Breakdown #1 under
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
I think my problem gave me a big clue...
Odd one....since buying the car (not had time to take it back to variava's yet for warranty checks) on occasion the car has lost boost, almost as if it's been opening the recirc valve for no good reason.
Also it's been having issues starting from moderately warm...in that if the engines about 30 degrees when I switch it on then it generally will cut out and feels like it's not quite idling on all 5 cylinders...also unburnt diesel starts being emitted out of the exhaust.
Anyway today...there was a muppet in a corsa that i decided to break heavily with (he was overtaking a car doing 30mph in a village..which i found abhorrently unacceptable) then i stopped at the shop..then proceeded on my way to work...up the steep hill it was weird...my foot was to the floor i was doing 2.5k rpm plus...but the boost would NOT go above 0.8 bar whatever I did...in the short distance down the road to work it heads towards 1.4 and then instantly falls back to 0.8 bar.
Why do i get the feeling that the variable vanes are screwing up....