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    Thread: I can't stand my car anymore....

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      04-26-2012 05:59 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by steveo27 View Post
      Rich ALWAYS comes through

      If you wanna be super knit-picky to figure out what it was, go through each wire and test the continuity. I'm (along with everyone else, im sure) curious to see what was the actual issue
      I was gonna say to stick a jumper on the CTS connector and ring out pins 6 and 10... just for giggles.

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      04-26-2012 07:12 PM #72
      I love a happy ending.
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      04-26-2012 08:34 PM #73
      Badass!

      Nice work mate. The community works its magic again.

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      04-26-2012 09:51 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by robocopywriter View Post
      I love a happy ending.
      Depends what she looks like.


      I'll eventually check the comtinuity and resistance of all the wires and find out what was actually causing that. My guess is either the CTS, O2 sensor or the potentiometer on the fuel distributor. It wasnt the DPR since the idle went to like 2500 when i disconnected it and i was able to get a reading with the test harness. It would be nearly impossible for a knock sensor wire to go bad since those are so damn thick. These things are technically complexly simple. Not very much that controls the engine. I'm still going to replace the fuel distributor when it gets here and then do a final tune on it. Then we might start on the body and the rest of the interior. Headliner was jus done.

    5. 04-26-2012 09:58 PM #75
      sounds like you might be back
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    6. 04-26-2012 11:28 PM #76
      I swap turbo diesels into all our MKII's
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      04-27-2012 09:56 AM #77
      Congrats man! Im glad you got it working!


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      04-27-2012 12:50 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Mat_16V View Post
      i got pissed at mine now it has holes in the hood
      I'm no Horatio Caine but it looks like the hood was off & stood up against something before being shot.

      Stick with it Knaps
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      04-27-2012 01:13 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Dreadz View Post
      I'm no Horatio Caine but it looks like the hood was off & stood up against something before being shot.

      Stick with it Knaps
      See, he's back to his old self, pointing the newbs the right way. This was just a minor hiccup

      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      The c-clip goes onto the little groove on the end. Make sure you squeeze it tight or you won't get the gear on. Then you just push the gear on till it clicks. Test by pulling on it. Then that gets installed into the gear box. New ones can be a pain to get in. Takes some patience. I actually used an old O2 sensor socket to lightly tap mine in.

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      04-27-2012 01:20 PM #80
      lso agree that a vacuum leak could make it do that. Injector O-Rings?

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      04-27-2012 01:54 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Soup Guy View Post
      lso agree that a vacuum leak could make it do that. Injector O-Rings?
      Nope, the wiring harness did that.

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      04-27-2012 02:30 PM #82
      Glad you got it figured out , been having the same issue with mine and after hours on end and a couple hundred $$ in parts I found that the head gasket was blown. Not mixing fluids, but burning coolant and losing compression through the cooling system

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      04-27-2012 05:01 PM #83
      glad everything worked out. i bet youre even happier you didnt scrap it now, time to fall back inlove with it! ... until the next problem arises. Good work.
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      04-27-2012 06:22 PM #84
      SEE..........WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!!!

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      04-27-2012 06:23 PM #85


      Glad to see you doing something with this again sir.
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      04-27-2012 07:15 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Project_2501 View Post
      ...The community works its magic again...
      nice to see this in the MK2 forum, a rare thing as of late...

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      04-28-2012 02:53 PM #87
      Thanks everybody. Drove it like 10 miles today. It was nice to be out in it. Seriously thought it stalled every time it went to idle.

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      04-28-2012 04:20 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      Nope, the wiring harness did that.
      Oop. Sorry. Reading is greater than me I guess. Glad you got it working!

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      04-28-2012 05:54 PM #89
      hmm sounds funny

      i think i could be a hall sender with a bad connection maybe, vacum leak, what about the cold idle does that work all the time maybee a bad thermo switch

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      05-01-2012 01:20 PM #90
      One great thing about it running good now is that the fuel mileage went from between 14-19mpg to this:



      That was the 22 miles drive home from work. Mostly city, too.

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      05-01-2012 01:44 PM #91
      wow thats really good must be nice to see that
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      05-01-2012 01:52 PM #92
      It is nice but I know it's running a little lean so it will change once the new fuel distributor gets here at the end of the week.

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      05-01-2012 02:44 PM #93
      o cool beans i cant wait till i get my mk2 up and running its gunna be a lovely day when it comes
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      05-01-2012 03:39 PM #94


      my '91 GLi had the same issue. solved it by getting the T-body idle stop/ idle switch perfectly adjusted with a feeler gauge. my car idles perfectly, but if i move the idle switch even 1/2a mm it will get that surging idle. makes me wonder if my harness has the same issue. let me know what you find when you test your old harness.
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      05-01-2012 08:10 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post


      my '91 GLi had the same issue. solved it by getting the T-body idle stop/ idle switch perfectly adjusted with a feeler gauge. my car idles perfectly, but if i move the idle switch even 1/2a mm it will get that surging idle. makes me wonder if my harness has the same issue. let me know what you find when you test your old harness.
      I'll be digging into it more here in a few.

      I took a picture...


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      05-01-2012 08:35 PM #96
      This is looking really good!!

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      05-01-2012 08:47 PM #97
      Thanks.

      I think we might have found the issue in the harness. I think. I have continuity between the CTS wires, O2 sensor wires, DPR wires but NOT the ISV. Now, the only thing is, the ISV has a fuse on the fuse panel. Does the ISV run to the fuse panel before going back or what? I don't have the patience to figure it out nor do I care so I will jsut make myself feel like that was the issue.

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      05-01-2012 10:07 PM #98
      So wait... the ISV was working but there was no continuity in the wire?
      Thanks for posting what you found by the way... hate it when people don't do that.
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      05-03-2012 01:35 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by robocopywriter View Post
      So wait... the ISV was working but there was no continuity in the wire?
      Thanks for posting what you found by the way... hate it when people don't do that.
      I think that is because the ISV is powered through the fuse box. Who knows. I did get 12v to it before I removed the harness. I still don't have a clear reason why that was going on.

      Anyways, I replaced the fuel distributor and intake tube.





      Pretty sure one of the two is either from a Passat or regular CIS-e.

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      05-03-2012 01:40 PM #100
      the one installed on the car is from a passat.
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      05-03-2012 01:44 PM #101
      I figured. Oh well. It fits and it works.

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      05-03-2012 04:17 PM #102
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      ... And the sunroof bug deflector?
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      05-03-2012 07:26 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      I think that is because the ISV is powered through the fuse box. Who knows. I did get 12v to it before I removed the harness. I still don't have a clear reason why that was going on.
      hmmmmm... I wonder about that circuit. My ISV works and everything works perfectly 90% of the time. But it has some random idle problems that come and go.
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      05-03-2012 10:29 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by VegasJetta View Post
      I have two here for you. I will be in Philly in August, I will bring you one if you can wait...
      Do it, you won't.

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      05-03-2012 10:43 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Knappy View Post
      I figured. Oh well. It fits and it works.
      i think the passat ones have a nicer shape anyways.
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