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    I have audi a4 1997 1.8 petrol,engine cuts off when its cold ,but after rev it for little while it ok. When warm it starts good without any assistant. Oil temperture stays low even water is hot.

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Hi you have a problem in the idle control system usually the idle control valve check for air leaks around the inlet manifold and check the vacuum hoses i presume the engine check light is not on as the engine temperture sensor will cause the same problem yates210456

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