Hello to you all...
I have a 2011 manual Diesel 1.6L T/diesel that i bought brand new at the time.
Last night my car started jolting when i changed gears. The engine wasnt COLD COLD but semi warm after i had driven it 10km along a highway then turned it off for an hour to have dinner. Ambient temperature of atmosphere was about 23C. I am telling you all this detail because i have read these forums enough and didnt want people to be confused....hehe.
What i mean re: jolting is that when i first turn on the engine and get going i changed gears and the revs dropped suddenly to idle and then obviously made the next gear jolt hard as the revvs were out of 'sync' so to speak. ALSO when this is happening if i take my foot off the accelerator the car wants to slow down and FAST.... it jolts to a near stop. (when driving at a slow speed). It is an intermitant issue that only started 24 hours ago. happened this morning too. I took it to the dealer today (my next service is early march 2013) and the foreman came for a ride for me in the car....and guess what.. NO ISSUE OCCURED! arrrg! lol
They guy said that i should wait until it either happens more often OR when the engine light comes on so the computer logs the fault.
What do you guys think? have i explained myself well??
Just to recap: Only really happens for the first 30 seconds after turning the car on (but not every time), i had the aircon on most of the times, the engine was both hot and cold, it rushes but to idle revvs, it wants to slow the car up harshly ...
ask me what ever you like...
My father (who is also a mechanic and a good one too *renowned in SE QLD for VW repairs) said it might be a THROTTLE SENSOR or ThROTTLE SOLENOID or something....???