Trouble starting cold and lower idle that usual - 205 GTI
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    Icon4 Trouble starting cold and lower idle that usual - 205 GTI

    My pug has recently been having trouble starting cold. I'm having to put my foot down on the accelerator for a few seconds to keep it alive, and then it is fine.
    1. Is it bad to do this?
    2. What could be the problem?

    It also idles a bit lower than it used to. It sits around 800-900 and it used to be at about 1100. Could these 2 problems be related?

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    First thing i would check is your SAD....then clean the AFM....failing that could be your water temp sensor on the way out. Its blue and under the dizzy area. Good luck with it
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    The usual cause is either a dirty throttle, clean with Carb Cleaner and /or the speed screw on the throttle body winding in or being in need of the gallery cleaned, a la throttle. The screw has an O ring to hold it in the thread, make sure it is good. Ensure the little hole in the fitting for the engine breather hose, the hose is about 10mm diameter pushed onto the TB. There is usually 2 of these, one for breather and one for carbon canister valve. When open one should pull a small vacuum( breather) one should be full manifold vac.

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    I fixed it with a slight adjustment of the idle screw. Thanks for the suggestions guys

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