Hi guys/gals. First post. Been using the how to section to diagnose (or try) the sudden loss of power on my 98 Beetle 5spd TDI with 125k. This site is amazing and incredibly helpful. I have about 1000-1500 miles on the beetle since buying it and it was great while it lasted, 42+mpg with no problems. One day it just didn't have the kick it had the day before, like the turbo wasn't working. Scanned for codes and got nothing. After finding this site I started by replacing the MAF from Advance auto, no diff. Next I cleaned a very clogged intake, EGR, and even VNT vanes. Thought I found it with a sticky VNT actuator so I bought a new Garret unit and all gaskets from tdiparts. Put it all back together and while it feels stronger it still doesn't feel like it did before. I unplugged the MAF before I did all this and it seemed to make a difference so I thought it was working. Now I unplug it and it seems to make no difference, and in fact I am getting codes ranging from 1144 to 1146 that come and go even after clearing and leaving MAF hooked up. I had it running rough at one point and found it was popping #34 fuses setting off a handful of codes. I wiggled the 109 relay and it seemed to stop that? Anyway, it's still not right with the CEL on for 1145/MAF at the moment. I don't have a VAG-Ross scanner or know anyone with one. Any ideas on what it might be? I plan to switch EGR/TURBO solenoids and check more for leaks but the MAF codes have me wondering. I measured the voltage of the MAF wires hooked up and if memory serves it was pin 2-bat voltage, 3-nothing/grnd, 4 5.0 volts and 5 had about 11 volts. Any advice it greatly appreciated, I miss my TDI and want it back! Thanks. Forgot to mention: I also replaced the fuel filter The engine idles and runs great just suddenly down on power And the engine temp light is almost always lit up blue, it rarely and briefly goes out.