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1.9tdi - boost issue

twist123 Jul 5, 2012

  1. twist123

    twist123 Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Having an issue with my B6 1.9tdi, a little while ago I was having boost issues so I replaced the vacuum hoses except the larger Turbo hoses and intercooler pipes. The issue is intermittent and goes away for a while but then returns, could be related to rain but Im not so sure as its always raining!

    Car was slow in the lower rev range where the turbo usually picks up at around 1600rpm it was dead, the weird thing is it only started picking up at around 2500rpm where it would boost but further into the rev range than usual.

    Ive changed the fuel filter, EGR, vacuum hoses, boost sensor in the plastic pipe at the top of the engine. I turned off the car unplugged boost sensor, no engine codes, next day its fine. This is so annoying as its really erratic.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. twist123

    twist123 Member

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    bump
     
  3. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I would get it scanned for any fault codes first
     
  4. twist123

    twist123 Member

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    No codes :( so havent a clue where to look.
     
  5. pauldazzle

    pauldazzle Well-Known Member

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    Doing some logging with VCDS should reveal the problem. MAF sensor failure is very common on VAG cars, & usually only throws a code if it's shorted to ground or become intermittent.
     
  6. pj123

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    MAF can be duff without throwing fault codes - need to log using VCDS to check flow rate whilst driving.

    I would suspect sticking turbo vanes - see MR Muscle cleaning thread. There are some VCDS tests to check the N75 solenoid that controls the vanes.
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    Sounds like the same issue as my AFN TDI.

    I'm going with faulty N75 (no codes) or stuck VNT vains.
    Its currently getting its Aux belt replaced cause that snapped as well.

    If I find whats wrong with mine, I'll let you know.
    I'm keeping an eye on this thread just in case you find whats wrong with yours and it helps me. :)
     
  8. twist123

    twist123 Member

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    Thanks guys, Ill have a go at cleaning the VNTs first, then N75. Will update when I find some time to give them a clean.
     
  9. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    Phone call from the garage.

    Car is now working.
    Replaced a couple of hoses and fitted my old turbo that I cleaned.
    All up and running better and quicker than before.

    Happy days [​IMG]

     

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