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In cold temps-Starts good, then stalls out

1991 VW Golf will start well in cold temps, but after @ 4 seconds will die out. Will continue to do this for as long as I want to sit there! Is this just the water in my fuel becoming gel like in my fuel filter- or something more?

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Could be a problem with the thermo time switch, cold start injector or idle air stabilizer... Probably a job for a pro as this requires detailed testing to solve... Hope this helps...;-)

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