- May 31, 2009
- Austin, TX
- 2002 Jetta
Yes, that was the case. Tonight, I believe I solved the puzzle.So, you are boosting 16PSI while going up that hill, WOT, and can't accelerate? ?
One piece of the puzzle I forgot to give last night, since the intake cleaning was a week and a half ago: I did not get an EGR to Intake Manifold o-ring gasket before I pulled everything apart. The o-ring was flat and hard, but I put it back together because I didn't have a replacement. Next day, the dealership had to order it, so I just got it today and put it in. Viola. Good seal between the EGR and Manifold.
I have not tested on the big hill, but it doesn't have the sluggishness that it had. It was basically leaking charged air. The boost guage tap is in the hard pipe between the intercooler and the rubber elbow hose to the EGR, so it was seeing good boost, but it wasn't getting to the intake manifold at high boost.
Again, thanks to all the knowledgeable folks who pointed me to the possible causes and allowed me to work it out without the dealership. Mine was a combination of several of the possible causes, with some others thrown in. Lesson: Replace all the gaskets when you take everything apart.