Rough cold start...

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May not be an actual issue, but just wondering.

Car is one week old and has 900 km on the clock with factory fill. Twice now, it had a "rough" start with ambient temperature here 15 degrees Celsius.

Starter tries to start the engine and finally it manages, but it can take up to 2 seconds. It is warm outside, lots of fuel inside so just wondering...

Am I overthinking? :D



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Hi guys, I still have this issue every now and then. I changed station to a different location and brand.

No one else having problems like this? Is this fuel related issue?
 

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I had this happen on a cold morning. I thought it could have been battery related in my case since the car was sitting for a week. I may have to dump some fuel stabilizer into my tanks for the winters like I do my motorcycles.
 

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I have this issue on my new Si, at least 4-5 times a week it really struggles to start, doesn't matter if it's been sitting a few hours or a couple days, it's just random. It will crank for an extended period of time and then sputter / gurgle to life.

When I went to purchase my Si the battery was dead, they gave me a new one just to be on the safe side.

For reference my 17 hatch EX I traded in never did this for the 7k miles I owned it, fired right up every single time without hesitation.
 

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Rought start ; did starter / engine turn very slow or turn at nomal speed ?
 

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I believe mine cranks fine, haven’t noticed if otherwise, but cranks for an extended period and then struggles to sputter to life. Reminds me of like a bad gas situation but different stations don’t change anything.

Edit: engine turns slowly when it finally gets going until it’s actually running as it should. Kind of like a lawn mower that hasn’t been started in a while.
 

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if your battery is healthy it shouldn't be anything to worry about. Have it tested next time you get an oil change or whatever.
 

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I believe mine cranks fine, haven’t noticed if otherwise, but cranks for an extended period and then struggles to sputter to life. Reminds me of like a bad gas situation but different stations don’t change anything.

Edit: engine turns slowly when it finally gets going until it’s actually running as it should. Kind of like a lawn mower that hasn’t been started in a while.

If you have water in gas, water may still there even with few gas fill up

1- I'll put some Gas-Line Antifreeze to removes water from the fuel system to prevent freeze up / corrosion as well as cleans your fuel injectors.
You should not have no more issue if it is from gas after half hour driving

2- Check battery.
 

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Also make sure to disable the ECON mode. Had this issues with previous models and it was all related to the ECON mode.
 

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Water in gas may cause lack of power at low speed
 

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