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tdi smokey/no power

stoop44rio Jan 30, 2011

  1. stoop44rio

    stoop44rio Member

    I've just picked up a '96 tdi(90) with 230k on her.Now at that kind of mileage im not expecting too much but the cars very down on power especailly after 2000rpm it feels like someones pulled on the handbrake. Its also smoking really badly even if revved while stationary, dark grey/ blacky stuff.Now would I be right in thinking the first thing to do would be change the MAF as this is faulty making the ECU overfuel and therefore be smokey? Are there any other things i should be changing/cleaning? EGR valve or inlet manifold??
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User


    First thing you need to do is check for fault codes! Using Vagcom preferably!
  3. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

    I would go with the egr first personally if it's smoking you will probably find it's stuck open letting to much exhaust gases into the recirc of the inlet causing lack of power/smoking issues.

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