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 Post subject: Trouble Starting GTi
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:32 pm 
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Sooo I have a problem where the engine turns over a lot but needs the throttle to be blipped to actuall start. Also if the voltage is around 11.9 the starter would turn very slowly and never start the car, put the battery in another car, it starts quite easily.

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Starter not serviced recently (will try this soon, although it tunrs quickly once voltage is high)
Battery has been relocated in the trunk using 4 gauge stinger wire
Stock ignition system
210/340 cams

Any help would be appreciated...

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Neil


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 Post subject: Re: Trouble Starting GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Bad ground?

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 Post subject: Re: Trouble Starting GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:51 pm 
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mounting the battery in the trunk and running 12 feet of cable back up to the engine bay isn't doing you any favors. that's a major voltage drop right from the start.

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 Post subject: Re: Trouble Starting GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:24 pm 
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Yea someone suggested trying 0 gauge wire instead but my logic was that all those euro cars use 4 gauge so I think it shouldnt be a problem...

I did a good grounding kit


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 Post subject: Re: Trouble Starting GTi
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:54 am 
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It could be time for a new battery. At 11.9V your battery is about dead. My battery was getting tired and my Gti had hard time starting it all went away when I bought new battery . Having batteries in the trunk is not a problem if you use proper wire for it. All my cars have Odyssey PC680 (for past 5 years , standard lead/acid before that) in the trunk and they all work fine for past 15 years.I'm using pretty thick welding cable , have no idea what gauge it is. Last PC680 I just recently replaced was 7 years old and lead/acid ones would live 5+years in my trunk . Under the hood maybe 3 years tops. Under hood temperatures in Phoenix kills them faster then anything else , even if you are diligent checking acid levels.


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