Join Date: Jun 2014
I think i have just swallowed a flap...
2007 JTDm 1.9 CF4 147
I was accelerating hard through 2nd when there was a hesitation at about 4k and the traction light bliped on just as i went to grab 3rd.
I stopped accelerating and could hear a tappeting sound coming from the engine... i thought i may have busted a driveshaft or cv joint during traction loss at high rpm, but tappeting was there when increasing revs whilst stationary.
There was some noticable smoke when i reversed to the side of the road to check damage...
i then drove 800metres down the road tp my mates place. The tappeting stopped, i said a little prayer. car sat for just 20mins before i had to head home, 2k's away.
started ok , slow rev increase and seemed to build boost as i drove away.
Under boost i could see black smoke in the rear view mirror, none when off boost.
Then taking of from a red light, no acceleration, it just crawled away no matter how much i put my foot down...
i nursed it home and will look at it in the morning. ..
hopefully something simple but that tappeting sound can only be from an ingested swirl flap in my mind.
Last edited by Whitlam; 07-05-15 at 12:26.