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My 2000 beetle runs very rough when I first start it up. Sometimes it will continue to miss and if I put it in drive it doesn't have enough power to move. Other times, after a few minutes of running very rough it will suddenly come to life and run great.

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It sonds like ur temp sender can be on its way out,best to get the fault codes read out

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