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    CEL still comes on after plugging in Vacuum to EGR

    I used OBD Auto Doctor car scanner with an android to erase the codes. All is working well. Smog passed. Thanks for the solution and ideas.
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    CEL still comes on after plugging in Vacuum to EGR

    I erased the codes this morning and I've driven the car 3 times. No codes pop up. I'll continue driving it for a day or 2 before going back to SMOG. I went to get a quote on removing the MAP sensor from the intercooler. The washer fluid reservoir is removed but the screw heads on the...
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    CEL still comes on after plugging in Vacuum to EGR

    What do you guys think about a possible faulty MAP sensor? I was reading somewhere that someone had some of the same symptoms and their fix was the MAP. I went to look at the MAP Sensor today and both screws were so rusted the heads popped off before I was able to unscrew them. The MAP...
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    CEL still comes on after plugging in Vacuum to EGR

    I forgot to mention, after reattaching the vacuum hose, when the car starts there is sprinkling of carbon that comes out of the exhaust. I assume this normal but I don't remember seeing it when the the vacuum hose was disconnected. Also, the first couple starts of the engine produced more than...
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    CEL still comes on after plugging in Vacuum to EGR

    Scanned P0102. MAF signal too low. I swapped the MAF out with a cheapie I purchased on Amazon and unplugged the battery. The code came back on the dash after driving it 20 yards. The EGR has been disabled for 2 years and the vacuum hose has been blocked with a bolt. After plugging in the egr...
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    CEL still comes on after plugging in Vacuum to EGR

    I connected the vacuum hose to the EGR today and unplugged the battery to remove the CEL. I started it up and the CEL came back after driving 100 yards. I haven't scanned the computer yet. I'll be doing that tomorrow. Months ago I changed the vacuum hoses to silicone hoses. I see no difference...
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    2015 Jetta tdi SE timing Water Pump Conundrum

    My sister has a 2015 Jetta tdi and she's about to order parts for the timing belt change and she asked me to help her. I went to idparts.com and found a kit. The water pump is made by Geba and it says "The Geba water pump is a non-variable pump and does not include the solenoid valve. The...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    I forgot about this thread so I thought to give it an update to finish it off. The diesel smell is no longer present. I believe the smell was coming from the injectors and/or the hard lines allowing minute amounts of diesel to come out and vaporize when the engine warms up. The reason I think...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    So, the mechanic put the new lines on. They didn't have a tool that could fit to get 25Nm. After he swapped the lines I drove the car for half a mile and popped the hood. They didnt seem to leak from the lines anymore but I did notice something else. At the bottom of the #4 injector, where the...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    Update: I found some aftermarket injector pipes from kbdieselperformance.com . I paid under $145 for a full set through Amazon. I received them today and they look identical except for the clamps that hold them in pairs. I spoke with the mechanic today and he said he wasn't sure why 1 and...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    I described the leak wrong. It's only coming from the top of 2 of the injectors ; between the hard line and the injector. The mechanic says there is no seal between the hard line pipe and injector. It's a compression clamp.
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    I assume you mean by the mechanic, not the injector rebuilder?
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    They were rebuilt by BECs Pacific in Whittier CA. I was told they have the testing equipment to rebuild these injectors by 2 rebuildsrs in my area that I known for 10 years. Install the hard lines correctly? I don't know what that would entail. It doesn't look that complicated. I don't know...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    Last week I got the car back with the rebuilt injectors installed and the next day the problem continued. The car started a little rough like before. Small puff of white smoke like before. The smell of raw diesel was in the air. I figured I would get to work on double checking everything...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    How long does it take to take injectors off and then put them back on?
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    I assume he means the iq also. He's charging $149 for the diagnostic and said it might be used to put towards the repair. His original diagnosis was that the injection pump was too rich on the diesel because it was likely worn on an ALH that has 210k. It was my idea to start with the injectors...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    Here's an update. I spoke with Becs and they told me three of the Injectors had problems. 3 had spring issues causing too much fuel and one had a bad nozzle. I spoke with the tech who worked on them and he immediately said the car likely is starting with white smoke so I asked him if that's why...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    I spoke with Becs Pacific in Whittier today. The guy I spoke with said to check to see if the fuel flow into the injection pump is being restricted. He said that low fuel coming in can cause the pump to, if I remember correctly, put more air into the cylinders. He said the pump is some what...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    The mechanic said he checked it with vagcom and it's functioning within range. He works on German cars. I saw another alh there when I came to pick up the Injectors. The mechanic suggested the injection pump because he said he "thinks" the fuel is being sprayed wrong and/or off timing. He said...
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    Investigating Diesel Smell

    It's a 2003, manual, ALH, Jetta, wagon. As for your suggestion about the fuel tank. The diesel smell only comes about when the car is on. I'll take a look. I don't see any leaking at all. I had another injection pump's seals go out on a different ALH vehicle and I could see the fuel dripping...
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