Last post on Mar 18, 2012 at 5:05 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Golf
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Volkswagen Golf, Engine, Hatchback
#102 of 104 Re: VW Golf 1.9 Tdi - Groaning noise when turning off engine [chrisj100]
Jan 04, 2012 (5:07 pm)
Are you letting the engine/turbocharger to idle for awhile before shutting down?
Are you certain you are not hearing the turbocharger 'spin down'?
Of course, if you are hearing the turbocharger 'spin down'... then you may not be allowing your TDI to idle for several seconds before shutting-down the engine. This is a sure way to destroy the turbocharger-bearings.
As soon as you shut-down the engine, the oil-supply to the turbocharger ceases.... you never EVER want the turbocharger to spin without oil-supply. (turbocharger is a $1,000 part!)
#103 of 104 97 Golf 2.0 5000 rpm
Mar 18, 2012 (3:58 am)
My Golf will not rev over 5000 rpm, I have replaced coil plugs distributor.
Does anyone have an idea.
#104 of 104 Re: 97 Golf 2.0 5000 rpm [nor5]
Mar 18, 2012 (5:05 pm)
Your description sounds as if the engine computer has fallen into "limp mode" to protect the engine.
Is the CEL illuminated? (Check Engine Light)
If yes - you need to have your engine-computer 'scanned' so you know what codes are within it. These codes will help tell you what the problem is.
Also, a VW engine will NEVER rev very high whilst the brake is depressed. (or the brake-pedal switch is malfunctioning and it THINKS the brake is depressed.) I mention this because VW has had several recalls regarding the brake-pedal switch.