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    Here's a funny thing...

    My '98 1.8T wouldn't start this morning - althought that isn't the funny bit - that was a pain in the A. However it's now going but the trip meter and computer have zeroed themselves. Apart from swearing a lot and trying the ignition repeatedly over a few hours - I did nothing else. Any thoughts why they reset??

    Cheers Rich

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    sounds like a low battery.


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    Thanks madvw, but battery was strong - was more like a fuel relay as engine turned over but no spark - possibly. But then engine compartment stunk of fuel, so wasn't that. Car did get very damp overnight, but no different from any other night really.
    Anyway, starts now, so until next time....
    R.

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    Short in the wiring?
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    Coilpack/HT leads? - these are bad when they get moisture in them.

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    I agree with batwad... and if you don't get that sorted your speedo won't work and then fuel gauge will flicker and your trip won't work.
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    Thanks guys

    Have been trawling through past threads, and coilpack failures seem to crop up frequently.
    Worth changing even if it isn't the culprit this time as car has done over 120k??

    Cheers Rich

 

 

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