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Candi
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Hi! This is my first thread, so bare with me. I have 02 Diesel Beetle GLS (150k). I absolutely love this car, however she has a hard time starting and it doesn't matter if it's 80 or 30 degrees. (long story short here are the details)

- takes about 4/5 minuets of shaking and rattling before it runs
normal.
-service engine light- says its a fuel injector. The light stays on for about 30 minuets.


After the 4 minuets, it runs like a champ! I even get 49mpg hwy!!! But during that 4 minuets; it blows white smoke for about 2 seconds but it knocks hard, rattles and just sounds like a struggling engine.

Question is... before I take her to the mechanic, is there anything I can do?

Also, anyone know how I can learn more about my car (I know that is a big question), may be things like wiring diagrams or any readable information? (besides a haynes manual)

Thank you all in advance!

Candi
In Georgia!
 

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"service engine light- says its a fuel injector"; start with this and please post any trouble codes, you are getting. We can go from there, thanks. :)

For repair information; here are free online service manuals:

http://workshop-manuals.com/volkswagen/
 

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As billymade said, if you could post the actual number for the trouble code(s).

For learning about your car, TDIClub is a great resource for diesels.
 
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