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    rolleyes help with a vw if possible

    hi guys origianlly posted on a vw golf forum last week with only one reply, thought id try you guys:


    hi guys not been on for a while due to me selling the mk4 for a vectra back in feb....

    anyway my better half has a 56 reg mk5 so still under warranty till oct. its only a 1.4 so not sure if you gti boys will be able to help?

    she reckons when in 5th gear the car will loose power similar to going uphill like the car is struggling. she says it only happens every couple of days and can happen when going downhill or on flat roads when accelerating.
    eg flat road doing 45mph says rev counter will quickly drop and car starts slowing down till she drops it a gear.

    i have been driving the car for last few days but havent been able to replicate.

    any ideas lads, she swears its not the way shes driving it and dont really want to go to vw for them to have for a day and them to say f all wrong with it with being intermittant!

    no warning lights etc

    cheers
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    is it a derv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    is it a derv?

    no petrol 1.4 mk5 golf m8

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    Air mass meter? If you book it in this may the first thing they will check. When i worked in the van centre the old caddys came in the 1.4 petrol the air mass meter was a common one and it didnt bring the EML light on.

    Now that i think of it across the whole range from caddy upto the LT on petrols and diesels we changed several everyday add to that VW kept on putting the price for the air mass meter up!!! People think VX are bad for common faults lol.
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    At the VW dealer I work at, the Air Mass Meter (MAF) is something we change all the time. It's the first port of call in many cases.

    If in doubt, you really need to get somone to plug it in and do a system check.

    Could even be something as simple as the spark plugs as you have described this lack of power under load. A coil maybe messing around now and again?

    It's tricky to diagnose these faults that are sporadic!
    Rubbin'z racing Harry!


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    cheers for the replies lads, i drove the car nearly all yesterday and i stil havent found a prob with it! she says it happens tho!

    prob have to nip it in to vw for a check up!

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