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Down on power

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I have a 2000 VW Passat (W Reg 1.9 TDI PD 115 Sport) which has covered 125000 miles & is getting to be a bit sluggish.

I notice the lack of power when driving up hill, on the flat she is OK. There seems to be a distinct lack of grunt when I hit an incline. If I put my foot down on the motorway the response is adequate, pulling away from a standing start is slow but I can live with it, but it is the hills that kill performance.

Any suggestion on the best way forwards to get some performance back or is it not worth bothering with a car of this age & mileage?

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Thanks for the pointer. I used to use Millers Oil Diesel Plus but haven't used any for the last couple of years; I might as well give one of them a go to see how I get on. I'll update the thread in a couple of weeks once the additive has worked its way through the fuel system.

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Still no change, I'm going to arrange for the air mass sensor thing to be replaced to see if that gives me back some umph

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WOW what a difference, it's like having a new car. The car now accelerates & maintains speed with no effort.

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