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Lumpy start up

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cal 7888, Apr 9, 2013.

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    when my a3 starts up its very lumpy and almost sounds like its struggling to run! im having new glow plugs put in it (***** of a job!!) but if this doesn't cure it, where else should I look? is there any common problems? cheers
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    I would scan it with VCDS.
    Do you get a cloud of white smoke at startup?
    Car loosing coolant?
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    its not loosing coolant to my knowledge! but yes there is a cloud of black/grey smoke! cheers
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