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Hello all from Lancaster, Ohio,

Bought my first TDI a 1999.5 Jetta (which in the name of fuel economy and due to my overall budget turns out I got myself a fixer upper) about a month ago and have been trying to diagnose a black smoke, low power - all the time - problem and limp mode after approx 45mph. I've been reading through the limp mode TDI fix faq. Have checked the easy stuff air filter/snow screen/fuel restriction. Next I plan on switching the vacuum hoses and checking for boost leaks. The EGR/Intake will definitely need cleaned in my near future.

Just saying my first hello! I'm glad I found this wonderful resource.

-Matt
 

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I just rolled it over 230k so it is getting up there. I found a rebuilt turbo and intake on eBay for $500 and the guy would buy my turbo for $150. I wouldn't be too upset about it and it'd save me cleaning the intake. Just trying to rule everything else out first.
 
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