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    Long crank time after sitting 2-3 days, ALH

    My 2003 Beetle TDI takes long time to start and run smoothly after sitting for 2-3 days. Fuel hoses good. No lift pump due to being 2003 model. Am I correct thinking the fuel is draining back thru filter? Possibly the Thermo-T Valve? Is this also a 1 way check valve? Should I add add...
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    Where is Dif. fill (VSS sensor) on 03 Beetle TDI with 01M Trans?

    After much additional searching, the VSS (3 of them) we were searching for appears to be the G-22 sensor located near rear of the A/T trans axle near the Driver side cowl or firewall. Due to there being 3 sensor, the confusion was which 1 of the 3. Please correct if we are in error.
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    Where is Dif. fill (VSS sensor) on 03 Beetle TDI with 01M Trans?

    Would someone please post or direct us to a link with photos of the location on the drivers side of engine of the VSS? We need to evacuate and refill the Dif with new fluid (3/4 qt.) We had the A/F housing removed and could see several items , but was not sure which one was the VSS. There...
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    Need to Bleed return line on my ALH

    Thanks for info. Will be cautious and only do the Banjo with new washers.
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    Need to Bleed return line on my ALH

    We plan to replace the 2 copper crush washers on the return line Banjo fitting. Loosen and remove the fitting and replace the washers only. Due to the line and IP end being open, is there a need to bleed the IP thru the return line when complete or will the return line pas the air w/o any...
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    Info needed on a ALH Inj. Pump Fuel Shutoff Solenoid & Crush Washer size

    Need the (3) crush washer size ID for the return line Banjo Bolt and the thread size of the Fuel shut off solenoid stud where the electrical wire attaches so we and purchase new ones. Lost the original.
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    Running well, then slowed and stopped.

    Resolved the problem today by Blind Luck. Was checking the Fuel Shutoff solenoid for power and discovered the nut & washer was missing. Had the car running and would not rev earlier. Took tie wrap and secured the wire eye by friction and car does well now. We neglected final tightening of...
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    Running well, then slowed and stopped.

    Cked wiring and vacuum hoses, no evidence of rodent chews. The relay 109 appears good sin ce the pre-heat lamp operates normally. A review of the intro posted should reveal some details regarding our efforts. The car was operating normally 2 years ago, purchased from BIL estate. He dropped...
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    Running well, then slowed and stopped.

    Removed belt cover and inspected Timing belt, appeared to be excellent condition. Removed the fuel filter, drained from bottom, no water droplets, then emptied fuel from top side to look for contamination or evidence of algae. Found no specks or obvious contamination. The fuel appears to be...
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    Running well, then slowed and stopped.

    Thanks. will ck the belt, tank pick up and filter ASAP. Car ran well with fresh fuel and from filter change into IP and to injectors, ran good for 15 miles and then had the problem. Seems as mechanical problem would have revealed early, but will check belt and fuel tank pick up. Algae or...
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    Running well, then slowed and stopped.

    2003 VW Beetle TDI (ALH) with A/T. Bought this as non running car after sitting for 2 years. Prior owner replaced upper and lower O-Rings in the IP (pump), but did not bleed it and lost interest since would not start. Car had 1/2 tank fuel at time. Changed the fuel filter, air filter, oil...
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    New to TDIClub? Introduce yourself here!

    Noobi here, (but still ancient age)decided to try some Diesel tech and bought a 2003 Beetle TDi with A/T. Hopefully we can get it going and have a learning experience. Been reading and absorbing info over last month regarding the IP,Bleeding fuel system, etc. This was a running car prior to...
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