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Golf gti 1.8T engine management light keeps coming on

The car sometimes runs a bit rough at low speed and also the revs drop when its idling the engine management light is constantly on, the problem started about 2 years ago since then i have replaced several things including the air mass meter, spark plugs and secondary air pump but when i've had the engine management light out it has always come back on within a few days

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  • Stuart Williams May 11, 2010

    Can you get the ECU fault read and coded . Regards VW Audi Tech

  • passatsyncro May 11, 2010

    two things here, please get the dtc/fault codes from the engine, also the 1.8l turbo have vaccum leak issues. the vaccum leaks may be hard to find but i may be able to help.

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