Hard start, cold start problem, rough idle

Ben Swann benswann at comcast.net
Thu Jun 29 15:04:43 EDT 2006

I had this happen once after doing a timing belt job on a car.  I had changed
the turbo to a clipped wheel k24, but don't see this as being a problem since
does not come into play at idle/off-idle operation.


Don't know what it was - possibly bad/mis-adjusted TPS. Somewhere in the
courts of thing the TPS got changed and adjusted properly, but I think the
proble had gone away by then.  It was a car I had worked on for someone. The
car seemed to clear its throat after a few days and the problem went away


I'd like to know what you find.


I'd be on the lookout for any vacuum leaks, also weather or not the
idle-switch portion of the TPS is working properly.




[Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:05:45 -0400

From: "Bryan Foster" <brfoster at gmail.com>

Subject: Hard start, cold start problem, rough idle

To: 200q20v at audifans.com


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I have had a couple of weeks of rough idle during cold start ups.  The car

will start easily, but then idle very roughly for 30-45sec.  After that time

it runs and idles very smoothly.  If I start it up and immediately rev the

engine to >2000rpm then it runs very smoothly, but if I was to let off the

gas and let the engine slow down to idle then it sputters and nearly

stalls.  When I rev it up right after start up there is a considerable

delay btw putting my foot down and engine response as if the mixture is way

off.   It seems to happen if the car has been sitting for >1 hour.  Not

necessarily a completely cold block.  Does this point to anything in

particular.  Leaky injector?


Thanks in advance,

Bryan Foster]

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