[Vwdiesel] Bucking TDI/ was "A new member in the family!"

Fernando Fiore ecodiesel1 at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 11 11:23:22 EST 2002

    YES!  My dad's 97 Jetta TDI does that bucking/surging with a slight
touch of the throttle, almost feels like you can't drive a stick shift, like
you let off of the clutch too fast.. but I played with it and it does the
same thing at idle.  When it gets warm, it goes away.  I don't have a clue
what it could be!


>From: LBaird119 at aol.com
>To: vwdiesel at audifans.com
>Subject: [Vwdiesel] A new member in the family!
>Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 02:10:08 EST
>   Dad, my daughter and I headed to the ocean for the weekend.  On the way
>I suggested we take a 20 minute detour and stop at VW dealer and look
>at a 97 Passat they had.
>   Dad's been talking seriously of selling the 83 300D and getting a TDI
>Passat or Golf automatic.  I figured he needed to actually see and drive
>what he was considering!  Guess what, we swung by there again, on the
>way home and I got to drive back his "new" car!  :)
>   97 Passat TDI, 74K miles, looks nearly new, drives great, radio sucks.
>It's a nice dark medium, metallic green.
>There are a couple of minor issues.  At lower speeds, with just the
>bit of throttle, it lightly surges/bucks.  There's a bit of a low frequency
>vibration in the back when doing over 70, sometimes, or when almost
>lugging it at lower speeds.  The radio has generally poor reception and
>the image rejection is some of the worst I've seen.  It'll pick up one
>station in several locations.  It's the factory "premium" AM/FM/Cassette
>with Panasonic CD changer.
>   Any ideas or general tips would be greatly appreciated.
>   TIA
>      Loren
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>vwdiesel at vwfans.com

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