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2008 Golf GTI MKV Sluggish Cold Start Problem
« on: September 08, 2021, 12:27:30 am »
Hi all,

New to the forum.  Just got a 2008 Golf GTI and love it.  It's recently had a major service from history.  It drives spot on though on cold starts its sluggish.  It just about starts.  Any suggestions?  All the major parts were replaced in the previous service.

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Offline Kierandewberry21

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Re: 2008 Golf GTI MKV Sluggish Cold Start Problem
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 06:54:03 pm »
Is it only when cold? If so Mine does this too, got told the battery so I replaced it and does it less but still does it sometimes


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Re: 2008 Golf GTI MKV Sluggish Cold Start Problem
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 08:33:28 pm »
Are you talking about cranking or how it drives?

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Re: 2008 Golf GTI MKV Sluggish Cold Start Problem
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 11:45:41 am »
I'm guessing it takes rather a lot of cranking before firing up.  Something not right there as they normally fire up after the crank and cam sensor sync, which is normally one crank revolution. Or a whuh whuh, vroom in plain speak  :grin:  If it's going whuh, whuh, whuh, whuh, whuh, whuh, cough, splutter, v-v-vrooom, then yeah, it's diagnosis time.

Could be literally anything.  Bad MAF, bad HPFP, bad LPFP, bad water or air temp sensors, bad plugs, bad injectors......anything.


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Re: 2008 Golf GTI MKV Sluggish Cold Start Problem
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 05:45:32 pm »
Hi yes literally on a cold start up.  Also on a healthcheck it brought up this error. P0238:01/00568:00.