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My golf gti turbo 20V is misfiring randomly and when it miss fires it smell of fuel and the cat is this a common problem if so what is the cure

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Pull the injectors and clean/replace them. It is not a spark problem, it is a fuel atomization issue

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Change your spark plug wires, seriously.

The smell of fuel is coming from the unburnt fuel that's getting through the combustion process because of lack of fire.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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    Check to see that your cad. converter is not stopped up

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Best advice here is to take it to a VW dealer and have it checked out ,as it could be nothing more than a spark plug but without the software?? its difficult to tell unless like myself you just know or have a good idea as you do it all day long.You change lots of bits and still not cure it so it works out cheaper in the long run

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Basically this means that the the car's computer has detected that not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.

A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.

Symptoms may include:
* the engine may be harder to start
* the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate
* other symptoms may also be present

Causes: A misfiring code (P0300) may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Faulty spark plugs or wires
* Faulty coil (pack)
* Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
* Faulty fuel injector(s)
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Possible Solutions:
* If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
* If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.

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