Hey guys, my mk4 1.8 16v feels really gutless when its cold, reversing off of the drive or just setting off in first gear can prove tricky.
The engine feels like its going to stall....at which point you dip the clutch and the engine is at around 500-600rpm and the car is shaking. Sometimes giving it some gas will bring the revs up and it settles at idle again, but if you dont get quite a few revs on the engine goes and does it again.
Up to the point of almost reaching operating temperature.
But even at operating temp.....the revs drop when you come to put it in 1st gear at a junction, the car shakes a little....and the engine revs pick back up.
I was going to clean the ICV valve out, but it doesnt appear to have a ICV.....so im a little stuck as to where to go now.
Anyone got any ideas?
Im not too sure which engine i have, so i have included some pics from under the bonnet.