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Old June 4th, 2005, 08:51   #1
Scando
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Default Strange Intermittent Engine Problem

Hey guys,

I have a '98 VW Passat TDI Sport 110 which has
developed an engine problem in the last week. I'm
driving to Le Mans in France a week on Tuesday so I need to get
it fixed as soon as possible.

Occasionally when driving the car the engine blips for
a second and the glow plug warning light and glow plug
heating light illuminate briefly. When this happens
the engine judders but then runs perfectly afterwards.
If the blip occurs when the engine is idling the revs
rise in a small, but rough burst of power. The whole
car rocks slightly when this happens. The engine runs
smoothly apart from these occasional blips.

Has anyone had this problem before? I'd just like to know if it was serious. It's amost as if the glow plug heaters are being briefly activated when the engine is running.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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Old September 7th, 2018, 05:39   #2
mikethebass
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Hello, just joined forum and came across your post. Did you ever solve your problem. i have the same engine which has the same symptoms? cheers, Mike.
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Old September 7th, 2018, 09:45   #3
BobnOH
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Scando just made that one post, never came back.
Read the code should give a clue. It's not the GPs.
What engine family is this, anyway?
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Old September 7th, 2018, 12:26   #4
JB05
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What is a glow plug warning light and or a glow plug heating light? My Golf has the GP indicator light that lets you know when to start the engine.
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