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strange power loss in 84 4000sq
I've got this strange problem in my 4000 (yes, yet another).
Here's the scenario: driving down the road at say 40mph in
4th gear, need to make a right hand turn onto entrance ramp
at roughly 90 degree angle to my road. So I brake slightly,
downshift to third, turn into the curve and apply throttle.
(maybe not the ideal driving technique, but you get the
picture I'm sure). The problem is this - I feel that I'm losing
power when I apply the throttle with the wheel turned. When
I straighten out the wheel coming out of the turn I can
feel the power coming on again.
Any idea what this might be? All I can think of is CV joints, but
they sound fine. Or maybe something in the quattro system?
As a test, I went out to a dry parking lot and did tight 360 turns.
In first gear, with gentle throttle, it was fine, but shift to
second and apply more throttle and I could feel the loss
of power. In fact, with the clutch out at say 2500 rpm, if I
pushed the clutch in the revs would jump to 4500-5000rpm. So
it seems that something is sapping power in the drivetrain.
Thanks for any advice.
| Dan |
Dan Simoes firstname.lastname@example.org
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