HARD ACCELERATION LEADS TO POWER LOSS

Toneless

Registered User
Anyone know what's going on, under hard acceleration engine power drops off to nearly nothing. Re starting engine resets it with power back to normal. Can be quite dangerous when overtaking in the outside lane when suddenly your going nowhere.
 

Mujnu

Registered User
Sounds like limp mode, probably your turbo over boosting but when you restart the engine the car resets itself until the next time you accelerate hard. Get the car on a computer and scanned for codes
 

Sayam

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Yup, as said it's limp mode. If it's diesel you're definitely looking at stripping and cleaning the turbo and if that doesn't fix then a new or recon turbo.
 

audismart

YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.
If it a Deisel then the above sounds about right.
If you have a petrol it could be your turbo diverter valve has a slit in the diaphragm.
 

Toneless

Registered User
Sounds like limp mode, probably your turbo over boosting but when you restart the engine the car resets itself until the next time you accelerate hard. Get the car on a computer and scanned for codes
Ta will try and get a computer scan and let you know the result
 

Techen

Registered User
Mr Muscle oven cleaner is good for cleaning out dirty diesels is what he ment.
 
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