Hi, I've been a bit of a lurker on this forum for a while picking up tips here and there but I'm now in need of a bit of help.
I've on my third Sti (Tommi Kiara V4 and V7 previously) and have finally just bought a version 10 STI. It's a great vehicle but I have a problem on a cold start up in the morning. Basically the car turns over perhaps 4 times ...makes all the noises like its going to start and then doesn't "catch". I turn the key again and it starts first time and is fine all day.
As it's still under a factory warranty I've had it into the car doctors and they've reset the ECU plus they kept it overnight with a fuel pressure guage attached to see if there was a problem there. At the end of the day, they kind of gave up and said that there wasn't a problem and this was normal for a version 10 because the crank spacing is a bit wider. They also mumbled something about the immobiliser being in the key and needing a bit more time for the engine to recognise the key and un-immobilise the car and release petrol to the engine.
I'd appreciate any feedback from version 10 owners who have a similar issue (or not) or any tips any of you may have as to how to rectify.
p.s. As this is my third Sti, I'm cool with how to start one and don't do anything silly like rev it on startup or hold my foot on the clutch.