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Unitronic offers a stage 1.5 chip tune that boosts your stock torque specs up about 25 foot pounds. And give you about 10 more horsepower at the wheels. That's on a bone stock engine, you can add a Tectonics 268 performance camshaft for about another 10 horses overstock. But that's basically all you can do without spending mega bucks or just getting a 1.8 turbo!

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Don't mean to sound rude and just MPO, best thing for ya to do is sell the car while you still have your sanity and a full wallet..LOL :p
 

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I meant stay away from beetles..... period. LOL :p They are great little cars and fun to drive but sure require lots of maintenance and if folks don't have the time or the money Than they don't need to have one-MPO.
 

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I bought this car as a first car just like that one day since the deal was good,98 New beetle 240 000km for 1300$.. now I just want to get myself a Golf TDi or something like that but i'm kinda stuck with the car..

I didn't have any problem with my beetle tho, everything is fine just some maintenance here and there
 

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Spend your money on styling, your car spends 90 percent of its life stood still, no amount of chips, cams and filters can make it look good stood still.
 

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Spend your money on styling, your car spends 90 percent of its life stood still, no amount of chips, cams and filters can make it look good stood still.
I have some picture of it on my profil,

I do have mods on it for now tho

Air intake,
deleted snowbox,
Deleted catalyc converter,
Deleted mid muffler.

I was looking foward camshaft and chip but It's my only car so I can't really wait for my ECU when it will be out of my car
 

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Make sure maintenance is up to date before spending money on mods.
 

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Make sure maintenance is up to date before spending money on mods.
I went to import pro (VW & audi specialised garage) for performance parts and they did some inspection and I have a low fuel psi problem... also on the diagnostic it showed

-system too lean
-cylinder one miss fire

we changed the MAF..nothing..changed the fuel filter...nothing...next step would be a new fuel pump..but for the missfire I just don't know..the car still run good tho! nothing wrong with it..!

but yesterday I broke something that I was thinking to be the differential gears since it was making a weird noise and vibrating soooooo bad! but then I saw it was only a exhaust clamps that broke off..wow..
 

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What are the actual codes that were thrown?

When was the timing belt done last?
 

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What are the actual codes that were thrown?

When was the timing belt done last?
I'm not sure about the timing belt, I bought the car in july last year from a mechanics that did no maintenance to the car as I can see from the maintenance I had to do! I had the code printed out, I'm gonna need to find them!
 

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5 fault found:
17536 - fuel trim; bank 1 - System too lean
16806 - main catalyst : efficienly below threshold
16555 - fuel trim; bank 1 : system too lean - intermittent
16684 - Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected - intermittent
16685 - cylinder 1 - misfire detected - intermittent
readiness : 0000 0000


main catalyst is probably because I got it deleted
 

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If you don't know about the timing belt, I'd get it done ASAP before you throw money at mods. If that fails, the 2.0 is an interference engine. Don't want engine damage!

For the misfires, I would look at spark plugs/wires or the ignition coil.

You have two codes for system too lean. Could be a number of things. I wouldn't jump to fuel pump right away though. Make sure you check things out and troubleshoot. Don't just throw parts at it.

16555/P0171/000369 - Ross-Tech Wiki
17536/P1128/004392 - Ross-Tech Wiki
 

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We did a fuel pressure test, it is running around 27psi, before the test we tried out the MAF since the connection on the MAF sensor itself was bad, but it turned out to be ok, we then decided to do some maintenance by changing the fuel filter, and with the test we figured out that it would probably be the fuel pump.

Also I'm thinking about changing the timing belt soon, what are symptoms of worn out belt?, mine seems tight and everything tho. Is it a easy removal/installation!?

also talking about sparkplug, I changed them while changing the Valve cover gasket back in december!
 

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Also, Another little thing about the car..

Everytime I shift I ear a pssshh sound coming from the engine like I had a turbo with a blow off.. My girlfriend think that I just made it up in my head since I want a turboed car so bad.. but she told me some people at school asking if I had a turbo because they heard the pssh sound... it only do it when I shift and a lil when I let off..the higher I rev it the louder it will be..
 
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