1998 Volkswagen Polo Runs Sluggish

Tiny
BIGBELLY
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  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 180,000 MILES
It runs ok when cold, but as the engine it warms up it seems to have no power
as if its not getting any petrol, I have fitted new plugs and HT leads new air filter
changed the Oil and Oil filter
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 AT 2:16 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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You need to check fuel pump pressure when the engine is having the problem. It sounds like you may have a bad pump. However, if the check engine light is on, have the computer scanned to identify where the problem is coming from. Most parts stores will scan it for free.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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I found that the distributor metal cap was discharging to the HT lead, the spark was jumping over to it, I put some insulation tape around the cap and now the car runs well.
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
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Glad you got it fixed.
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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 AT 7:12 PM

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