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Lumpy start up

cal 7888 Apr 9, 2013

  1. cal 7888

    cal 7888 Member

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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
     
  2. SAiLO

    SAiLO Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I would scan it with VCDS.
    Do you get a cloud of white smoke at startup?
    Car loosing coolant?
     
  3. cal 7888

    cal 7888 Member

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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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