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I have a Manual 1.8 VW cabriolet 1988. My car starts and drive great but after a while, usually after driving for few miles at high or low speed... the rpm get low and it seems the engine wants to turn off. sometimes I just switch the engine to off and started again and the problem disappear or sometimes after ignoring it by driving, it stop doing it but after a while it happens again. Might be a dirty injector? fuel pump? low oxygen?? please help. Normally 2000 RPM, when having problems it get to 1000 RPM
Hi, it sounds like you have dirt, water ,gunk & grime in your inline factory fuel filter ,.Its located between the tank & the inlet manifold,.
once you located, have it changed it, or have it changed, (its a steel canister with flow arrow) ,check for lacquer peel, which is a sealant they sometimes use in fuel tanks, check contents of old canister by pouring remainder into a container and check for this, it will be flacky particals, if severe, have tank tanken out of car & cleaned, this is due to not having the tank full most the time, Also, check your air cleaner , it will help with the cars performance. hope this helps, Kipper make sure arrow on filter face front of car....
Posted on Oct 27, 2014
Testimonial: "Thankyou K spenser!. Not long time ago I change it, but I'll do it again.I forget to say that when turning A/C on the motor do something similar to what i said. but impossible to drive it, it will shut down the engine."
Check for vacuum leaks. Also try cleaning the ISV.
If that doesnt work go to vwvortex.com and post your issue there
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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