Author Topic: Golf MK2 GTI 16V K-Jetronic issues  (Read 1163 times)

Offline Mike_Sm

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Golf MK2 GTI 16V K-Jetronic issues
« on: 05 February 2019, 12:55 »
Hi all

I've got a 1991 VW Golf GTI Mk2 16v and it's developed a some issues that are perplexing me and my mechanic. Both started a day apart (on the way back from passing the MOT obv!)

1. Engine runs rough when hot and is accompanied by the rev counter needle randomly jumping up to 4k RPM (when the engine's running at a much lower speed (an artificial reading). The oil light has come on at this point too (but disappears if you give it some throttle).

2. Loss of idle - the engine's running fine, but is not able to idle, it just cuts out. We've checked the hoses and the microswitch on the throttle controller and all looks fine. Have adjusted the manual controller to avoid stalls, but there's an underlying problem somewhere.

Any help or advice gratefully received!


Offline Gambit

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Re: Golf MK2 GTI 16V K-Jetronic issues
« Reply #1 on: 04 March 2019, 17:21 »
1. Hall sender in the dizzy breaking down- either replace it, or replace the whole distributor.

2. ISV working?