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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
It now won't turn over at all. Gives a click, sounds like the starter motor gives a half turn then the battery dies even if freshly charged. If I try jumping it I get the same thing. I'e bought a new car now as I don't have the time to look at it at the moment.
Feb
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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
Exactly that. Having had a proper look online and in the engine it appears to be a problem with the MAP vaccuum hose. Hoping to have a look tonight and will report back.
Feb
11
comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
Tried: change plugs, HTs, distributor cap, rotor arm. Tried: jumping, starting with air box open. Spark plugs are sparking. engine lets out a splutter as soon as you stop turning it over. had a puff of smoke out the air box too on opening it. it's almost like the fuel isn't reaching the cylinders and is burning in the single point injection system.
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accepted Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
Feb
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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
The distributor cap was a state. Changed the parts and it started first time. Thanks for the help!
Feb
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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
Cheers, I'm planning on changing (initially) plugs, distributor cap and rotor arm. If that doesn't work, I'll look at HT leads, and finally the coil.
Feb
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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
No, will check the spark tonight. Further to this, the car started a few days ago perfectly, but is now acting the same. Going to replace the plugs, HT leads, distributor cap, rotor arm tomorrow. If that doesn't sort it I'll do the coil.
Jan
31
comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
The puff of smoke is black and looks to be coming from around the inlet side, around the injector area (from what I can make out). I will take a look at the oil and see if I have a spare spark plug when I get in from work.
Jan
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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
It turns over at normal speed and there is a smell of unburnt fuel.
Jan
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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
This is Mk3 Golf SE 1.8
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answered Does switching to neutral on an automatic transmission improve braking for immediate stopping?
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accepted Should I try radweld on this pipe or just replace it? Mk3 VW Golf
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answered Should I try radweld on this pipe or just replace it? Mk3 VW Golf