My other car is a MINI!!!!
Lack of power-98 tdi110SE-just fixed blown boost hose.
righty then, posting for a mate here!
after looking at ford escorts, i convinced him to spend Ł2k on a 98 tdi 110 SE avant, with FSH and 135k on the clock.
driving home, he found it felt a bit lacking in power compared to when he picked it up.... it apparently felt a lot like the limp mode on my mums tdi A3 when the maf was dodgy. a reset of the ignition did nothing though.
bonnet up, and he found the flexi hose at the back left as you look at it, had blown 2 holes in it! i think from his description its the flexy hose going form the plastic intercooler piping into the inlet.
he replaced that this evening, and says it feels better, but still not as lively as it was this morning!
is there some nasty form of limp mode this could have caused needing VAG COM to reset it? im guessing its not the usual overboosting/maf fault the tdi's get which can just be reset with the ignition going on/off.
if it makes any odds, he tapped up the holes in the boost pipe, , and drove it a further 150miles home. he also filled it up with fuel at asda in cribbs causeway if thats dodgy at all....
im not really a tdi man, so short of some form of nasty limp mode needing vagcom to reset, or a dodgy maf, i dont know what to suggest!
anyone else had this problem?
thanks in advance