-pop your hood
-locate your secondary air injector pump (SAI pump). It's located slighty to the right behind the dipstick.
-start your beetle
-go under your hood and put your hands around the SAI Pump, namely around the seam.joining the two halves together.
If you feel air coming out of the seam, you have a bad seal in your SAI pump. This is caused by a failure in the rivets that join the two halves together. plus there was a foam like gasket in between the two seams, which is pointless considering the repair.
the repair for the SAI pump is reaming out the rivets and replacing them with machine nuts and bolts. there is a thread for this repair on the org.
At first start, the pump is running wide open, so this is the optimum time to check not only the pump, but other hoses is associated with that pump & air filter box.
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