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Post by jblltdi » Mar Mon 03, 2008 10:23 am

Is there anyone who could tell me why my check engine light is on and I can give you a six pack?
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Post by FutureStage1 » Mar Mon 03, 2008 10:53 am

Any new problems, odd behavior by the car? Car info..? Rus4ty has one.... might wanna ask him.
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Post by jblltdi » Mar Mon 03, 2008 10:58 am

the car seems to drive fine....i think it might be related to the bad fuel i picked up in AZ that plugged the filter (since changed) though the CEL came on long after that plugging, but just after i filled an almost empty tank, i changed the filter again, but the light stayed on

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Post by Mikewire » Mar Mon 03, 2008 11:05 am

Sounds like you need to have it scanned - I'm sure one of the guys would scan it for a 6'er. What do you drive?

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Post by ValveFloat » Mar Mon 03, 2008 11:21 am

Hey jbl, sorry I didn't get back to your PM about this.

We can scan your car sometime, weekends and evenings are about the only time I am free. Maybe this thursday at the Leaf&Bean GTG? Although the battery in my laptop is shot, so we will need to be near an outlet. :(

I work with a couple guys that are familiar with TDIs, so once we get the codes, they might be able to help.
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Post by jblltdi » Mar Tue 04, 2008 4:58 pm

gtg at the leaf and bean? which? when?
not sure I can do this thursday, but maybe i could track you down after work next week? thanks

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Post by RuS4ty » Mar Tue 04, 2008 11:49 pm

If you and valvefloat can't get in touch let me know.
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Post by MK 4 GTI » Mar Tue 04, 2008 11:49 pm

The #1 cause of a check engine light, just after getting gas, with the car running good is the gas cap. Either you did not get it on all the way, something got under the seal, or the cap needs replacement.

At least 10% of the check engine lights I've scanned were for the gas cap!!!
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Post by Rennwagen1 » Mar Wed 05, 2008 9:05 am

I thought I had recieved some bad gas in Seattle one time. I left the car running, went in to pay, and came out and she was dead. Started her up and it ran like shit, went in to complain, and the desk jockey was like "whoops" and with visions of flaming them on the whoretex I started home. Ran like shit all the way to missoula. Tried a bunch of stuff myself and couldn't get it to run, so then I took it in and it turned out to be a bad MAF, which in trun burned out the o2 sensor. Moral of the story, Aeron is an idiot, with bad gas mileage. SO! back OT, check your maf!
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Post by jblltdi » Mar Wed 05, 2008 10:04 pm

i thought of the gas cap, but when i stopped to check it as nice and tight....

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