VW 1.4i 2005 'sluggish @ pull away'

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VW 1.4i 2005 'sluggish @ pull away'

Post by PaulVincent » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:38 pm

Good Day All

I trust all is well,

Reason for this discussion is that I have a standard 1.4i 2005 VW citi golf,

I had my timing belt/tensioner pulley/water pump replaced at a local service centre (RMI approved)

For some reason the car seemed sluggish on the pull away (low on torque), the mechanic then mentioned that in the next service I should bring the car for a distributor cap replacement as they claimed there was some arcing from the plug leads, so taking the assumption that they know what they are talking about I gave the car to have the distributor cap replaced (they did not replace the leads) and for about a week the car was perfect.

After a week the car cut out on me completely whilst driving and after somewhat trial and error I found that this was due to 2xfaulty leads,

I replaced the leads myself and took it back to the mechanic after which they replaced the throttle body (i was hit over the head as i believe this was not the issue)

Car seems to drive bit better but is still sluggish (after new spark plugs & leads), the car feels asif it has a slight lag @ the first 2 seconds of pull away,

Would this be due to faulty injectors?

This whole exercise with the mechanics already costed me about R10K and is quite hefty for a student..

I hope someone who has experienced similar issues could advise me to a next step

Kind Regards
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Post by panic-mechanic » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:18 pm

and it could be simply that they screwed up the timing.
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Re: VW 1.4i 2005 'sluggish @ pull away'

Post by PaulVincent » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:56 pm

thanks for the feedback, this much is possible and i'll give the car back for them to do the check
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Post by Mk1Crazee » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:40 am

definitely sounds like they messed up the timing
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