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Mon Feb 08 2016, 12:09pm
Member No: #22451
Joined: Oct 17 2011
Location: UK
I own a C4 Loeb 120VTi and have a problem with cold start. When I start the car it has a slight backfire followed by kangarooing down the road for around a minute, then the car seems to drive ok. It had the error P0014 which pointed to the cam sensor so had that changed. It still did it, so had the spark plugs changed. It still does it.

The computer shows no errors and I am at a loss as to what might be causing it. The garage said it will be a case of fault finding but I know how costly this can be. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could possibly be causing it? I do have a complete stainless steel exhaust, is there a possibility that this could be the problem?

Any ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated.
Mon Feb 08 2016, 01:46pm

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Fuel filter? Likely to be the cheapest place to start.
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 Brimski (08 Feb 2016 : 16:14)
Mon Feb 08 2016, 04:16pm
Member No: #22451
Joined: Oct 17 2011
Location: UK
Would a faulty fuel filter not show up on computer? The car is showing no errors which is the strangest thing.
Tue Feb 09 2016, 01:37am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
I don't think that there is a replaceable fuel filter on a petrol car.
Wed Feb 10 2016, 06:20am

Member No: #8137
Joined: Mar 08 2009
Location: Kent, UK
Dirty fuel is a possible cause.
Wed Apr 13 2016, 11:49am
Member No: #27235
Joined: Aug 29 2012
Location: Lancashire
could be carbon build up in the cylinder or on the injectors. try a bottle of redex or run some Vpower. see if this helps.

Another more simple solution would be to simply let you car warm up before setting off.

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