I found one of my hose clamps coming off of the valve at the intake pipe (going to the DV) was completely snapped off. I replaced it, and that code is gone, however, I still have the issue. If I let the car idle, it dies. If i give it some gas it slowly builds rpms, then I hear the DV blow off air and RPMs drop. This cycles like that continually. Here is my last reading from it:
VCDS Version: Release 12.12.2 (x64)
Data version: 20140212
I looked at the oxygen sensor that seems to be the culprit and I noticed some little bits of smoke coming from the unit, so I think the assumption that the heating part of the sensor is BAD. Now would this sensor being bad cause my car to have the problems it currently has? (with the rpm going up and the DV blowing off)
Last edited by adrumsolo4u; 07-30-2014 at 08:56 AM.
I found that the wire harness to my O2 sensor was pretty messed up, so i pulled it out for examination ... two of the wires were sheared completely off. The protective wrap was shredded. I did some wire maintenance to the lines, and it's repaired. All of my previous engine codes are gone however the problem remains. But I believe the issue is with something else that I found. It looks aftermarket, and When i have the engine on I can see exhaust coming out of it. Here's a picture.
If you look at the red filter, it looks like it shouldn't be there. When i look at the intake pipe I also see a hole that has been filled and blocked off. Could this be causing the issues I have described?