My Citi Hates Rain

Post Reply
Kirito
Enlisted
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: MK1 Citi 1.4i

My Citi Hates Rain

Post by Kirito » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:01 pm

Hi Guys,
Please help, i have a 2007 Citi 1.4i (the only mods for now is a cone filter)
for some reason every time i hit a puddle of water, doesn't matter how big or small, my car starts to choke and then dies.
i have to wait 20-30 minutes for it to idle again. any suggestions on what it could be? or how i can fix it?
thanks guys
User avatar
dcmk4
Lieutenant
Posts: 1619
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:09 am
Car Make: VW
Car Model: MK4 GTi
Location: Cape Town

Re: My Citi Hates Rain

Post by dcmk4 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:21 pm

Where is the filter to begin with?
'03 Golf Mk4 BT GTi
Image
n.gov3
Enlisted
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:24 am
Location: JHB

Re: My Citi Hates Rain

Post by n.gov3 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:42 pm

Kirito wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Hi Guys,
Please help, i have a 2007 Citi 1.4i (the only mods for now is a cone filter)
for some reason every time i hit a puddle of water, doesn't matter how big or small, my car starts to choke and then dies.
i have to wait 20-30 minutes for it to idle again. any suggestions on what it could be? or how i can fix it?
thanks guys

Check for a cracked coil or dodgy coil to distributor wire, as a possible cause
Thekogm
Enlisted
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 am
Car Make: VW & VW
Car Model: 95 Polo 1.4i, 03 Transporter

Re: My Citi Hates Rain

Post by Thekogm » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:59 pm

On my 95 polo, the issue happened twice.
Firstly, cracked coil pack... The spark would always take the wet route when wet. Was lucky enough to have it happen at night.

Secondly, cracked HT leads.

High spark voltages have a love and hate relationship with water, no matter the size of the puddle.
LoW n SloW
Lieutenant
Posts: 1974
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:12 pm
Location: dbn

Re: My Citi Hates Rain

Post by LoW n SloW » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:48 am

Needs swimming lessons
2001 'rolla 160 gle (ex)
2000 'rolla facelift RSi (ex. miss this) - exhaust and vernier
2005 old schooled caddy (ex)
2001 'rolla RXi airbag spec (ex) - exhaust, vernier, cai
1995 vw golf 1 ((ex)
2006 seat ibiza FR 1.9 TDI (current) - cupra FMIC, straight pipe, RK mild nandos chicken sauce 132wkw, 426nm
2012 Audi A1 1.6 TDI (stock as they come)
Post Reply