Cold start idle 'rough'


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Evening, I have a 2013 a3 8v 1,8 stronic (17k miles) which is stock other than a pedal box and a cat back exhaust (pipe was cut betweenthe middle silencer and cat. This exhaust mod was done just before christmas but since the past 2 weeks the car has been quite 'rough' and 'shaky' during cold starts. Could the weather or the exhaust be a reason for this? or something else? any help appreciated..

Matt Titanium

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I had this with my 8v 1.8 at around 20k. Has it ever not started straight away or ran on three cylinders for a few seconds when it has started? I could feel the idle was bit rough and not quite right even when it did start ok.