Question about 1985 Volkswagen GTI
i have a 1984 campaign golf with a bosh k jet engine i have a starting problem. had a car electrian come round and he said that my fuel metering head is the problem i got hold of one of these from ebay put it on and now wont start at all .since i have fitted this i got told you have to keep them the same as the number on the side mine is an 0438 100 100 and the one i have fitted is 0438 120 120 what is the difference any info appreciated thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It could be. The car seems to be flooding its self as though you are driving on the choke all the time. Replace the air filter if dirty and clean all the breather pipes. Also check the accelerator cable is not snagged and is adjusted correctly.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Very simple.... I had this problem and it drove me Crazy.... your gearbox engine mount is gone. When you look at it it will look fine but when under load it moves. creating the knocking noise..
Use a crowbar (Very carefully) to move the engine to check.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
There is a part between the air intake manifold and the air box on your engine, it's usually black on a golf, will look like a 15cm tube around 80-90mm in diameter with a plugged wire leading into it, this is your MAF sensor or MASS AIR FLOW sensor and if dirty / faulty can cause an incorrect temp reading from the air intake and cause rough engine starting, this is a very common problem on mk4 golfs... the part is apparently cleanable, with isoprop alcohol, or I assume white spirit. the actual sensor needs to be removed from its housing for cleaning, and as always treat carefully... the part replacement, depending on where you go can be around $50 - $100 used or even new.... part number off the existing one on your car, try ebay as you can do well for price :) could be fouled spark plugs from rich fuel mix on bad airtemp sensor, could be a million things but the MAF sensor is one of the golden oldies I'd be checking first :) Goodluck, Chas
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
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