Trouble shooting Stating Problems for 1998 VW Cabriolet

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A friend had this problem; I drove it up to her from FL to NC without any trouble, but soon after it was having the same problem again. A guy down the street from her who runs a used-car lot gave her some “free advice” and she took him up on it. He replaced one of the three VW fuel injection parts with one from a later-model Audi. It runs better, but now the red “check engine” light is on all the time. He is now recommending replacing the fuel-injection system altogether with a Weber carb installation, complete with a choke valve on the dash. In his opinion, the fuel-injection system for this model was tricky to begin with, and in older cars is almost impossible to restore to 100%, and performance will be better. Ever hear of such a thing?

t’s a ground short.  I have had my car for many years and trouble shot all sorts of problems.  I have replaced my convertible top, changed the main bearings, the hall sensor, and lots other stuff.  Now thios ground short occurs and I was STUMPED to say the least.  I looked and looked and finally found the problem, at the end of the battery Negative cable, where it mounts to the engine.  Corrosion had caused the connection to fail.

A friend had this problem; I drove it up to her from FL to NC without any trouble, but soon after it was having the same problem again. A guy down the street from her who runs a used-car lot gave her some “free advice” and she took him up on it. He replaced one of the three VW fuel injection parts with one from a later-model Audi. It runs better, but now the red “check engine” light is on all the time. He is now recommending replacing the fuel-injection system altogether with a Weber carb installation, complete with a choke valve on the dash. In his opinion, the fuel-injection system for this model was tricky to begin with, and in older cars is almost impossible to restore to 100%, and performance will be better. Ever hear of such a thing?

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