- Mar 26, 2015
- Northwood, New Hampshire
- 1996 Passat TDI, 2013 Jetta Sportwagen TDI 6MT Pano (Sold), 2015 Golf S 4DR 6MT (Sold), 1999.5 Jetta TDI Tornado Red (Sold)
Sounds about right for Rochester. So I guess my post wasn't very clear. After it died, the first time I cranked it it turned over twice then wouldn't turn any more. After that it was cranking quickly on subsequent attemptsOnly thing throwing me for a loop is the fact you mentioned after it died and you tried starting again that it turned over really fast before catching.
Typical IC icing has the starter act as if the battery is dead and not being able to turn over the engine due to water in the compression chambers.
Maybe the conditions were just right you sucked up enough water to stall it but not enough to mildly hydro lock the engine.
Either way my coworkers GF with a Gen1 had the pleasure of spending $90 for Rochester VW to tell him his "fuel gelled" even though he was able to get the car started after waiting 20 min. Even showing them the TSB they told him pound sand and thanks for the $90.
Temps early in November were perfect for IC icing, high humidity before the cold snap and than rock bottom temps.
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