Hi, Bug enthusiasts.  The maintenance books stress the importance of regular valve adjustments.  Can anyone let me know what problems would be caused by not adjusting my valves: would the car run rough, overheat, etc.?  How does the valve adjustment help the car?  Thanks.
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 Running rough would be just part of it. As the seats wear and the valve adjustment tightens you stand a very good chance of burning a valve. Also you will have accelerated wear on the valve train and possibly drop a valve. Plus you might as well not even do a tune up(points,condenser,timing, etc) with out setting the valves first. While the other items are important also, if you don't do a proper valve adjustment you will never know just how good a VW can really run.
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