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    Introduction and cheeky question

    Hello everyone, new to the forum and keen to learn.

    I've recently started driving a 2007 Golf Plus SE TDI 1.9 and have found a consistent issue when starting the car after a long run/engine is up to temperature.
    I leave the car idling for between 30 seconds to 5 minutes after a long run or if the engine is up to temperature (middle of the dial), and when returning to the car say 10-20 minutes later, if stopped at the services for children's toilet break etc, I turn the key and the engine sounds like it's going to start but then shuts off abruptly with a rough sounding cough type sound.
    It is very similar in sound to the one here: but I'm pretty sure the immobiliser has nothing to do with it.

    Any suggestions please shout, really appreciate it.

    Many thanks.


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    First of all, get a full "global scan" code read, printout and clear done and then run the car until the problem occurs again and have another full scan and printout done, these two scans will provide some very useful cross reference information on how to proceed. On your car, a common cause of your problem is a failed ignition switch.
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