1986 VW Golf 8 valve - Why does my car shake @ 1200 RPM ?
The car's engine seems is very smooth below about 1200 RPM and above 1800 rpm. What would cause the vibration around that RPM? The problem stays the same if the car is in park or if you're actually driving it. This is my first VW so, I'm not sure if they just shake a alot.
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VW have 2 temp. sensors.one for computer and one for radiator fan
you need scanner to check the temp.also vw is very bad with vacuum hoses braking.oil deep stick is part of the vacuum system.broken deep stick tube will cost the same symptoms.
The sensors are usually found on the oil filter flange housing with the oil cooler. Also there are two dynamic sensors to measure pressure below 2000 rpm and above 2000 rpm so it could warn you of pressure loss within those two ranges.
what aload of rubbish its not going over 5000rpm because the dizzie timings out and you need to get your crank or tdc timing then check all timing marks line up through top of gear box once its all lined up then you can set your distributor timing this is definately the problem so i hope you sort it ive red lined my golf for 2 years on nearly every journey at some point and the engine runs sweet as a nut but it does drink alot of fuel lol
i would start by cleaning out the throttle body. they collect soot and not have to be a lot either for it to mess up the idle speed, i had trhis on mine soon as i dipped the clutch to slow down the rpm dropped to about 400 to stall, i cleaned throttle body out ( taking air intake off and wipe round inside and the butterfly will be enough) and now it idles and the rpm dont drop below 900