hello Fedd and other Pakwheelers,
This is just a short reply as my house is flooded with rainwater , my landline is knocked out even before the rain started.......some 10 days back.......and thus Im out of reach of WWW. I braved out of the house in knee deep water......with dads suzuki FX being ruined in the process....water in the cabin.....but the engine actually kept running even with water almost uptil the bonnet.
Anyway........Im typing this out at a friends place.....
The position of the number one cylinder wire should be 'a' as labelled in my previous labelled pic of your bugs engine. BUT the distributor MUST be in the correct position ie turned Anti clockwise........and the timing set correctly. Otherwise the engine would most probably not start as you have experienced.
Sorry that my explanation was not clear enough on this. I should hopefully come up with a detailed one along with many pics soon to make it more clear.
Its always a good idea to make rough labelled diagrams whenever you work on ur car. It would give you a chance to revert back to the original position if you want to. Otherwise take plenty of pics to show where you start from and where you end up. This advice must be followed reliugiously whenever you work on your car. Will/can save you a good headache later.
Anyway its good that the missing issue stands solved. At least we are getting somewhere. Is the initial prob of the car lacking power in the first three gears solved too??
My guess is that the wires in your car have been wrongly set up by a novice/incompetent mechanic who lacks knowledge of VWs and just has a concept of 'start ho rahi hay tau sahi hay'.........well many/most mechanics are that way.
What about the overheating issue???? Has this helped in that too???
Oh lastly.......the scanned pages by Storm seem to be out of a Haynes series VW tech manual.......its good info but probably would not make much sense to you unless explained by someone.
It would be a good idea to buy some books if you can get your hands on them. Most are not easily available locally. So a good friend going abroad can help.
Recommended books are:
1.How to keep your Volkswagen Alive.....a guide for the complete Idiot by John Muir. A must have for any beginner or expert alike.
VW Tech manual by Bentley publishers. There are two depending on the models. Referred to as the Bible in VW circles. Another must have with the 'Idiot book'.
VW Tech manual by Haynes publishers. Again buy one appropraite for your model.
Other books are also available but these are perhaps the best.
Want to write mosre but am pressed for time here.