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1.9TDi Sport lacking power

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by wilsy1964, Sep 28, 2007.

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    [Sep 28, 2007]
    Hi All

    I have a problem on my 2001 1.9TDi Sport 110 which i need some advice on please. Recently i have been losing power when either cruising or accelerating. pushing the accelerator doesnt make the car accelerate, in fact it almost seems to slow down a little. The problem clears after anywhere between a few seconds and a minute or so. Also the idling now appears to be slightly rougher than it was before. The problem isnt evident from cold, only when the engine has warmed a little.
    It had one new MAF fairly early in its life at approx 15k, but has now covered approx 90k

    Any ideas please

    thanks
    Shaun
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    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    [Sep 28, 2007]
    I recommend a new MAF mate, you could try driving it with the current MAF unplugged, and see if half the power is returned, then you will know for sure.
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    [Sep 29, 2007]
    Problem fixed !!!!

    Well a trip to Maplins, and purchasing some contact cleaner didnt work, but in taking the engine cover off i noticed 2 things. one of the small air pipes had worn through leaving a small nick in the pipe, and the main air cleaner pipe had started to come adrift. Both of these have been rectified, and i'm relieved i didnt have to spend £200 on a new Maf

    The link posted for cleaning the Maf was very good, so i avoided causing any further problems to it

    Excellent site and advice, and i will no doubt be back if i run into problems again

    thanks
    Shaun
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