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      10-09-2012 07:17 PM #36
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      Okay So here are pictures of what I've seen when doing this first inspection. Anything else I should look for?
















      So the sensor itself Looks pretty Corroded. But the Fuel Sending Unit is dry!
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      10-09-2012 07:21 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurotuner. View Post
      The coolant partially runs through the corrugation but mostly through the actual internal threading of the wire, under the plastic insulation. Do some googling, there is lots of documented cases, and the fuel sending unit is the first to fill usually.
      I see what you are saying... only contradiction then is they say that the MK3 and the new MK5+ wiring does not have this problem because there is no sleeve behind the plug same as that gas plug really... I don't know i guess it is possible but it just seems so unlikely...
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      10-09-2012 09:29 PM #39
      Whoa thats weird I've seen that black car at APU

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      10-09-2012 10:29 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Kmurf94 View Post
      Whoa thats weird I've seen that black car at APU



      hahah I just took this...

      Why do you have an AIR sticker?
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      10-09-2012 11:07 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Einkaufswagen View Post
      I see what you are saying... only contradiction then is they say that the MK3 and the new MK5+ wiring does not have this problem because there is no sleeve behind the plug same as that gas plug really... I don't know i guess it is possible but it just seems so unlikely...
      The cooling system pressurizes. In the mk4 there is a seal meaning the pressure pushes the coolant into the wires. No seal = pressure leaks out around the plug.

      Its not the sleeve, its that orange seal in the picture on the inside of the plug. A quick fix is to pull that out and boom its like a mk3 or mk5 plug.

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      10-09-2012 11:11 PM #42
      AIR is short for Airblaster, its a snowboard company from Portland haha.

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      10-10-2012 12:28 AM #43
      Anyone have input on the pictures I posted? I need help still!
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      10-10-2012 12:30 AM #44
      Is there a CEL?

      Scan the car to see if there are any underlying codes?

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      10-10-2012 12:45 AM #45
      Came back to see if pics of neighbor had been posted. I'll be back in 24 hours to check again.
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      10-10-2012 12:59 AM #46
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      Came back to see if pics of neighbor had been posted. I'll be back in 24 hours to check again.
      Oh hell yes....


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      10-10-2012 01:04 AM #47
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      Oh hell yes....

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      10-10-2012 01:05 AM #48
      Also, pretty crazy that he lives next door to my girlfriend
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      10-10-2012 02:16 AM #49
      No CEL... But that plug looks pretty bad.
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      10-10-2012 02:19 PM #50
      Aaaanyone?
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      10-10-2012 07:01 PM #51
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      10-10-2012 07:47 PM #52
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      10-10-2012 11:02 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
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      Thank you!

      If you have a de-pinning tool I would take those pins out and clean them up, probably put some electrical contact sealer in there to prevent corrosion again.

      Starting to lean towards a faulty cluster? Anyone? Input?

      To rule out the wiring from the fuel sender I would test with a volt meter to make sure that they arent grounding.

      When is the problem happening, at startup? When the car is cold? When its hot?

      How's the battery on the car? When was it replaced?

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      10-11-2012 12:53 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurotuner. View Post
      Thank you!

      If you have a de-pinning tool I would take those pins out and clean them up, probably put some electrical contact sealer in there to prevent corrosion again.

      Starting to lean towards a faulty cluster? Anyone? Input?

      To rule out the wiring from the fuel sender I would test with a volt meter to make sure that they arent grounding.

      When is the problem happening, at startup? When the car is cold? When its hot?

      How's the battery on the car? When was it replaced?


      I was going to suggest a new coolant ball... its only like 20 bucks on ECS

      But I'll test the voltage. and Awesome! My Thread got FAQ'd
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      10-11-2012 03:44 AM #55
      After a bit more digging I think a coolant flush and new ball will suffice. I'll clean and reseal that plug and hopefully that fixes her problems?

      A faulty cluster is going to be an expensive repair.... right?
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      10-11-2012 10:59 PM #56
      Anyone? Will that work?
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      10-11-2012 11:54 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Brandon_Schulze View Post
      Anyone? Will that work?
      Maybe, it's an acceptable place to start.

      I'm with changing the coolant temp sensor as well, it's cheap.

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      10-12-2012 12:40 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurotuner. View Post
      Maybe, it's an acceptable place to start.

      I'm with changing the coolant temp sensor as well, it's cheap.
      I have those both in my ECS cart for her to purchase
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      12-29-2012 07:07 PM #59
      I've just been reading up about this problem and trying to get edumacated on the subject. Hey OP, what ever happened with this?
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      12-29-2012 07:39 PM #60
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      I've just been reading up about this problem and trying to get edumacated on the subject. Hey OP, what ever happened with this?
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