[Vwdiesel] weird slow-down

Fernando Fiore ecodiesel1 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 4 11:20:24 EDT 2003

That answer jogged my memory... This happened to me one time. and I thought
it was odd because the engine ran great, just the car wasn't going that
fast... then a little later it was ok, and it would come back again.  The
next day, off the highway, I couldn't do over 30 and I was pulling to the
right.  Then I knew what it was, so I pulled over.  You could burn your hand
if you touched the rim.  Caliper frozen.  So, I let it cool, took the
caliper off, shoved some wood in between the pads in case it decided to come
loose, and I tied the whole mess under the car somewhere, and drove the
remainding 210 miles home.  So, if it runs great, do not overlook that.  I
realised it came in and out after each time I slowed down... stepped on the
brake.  Good luck

Fernando Fiore, "Nando"

84 VW Rabbit Diesel "GTI"
1/4= 21.249 @ 60.95mph

81 Audi 5000S Diesel
1/4= N/A

>From: "Doyt W. Echelberger" <Doyt at NWOnline.Net>
>To: Shalyn Shourds <sshourds at flash.net>
>CC: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] weird slow-down
>Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 23:28:56 -0400
>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?
>>'85 Jetta TD
>>'65 190Dc Eternal project
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