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bucknasty!
2010.05.06, 15:50 PM
My car has been freaking out lately.

I scanned it for codes, which I came out with the post cat O2 sensor, and also a code for the coolant temperature sensor.

So my question is:

Can the coolant temp sensor cause my car to barely start when it's hot, and also idle like pure crap?

Thanks ahead guys!

Rabbit 16v
2010.05.06, 16:09 PM
Yes, definately.

bucknasty!
2010.05.06, 16:14 PM
Yes, definately.

Well, I ordered a new one from ECS. I guess I'll see how it turns out.

Rabbit 16v
2010.05.06, 16:17 PM
It should do the trick. We see those things cause exactly what you are experiencing. The rear 02 wont cause that symptom.

benenya
2010.05.06, 16:20 PM
Well, I ordered a new one from ECS. I guess I'll see how it turns out.

The dealships usually stock them. and are around the same price as ecs. I'm not sure how close you are to one though..:(

bucknasty!
2010.05.06, 16:23 PM
The dealships usually stock them. and are around the same price as ecs. I'm not sure how close you are to one though..:(

Well, it was $8.56 with an O-Ring. I also needed a whole bunch of stuff that they had. Not gonna pay stealership price for a MKV R pan and pump.

benenya
2010.05.06, 16:31 PM
Well, it was $8.56 with an O-Ring. I also needed a whole bunch of stuff that they had. Not gonna pay stealership price for a MKV R pan and pump.


good point. If you were closer to where i live, I could hook you up. :(

bucknasty!
2010.05.06, 16:39 PM
good point. If you were closer to where i live, I could hook you up. :(
Yeah, Portland is pretty far from Northern Washington haha.

joel
2010.05.06, 17:16 PM
I'd always check any local shop that has accounts with the big parts distributors as well :thumbup:

benenya
2010.05.07, 10:49 AM
Yeah, Portland is pretty far from Northern Washington haha.

i say it time for a parts cruise :P

bucknasty!
2010.05.07, 12:49 PM
i say it time for a parts cruise :P

If you've got the parts, I'll come up. I'll be driving to Tacoma to pick up a brand new crate 24v pretty soon.

benenya
2010.05.07, 14:08 PM
If you've got the parts, I'll come up. I'll be driving to Tacoma to pick up a brand new crate 24v pretty soon.

what parts you need?? i also got some wheels for sale :p

bucknasty!
2010.05.07, 14:08 PM
what parts you need?? i also got some wheels for sale :p

I really don't need anything anymore. What wheels?

benenya
2010.05.07, 14:17 PM
I really don't need anything anymore. What wheels?

from your default pic the ones on your car :p lol and if you need anything before you come up let me know and i can see what kind of deal i can get you :thumbup:

bucknasty!
2010.05.07, 14:35 PM
from your default pic the ones on your car :p lol and if you need anything before you come up let me know and i can see what kind of deal i can get you :thumbup:

You have rado speedlines for sale? I will definitely let you know. You work at a dealership? If so, what department?

benenya
2010.05.07, 15:40 PM
You have rado speedlines for sale? I will definitely let you know. You work at a dealership? If so, what department?

yes and i work in parts :p

bucknasty!
2010.05.07, 15:41 PM
yes and i work in parts :p

Hello new friend!

benenya
2010.05.07, 16:31 PM
Hello new friend!

:wave: