On 2 wheels or 2
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: United Kingdom
How many problems..?!..
Certainly not the worst case ever known, but they are mounting up..
1. "Popping" noise from rear bose (parcel shelf) speaker, when key inserted into dash and on start up. Not the end of the world - can live with it if expensive to fix.
2. Whining/whiring/almost screaching noise above 2500 revs when accelerating moderately hard. First appeared after air mass meter was changed recently, but local mechanic says this is how it should sound, which doesn't seem right to me. In my simple way of thinking, would this be to do with the turbo?
3. Several similar threads on this - loss of power/car going into safe mode. It happens to me about every 10-14 days, usually after a 7 mile run on dual carriageway and then stopping at a roundabout. When I set off again I've got limited power - v slow acceleration and can only get up to about 50-60 mph. Clears itself about 7 miles further on. My mechanic (above) changed the air mass meter as he thought this was the cause, but its not solved the problem (and has in fact given me another one - see item 2!). Having read other threads there seem to be various possibles - egr, inlet manifold sooted up, swirl valves, dpf.
4. Uneven tickover at idle - I'll call it a stutter. Probably to do with item 3?
I've kinda lost faith in my mechanic, so am feeling a trip to Autolusso or similar may be a good idea.
Any thoughts/opinions/comments would be much appreciated.