Hard Start / No Start - Is your intercooler frozen? Check Here!

06bluebeetletdi

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Joined
Sep 30, 2012
Location
Middlesex, NC
TDI
'14 Passat TDI SEL and '13 Beetle TDI
I had the same issue of stumbling under hard acceleration in the summer, then the frozen intercooler that winter, i have a winter front now and check the intercooler pipe every oil change.
 
Joined
Oct 9, 2021
Location
Kansas City
TDI
2014 Jetta Sportwagen DSG
I'm thinking about a Kerma tune to help with this issue, in addition to the winter front. The tune cuts down on EGR, right?

I found a place 1.5 hours away that will do a delete and Malone tune, but the more I think about it, the more reservations I have about doing a delete.
 

akjdouglass

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Joined
Oct 3, 2013
Location
Jefferson City, Missouri
TDI
2012 Jetta w/premium (sold to VW); 2014 Jetta Value Edition; 2015 Jetta SEL
It seems you are money ahead deleting vs trying to continue to fix this system. A road I am likely headed down with two of my diesels.
Even if it's not money-wise to do so, a delete is worth every penny spent to rid yourself of the hassle of dealing with all of the known issues.
 
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