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S3 Struggling to start :/

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Keane, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Keane
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    [Nov 20, 2013]
    Alright chaps my s3 seams to struggle to start :/ its hard to explain but it's not a straight turn over and startup. I've changed the plugs but made no difference ... Possible battery ? The car runs amazing and drives suburb once started ??
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    [Nov 20, 2013]
    i know nothing about cars, but possibly the starter motor?
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    Get him scanned first, then start changing coils one at a time and see which cures it.
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    [Nov 20, 2013]
    i would say battery :D
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    [Nov 20, 2013]
    A dodgy PCV valve can sometimes dog the 2.0TFSI with poor starting and lumpy cold running. I have a group buy on ATM for the new Revo PCV revamp kit.
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    I'd say battery also...
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    [Nov 21, 2013]
    Water/engine temperature stat is a likely cause of this.
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    [Nov 21, 2013]
    I've got a vid but no idea how to upload it ??
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