Join Date: Mar 2018
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My main observation is that it has been inconsistent and not relating to the weather or if it's has been driven that day with frequent stops and starts like picking up the kids, going to the grocery store, stuff like that. Sometimes the engine starts with one crank immediately after pushing the start button or turning the key and other times I can hear 5 or 6 cranks before it turns on. Now, the engine always turns on, it's just a matter of why does it turn on sometimes with just one crank and other times with 5 or 6 cranks? That's the mystery. The dealer ran a diagnostic and said there are no error codes stored on the computer and it's better to wait to check the fuel pump until my first service (1 year oil change) which will be later in May. I just want to know if this is common and normal or else it must be the problem with my fuel pump/check valve.
Now here is something interesting. The tech said not to worry about extra cranks hurting the engine because the oil pump is still lubricating the pistons and everything else while it's cranking and on a theoretical level, it's actually better for the engine to be lubed up buy 1-2 extra cranks before igniting rather than firing up on the very first crank so there you have it lol
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My first car was a beat up VW Jetta. My father bought it for me in high school. I had to start it with a screw driver. My last car is a 2017 Wolfsburg V6 Touareg. I love it! Most beautiful designed car.