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2008 Volkswagen GTI - Power drop

Sometimes when I start my car it doesn’t have much power. When I shift up I can’t pick up speed and in neutral stepping on the gas pedal seems to cause the tachometer to increase but there’s no roar to the engine. But when I turn the engine off and start It again it will run normal. I am illitterate when it comes to cars so I’d really appreciate the help. Thanks!

Is your CEL on when it looses power?

No, the CEL doesn’t come on.

Hmm, I am at a loss, but hopefully someone else can give you some ideas.

There could be stored code’s without the CEL coming on.