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Hi everybody, this is the first time I am using this forum.
I just bought a 2000 Beetle TDI GLS manual transmission with 145k miles. The car needs a lot of love and mainly cosmetic repairs (door panels, headliner). I love the way it drives.
The car starts great but it idles very rough, pulsing. When I drive it there is no vibration, just when it idles. The check engine light is on and the plugs light is blinking. The car had the whole engine replaced at 120k miles with a used one with 77k miles on it. This is my first TDI and I have no idea where to start from. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. I made a short video so you can see/hear the idle. This is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_jjaPlhPGI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The lady that I got it from said she drove it like that for a couple of months and her mechanic said that it might need a new second air injection pump.

Thank you all in advance
 

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You also need to get the car scanned for codes. Autozone, etc can do it for free.


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I just bought a OBD2 scanner, I will scan it tomorrow and post the codes here. Thank you
 

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yes check the connection on the egr as well, but i was talking about the vacuum resevoir. but check all the vacuum lines.
 

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on a side note when you do clean this and the intake wear clothes you can just throw away, that black gunk doesn't come out of anything.
 
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