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Saving the World, the VW TDI thread.

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Yeah, saving lots of gas with the pussy wagon in the shop.
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How bad is that expected to hurt?
Blinking "glow plug". Whatever it is, it's going to be expensive.

Fucker went into limp mode last night.

While I could almost go 40 mph (That's like 260 kph for our stupid Canadian fucks and You'reapeenin' friends) on a flat the last hill up to the dealership, I was only able to go 15 mph.
 

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Going into limp mode doesn't sound promising.

The worst problem I had with one was a shredded plastic water pump impeller, because why wouldn't you make an impeller out of plastic? I caught it before overheating the engine and replaced it with - I know this will sound crazy - an aftermarket water pump with a metal impeller.

Then I sold it before something more interesting happened.
 

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Glow plug preheat the diesel prior to initial engine starting. Not too expensive
Hope so, unless that lights for other problems, too. I wouldn't think a fouled glow plug would force it into limp mode. I would've run VAG-COM back when I had a VW to see what I could see.

Anyone with a VW product should consider buying VCDS, the successor to the VAG-COM scantool. Incredibly powerful software, with great support.
 

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Hope so, unless that lights for other problems, too. I wouldn't think a fouled glow plug would force it into limp mode. I would've run VAG-COM back when I had a VW to see what I could see.

Anyone with a VW product should consider buying VCDS, the successor to the VAG-COM scantool. Incredibly powerful software, with great support.
The light is for many problems.

So, the issue is ice blocking the intercooler. It's happened a couple of times now, but it will usually cause a no start or hard start. I was into about 30 miles into my commute when this occurred, temps were in the low 20's.....so I don't know.

They are going to install a winter kit. Waiting on parts.

I guess it will overheat in the summer and go into limp mode.
 

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The light is for many problems.

So, the issue is ice blocking the intercooler. It's happened a couple of times now, but it will usually cause a no start or hard start. I was into about 30 miles into my commute when this occurred, temps were in the low 20's.....so I don't know.

They are going to install a winter kit. Waiting on parts.

I guess it will overheat in the summer and go into limp mode.
This is the most common winter kit I see:

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Was there ice or snow falling or getting kicked up from the roadway before it happened? Seems like that'd do it. Whatever the winter kit is, I'll bet it's reversable for warm weather.
 

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Not really any ice or snow that I remember. All the other times it was kinda crappy. I guess the water just gets in there and freezes up into a block and doesn’t thaw out.
 

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Not really any ice or snow that I remember. All the other times it was kinda crappy. I guess the water just gets in there and freezes up into a block and doesn’t thaw out.
That'd do it, especially if the car doesn't get a chance to thaw out once a day.
Work on it yourself. Buy a cheap scanner
Yep, but I'd pop for the cheapest, $200 VCDS package: https://store.ross-tech.com/shop/vchv2_ent/

I used an older version to do key matching years ago. I ordered a key through a dealership and needed to code it to the Immobilizer. The service manager was a dick and grinned while telling me there was a $100 fee to have the shop match it. He gave me VW's daily key code because he knew it wouldn't do me any good, and I punked him by using my scantool to do the Immobilizer matching in ten seconds, with some of his techs watching. At the time, the Ross-Tech software did more than any single VAG tool, and they cost several thousand dollars.
 

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That'd do it, especially if the car doesn't get a chance to thaw out once a day.

Yep, but I'd pop for the cheapest, $200 VCDS package: https://store.ross-tech.com/shop/vchv2_ent/

I used an older version to do key matching years ago. I ordered a key through a dealership and needed to code it to the Immobilizer. The service manager was a dick and grinned while telling me there was a $100 fee to have the shop match it. He gave me VW's daily key code because he knew it wouldn't do me any good, and I punked him by using my scantool to do the Immobilizer matching in ten seconds, with some of his techs watching. At the time, the Ross-Tech software did more than any single VAG tool, and they cost several thousand dollars.

Absolutely.

I have Forscan, VAG, etc. Its worth the time alone of dropping a vehicle off and dealing with a stealership. First minor repair and its paid for.
 

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Hope so, unless that lights for other problems, too. I wouldn't think a fouled glow plug would force it into limp mode. I would've run VAG-COM back when I had a VW to see what I could see.

Anyone with a VW product should consider buying VCDS, the successor to the VAG-COM scantool. Incredibly powerful software, with great support.
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Not really any ice or snow that I remember. All the other times it was kinda crappy. I guess the water just gets in there and freezes up into a block and doesn’t thaw out.
Dude, quit driving it like a pussy. TDI's need to be WRUNG THE FUCK OUT, a LOT.
 

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Pretty sure there was a recall on this issue. I think I have a "winter front kit" for a MK6 sitting around. I'll send it to you for the cost of shipping.
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