[200q20v] undiagnosed engine malfunction

Bruce Boeder BBoeder at BoederLaw.com
Tue Jun 12 15:16:22 EDT 2001

After having had my avant's undiagnosed engine malfunction diagnosed by the
list as a turbo bypass valve malfunction, I tried last night what Mike
Miller had suggested. That is, accelerated hard in 3rd gear to +1.5 boost
and then backed off and depressed clutch simultaneously.

Unfortunately, that didn't make the engine stop.  The boost gauge under hard
acceleration showed 1.9 bar max.

I did have the previous owner test drive the car and he commented that it
seemed down on mid range power.

Will report to the list what this proves to be after further diagnosis.

Bruce Boeder (who still likes the wagon, even if it does occasionally

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