[200q20v] Car Bucking Under Boost

Henry A Harper III hah at srv.net
Mon Oct 23 01:00:13 EDT 2000

On Sunday, October 22, 2000 4:40 PM, Mike & Tanya Atkisson 
[SMTP:matkisson at yahoo.com] wrote:
> In the past few days my car has started acting funny.  When I stepped on the
> gas to pass a line of cars, my car started bucking wildly.  When I let off
> the gas it went away, but when I stepped on it again, it was bucking.  If I
> accelerate gradually I can still go plenty fast, but I miss my acceleration.
> In watching the boost gauge in the computer I am still making boost when
> this occurs.  Could this be a fuel pump problem??  I had someone tell me
> that by the sound my fuel pump was making, it was going to go bad soon.  The
> first day I noticed this problem it went away after a couple of minutes.
> Today it seems to not be going away at all.
> Any idea where I should start checking??
> Mike

My car did some huge bucking when I put in some "premium" (on a trip) that was 
more like regular - when the boost hit about 1.4, big detonation. I'm surpised 
that I didn't bend a rod that first time I stepped on it since I totally wasn't 
expecting that to happen. Did you recently fill up at a gas station that isn't 
your normal one?

Henry Harper
1991 200 quattro, 110k
1988 GTI 16v, 214k

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