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David-VAG, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Audi
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Experience:  I've been working within the Audi group for over 10 years diagnosing and repairing them
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Hi, I have a December 2001 Audi A4 B6 tdi 130bhp, car runs

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Hi, I have a December 2001 Audi A4 B6 tdi 130bhp, car runs stunnigly, even with
Just under 200.000 on the clock! . not that I do this but!, on going uphill sometimes
Goes into limp mode at about 2&half rpm. Switch engine off & back on again & hay
all ok again. yethe other thing is...... On the flat!!! It will rev and climb towards the red
And does'nt go into limp mode. ...... Weird, any help or advice id be real Gratefull thanks
GdG :-D
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  David-VAG replied 4 years ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer

It sounds very much like you have a problem with the turbo becoming sticky. These run a variable vane turbo and they can get full of carbon build up which causes the little vanes to stick. They tend to stick in the full turbo position as that part is rarely used except when you are using the engine to go up hill or pull away really quickly.

When you turn the engine off the actuator on the turbo then pulls the vanes free and you are up and running again as before and works fine unitl you use the higher boost on the turbo. offer a cleaning set which has been designed to be used on these turbos to help remove the carbon build up.

I hope this helps and if I can help further please feel free to ask


Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I am sorry! , I forgot to mention in my first email.... New Turbo has been fitted also...?
Expert:  David-VAG replied 4 years ago.

Hi thank you for that.

Have you ever had the fault memory checked for the engine ecu and if so so you remember what codes if any that were stored in it please?