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My gttdi 150 diesel golf is exhausting through the inlet

My deisel golf is exhausting through the inlet, it is making a popping noise and is running flat, sounds like a big end bearing noise but its not, when you take anything off at the inlet side it sounds like a very deep pop,pop,pop.
egr has been checked,turbo is only 1 year old and original,
the garage seems to suspects something amiss with the valves,but i am not convinced,
it happend about 3 months ago for about 15 seconds then went off, the car goes like stink(very fit), but then my other half went on a journey and it came back on for quite a while in a very flat mode the put itself right, then the following day i then dropped her off, but had to pick her mother up, but when i pulled over it happened again and has not recovered,and is now in my friends service centre, could this be the syptoms of a sticky valve?

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  • alanmckittri Jul 13, 2009

    Thanks Joygrund for your response
    if it where either how or why would it be intermitten

  • Autobahn Jan 14, 2013

    I50 golf tdi 100% camshaft worn out probly worn into a lifter/ bucket



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Yes,Check cylinder compression,then you know where to check the valves,probably a burned or bent valve.

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