I have bought a Mk1 Cabriolet that has been sitting for over a year. I am trying to get it road worthy.
So far so good, but I am having an issue with the engine and braking:
The engine stalls when I slow down, even a little. At first I thought this might be something to do with the brake booster vacuum hoses but the issue does not happen when I reverse and brake. In fact, I can reverse, lock up the wheels and the engines is happy. Nor could I find any indication of a vacuum leak - no whistling and all the hoses seem intact.
The engine idles, starts and accelerates fine and the brakes feel fine.
I'm not sure if its a petrol issue either. I've replaced the old petrol that was in the tank with new, fresh petrol and when the engine dies it just stops - doesnt sputter out like theres low fuel.
Would anyone know what could be causing this?
Model year is 1993, manual transmission. Engine is the 1.8lt, 8 valve, with the Bosch K-Jetronic injection system
I also tried slowing down and braking in neutral - the problem still occurs. Its almost like the loss of forward momentum triggers it.