[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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