Rough on startup

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Rough on startup

Post by SPARTAN_SAM_H » Wed May 16, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi all looking for a bit of advice,

My car for a while now has seemed to start up and for maybe 30-60 seconds will idle at high rpm and sounds really rough

Once warmed up though the engine is quiet and smooth as it was when I first bought it,

I just had the recall today and was hoping this would help but has made little difference,

Is this normal? I've never owned a car that's been rough on start up and then settles like the astra so seems odd to me
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Re: Rough on startup

Post by Scotty_b » Wed May 16, 2018 10:14 pm

Mine was 'rough' when cold. A lot smoother now after update.
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Re: Rough on startup

Post by Ivanzu » Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 pm

That is normal and its caused by car injecting extra fuel to rapidly heat up the catalytic converter. Your exhaust note will be different too. My advice is to let the car warm up the catalytic converter standing on the spot and then after that you should drive off.

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