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  1. Hello. So I have an ABD with GT fueling/ignition I've put back together and it just won't idle. Happens whether the engines hot or cold. I can hold the throttle down and have it at 1500-2000 rpm but any lower and it'll just bog down and die with throttle still open, unless I blip the throttle and hold it at 2000 again to save it. This has allowed me to set the base timing atleast. When I go to set the idle I can't lower the rpm close enough as it'll bog down and cut out so I've held it at 1500 rpm to try that way but the idle screw doesn't seem to be doing anything no m
  2. Hi There, I wonder if someone would please help with a problem i have with my Polo 1.3 6N1 petrol, single injector, 1995. Mileage 50K I had a couple of issues when we got the very low mileage car earlier this year. I fully serviced it and went through brakes, timing belt, water pump and all the filters etc. H.T leads and coil. Then it ran fine for a about three months. It then developed a couple of problems, a hydraulic tappet or two started to become intermittently noisy. Also from time to time when on a return journey, where it was not fully cooled down and just a bit warm,
  3. Hi, When starting the engine from cold and even once it’s warm the car has bad throttle response. The revs die off under throttle and along with this the idle is slightly higher than normal about 1000-1100. The odd thing is, when turning the ignition off/then restarting the engine the problem goes away and it runs without any issues at all. It started out intermittently and now is doing it all the time from cold. I have today checked all the earths and cleaned and lubed them. I have tested the ecu to sensor wiring for continuity and the temp plug, TPS, AFM are all okay. So is there a
  4. Hi My polo saloon has been stood for 15 years albeit started periodically and driven up and down the drive. fuel has been added over the years to keep it ticking over, however it really struggles to idle. it passed its mot and the garage offered to strip and clean the carb out but have now said it probably needs a new carb. when i bought it there was an aa breakdown note with the documentation detailing a breakdown they attended because the car kept cutting out. has anybody an experience of this? do i need a new carb and if so where can i get one. its an f reg 1989 saloon. thanks in ad
  5. Hi I’ve had a read of the FAQ and found the diagnostic page useful over the years, but now asking for some advice if anyone else has had the same. The engine has had good quality ignition parts including a genuine VW blue temp sensor about a year ago. The symptoms have been ongoing for longer than this so they aren’t stopping the car from driving but I’m keen to fix them. 1. The idle creeps up to about 1300 or so occasionally, and comes back down eventually. I think this is only when the engine is up to temperature. I’ve tried unplugging the blue temp sensor following the normal proce
  6. Hi there i recently took my gt throttle body apart and totally stripped it to clean it and now when I start the car it will start no bother and idle high on auto choke until it kicks off and then it won't idle normally, do I need to set the idle screw on the throttle body or something else causing it to do this? Forgot to say it revs etc fine just wont tick over just cuts out and starts straight away again and doenst idle 🙄
  7. Hi, just installed a new Weber DMTL using a kit (from fastroadcars). Standard jets, which according to the topics I've read should be fairly ok for this OK. Not getting any idle, with the choke pulled out all the way it surges up to 3k and almost stalls, then back again. Had a little fiddle with the idle mixture adjustment screw, not doing much. The rubber flange (?) on the inlet/base of the carb is pretty crusty. I'm thinking that's a possible culprit. Does anyone have any other ideas or things to try?
  8. I've been busy after buying my '93 Mk2f 1.3 (SPI) polo giving it a full service and replacing any old or duff parts. The thing was running like hot garbage when I bought it but now is running great and doing just shy of 50mpg on a proper run. However... When starting cold it misfires on one cylinder, clearing up and idling properly when it warms up a bit (i.e. not ~90 degrees, just when its a bit warmer so still in the temperature-controlled fuelling schedule). This problem went away totally when the plugs and leads were changed a few hundred miles ago - it started on a
  9. Hi all, my 1.4 8v polo (AEX) is having some odd issues, they’re not much of a problem at the moment but want to nip anything in the bud. 90% of the time it idles fine but occasionally it’ll idle at a noticeable higher speed for 10-20 seconds and then drop down to a near stall before stabilising again. Recently I’ve also noticed that sometimes if I stall the car it’ll be very sluggish to start again, struggling at about 500rpm until I give it some throttle, it’ll run fine again after that. I’m wondering if this has anything to do with the temp sensor? It seems to heat up fin
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