2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - TimOrridge
Hi All,

My dad's Octavia 1.9Tdi 110 estate (22,000 miles) which he as got recently has started to hold back around 3000 rpm at full throttle. I had a slight misfire when he got it and it has developed into this which occurred several time in one journey when I was in the car as a passenger. He describes it as feeling like a non-turbo car and then it goes no more than 300 rpm. We have had a look at he CBC and noted things like EGR and MAF and other things.

Do any of you have any pointers to the first port of call. I have just read a similar problem with a golf which just needed a "itailan tune up"??
2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - rtj70
"Do any of you have any pointers to the first port of call"

A garage to get the codes read for the fault. There are almost certainly error codes.

When the first EGR was sticking on my Mondeo TDCi it was reluctant to rev between 1800-2000 revs even if you had the accelerator to the floor. Then it picked up. And lots of smoke (does he have smoke).

The next time it went, it revs weirdly and then just cut out and would not start again.

I would not want to be stranded somewhere over the holiday period so get it looked at would be my advice.
2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - TimOrridge
No we checked and didn't see any visible smoke. He has many friends in the VAG network so a code read shouldn't too much trouble. Thank and will report back
2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - TimOrridge
We will check the codes when it goes in for its cambelt change ina few days time. He has the use of another car anyway so will report back
2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - Car
My Bora displayed the same symptons after work had been carried out in the engine bay, turned out the boost valve had broken and one of the turbo hoses was slightly comming off when on boost.
2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - TimOrridge
I have read the codes with laptop and obtained the following (only) code;

P1557 - 17965 CHARGE PRESSURE CONTROL POSITIVE DEVIATION INTERMITTENT

Looking on the posts on this forum, there are many problems which Screwloose has attributed to this code like coked up vanes and vacum hoses.

Any ideas which to try first?
2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - rinky-dinky
hi got same problem on my car its a octavia 2004 tdi its in the garage this very moment did you find out what the problem was if you could let us know it would be great thanks rinky
2003 1.9 Loss of power max 3000 rpm - TimOrridge
We ended up buying a second hand EGR valve for around £35 off ebay. Whilst fitting we noticed that the old one needed a new actuator arm so we fitted the arm off the replacement and cleaned and refitted the original and that was in January and haven't had a repeat problem.
 

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