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05 Golf TDI sudden loss of power. Turbo issue?

Sudden loss of acceleration and care comes to a crawl and will die if gas pedal isn't held down. Car also has issues when reaching around 3000 RPM After the car dies it will not restart for a bit then run fine until either high RPM or Hill. When revving engine the RPM needle jumps all over when pedal is kept in the same position. Problem code showed Underboost from the turbocharger. Unsure of what the real cause is.

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  • DanTXman Jan 22, 2009

    The problem has been solved. VW does a horrible job of notifying consumers of the specific oil for TDI engines. Mine has Turbo Diesel engine oil but did not meet the 505.01 required oil and my camshaft lobes at 88K miles have been worn from the normal tear drop shape to a more circular shape. I believe my turbo suffered a clog or some issue in the bearings cause it whines when first started. All the symptoms are as stated above. USE ONLY VW APPROVED 505.01 OIL TO AVOID PREMATURE ENGINE WEAR!

  • DanTXman Jan 12, 2010

    The problem was there was water in the gas tank. It seems every winter this happens to this car. It is becoming quite a nuisance to me to have it in the shop yearly. What can I do to prevent this?

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Ecu problem! go and find someone with VAG-COM and get it checked for fault codes. glad i could help!

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