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Long story with this car. Bought it with slipped timing destroyed the head. Knew head, timing belt kit, relay 109, 180, glow plug module, harness, temp sensor, crank sensor, maf sensor and i think thats it. Intake and egr was cleaned etc. The car is not throwing any codes anymore but does not want to start. Once started it runs great as i was hoping it would. Long road to get there though. But this starting issue has me and the mechanic helping scrathing our heads. Tring to start the car without pulling the temp sensor or fuse 34 is impossible. Big puffs of white smoke followed by a no start. Even pulling the temp sensor it still lages on the start up but it does start. The only immediate way to start the thing is to pull fuse 34 and start it, let it warm up for a minute or two, shut it off, replace fuse 34 and restart. When fuse 34 is out the car sounds like crap, runs rough. This method trips the muti fuction lite but it does go away if i shut it down and restart the car. ON the mechanics computer the timing reads on the money so he tells me and shows me. I have traced wires from all of the sensors listed and have not found anything cut or broken. I am really out of ideas here. starting to wish i bought a runnig car. But after this this thing should be good for a while since the previous owner just put a knew tranny in it. If i can only get past the starting issue. THis entire site has been very helpful. Better than the $35 book i bought this is for sure. I would be eternally greatfull for the tdi magician who diagnosses this probablem.