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frenchy658

golf mk3 gti spluttering

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hello everyone

i have a 1995 golf mk3 gti, i know its not a vr but i didnt know ware else to go lol

the car starts up but sputters for a couple of seconds then dies,

iv checked the fuel filter and it was clear, i then removed the fuel hose and turned the ignition on and sometimes fuel comes out and even then its only a little bit then other times nothing happens,

should the fuel pump run with just the ignition on or does the engine need to be running for the fuel pump to be running constantly.

am i looking at the right area or could it be something else???

please help me lol

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Is it an 8v? As I used to have one so I may be able to help.

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my problem was the timing have you took the dizzy cap off and had a look at the electodes in the cap and the rotor arm?

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I know its stupid, but have you actually got fuel in the tank? :-)

This should be the same for most cars;

The fuel pump should prime for 3 seconds every time the ignition is switched on, then run run constantly when the engine is running.

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haha yer i think he has quarter of a tank, yer it does prime but only 4 bout a second and dont always do it,

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ha yeh i got over a quater of a tank in there wen you turn the ignition on it just spurts a load out then stops!

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in the tank, lift up the rear seats and there a round black pannel 3 screws hold it dwn, its under tht

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Think it may be meant to squirt a little bit in with ignition on , what happens if you press and hold the throttle down ?

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yeh i found it in the boot but that sounds like its working fine, im hopeing now it mite just be spark plugs, other wise iv got a funny feeling it mite be the piston rings!!!

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have you seen if it is the immobiliser ring thats what was happening on my VR £9 problem fixed

why would it be rings was it smoking alot before the problem

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the only reason i thought it mite had been the piston rings was coz it had all the symptons of that but it has been pressure tested and it aint that!!

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if they are fitted to the GTI you remove the steering cowling and you will see a brown ring around where the key goes

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yeh il have a look 2day and let you all know, i had a very good mobile mechanic round who thinks it mite be the throttle body??

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hello everybody thanks for all your advice and help!! the car is still spluttering and will only kepp goin if you are over 2000 revs and has really bad petrol smell i have changed the air flow censor and a couple of split pipes but nothing! i have had a mechanic out he said its not the throttle body or feul valves but i am not convinced

can anybody please help me with this as it is really starting to get to me and plus i have sum1 who wants to swap for a vr :-)

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have you tried changing the plugs to see if that helps ????? do you know anyody down that way who could do a check with a vcds it might give you some codes which in turn might help you source the prob

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What about lambda sensor if you can smell fuel surly is over fueling or possible fuel leak?

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Had exactly the same problem with my 8v, but it only happened every now and again. Had an auto leccy look at it and he said it might be the imobiliser. Never got round to repairing it though...

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