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  1. m.r.davies

    which pads - ferrodo's are crap when cold

    I originally bought a pair of ferrodo pads which are great when they have been warmed up, however, i dont tend to drive the car like its stolen, so i need something that is good when cold the stock pads are much better at cooler temps, but obviously suffer from fade at high temps. what...
  2. captin_urbis

    anyone understand the auto choke system?

    my problem is, when cold starting the car does not idle, i have to keep my foot on the accelerator pedel (even when braking for some lights i need to take it out of gear then left foot brake while keeping the car from cutting out due to not idleing properly, when the car is warm it will idle...
  3. Cold start/spark plugs query?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help, i have recently brought a 53 leon cupra with 100k on the clock and have started having trouble with starting from cold which has gotten worse over the last couple of days. I have read through various posts and know there could be a fair few things...
  4. Car struggling to start in cold weather

    Hi all, around november time, we had snow, and my car sat all weekend, and on the monday when I went to leave for work it was around -2 degrees, and my car (1.2) really struggled to start. It started, hit a 1000Rpm then instantly died. It turned over ok, but i ended up having to slowly pump...
  5. overheat light , car is cold ?

    a few times during the cold period recently whren turning on the ignition or just a few minutes after starting the overheat light at the top of the temp gauge has been flashing but the car is cold because its beeen sat all night if you switch off ignition and turn it back on the light stays off...
  6. benuk

    slight idle 'whistle' when cold

    Continuing with my car 'idle' questions theme... lol Something I noticed a couple of times when the weather is cold like today. I was warming the car up, it had been on for a few minutes, I went into the house to get something, when I came out I noticed a slight 'whistle' sound coming from...
  7. car won't start...at all now!

    cold start problem I've often joked that I need to say "please" to get my car to start but lately the problem is getting much worse! the car had been sat since sunday (and snowed on 3 times) and I came to fire it up this afternoon and there was just no hint of life when turning it over. I took...
  8. Arosa TDi revs high on cold start

    Hi folks. Any clues to a mystery fault please. Arosa TDi AMF engine 86k miles. On start up if engine cranked & fired, revs seem to bounce at about 2000 rpm for 3 or 4 seconds before settling down to idle (almost sounds like engine is hitting an imaginary rev limiter at 2000 rpm). Over last few...
  9. Is it ok to detail in cold weather?

    I brought a 'new' car, 2007 (red) for my girlfriend last week and it needs a tidy up - swirl marks from the previous owners cleaning methods. I'm going to (by hand): Wash (2 Bucket Method) Clay Zaino - Cleaner & Swirl Remover Carlack 28 Carlack SG I'm guessing if i do it whilst its...
  10. benuk

    1.9 TDI 130 - some smoke when cold and idle

    I have a 1.9 TDI 130 Ibiza (for 2 months now), I have noticed when left from cold to idle for a a few minutes (or when cold and idling and you rev a bit) there is visible grey exhaust smoke. Its fine when actually driving (or idling) and the engine is warmed up . I am used to a KA (Mrs car)...
  11. 1.9 TDI starting from cold problems

    Hi there I have a 1.9 TDI Leon and it has always had a starting problem since initially purchased. The pre-heat light (for the glow plugs) on the dash board never stays on, i have so far had it in the garage (NOT Main dealer) 3 times trying to solve the starting problem, so far the...
  12. Damian @ DPM

    Carbon Speed 2.0T FSI Cold Air Intake

    Carbon Speed 2.0T FSI Cold Air Intake Replacing the factory air box, this CAI kit gives a typical increase in torque of over 10% with an airflow increase of approximately 50% over the factory system. Comes complete with a full fitting kit and oil-free Pipercross performance air filter...
  13. FR TDi not cold starting

    My 4 month old (6,000 mile) FR TDi has developed a cold starting challenge in the last 2 weeks...... Glowplugs all go out fine but on the first start of the day it turns over, fires and then dies......normally is fine on the second start but once had to do it a third time......initially I put...
  14. stpete

    Z5 In the cold?

    Thanks to my wife and Lee I got some of this and a lovely bucket for xmas but is it too cold to use the Z5, will it ever go off? :shrug:
  15. Handbrake Sieze in the Cold

    Hi All, Has anyone else had problems with their handbrakes sticking in the cold weather? Mine have been not been releasing properly in the mornings?? The pads and discs are in good condition and have done less than 10,000 miles and the car has just been serviced. Is this a normal thing...
  16. High Idle on 1.9 TDI sport when cold

    Hi guys, I'm a newbie here came across this excellent site after trawling google for my little problem. Basically I have a '06 Ibiza 1.9tdi sport and up until now I have been happy with it. However recently with the cold weather, I have noticed an annoying issue, when starting up from cold, the...
  17. Mapping out the cold start

    Is this really necesary on a catless , or even car with CAT car? Is there anyway to shorten those 2 min. of cold starts? Thanks
  18. mickeykdan

    Filter & Cold air Feed (Minus Original Air Box)

    Just a thought.. Is there any advantage in running a cold air feed from grill to an area close to the conical air filter which sits above the throttle body on my car? I have removed the air box and placed the filter straight on top with the help of a few reducers and jubilee clamps. If i run...
  19. 1997 2.0 16v Idle problem when cold

    I have a 97 Toledo 2.0 16v that doesnt idle very well when cold. I have cleaned the ISV with some carb cleaner that has made it slightly better but still sometimes cuts out when cold. It sometimes needs a bit of throttle to start too... Any ideas what the problem could be? Once its been running...
  20. robdf2

    climate on when cold or not?

    This is really aimed at the guys who had a mk1 leon and have upgraded to the mk2. on my mk1 i remember the climate didnt work iirc at 4degrees or under? the snow flake wouldnt stay lit and it would just be the normal fan. is this the same on the mk2? cause there is no noticable symbol to say...
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