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2001 Passat 1.8 Turbo AWM

Working on car for a friend, 103,200 miles. Car misses in cyl 1,2,3 on startup only. Once warm it runs fine. Spark Plugs, Coils are new. Timing Belt new..Fuel pressure checks out OK..MAF Sensor appears to be working fine according to diagnostic machine.

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  • rbattles384 Jun 17, 2009

    Ended up still having vacuum leak. Replaced all vacuum lines. Runs alot better

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Recheck your timing & gaps.

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