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    quicker acceleration when cold

    my astra seems to accelerate a lot quicker when its cold than when its up to temperature is this normal ?
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    yeah it's normal love the responsiveness, especially in cold weather!

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    Yes, engines respond very well to colder air ....
    hence why you see so many people with turbos buying intercoolers

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    Air is more dense when its colder, richer in oxygen
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    ok thanks for the help

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    I think he ment the car is quicker when the engine is cold....

    Firstly, you really shouldnt be pushing your engine quickly before it gets up to temperature, you'll do some damage :P

    Secondly, I think its because the engine is cold it pumps more fuel in and more air so is abit more responsive/quicker
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    thanks for the help i kno im not supposed to push the engine when its cold but i do regularly and iv owned the car 2 years an the only thing iv had to replace is the plastic elbow on the thermostat cost me a pound and its just passed its mot first time

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    2 years isn't enough to notice premature engine wear I would suggest, wait a few years and see what's happened though.

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    im part exing it 2moro the only reason i drove it so bad is its my first car cost be 800 quid an its got 129000 milles on the clock its also never had a service while iv had it getting a 1,8 sri 2moro gonna treat that properly booked for a cambelt change in and a service day afta 2mora an no more aggresive drivin wen its cold

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    What no service ever in 129,000 miles? Not even an oil change?

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