Okay I've done a search but I can't find the content I'm looking for
first thing is first, the car needs the ignition to cycle a few times before a start to build up fuel pressure. weak fuel pump?
Second, the EML is lit. i'll need to get a scanner on that, my cheap ebay one can't read it any more (it used to be able to read it) but it no longer works on my 106 GTI either.
These aren't my biggest concerns though.
Third, there is a horrendous misfire: when it's COLD
, and you're accelerating sometimes it hesitates and I have to put it in neutral, rev it hard a few times then it seems to be okay.
(yes the trans fluid does now at least touch the dipstick LOL and it's up to just under the max level)
When the engine is HOT
, and you rev in neutral you can feel the engine running rough, you can clearly see black smoke coming from the tail pipe. When coming up to a junction, the revs dip almost down to stalling point and come back up.
I've had all 5 spark plugs out, and they are all as I'd expect them to be. No oil, not showing lean or rich condition. (I say 5 because I can't get the front one out because the alternator was making things awkward)
VIC has recently started hassling me for "coolant sensor bad" as well - I've found ways to fix that though from the forum
I don't think that's related to the engine running.
Possibly unrelated, but last year the overhead showed a constant -40F for weeks on end, and now it appears to work okay.
So, any ideas? (of course you have, right?
Thanks in advance, Martin.
edit: I have a 1997 ZG