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    Help Diagnosing Fuel Temp Sensor (P0183) Problem

    Hmm. What do I do now? It's possible I was sent a bad sensor. I can check the old sensor first to see if it was even bad before pulling the new one out. I'm not sure how to check it though. I remember one of the posts I read mentioned getting certain resistance values at certain temps...
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    Help Diagnosing Fuel Temp Sensor (P0183) Problem

    On the BEW, the fuel temp sensor is inline with a fuel line just to the right of the oil filter (pics on this post). It's a quick "fix." Unplug it, remove the clip, pull the sensor out, then reverse the process. In the other posts I found about this, it was mentioned wiring or a fuse could...
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    Help Diagnosing Fuel Temp Sensor (P0183) Problem

    A few weeks ago I was cruising down the highway I could feel a slight stutter every now and then. It felt like when in turbulence behind a truck or a gust of wind hitting the car, but I wasn't behind a truck and it wasn't windy that day. I still wasn't 100% sure if it was the car, the road, or...
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    Question on Replacing Glowplug Harness in '05 PD (BEW)

    Thanks everyone. I looked at the picture on IDParts again and now see that it isn't a connector like I thought. Has anyone spliced on a 4-wire connector after cutting off the old harness to make future changes easier? Although, since this one lasted me over 10 years, it probably isn't worth...
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    Question on Replacing Glowplug Harness in '05 PD (BEW)

    I started getting a CEL for the #2 glowplug a few weeks after my 10k oil change. Since it was still summer, I put off checking it, but now that the weather is getting cooler, I decided to take care of it. I looked at the Glow Plug 101 Guide for testing the glow plug and harness. I suspected...
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    Stories when filling up at "gasoline station"

    I've seen some diesel pumps that have the same size nozzle as the gas pumps. That would suck to not be able to get fuel if you happen to stop at a station with one of those. I've seen an adapter for the large nozzles to fit smaller filler necks because some newer diesel pickups don't take the...
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    Stories when filling up at "gasoline station"

    I'm still scratching my head as to why VW stopped using the large filler hole on diesel cars. My '05 will take the big nozzle, and good thing too as a few times on the highway I've pulled over to get fuel when the light came on and the only station within range was a truck stop with large nozzles.
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    03 Jetta Sunroof control headliner sag

    It's not the whole headliner. It is just the fabric on the plastic access panel covering the sunroof motor and manual control. Here, a picture is worth 1000 words:
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    Headliner' armrests falling apart...

    Did you find something to fix it? Mine is doing this as well. I had been pressing it back up with my hand and it would stay for a few days, but that's not working anymore. It's peeling off from the left rear corner and blocking part of the rear view mirror, so I finally pulled the panel off...
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    03 Jetta Sunroof control headliner sag

    Did you ever get this fixed? I came out to my car last week on a hot day to find the fabric on the sunroof motor cover hanging down from one corner. I pressed it back up and it stayed for a few days, but now it's hanging down and won't stay up. It blocks the rear view mirror, so I finally...
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    Anyone near Central MS that can help with headlight replacement?

    Is there anyone in the central MS area that can help me with headlight replacement? My 2005 Jetta's lenses are gross looking, beyond what any DIY restoration methods can fix. I was thinking of ordering glass replacements lenses because I thought it would be a quick and easy job. I just...
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    Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

    I went to IL last week. I filled up before leaving for $3.82/gal, and watched the prices go up the farther North I went. On the way home I was watching the signs at the truck stops ranging from $4.05 to $4.20. I kept heading south until the fuel light came on and stopped somewhere in AR. I...
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    Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

    Last week in Jackson, MS on the Pilot truck stop's billboard I pass by RUG was $2.99 and diesel $3.81. Yesterday RUG down to $2.89 and diesel $3.79. Diesel is slightly cheaper and RUG is slightly more expensive at home in Vicksburg.
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    MK4 sunroof leaks covered by new campaign

    The fix definitely works. A couple of weeks ago it was hot and humid, so while at the gym I let the sunroof tilted up to vent while I was inside. I checked the weather that morning and there was a 10% chance of rain. I heard it raining while inside, but didn't think anything about it. Right...
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    Scangauge fuel usage is right on, but MPG is way off?

    That is correct. After I fill up, I write on the receipt the odometer reading, the trip odometer, then flip to the tank page on the SG and write down the SG's mileage. I just dug out 7 more receipts on my desk, and the SG's reported mileage is always 2-3 MPG high. I don't write down the SG's...
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    Scangauge fuel usage is right on, but MPG is way off?

    Sorry, I was trying to decrypt my writing on the back of the fuel receipt while using my leg as a desk. The SG thought I used less fuel and drove farther than I actually did. The SG only displays gallons down to tenths. It was actually reporting 13.2 gallons used, so if I round up the fuel on...
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    Scangauge fuel usage is right on, but MPG is way off?

    I know that, and that makes me think the SG's clock is wrong. The SG reads the speed and fuel flow from the ECU. The speed and fuel flow have both been calibrated and are correct, so it should be able to accurately determine the MPG with those three variables (speed * time = distance, distance...
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    Scangauge fuel usage is right on, but MPG is way off?

    There is a speed calibration (More > Setup > Speed), but not a distance calibration. I calibrated it according to the recommendation in the manual. I set the GPS and SG to display KM/h. At 100 KM/h on the GPS, the SG also reports 100 KM/h. I checked it, again after getting new tires and once...
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    Scangauge fuel usage is right on, but MPG is way off?

    I've had my SG2 since 2008, and it has only proved to be an accurate fuel gauge. It's usually within a few tenths of a gallon every time I fill up, but the MPG it reports is never even close to what I actually get by calculating actual miles driven divided by gallons pumped. I just got a new...
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    28E6 Glow Plug Recall - Hopefully Resolution

    That doesn't sound normal. My 05 PD has never smoked on cold mornings before or after the initial recall, at least not noticeable from inside the car as I'm not going to get out in the cold and see what's coming out of the tail pipe. I crank it up, wait a few seconds for it to smooth out, then...
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