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    Intermitant starting problem

    Hi there,

    Just recently I have started to have a few more occasional starting problems than normal. It happened once or twice over the summer, but now the cold weather is setting in it is happening a bit more often, especially on short journies. Some friends have mentioned to check the cold start valve. Not sure where this is? Is this the EGR valve some posts have mentioned?

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    The EGR valve recirculates warm air (from your exhaust) back round the system to warm the engine up faster and stop it from running like a dog when cold. Mine has started doing the same and my EGR valve is new all but 2 months so I doubt it could be that if I'm honest. Not sure what it could be but I wouldn't think its that. Mine does need a bloody good service as it was last done 23k ago and now I'm approaching the dreaded 40k service. How long has it been since you've had a service?



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    Moved as suggested. And Autosparks a 'tech god'????

    And Mike a bit more information about your caqr would be helpful, to enable the correct diagnosis to be arrived at. Such as age, model engine size etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    And Autosparks a 'tech god'????

    now there's a funny thought

    he's good with his leccies though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    Moved as suggested. And Autosparks a 'tech god'????
    Where did my name get mentioned, I wouldn't have a clue what the problem is there.

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    I guess it could be due for a service as only had its oil and air filter changed at an interim service about 5,000 miles ago. Been about 26,000 since last full one. Was going to wait till its MOT end of Feb, but looks like im gonna have to splash out before then. My cars running pretty well generally, but just get a bit worried sometimes when it doesn't turn over straight away evey time. Will look into giving it a good service.
    My car is a 2002 1.8 SRi for info. Any other tips would be great on things to check,
    Cheers All

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam
    The EGR valve recirculates warm air (from your exhaust) back round the system to warm the engine up faster and stop it from running like a dog when cold.....


    jam
    Thats not the function of the egr valve mate, search and you'll find the answer.

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