I have a 1997 1.4 POLO ... lovely little car !
But she is playing up
I have had new HT leads, New Distributor cap, new rotor arm, new spark plugs fitted as it had a misfire and this cured the problem fine - runs like a dream
Over the last week or so I am having real problems in starting the car.
It fires first time (even in this icy weather) and revs immediately but then cuts out.
It will do this half dozen times and will finally start - when it is running, it idles fine, runs fine, absolutely no problems at all.
Another BUT ...
It is very intermittent, if you do manage to start the car - if you switch off, it either starts again first time or goes through the half dozen attempts ... really frustrating ....
I thought it might be the battery on a low charge but that seems okay ... if it is the coil (not changed) then surely the car would not run normally once started ? Reading about the 'knock sensor - could this be the cause ?