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I have recently bought a 2007 1.4 VW Polo. I am still adjusting to driving the car and one thing I have managed quite a few times is going uphill in too higher gear or shifting up too soon (my previous car had a bigger engine). However when I do this in the polo I have noticed it shudders - I assumed this was normal as when I shifted down a gear it would stop shuddering and I could shift up once I picked up some more speed. What worries me is sometimes when I do this the check engine light flashed for maybe 3 seconds until I shift down and then it goes out. After it does this I always check for error codes using my odb scanner but no errors are every found... Is this maybe just normal behaviour for the polo because it gets close to stalling? The car runs fine otherwise and the CEL never comes on at any other time.
So my check engine light has come on recently and the car has started to run a bit rough and lumpy. The car was sitting for 3 weeks with a dead battery whilst Ii was on holiday, I jump started it and the engine light came on shortly after that had happened. I haven't got any means of reading the fault code without paying a garage to do it, is there anything that I can check or fiddle with to try and sort it. The o2 sensor has been changed recently and an oil change has been done as well.