[Vwdiesel] weird slow-down
Doyt W. Echelberger
Doyt at NWOnline.Net
Wed Jun 4 00:28:56 EDT 2003
The fact that it heated up might indicate a dragging brake, which would
make the engine work harder and would slow down the car.
At 09:44 PM 6/3/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>I just finished a 2000 mile road trip in the '85 Jetta TD. Ran fine
>aside from a flat tire and one symptom I've never had. I was driving
>along in East Texas on the way back to Dallas and it was just like in
>Star Trek where the alien ship releases a cloud of ionized plasma, the
>Enterprise's warp bubble collapes, and they can't do better than
>impulse. I couldn't go over hills faster than 60 mph and over the flat
>at more than 70. I know they're not the fastest cars out there but.....
>Temperature was going up, too.
>Did that for about 20 minutes and then it caught the draft from a
>passing pickup and just took off like normal. I did find a rear wheel
>bearing that was very loose when I got back, but no other obvious
>faults. I'm going to buy a new fuel filter, but I can't think of
>anything else that would dog it down like that. Any ideas?
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