View Full Version : Please Help not firing

02-12-2008, 10:13 PM
hello all. i have a 1983 scirocco gti and recently i've been having a slight problem. every now and then, usually when warm, the engine will turn over but not fire up. i need to keep the key turned for about 15 seconds and pump the accelerator to start it. when i eventually get it started, the car is at very low revs and judders. if i keep the accelerator depressed, after about 4 or 5 seconds, its almost as if something gets cleaned out and the car is fine. can anyone please help, its driving me nuts!!!!!!!!:aargh4:

02-12-2008, 11:58 PM
Could be rusty fuel filler neck, its most likely rusting and the rust has gone inside the fuel tank. The rusty bits maybe blocking the fuel lines and filters, which are causing the car to cut out due to no fuel geting through.
Check your fuel filter is it very dirty?

03-12-2008, 08:24 PM
thankyou my friend. i'll check this weekend and let you know how i get on.

26-12-2008, 03:47 PM
i have changed the fuel filter and still no joy:confused: