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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 fine and show on the gauge but the gauge has never, ever moved past about 90, even on 5+ hour motorway trips. my other thought was the PCV valve? I often get a very oily petrol smell when stationary with the blowers on, and there’s a fair coating of oil in the air box.(level has never noticeably dropped while I’ve owned the car however) Any idea what I can do to test all these, should I even be worried? Cheers
Defective posted a topic in Engine, Transmission and ExhaustSo I just checked my plugs on my car and they look like this. First plug was from the far right cylinder the first and second one looked the same. First picture is cylinder 3 second picture is cylinder 2 and 1 looked the same. I'm having a problem of oil loss. I believe the car is burning oil, but from where? I have tried looking for the pcv valve but can't find any info on it, do the 3 cylinder polos even have a pcv valve? If it's not the pcv valve, I'm guessing the guide valves or something else is failing? I've only had the car for about 2 Months ish, paid almost 1k for it. It's only on 86k miles, although I believe it wasn't looked after due to a 17 year old owning it. I really don't want to have to buy another car if this would be an easy fix. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!