Smooth Fox Terriers
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Momentary Power Loss GT 1.9 Jtd
Hi All - fresh from fixing my ECU issue, I have another problem to sort out...
This has happened to me four or five times over recent weeks, so am keen to resolve it. Whilst driving around normally, there appears to be a sudden and unpredicted total loss of power. No warning lights come on at all. My gut reaction when this happens is to knock it into neutral and give the accelerator pedal some revs. The engine then revs up as one would expect, so I put it back into gear and then carry on totally as normal.
This doesn't happen on every journey but just once in a while - it is however, pretty worrying when it does happen and thankfully hasn't (yet) happened when overtaking etc...
I've searched the forum and came up with indications of egr failure - I've just had my egr off and all appears well - removed the black solenoid housing, solenoid moves in and out freely (sprung) and the valve on the main body also moves open/closed, against its spring nicely. EGR isn't too clogged up with soot, just a nice dusting. It does have a blanking plate fitted with 4 holes that a previous owner must have installed.
Can anyone suggest what the symptoms listed above in terms of momentary power loss are indicative of?
Many thanks, Tom