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To low idle

When the engine is cold, stood still for 6 hours or more, the idle is to low, even in the wintertime it wont raise more than til 800 -950 rpm. Another thing, I wonder if it is a common problem at vw golf, that the wiring, at least some of it, from the fuse cube easily burns?

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  • jerrykanne May 26, 2009

    it is a bit difficult to explain the problem in english, due to, it is not my given language.

    I park the car in the evening, the same does 3 of my neightbors, next morning ( this is during wintertime 4 below zero celsius.)all of us fire up, the 3 other cars are spinning around about 1800 rpm, mine is max. 1100 rpm. engine oil are only 1 month old. It is fully synt. 10W/40 royal purple oil. made in the USA. what about the idle valve ? this is an old engine it, has run 195000 km. But is in supreme condition.



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Since you said that the speed of the engine not goes beyond 950 rpm , the problem lies with the engine.get an authorized service personnel to open up and check up your engine for any wear and tear on piston rings or the crank shaft couplings with that of piston.and also change the engine oil ..hope your problem will be tackled.

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