i am getting an annoying intermittent starting issue. I cant predict when or where it might happen but i will try and describe what im seeing.
Firstly, i noticed my coolant guage on the dash, was dropping to 0 when driving... I checked this using the cheap app i have and the ecu reports it was at the correct temp of 90 (been very hot lately)
didnt think anything of it....
then one day i pulled over to the side of the road, turnt my engine off to let some horses go by... couldnt turn it back on.. there were no warning lights on the dash, all electrics work, lights etc... but just wouldn't start. made a weird like churning noise like slow but wouldn't burst into life.. try that 3 times then nothing.
managed to get some jumpers on it after 30 mins of waiting around and sprung back into life.. no issues.....without jump leads.. it still would just churn for a couple of times then nothing
i check my voltage regularly now. 14-14.2 when driving... key in ignition no turning it.. im measuring 13.5... the battery stays at 14 while driving over a period of 5 hours for example...
all whilst this is going on the coolant guage is on then off and so on... i did read on here that "could" affect starting??
I have scanned the car for faults but nothing has come up.. VCDS i will check on the weekend but
can anyone give an opinion??