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Hi, I have a polo 1996 N reg. when I start it, it turns over very robustly but dies almost immediately. I had the fuel filter changed, but it still happens. It has a single point injector, could this be the cause? I have also put a new coil pack in. On another issue, a rogue mechanic glued my catalytic converter after which the noise in the cat stopped completely. Since then, or conveniently, the car started backfiring when it gets to 3000 revs. Took it to a garage and they said they bypassed the exhaust system but still continued to backfire. I unplugged the fuel relay and cleaned it up but no joy. Now up against a brick wall, help anyone? Any advice will be useful. Many thanks

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It can be a timing issue or a faulty valve,so get the timing checked and a compresion test done hope this helps

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