[Vwdiesel] What's going on with my car?

Kurt Nolte syncronized_turbo at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 1 19:38:38 PDT 2010

Did the A/C kick on? Fans? The whumph could have been a relay clicking 
on, the bigger ones make sounds like that.


On 6/1/2010 1:36 PM, Tad wrote:
> The car: 2001 VW Golf TDI 5speed, 164k.
> The conditions: a long drive back from camping- starting with a long dusty
> drive at lowish speeds on unpaved roads, followed by about an hour on the
> freeway at 75 MPH, followed by 20 minutes at 45 MPH, followed by parking on
> the street for a few minutes to pickup some take-out.
> The symptoms: when I started the car after sitting a few minutes, the RPM
> immediately jumped up to maybe 1500 for a second or two before setting to a
> normal 950 RPM idle.  At about the same time, I *might* have heard a soft
> "whump" kind of sound (similar to the sound that the antishudder valve makes
> a few seconds after you turn off the car) coming from the front passenger
> side.
> After sitting overnight, the car started and drove normally to work this
> morning.
> I'm thinking maybe it ingested a bit of condensed oil from the long drive...
> but it seems like it would have been a more erratic, longer and/or higher
> RPM jump than what I experienced.  Also there was no noticeable smoke
> associated with this event.
> It's also possible that my big-ass hiking boots were pressing on
> the accelerator, but I don't think so...
> Thoughts?
> Thanks for any input.
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