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Engine suddenly lost power and then it came back

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    Hi. I was driving home last night when all of a sudden my car just bogged down and lost power, it was only for about a second. Then I came back or couple seconds a bogged down again. It did this a couple time in the space of a couple minutes and then was fine to drive again. Anyone got any ideas what it could be? It's a 2005 2.0 140 tdi.

    If anyone lives near and is able to plug a vagcom into the car it would be gratefully appreciated. But I'm afraid all I could pay you in is some cider and steak dinner. Lol.

    Many thanks

    Patrick
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    Buddy we are not mind readers.. where are you 'near ' to?????????????? :banghead: Think my VCDS lead will strecth from Lincoln?

    Check battery connection. Then poss fuel issue i.e. small amount water or fuel filter partially blocked.
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    Sorry. I'm in aldershot/ Southampton. I've checked the battery and the terminals are fine. These cars continue to run if you disconnect the battery after starting it anyway. Benefit of a diesel lol.

    And can't see any signs of water in diesel.
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    Could it be a bad maf my van does this when I nail it through surface water due to the maf getting wet
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    Could be. But I don't have vagcom to check 😟 would by it but have a newborn draining my funds lol
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    has the car got traction control /esp, any slip or spin and power will be cut back.
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    Been in that situation twice myself the drain doesn't stop soon it will be touran for you
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    Lol haha. Maybe a s4. 😃 hehe. Well when this one kicks the bucket. Which will prob be soon with my Miss's driving. She's nearly writ it off once already lol haha
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    It's got traction control but I was on a flat straight dry piece of road and the light never came on like it usually does if its activated.
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    Anyone have vagcom?
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    Patrick check the VCDS users map here
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    Finally got the car scanned. And I've got 2 dodgy injectors and my torsion value is at -1
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