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Volkswagen Golf TDI Loss of Power Due to Oil and Carbon Build Up in Intake Manifold

Volkswagen Golf TDI Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Engine Affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo

Average Mileage: 141,000 mi (98,000 mi - 165,000 mi)


Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

  • Visitor, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, 98,000 mi

    my car looses power on hot days and stalls. Only happens during the summer hot months.

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  • dskv, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, 160,000 mi

    I took the intake hose off the other day because I was inside the engine fixing power steering issue and noticed this problem. I too have it.

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