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Check Engine Light, now getting better MPG

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Old 05-31-2013, 01:10 AM
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My 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg just hit 103k miles. The check engine light came on for the first time. Took it to the shop and they told me it was a "general <something, air ratchet went off just as he said the next word>" code. Anyway, he said that I would need to bring it back when I could leave it so that they could smoke check it and do some further troubleshooting since the code could be one of many things. I have owned the car since it had 14k miles on it and I check my fuel mileage every time I fill up. I consistently get 28-28.5 MPG. Since the check engine light came on I am now getting around 31. Got 32 the first fill up and 30.8 on the next one. I haven't done anything different as far as my driving habits, still getting gas at the same place, etc. This car is bone stock except for a K&N air filter which has been in place since right after I bought the car. I'm not complaining about the improved mileage but will need to figure this out for my emissions inspection. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:02 AM
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Just wait until you get your car scanned and post any error codes found.
 
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:35 PM
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Will do Keith. I just thought it was weird that my gas mileage IMPROVED so much. I'm hoping this is something that I can fix to pass emissions then "break" it again until the next inspection.
 
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