[Vwdiesel] Injection Pump Strangeness

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sat Jun 19 23:12:27 EDT 2004

It looks like I have recovered from yet another brain-dead error.

  Did the same thing myself on the Dasher.  I wasn't as lucky as
you though.  I lost the special, tapered nut that bolt goes into.  
Took me longer to find the problem.

> At this point I have not figured out how allowing the pump to move
> sightly can cause such a noticable problem.

  My problem was different yet sorta simlar.  Mine would surge at 
about 25mph, level ground, cruising.  I was able to call my former 
VW shop manager and ask him and he steered my in the right 
   Lately I've been having some "torque steer" with the Jetta.  I 
also get it on deceleration.  Worn tie rod end.  :(  One more 
thing on the list.  I did spend some time on the Dasher today 
though and it looks like putting a "splash tray" over the cam 
and cleaning up athe battery cables took care of some excessive 
smoking and intermittent starting.  Still cranks slow sometimes and 
fast sometimes though.  Time to check the other end of the cables.
Oh yeah, had a loose clamp from the turbo to the intake manifold 
as well as fabricating and welding on a piece of bracket to hold 
the air cleaner and ordered a new filter.  I went up to run the 
injectors and ended up doing all that instead.  Looks like it 
fixed the white smoke though.  :)

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