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Long crancking?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pontio, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Pontio

    Pontio Member

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    Hey all, i have noticed in the last 3,000 miles that my car sometimes takes longer to start then other times, takes like another 2 turns or so. isnt anytime specific, just now and then. i think its since i serviced it but cant be sure as dont recall paying attention to it befor.
    Any ideas as to what it is? has any1 had anything similar?
     
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  3. cybrey

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    Mine suffered from similar problems until I replaced the battery.
     
  4. Timbo

    Timbo Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?

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    Mine does the same, but as long as it starts I'm not worrying about it!
     
  5. Pontio

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    any other guesses?
     
  6. Mine cranks sligtly longer than normal when the fuel tank is almost empty.
    Always been like that.
     
  7. hopper

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    wot fuel do u use, my t-sport was like that on normal unleaded but on optimax was fine
     
  8. Pontio

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    i only run it on optimax, sometimes ult imate. havent payed attention to if it does it when near empty, will have a look..
     
  9. You should use partial throttle when starting a hot engine, no throttle when starting a cold engine...

    I actually read that in the handbook of a car I had once... not sure what though! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    As Timbo says, the ECU uses a 'cold start valve' when cold which enriches the fuel mixture therefore making it easier to start the engine.

    Cheers

    T
     

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