2002 Volkswagen Passat Low/no power when hot 1.8 Turbo

Tiny
TITMUSS NY
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,270 MILES
In the summer time or if sitting in traffic and the engine
gets hot it really lacks power especially at low RPM. Once the RPMs are up it is slightly better but really doesn't get full power until it has had a chance to cool down by moving continuously for a while. The oil temp gauge never leaves the middle of the dial. What can I do to fix this?
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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 AT 6:13 PM

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Tiny
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Any codes? Anything done to the car recently?
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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 AT 9:56 PM
Tiny
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No codes, recently had new oil pump but this hapened before that too. I'm thinking it may be something to do with using regular fuel and not premium, sound likely?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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Maybe, but unlikely. Any abnormal boost noise? Like air leaking?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
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I haven't heard anything unusual, I have a small leak around the exhaust manifold so that makes a bit of noise that may block out air noise.
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 AT 7:26 AM

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