[Vwdiesel] What's going on with my car?
tadc at europa.com
Wed Jun 2 10:02:04 PDT 2010
No AC running but could be a rad fan. Thanks for the reply- so far no
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Kurt Nolte <syncronized_turbo at yahoo.co.uk>wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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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