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This could be due to a fault with the turbo or the engine oil level. The first thing to check is the engine oil level when the engine is cold and on a level surface.
oil level is fine,and isnt using any. i understand the accelerator is controlled by something electronic as opposed to a traditional cable,would you rule this out as the cause of the problem? if it is the turbo could you give me your opinion on weather this is something that could be fixed or in your experience would it be cheaper for me to just replace it, as im sure you will appreciate money is tight and the age of the car doesnt warrant spending a fortune,your advice is much appreciated,thanks. Richie
The accelerator is electronic. There is a position sensor at the pedal and a fuel quantity sensor and adjuster on the pump.
The next thing to check is the accelerator pedal position sensor is good and the wiring going to it.
After that the next test is at the pump.