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  1. okay so heres my issue my 1.4 8v clapped out and basically i did a engine swap to a 16v so now this is the tricky bit everything is working apart from we are not getting spark heres the list of things weve narrowed down 1. the key and ecu are all wired in correctly as the fuel pump is allowing the fuel through 2. loom is all plugged in the right places so fire away with your ideas as mine are running out xD cheers guys
  2. Hi folks, got a problem with the polo after going through a car wash, because I'm lazy I go through one of those ones with the big spinny wheels and such anyway, I've washed it there numerous times, but the last two times, I would go to start the engine but it would just crank and not spark I've had to sit and wait for it to "dry out" for about 20-30 mins until it will start but if you press the accelerator to much it will just cut out which is awkward because I live in a hilly area haha after a long drive with very careful throttle control it will eventually all come back to normal. when looking under the bonnet the only water I can see is up at the top under the windscreen, and some down the right hand side wing, there doesn't seem to be any at all on the dizzy but the little black box (excuse my ignorance) that is bolted to the bulkhead under the windscreen does seem to be damp. is this my issue? thanks in advance
  3. I posted a topic a while ago about my car not starting. It's a temperamental little thing and I've still not figured out what the issue is. For ages I thought it was a sensor issue (it still could be) because it won't start when the engine is cold, that is once it has been left off for 12 hours+. However this could always be down to the fuel having evaporated, thus being a fuel issue. I have however made progress towards a workaround. For a while, if it wouldn't start, I'd lift the bonnet and remove then reattach and the distributor leads, and make sure the lead from the amplifier wasn't touching any other leads. I was told sometimes the spark is lost when leads are touching due to dampness. This would 90% of the time start the car, but on the times it wouldn't it led me to believe that this wasn't actually the issue. So here I am now, with my car sometimes starting right away like a trouper. Other days though I will have to repeatedly turn it over, each time I do it sounds more and more like starting, till boom, it fires. Sometimes it fires after a few, sometimes after a dozen. But one thing is for sure, turning it over for a long period of time doesn't work, it has to be repeatedly turned over. What on Earth could be causing this? I can only forsee this getting worse throughout winter, so I'd love to diagnose it soon myself and then get it fixed. I'm relatively handy with cars so I may be able to fix it, but I can't diagnose, and I rue taking it into a garage for them to just tell me the lambda needs changing or something... Thanks in advance!
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