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    Question a4 cold starting

    hi i have a 1.9 td1 se r reg with performance box ,everything was fine untill the cooler weather, 3deg c on my dash ,the engine failed to run ,did start for split second then stopped abruptlly . wouldn,t work until the sun came out ,then first click as always any hints as i expect it is going to get colder than this .

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    Did you try and heat the glow plugs more than once with switching the ignition on and off?
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    i waited until warning lights went out and tried to start ,if you mean turn on ignition and let plugs heat and then turn off and then repeat a few times , no i didnt think it was cold enough.

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    Could also be the engine temp sensor, they are known for going "dicky".

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    Quote Originally Posted by martindavie
    i waited until warning lights went out and tried to start ,if you mean turn on ignition and let plugs heat and then turn off and then repeat a few times , no i didnt think it was cold enough.
    Yes thats what ...i mean

    was just thinking it could be the start of the ignition switch going faulty had the same problem. and it had the same faults

    do the wipers work ok..any problems with the air-con?
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    Yes I would also say , check the coolant temp sensor.
    They go down for fun on the VAG engines
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