Sorry if this has been asked before but couldn't find a thread with a similar question. Anyhoo the problem is that sometimes when the engine is warm and I come to start it it will fire but doesn't have enough revs to keep the engine going so it just splutters to death. I've been able to get it started everytime but sometimes it can take ages for it to catch, usually have to turn the key and then slam on the throttle to grab it and for some odd reason and which probably isn't even related if I open the bonnet then it will usually start but I've only done this twice so prob just a red herring.
Once it starts it's fine although sometimes a warning light comes on, think its a spanner with an electric symbol on it? I just turn it off and restart it if that happens tho and it goes out. Clean the idle control valve and throttle body which cured another problem (the erratic idle) and was hoping it would have cured this problem aswell but obvisiously not. Should also say that this usually happens after a spirited bit of driving well revving it a bit, I usually change gear before 3k but it happens alot more often it I get it upto 5 or 6k before changing.
Did find a thread where someone was having hot starting problems and the crankshaft position sensor was point out of maybe being the problem, is it likely this is whats wrong on my car?
Also this is for the X20Xev engine.