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    1.9 tdi 130 no power when cold

    I have posted this in the A3 8 L section but i as this engine crosses into B6 would your advice too. Basically when the car is stone cold it has no real power like the turbo isn't working, then after 2 or 3 miles bang it's all ok, no codes at all vcds?

    What gives?

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    could be the oil viscosity been too thick not allowing the turbo to spool up properly

    mine is a bit sluggish for a mile or so if its really cold

    have you got the right grade of oil in too?

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    Don't know to be honest it's due a service now and i have only just bought it, my other 1.9 engined car doesn't suffer from this!

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    Give it a service and see what its like after it

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    To be fair engines need nursing from cold, I wouldnt be trying to make any real power before it has warmed up.
    On my old Ibiza Cupra (1.8T) boost and fueling was limited before it hit a certain temperature - it may be the same case here?

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    Interesting idea i will see what it's like today, i am going to try Mr Muscle turbo clean as well to see if that will make any difference.

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    I would give it a full service and also change the fuel filter
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    mine is a bit like this sometimes. only had it a few weeks so though it was normal. but as it's been frosty for the last few mornings i start it 5 mins before i need to leave and it's been fine.
    B6 A4 Avant 1.9TDI Sport 130

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    My B6 is similar, when it's totally cold in the morning shifting gears is also a bit stiff so just drive gently for a while until the engine has had a little stretch. But I would suggest maybe you check your engine oil have you had a recent oil service or anything or has this problem just started?

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    I have only just bought it, i will give it a full service tomorrow see what happens then

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    Don't forget the fuel filter for peace of mind
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    it's gonna be replaced tomorrow

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    The Mr Muscle clean has so far sorted this problem out, it was a symptom of the sticky turbo vanes
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    nice one! i may have to do this too... i've noticed mine is a bit sluggish even when warm, other times it's off like a rocket!
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