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I've taken it to a few mechanics. I've had the distributor cap changed. I've enquired whether it might be the spark plugs getting wet and was told it was virtually impossible, and the only thing that could be would be petrol, which they found no sign of. Another suggested I bring it to him when I know it is about to rain - I don't know if he expected to actually do a rain dance! Nobody seems to have a clue! The car is old but apart from its refusal to run after rain it goes very well. after rain it turns over but just doesn't catch. like there is no spark. I've heard it may be to do with these old cars having the two spark system rather than the wasted spark system of modern models. Recently, i noticed it was very wet in the passenger foot well after a downpour, i don't know if this is connected or simply means the door seal has gone on the passenger side. I'd like to sort this out if i can as i can't have a car i can't rely on coming into autumn/winter.
Hello again,..This is MIKE who replied to as above..Im sorry , I Know it must be frustrating when you don't know whats going on - with no reply. I'll explain what happened for you / the way the system works which should help -some anyway.Basically when I replied to you - asking you for more info - you replied - fair enough - but before I could get back to you , the question "timed out" - which meant I wasn't notified of your reply to me... Its just the way the system is Im afraid - I can't do anything about that sadly... and then , less than 2 hours after you replied to me, with your add info, you put the question as a "re list" - which took it off my pending list altogether.... causing further delay... in that I just happened across your question now - I knew in my mind I was "on it" - so went searching for it... Again - its just the way system works and I have no control personally over that. You weren't to know neither that doing a re list would take even more time... So, again - I can only apologise and hope that explains how the "system" works, helps you understand whats gone on.Now - Im more than happy to carry on from here to help you get your car issue sorted - but please just let me know you are happy to carry on...Bear in mind that Im not here 24/7 as the saying goes - but am here at some point every day, so I will always get back to you when I receive a comm from you--If you do wish to carry on - at the same time, please give me the cars Full reg number - and also the 3 digit engine code... that will help me ID exactly which system that particular Golf has-
I will by the way , keep the question on manual hold, so that I don't lose you again --Best Rgds, MIKE.
it's a 1997 1.6 mk3 (1595cc) 1997 reg R785VVX. The engine code is AEH.