Recent content by funkshun

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    turbo overboost

    So I disconnected the MAF cable. I didn't actually unscrew the torx bits and take it out. Power was low right from the start and it seemed easier to trigger than usual. I didn't go for a very long drive, just to town and back, and ran a vagcom autoscan and still see P0234 and now P0102 (MAF...
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    turbo overboost

    will try unplugging MAF first
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    turbo overboost

    I continue to get P0234 turbo overboost and limp mode faults for the last 3 years. It wasn't much a problem when I lived on the flatter east coast, but this summer I moved to New Mexico in the Rockies where the speed limits are 75 so now it happens frequently. It can only be triggered at speeds...
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    TDI Fest Nearby Attractions [56k Beware]

    There are shopping malls, box stores, fast fooderies, and all the other American icons, but don't be misled, this is a European city and its designed for feet, not wheels. Montreal has the best restaurants, boutiques, cheap hostels, seedy hotels, club nights and people. Montreal is like no...
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    high cetane vs b20

    I have been using B20 for a few months and initially I was getting a lot of black smoke when starting the engine for the first time of the day. I was previously using a BP premium diesel with a high cetane rating, and never noticed any smoke. I still see the smoke occasionally when accelerating...
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    1st time vag-com

    Thanks dave, im going to replace that part. The light just came back on today.
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    1st time vag-com

    so i have to drive quite a bit over the next few days, weekend, i need to know if i should be concerned and doing something else, other then putting on miles. :o
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    1st time vag-com

    i got a steady mil indicator light, so i hooked up the vag-com for the first time to read the code. I ran the auto scan on 1j - vw g/j/b mk4 (assuming no specificity for tdi.) It went through about 100 codes. I saved the output (one fault found), drove away and the indicator light is now off. I...
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    Good News Everyone! Public 24/7 B20 pump in Philly!

    saw this saturday en route, filled up today, and will be using b20 forevermore. very happy, i've been waiting for this. the place i was using was a BP at city line ave and belmont, that has premium diesel 50cetane
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    Biodiesel? Why-o-Diesel?

    Raising Less Corn, More Hell The Case For The Independent Farm And Against Industrial Food by George Pyle A revelatory, alarming, urgent and fiercely witty essay on the many wrong ways in which our food is produced-what it all means and what can be done about it In Raising Less Corn...
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    The New Energy Debates

    Z Magazine Online Printer Friendly Version January 2007 Volume 20 Number 1 Green Tide The New Energy Debates Will the new Congress act to...
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    flashing glow plugs - no brake lights

    kinda funny... i went through this and it was the bulbs afterall. The double filament tricked me, because 1/2 of the blub was working, and at a quick glance, i thought it was something else, then with all the recall hype around brake switches, i assumed that must be it. Then it occurred to me...
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    I am about to turn 100,000 what stuff should I do?

    $700 including parts, oil, etc... ??
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    flashing glow plugs - no brake lights

    I replaced the fourpin brake switch today, went smooth following these instructions: I can't tell for certain because i didnt have a helper, but i backed up by a glass window and pressed brake, and only the hatchlight was working, not the ones on...
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    keeping engine running all day

    i wasnt counting milage, but I was watching the needle which seemed to be going down slower then other weeks, although that probably was not happening and is far from accurate method of calculating. thanks again.