Need to throttle to start?

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Trollepoten63
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Need to throttle to start?

Postby Trollepoten63 » Fri May 25, 2018 4:17 pm

Is it normal that I need to give throttle to get my car started, if I don't throttle it doesn't start, it sometimes does start without throttle if the engine has run for a bit. I press my gass pedal down one time to activate the choke then turn the key and give a bit of gass because I have too. What do you guys think what would cause this problem?

It's about a Volkswagen Golf 2, 1.3 with a carburetor

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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby tabbie » Fri May 25, 2018 4:35 pm

Mine definitely likes a bit of throttle to start, I don't even realise am doing it anymore.
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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby Rich » Fri May 25, 2018 4:38 pm

Do a kick down on the pedal, Ie: Floor and release twice in fast succession and then start the car with no throttle.
Then report back.
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Trollepoten63
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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby Trollepoten63 » Fri May 25, 2018 4:49 pm

Oh so it's normal to give a bit of throttle. I tried what u said Rich and that doesn't seem to work either
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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby tabbie » Fri May 25, 2018 5:06 pm

Trollepoten63 wrote:Oh so it's normal to give a bit of throttle. I tried what u said Rich and that doesn't seem to work either

If I turn the key through the opened window it definitely doesn't like it and turns over for awhile.
Mine is running a high lift cam which has always made it run like a breathless old fart.
Jump in turn key a little gas and she starts everytime.
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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby Damien.wrl » Fri May 25, 2018 5:15 pm

Not sure with carbs but injection should be no throttle
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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby Trollepoten63 » Fri May 25, 2018 5:16 pm

Alright thanks everybody, I guess I'll just have to learn to press the throttle at the right time to start it :D
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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby tabbie » Fri May 25, 2018 5:20 pm

Damien.wrl wrote:Not sure with carbs but injection should be no throttle

Am not shocked I guess it's my own fault messing around with high lift cams etc. It does sound like a bag of spanners on tick over oooh well.... it does start tho
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Re: Need to throttle to start?

Postby Georgeydee » Thu May 16, 2019 4:53 pm

does your choke flap have a slight gap in it when stone cold? if it's completely closed then this can cause some cold start issues. I adjusted mine so it had a slight gap of 3mm or so and it starts on a single key turn now with no throttle. :party!:

To adjust - back off the 3 screws from the auto-choke housing and twist a little bit.
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