Ok..this is driving me nuts. The idle seems to have a mind of it's own and with the price of gas.....this is not good. The idle runs fast at times and the slows back down when it takes a mind to. Used to be I could punch the gas pedal and it would back off. That doesn't work any more. I checked the choke linkage on the carb and everything is OK there. Someone told me today to try this. He said..prop the gas pedal up all the way and then disconnect the accelerator cable at the carb letting it relax to it's normal postion them retighten. I remember when I got the car back from it's last overhaul a few months back it didn't have much guts and I discovered the cable wasn't set right and I fiddle with. Wondering if that's what has been causing my problem. Does what this guy told me sound like it could be the fix? Someone else said to check the small hole where the cable comes into the engine compartment and see if the cable is hanging up there. Guess I'll look at this stuff tomorrow morning. I hope I can fix this without breaking something else!
Loren R. Knapp
In The Hot Sonoran Desert of Arizona - 73 Super Beetle "The Blues."