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Well I had to drive my mothers car today 90bhp tdi, and the car has got
no power whats so ever.. It feels as sluggish as my sdi but I can hear
the turbo whistling heavily like my 115bhp gt one. I've driven the car
before and it wasn't this sluggish then, so what could of happened??

If this helps I changed the air filter to piper cross panel filter but
then changed it back to a standard one because it didnt make much
difference but that was a 1-2 months ago. Also if this helps the car
has 59905 on the clock and I cant remeber when the big service is for
the golfs. So again if you have any info please can you post a comment
as I want to solve it a.s.a.p. Thanks people [y][y][y]

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Its a possibility that a boost hose has come off of the intercooler. Not unknown, resulting in a lack of power. The turbo generates boost but it is lost to the atmosphere through the open hose. The intercooler is behind the bumper at the drivers side. Put it up on ramps and have a look under the vehicle.
 

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Thanks for that mate, if i take of the fron bumper is it still accessible there?? Thanks in advance.

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The major service on the MK4's is the 60,000 service, this is where the cambelt gets a good looking over... At least if the stealers are doing their job properly anyway! [:)]

Other possibilities are loose/split vacuum hose from the DV or maybe the MAF could do with a clean... Try running VAG-COM and see if that can shed anymore light on it! [;)]
 

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The major service on the MK4's is the 60,000 service, this is where the cambelt gets a good looking over... At least if the stealers are doing their job properly anyway! [:)]
Major service's on MK4's are 40k/80k/120k etc, a 60k is the same as a 20k except the timing belt is due for a change on TDI's.
 

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Major service's on MK4's are 40k/80k/120k etc, a 60k is the same as a 20k except the timing belt is due for a change on TDI's.
Personally, 40k sounds a LITTLE too early to be having a MAJOR service, and 80k sounds too late! [:|]

60k seems to hit that mark straight down the middle which is why a lot tend to get it done then, although getting it serviced every 20k is a very good way of keeping on top of it! [Y]
 

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The major service on the MK4's is the 60,000
service, this is where the cambelt gets a good looking over... At least
if the stealers are doing their job properly anyway! [:)]

Other possibilities are loose/split vacuum hose from the DV or maybe
the MAF could do with a clean... Try running VAG-COM and see if that
can shed anymore light on it! [;)]
Quick question how can i tell if the maf has gone and where can i locate it??

Also I checked the air box and thats full with dust and the filter is
packer with it, so i've just went out and got a new one. If that does
the trick I'll be over the moon, but now just waiting for my mum to
come back from shopping.

Also how much is the VW major service?? If its too much rather sell the
car and get her a 1.8T as there pretty cheap i've noticed.

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Major service's on MK4's are 40k/80k/120k etc, a 60k is the same as a 20k except the timing belt is due for a change on TDI's.
Personally, 40k sounds a LITTLE too early to be having a MAJOR service, and 80k sounds too late! [:|]

60k seems to hit that mark straight down the middle which is why a lot tend to get it done then, although getting it serviced every 20k is a very good way of keeping on top of it! [Y]
Just stating what VW say.........

40k to earliy for a major service????????? So you would happily leave your air filter & spark plugs(or fuel filter if diesel) till 60k for there first change??? I think not..........
 

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Just stating what VW say.........

40k to earliy for a major service????????? So you would happily leave your air filter & spark plugs(or fuel filter if diesel) till 60k for there first change??? I think not..........
What i meant by that was, the 1st MAIN service you will have will be the 20k one so because of this, by the time your 40k service comes round you will have already had your 1st main service (20k), 40k will simply be a standard service AFAIK! The next main one will be 60k! [:)]
 

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Any more thoughts people?? I'm gonna have to book it in then otherwise..

If this helps, it feels like the powers there but its restrained what could cause this??

Also if this helps again, In the last week I changed the wheels from 17's to 18's.

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Just stating what VW say.........

40k to earliy for a major service????????? So you would happily leave your air filter & spark plugs(or fuel filter if diesel) till 60k for there first change??? I think not..........
What i meant by that was, the 1st MAIN service you will have will be the 20k one so because of this, by the time your 40k service comes round you will have already had your 1st main service (20k), 40k will simply be a standard service AFAIK! The next main one will be 60k! [:)]
1st major service is not at 20k. Depending on service regimes 10k,30k etc. Lube or annual inspection. 20k,60k will be inspection with pollen filter change. 40k,80 is major service with air filter and plugs or fuel filter.
 

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People people people, ok enough about the servicing, I think some of us
are getting side tracked [:p] Can any one help with my problems
with my mothers car??

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1st major service is not at 20k. Depending on service regimes 10k,30k etc. Lube or annual inspection. 20k,60k will be inspection with pollen filter change. 40k,80 is major service with air filter and plugs or fuel filter.
So if very little is done at the 20k service, then why is it so expensive?? [*-)]
 

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Sorry point taken. Boost pipes can split and sometimes have a braided covering around them so not that easy to spot. The best way is to check them whilst someone revs the engine. Also as I'm sure you have heard 99.9% of lacking power faults are mafs an easy way to check these is to disconnect the plug and see if the power improves. But remember this will only conclusively prove it is the maf. If you dissconnect it and the power does'nt improve it may still be the maf. Other than that you will probably need a VAGcom or something similar.
 

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1st major service is not at 20k. Depending on service regimes 10k,30k etc. Lube or annual inspection. 20k,60k will be inspection with pollen filter change. 40k,80 is major service with air filter and plugs or fuel filter.
So if very little is done at the 20k service, then why is it so expensive?? [*-)]
There is more to a service than just changing parts. Each time your dealer services your car they should give you a completed form stating all that was changed and checked.
 

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Sorry point taken. Boost pipes can split and
sometimes have a braided covering around them so not that easy to spot.
The best way is to check them whilst someone revs the engine. Also as
I'm sure you have heard 99.9% of lacking power faults are mafs an easy
way to check these is to disconnect the plug and see if the power
improves. But remember this will only conclusively prove it is the maf.
If you dissconnect it and the power does'nt improve it may still be the
maf. Other than that you will probably need a VAGcom or something
similar.
I done that also, I disconnected the maf and gave it a good thrashing
and still the power didn't seem to be there, I'm booking it in a my
mates shop for thursday and he's going to do a once over for me.

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I just disconnected the battery and connected it back on after half an
hour and I took it out for a drive and now it feels more responsive in
the mid-range i.e 40-80mph but up to 40 it still feels sluggish. could
this be down to the maf as i'm going to be cleaning that tomorrow.

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1st major service is not at 20k. Depending on service regimes 10k,30k etc. Lube or annual inspection. 20k,60k will be inspection with pollen filter change. 40k,80 is major service with air filter and plugs or fuel filter.
So if very little is done at the 20k service, then why is it so expensive?? [*-)]
Approx prices that we charge

10k ?80-?90

20k ?145-?165

30k sames as 10k

40k ?195-?225

This is of course on the time & distance service regime & not variable
 

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Help! The bonnet release catch has failed on my bro's 1.8T just minutes ago. I pulled the bonnet release lever under the dash but when I pulled the smaller lever that comes out by the grill badge at the front, the lever just came loose. Has the wiring mechanism snapped? Now the bonnet is ajar but won't open. Can anyone tell me how to open it because coolant needs to go in urgently. Mnay thanks for much needed advice.

~ Maxie
 
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