Recently I have experienced a dramatic loss of power in gears 1-3, however pulling from 40 in 4th through to 6th still went quite quick. Having heard numerous people complaining about maf sensors I didn't worry too much, not until the rev range where the turbo kicked in started moving up from appx 2000 rpm to 3500.
Then today, I gave it a little bit of a push to overtake and nothing, no real acceleration and no turbo noise.
Needless to say I drove like a little old lady to get myself home. I am now officially panicking and hope to get it to a garage asap.
In the meantime has anyone out there experienced this and if so how bad is it?
Cheers for and all help/info in advance.
*Goes for a stiff drink*
(Early 2001 1.8T Quattro Sport - 48k on the clock and afaik no cam belt change as yet)
Forgot to say one thing, on heavy acceleration in 2nd gear there was a slight noise (small knock) when changing into 3rd (foot down on clutch). Heard this a second time and stopped flooring it in 2nd.