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Vw polo 1.4 16v 2001

Some times when i start my 2001 51 plate vw polo 1.4 16v it keeps turning over but wont start ,i need to put the throttle hard down and then about 10seconds later it fires up but only as if its on tick over even though my foot is hard down accelerater as if its only on one cylinder then all of a suden the cars back to normal as if there was never a problem and then will not do it again for another day but i have noticed the smell of petrol coming from the car from the filling cap and didnt know if this has anything to do with it thanks chris ps it only does it when car is cold and i have changed the ECU sensor or also known as the temperture sensor and still no change could someone realy help me as im running out of ideas thanks chris

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2001 Volkswagen polo 5 door 1.4 16v

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My polo 1.4i 2003 model
when i start the engines it does but starts to work only three cylinder i suppose.
What can i do?
Will be the plugs problems?
or the ignition coil?
Please tell what I have to do now.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009


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