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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ENGINE PROBLEM

1999 Volkswagen Golf • 106,500 miles

Hi there I have a vw golf mk4 1.6 8v one day I pulled off at the lights took the car upto abot 4500 rpm went the front wheels slipped on a drain cover I herd a loud bang and the engine sounded like I had removed the air filter (very loud) there was no smoke trail behind me, I pulled over to check and noticed the upper inlet manifold had been forced apart, the engine was idling erratically and making a popping sound which I think is a backfire into the inlet manifold, any ideas what could be the cause of this? Looking forward to your reply thanks
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January 6, 2013.



The 1.6 8V is not available here in North America. What type of fuel injection system does it use?

The timing belt possibly slipped causing the valve / piston timing to be out of sync.

Verify your crank / camshaft timing, replace the broken intake and see how she runs. If she still runs rough, do a compression / leakdown test.

Thomas

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Jan 6, 2013.